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.

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.

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.

20 YEARS AGO

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.

30 YEARS AGO

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.

40 YEARS AGO

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.