Venue: London Road, Peterborough
Score: Peterborough Utd 1 v York City 1
Referee: J. Cooke.
If United had played throughout this game with the same urgency they showed in the last 15 minutes then they would have won handsomely. But they found York much too good for them in the first half and were a trifle fortunate not to be more than one goal down at the interval.
Full marks to York, and inside right Addison in particular, for a fighting performance, but one again Posh threw away a precious League point because they didn’t get started until it was too late.
There were several failures in the Posh team. The individuals concerned know who they are so let’s talk about the players who really did shine.
Again Billy Hails and Dennis Emery had a good match. Billy was in great form in the second half particular but if Dennis had shown the same tendency to shoot as he did against Leicester then Posh would have had nothing to worry about.
In defence Jack Walls played a steady reliable game, making several good saves from the sharp shooting York forwards. Dick Whittaker and Jim Walker were on good form and it was pleasing to see Norman Rigby back in the middle as calm and as unconcerned as ever.
Man of the match, however, was left half Keith Ripley. He did a fine job in defence and he was the key man in United’s all out bid for victory in the last 15 minutes.
He started attack after attack and then came up to fire in some great shots. When he saw that York’s tall centre half was getting to all Hails’ centres he came up, out jumped him, and headed the equaliser 13 minute from the end.
He very nearly got the winner with a great shot in the closing minutes which was blocked on the line.
Posh: Jack Walls, Dick Whittaker, Jim Walker, Jim Rayner, Norman Rigby, Keith Ripley, Billy Hails, Dennis Emery, Terry Bly, Ray Smith and Peter McNamee.
York: Forgan, Bingley, Howe, Woods, Jackson, Fountain, Hughes, Addison, Wilkinson, Wragg and Weir.
Goals: Posh – Keith Ripley 77 mins. York – Unknown 35 mins.