THOSE WERE THE DAYS...Local sporting highlights from this week in years gone by

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10 YEARS AGO POOL: Roxton Chapman pocketed £200 after winning the big American Pool and English Pool tournaments at the Q Club. He beat Ade Taylor 9-6 in the final of the American event and Colin Crawford in the final of the English competition which was decided by the first person to pot 100 balls.


POOL: Roxton Chapman pocketed 200 after winning the big American Pool and English Pool tournaments at the Q Club. He beat Ade Taylor 9-6 in the final of the American event and Colin Crawford in the final of the English competition which was decided by the first person to pot 100 balls.

FOOTBALL: Norwich City trainee Joe Green marked his Wisbech Town debut with the equaliser in a 3-3 Dr Martens Midland Division draw at Ilkeston. Peter Munns and Marcus Newell also scored for Wisbech.

FOOTBALL: Bourne Town appointed David McNish as manager in place of Mick Bloodworth who resigned earlier in the month.

SNOOKER: Bourne's Karen Corr beat Steve Russell in a battle of the sexes qualifier for the World Championships. The reigning ladies World Champion won 10-7.

ICE HOCKEY: The Peterborough Islanders were saved from extinction after a bumper crowd of 100 - their break even figure - turned up to see them beat Bracknell Hornets 6-2. Captain Steven Johnson (2), Tim Heriot (2), Dean Campbell and Lee Muxlow scored the goals.

FOOTBALL: Posh were drawn away to Manchester United in the fourth round of the FA Cup, as long as they could beat Walsall in a third round tie that was postponed because of a waterlogged London Road pitch.


FOOTBALL: For the third successive year Posh completed a miserable festive period by losing 3-1 at Tranmere. Mick Halsall scored the Posh consolation goal.

FOOTBALL: Stamford beat Bourne 2-0 in the United Counties League with a goal from Jerry Lowery following a pass from Jamie Cole and an own goal from Paul Benning.

ICE HOCKEY: Rock-bottom Peterborough Pirates went down 10-6 at Murrayfield Racers in a Heineken Premier League match. Todd Bidner hit a hat-trick with Gary Unger, Tim Peacock and Kevin King also on target for the city side.

DARTS: Cambs quartet Ken Summers, Peter Evison, Keith Deller and Trevor Nurse were called up to the England squad to compete in the Home International Championships.

ATHLETICS: Peterborough AC's Andrew Lill finished the year 11th in the UK Youth rankings over 800m.

FOOTBALL: Posh beat Cambridge United 3-1 at The Abbey Stadium. Mick Halsall, Noel Luke and a Mark Crowe own goal secured the points.

FOOTBALL: Leicester City manager David Pleat admitted to watching Posh midfielder Mick Gooding in games over Christmas.


HOCKEY: Peterborough Town defender Paul Barber was selected for the England squad to contest the World Cup in Argentina.

FOOTBALL: Twelve year-old Paul Blades from Walton School won the Cambs penalty shoot-out competition at Cambridge and qualified for the East Anglian Final after scoring with five out of eight kicks to move within a heat of the Wembley final.

FOOTBALL: Posh were sunk by a late Alan Biley header in the top of the table Division Three clash at Cambridge United in front of a capacity crowd of 10,998.

RUGBY UNION: Borough were disappointed to only draw 6-6 at West Norfolk. John Williams struck a mammoth penalty to secure the draw after Dave Norman had slotted a much easier kick earlier in the match.

INDOOR BOWLS: Husband and wife Frank and Olive Coates plus skip Ollie Gilbert won the New Year’s Day Dalmark competition at Peterborough & District.

HOCKEY: Hunts and Peterborough Ladies finished sixth of eight in the East tournament. Peterborough Ladies’ Linda McLean was Hunt’s top scorer with three goals.

FOOTBALL: Howard Hughes scored a hat-trick of penalties as Orton Park Under 16s came from 5-0 down to beat Holbeach 6-5 in Victor Bosley Cup match. Philip Carter and Gordon Higham scored the other Orton goals.


FOOTBALL: Posh signed centre-forward Jim Hall from Northampton in exchange for Johnny Byrne and a small fee He made his debut in a 3-0 defeat at Leyton Orient.

HOCKEY: Goal ace Malcolm Unwin scored five times as Co-op beat City 7-1 in a mixed match. Rod Vernum scored the other two with Brian Swayne netting for City.

FOOTBALL: Wisbech won their first home game for three months as Dunstable were sent packing from the Fenland Park. John Shreeve (2), Bill Clarkson and Geoff Heard scored in a 4-1 win.

RUGBY UNION: Borough failed to score a point in two fixtures against Boston. The firsts lost 12-0 and the seconds went down 11-0 despite excellent displays from Deacon’s schoolboys Alan Booth, Andrew Sharp and Michael Duddington.

FOOTBALL: John Wile was outstanding as Posh Reserves beat Walsall 2-0 with goals from Doug Foard and Colin Garwood.

RUGBY UNION: Stamford skipper Peter Frisby was selected for the Lincs side to face RAF Bomber Command. FOOTBALL: Former Posh boss Gordon Clark was taken on as a chief scout by Arsenal with a brief to locate and secure the finest young talent in England.