Charlie MacCartney

Born 4th February 1910 in Stamford – died 1982

Sadly the war had an impact on Charlie’s footballing career as he only played for the Posh for three seasons; the 1938/39, 1939/40 and 1945/46 seasons.

However during that time he became a real Posh hero. He made 42 Midland League and 6 FA Cup appearances, scoring 29 league and 9 FA Cup goals. He holds the record for the most goals in one FA Cup campaign (9 – 1938/39) and was the first Posh player to score a hat-trick in a FA Cup fixture ( v Rushden Town on the 20th October 1938).

Such was the fans adulation of Charlie, in the 3rd Qualifying Round of the FA Cup at Spalding Utd when he scored the winning goal eight minutes from the end, excited Posh supporters rushed on to the pitch and slapped him on the back. It was “Mac’s” second goal in a remarkable game of fluctuating fortunes, and as soon as the final whistle sounded the Posh supporters swarmed on to the pitch again, and this time carried him shoulder high to the dressing room.

Did you know: Charlie scored 5 goals in the Posh’s Midland League 12-0 win over Boston Utd on the 31st December 1938.