‘The Messiah’ turns up at Peterborough United, a 15 year-old player, a title won, Boizot to the rescue and thrilling games all form part of the club’s most memorable 60 moments in the Football League

Peterborough United are celebrating 60 seasons as a Football League club in 2019-20.

Tuesday, 9th July 2019, 12:00 pm
Matthew Etherington in action for Posh.

To mark the anniversary Peterborough Telegraph Posh writer Alan Swann has ranked 60 memorable moments from the last 60 years. Football League and play-offs only (no cup memories) and in reverse order. Today it’s numbers 21-30.

1997: Matthew Etherington, a 15 year-old Deacon's School pupil, became the youngest Posh player in history when making his debut at Brentford.
2011: Lee Tomlin's hat-trick (right) inspires a stunning 7-1 win over Ipswich Town in a Championship fixture at London Road.

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1997: Posh are £2.5 million in debt, but Pizza Express founder, and lover of all things Peterborian, Peter Boizot steps in and rescues the club.
1991: Posh striker Paul Cuplin (right) races clear in a home game against Cardiff and scores even though 50 visiting fans invaded the pitch and tried to tackle him.
2011: Sky TV were present to watch a thrilling 4-4 home draw with League One promotion rivals Southampton at London Road. Lee Tomlin (right) celebrates the last goal of the game.
1992: Dominic Iorfa (right) scores a stunning goal as Posh beat Sunderland 5-2 in Division One. 'How on earth do we lose like this to this lot' moaned one visiting journalist.
2012: Posh spend £1 million pound on a player for the first time. Shame it was on Tyrone Barnett from Crawley.
1978: Posh had to win at Third Division champions Wrexham to win promotion to the second tier, but were frustrated by home goalkeeper Dai Davies who made a miracle save from Tommy Robson (right, front) late on.
1961: A 6-2 thumping of Barrow at London Road sealed the Fourth Division title at the first attempt by a free-scoring Posh team. Crystal Palace were second, two points behind. Terry Bly (right) scored a hat-trick.
1972: Noel Cantwell was appointed Posh boss with the side bottom of Division Four. Eighteen months later they were Fourth Division champions.