LOOKING BACK: First goal in 24 games for King Ken, Peterborough’s World Billiards champion, Borough boys banned after social night fracas, a red card in Chris Turner’s 250th Posh appearance

Ken Charlery scored his first goal in 24 appearances for Peterborough United in a 2-1 win over high-flying Watford in a Division Three match at London Road.

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Ken Charlery scores against Watford in 1997.

Aidy Boothroyd scored his first goal for Posh from the penalty sport to seal the win in front of just 4,200 fans. Posh moved up to within two points of safety.

OTHER LOCAL SPORTING HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS MONTH IN YEARS GONE BY

March 1997

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Aidy Boothroyd celebrates his goal for Posh against Watford in 1997.

FOOTBALL: Steve Cooper, manager of second-placed Hotpoint, missed the Peterborough Premier Division derby against Perkins with flu and his side promptly lost 6-0. Chris Wollard, Paul Gauntlett, Steve Zenchuck, John Wilson, Garry Richardson and Simon Wright scored the goals.

HOCKEY: Bourne’s club record run in the HA Trophy came to an at the quarter-final stage as they were beaten 4-1 by Epsom. Gareth Evision scored the Bourne goal.

BILLIARDS: Peterborough’s Mike Russell thrashed Indian opponent Sonic Multani 2,476-580 in the final of the World Championships in Norwich.

ATHLETICS: Julie Hollman of Peterborough AC delivered a personal best long jump distance of 6.01m when competing for Great Britian Under 23s in France.

Bobby Doyle (aerial, left) in action for Posh.

ICE HOCKEY: Peterborough Pirates lost on penalties to Medway after an 11-11 draw. Phil Chard, Darren Cotton and Cassie Dawkins missed penalties for the city side.

SNOOKER: Vaughan Lutkin, Bob Bright and Minas Kassam won as Peterborough A beat Mansfield 3-2 in a top of the table clash in the Peterborough League. Bright struck the top break of 41.

MARCH 1987

VOLLEYBALL: Deepings ace Mike Percival was called into the England squad for the first time.

ICE HOCKEY: Peterborough Pirates’ Kevin King returned from the World Junior Championships in Denmark after helping Great Britian to a bronze medal.

RUGBY UNION: Borough beat Aylesbury 18-8 at windswept Fengate. Dave Briggs, Mick Jones, Kevin Roe and Mark Dickinson scored their tries.

POSH: Lanky centre-back Wakeley Gage scored his first goal for the club in his 71st appearance to seal a 2-1 Fourth Division win over Hereford. Bryn Gunn also netted from the penalty sport for fourth-placed Posh.

CRICKET: Peterborough’s indoor side were beaten by 28 runs in a National League game by title rivals Walsall. The city side was: Adrian Cade, Martin Stephenson, Alan McQueen, John McDougall, Ged McDougall, Andy Walker, Bob Milne and Andy Vernum.

SPEEDWAY: Panthers opened their season with 39-39 draw at Rye House in a challenge match. Kevin Hawkins and reserve Rob Fortune secured the draw with a 4-2 in the final heat.

SNOOKER: Karen Corr was awarded a personal best world ranking of eight.

MARCH 1977

RUGBY UNION: Borough Extra Thirds players David Griffin and Russ Wilman were suspended by the club after a fracas at a social evening.

POSH: Ace midfielder Bobby Doyle was sent off for kicking out at a Bury player during a 1-0 Third Division home defeat at the hands of Bury. Chris Turner made his 250th Posh appearance in the game.

FOOTBALL: Charlie Tackla scored five and Ian Cross scored four as Focus crushed Thorney 15-1 in a Peterborough Youth League Cup semi-final.

ATHLETICS: GB great Brendan Foster finished 1st in a field of 1,440 in the National Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill. Best local finishers were Giovanni Rizzo (232nd) and Mike Holt (519th).

HOCKEY: Peterborough Town lost for the first time in the East Premier Division in their final game, 1-0 to Letchworth. Town finished second.

SQUASH: Peterborough Town star Heather Simpson reached the final of the British Open Plate at Wembley.

HOCKEY: Linda Gill and Linda McLean scored as City Ladies were crushed 6-2 at Leicester.

MARCH 1967

FOOTBALL: Stamford AFC withdrew from the Midland League as the cost was too high.

POSH: Mike Beesley scored the only goal of the game as Posh beat Scunthorpe in a Division Three match at London Road. Former England Under 23 player John Kirkham made his Posh debut.

HOCKEY: Mark Urwin of Kesrels smoved closer to his 50th goal of the season by bagging a hat-trick in a 7-0 mixed win over Perkins.

FOOTBALL: Bourne Town manager Terry Bates quit in protest at the club’s decision to appoint a player-manager the following season.

RUGBY UNION: Peter Savage was rushed to hospital with a badly cut head, but Borough still beat Loughborough Colleges 11-3. Barry Vanstone moved to 94 points for the season with a penalty and a conversion. Smith and Rowbotham scored tries.

SQUASH: Peterborough’s Geoff Ross won the Northants singles title after a five-set thriller against defending champion Harry Derbyshire.

DARTS: Ralph Hurry, Dave Horner and George Henning were the big winners at the Clubs League Finals night at Walton Ex-Serviceman’s Club.