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STAGSNET`S STATISTICAL PREVIEW
23rd March 2003 9:42


The Stags were in fact the first team to beat Peterborough in a league game, and this happened in Peterborough's initial league season in 1960-61 after the Posh had been elected to the league at the expense of Gateshead. In the 7th league game that season, the Stags won a Field Mill game with the only goal of the game on September 10, 1960. And the Stags biggest home win against the Posh was a 4-1 on March 28, 1964 and that season they also recorded the first away win at London Road, a 3-1 on January 4. The next season saw the highest-ever-scoring encounter between the two teams, a Stags 5-4 away victory on September 9, 1964. The biggest Stags defeat in a league game against Peterborough was a 1-7 on March 26, 1966, one of three all-time 1-7 league home defeats. The last Peterborough win at Field Mill was achieved by the only goal of the game on May 3, 1986. The Stags were already promoted and Peterborough needed the points more then and that Posh win helped them to avoid re-election in the last season of that requirement for the bottom four iin the basement. In the seventies, the Stags recorded two away wins at Peterborough. Not only the 3-0 win, the third of seven consecutive away victories in the 1975-76 on March 13, 1976. But the up to date latest away win was very important and a pointer to the end of the 1978-79 season. On April 17, 1979, the Stags won a relegation-battler 2-1 thanks to goals by Terry Austin and Johnny Miller. The consequences: Stags stayed up, Posh were relegated on the field for the first time. (In the 1967-68 season, Peterborough were demoted due to financial irregularities and the Stags stayed up instead). But after the 2-1 win in 1979, the Stags have only got two point from the last ten visits to Peterborough. And the teams have met at Peterborough on opening days twice. This happened in 1973-74 and 1981-82, both times in the old div 4. Earlier this season, the teams played a goal-less draw at London Road, the first-ever in a league fixture there compared to five at Field Mill.

As featured below, quite a few players have played for both sides. Most of them were brought to Posh during the reign of Peter Morris, who failed to gain promotion while at London Road between 1979 and 1982 but did the trick at the Stags helm in 1976-77. One player, Robbie Cooke, scored only once during his time at the Stags – but that was the equalizer in a 1-1 home game AGAINST Peterborough on March 19, 1977 in front of 7,728.
And Peter Morris signed the all-time Spireite record goal scorer Ernie Moss from – Peterborough – during the same promotion-winning championship 1976-77 campaign. Billy McEwan, Pat Sharkey and Dave Syrett were also Peter Morris signings during his reign as Stags manager.

Played for both sides: John Fairbrother, Billy McEwan, Ernie Moss, Pat Sharkey, Ian Phillips, Colin Foster, Gordon Hodgson, Dave Syrett, Robbie Cooke, Andy Beasley, Keith Cassells, Lee Howarth, Noel Luke, Lee Williams.
Managed both sides: Peter Morris.

Home stats: P 20, W 8, D 8, L 4, GF 26, GA 22
Away stats: P 21, W 4, D 2, L 15, GF 24, GA 37

Season Home Date Away Date

1960-61 1-0 1960-09-10 1-2 1961-01-21 Div 4 (old)
1963-64 4-1 1964-03-28 3-1 1964-01-04 Div 3 (old)
1964-65 0-0 1965-03-28 5-4 1964-09-19 Div 3 (old)
1965-66 1-7 1966-03-26 2-3 1965-10-02 Div 3 (old)
1966-67 0-0 1966-08-27 1-3 1966-12-31 Div 3 (old)
1967-68 2-3 1967-10-23 0-2 1967-10-02 Div 3 (old)
1972-73 4-2 1972-10-09 0-1 1973-02-03 Div 4 (old)
1973-74 2-1 1974-01-20 1-2 1973-08-25 Div 4 (old)
1975-76 1-1 1975-10-11 3-0 1976-03-13 Div 3 (old)
1976-77 1-1 1977-03-19 1-2 1976-10-09 Div 3 (old)
1978-79 1-1 1978-12-23 2-1 1979-04-17 Div 3 (old)
1980-81 2-1 1980-10-25 0-1 1981-03-28 Div 4 (old)
1981-82 1-2 1982-01-23 0-1 1981-08-29 Div 4 (old)
1982-83 0-0 1982-09-27 2-3 1983-05-07 Div 4 (old)
1983-84 0-0 1984-02-11 0-3 1983-09-24 Div 4 (old)
1984-85 0-0 1985-03-27 0-1 1984-09-08 Div 4 (old)
1985-86 0-1 1986-05-03 2-4 1985-12-14 Div 4 (old)
1997-98 2-0 1998-03-28 1-1 1997-11-22 Div 3
1998-99 1-0 1998-12-01 0-1 1999-03-28 Div 3
1999-2000 3-1 1999-09-03 0-1 2000-02-12 Div 3
2002-03 (at London Road) 0-0 2002-10-12 Div 2

Svante Bernhard aka Sweden Stag (pictured below)

 

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