Harry Orr (full name Henry Orr)

Born 31st July 1936 in Lisburn, County Antrim Northern Ireland.

Harry, a left half, played for Northern Irish team Distillery in west Belfast before moving to England and Sheffield United in October 1958. Harry joined Sheffield United along with fellow Distillery player Dennis Shiels for a combined fee of £9,000.

Harry spent six seasons with Sheffield United and like Shiels (a former Posh player) he failed to make the transition to the first team and during all his time with the Blades and Harry only made 10 appearances, scoring 1 goal for the first team.

Both Harry and Shiels left the Blades in July 1964 when Posh manager Gordon Clark signed them for the Posh for a combined fee of £5,000. Harry made his Posh debut away at Hull City in the 3rd Division when Posh won 2-0 at Boothferry Park on the 7th November 1964.

Harry scored his first goal for the club in the 3rd Round of the FA Cup against Bedford Town at their Ford End Road ground on the 28th January 1965. That season Harry played every game in the club’s record breaking FA Cup run to the quarter finals where Posh finally came unstuck 5-1 against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Harry left the Posh in May 1967 after our disappointing 1966/67 season when we finished 15th in the 3rd Division and were knocked out 7-1 in the FA Cup against Sunderland. Worse was to come as a result of the Sunderland game. In Harry’s final season at the Posh he only made just 9 first team appearances in all competitions

From the Posh Harry moved to Notts County and then into non league football at Retford Town.

Posh Record:

Competition Starts Used Subs Unused Sub Goals
Football League 47 1 8 0
FA Cup 10 0 0 1
Football League Cup 1 0 0 0
Total 58 1 8 1