The Football League Cup

 

 

In this section of the museum we share with you some facts, statistics and information about Posh’s exploits in the Football League Cup.

 

 

Record (as at 10/08/17)

 Pld

  W

 D

 L

  F

  A

165

  57

38

70

225

 258

First Game:


Day and date: Tuesday the 11th October 1960

Round: 1st

Opponents: Preston North End

Venue: Deepdale, Preston

Attendance: 12,958

Result: Preston North End 4 v Peterborough Utd 1

First Posh Goal:

Scorer: Billy Hails

Date: Tuesday the 11th October 1960

Round: 1st

Opponents: Preston North End

Time goal scored: 32nd minute

Attendance: 12,958

Result: Preston North End 4 v Peterborough Utd 1

First Hat-trick:

 

Scorer: Johnny Byrne

Date: Wednesday the 13th October 1965

Round: 3rd

Opponents: Charlton Athletic

Venue: London Road, Peterborough

Result: Peterborough Utd 4 Charlton Athletic 3

Most appearances

Number of appearances:  31

Player: Tommy Robson

First appearance: 13th August 1969

Last appearance: 12th August 1980

 


Top 10 most starting appearances

          Player                    No. of Apps

1        Tommy Robson           31

2=      Jack Carmichael          28

Mick Halsall

2=       Noel Luke                    28

4         Mick Halsall                 27

5         Steve Welsh                23

6         Keith Waugh                22

7         Steve Collins                19

8         Bob Doyle                    18

9         Mark Tyler                    17

10=     Ken Charlery                16

10=     Ollie Conmy                  16

10=     Jeff Lee                         16

10=     Trevor Quow                 16

10=     Chris Turner                  16

10=     John Wile                      16

Most appearances in one FL Cup campaign

Fourteen players played 8 times in one FL Cup campaign:

Trevor Anderson (1978/79)

Fred Barber (1991/92)

Bob Doyle (1978/79)

Noel Luke

Bill Green (1978/79)

Mick Halsall (1991/92)

Gary Kimble (1991/92)

Noel Luke (1991/92)

Billy McEwan (1978/79)

Dave Robinson (1991/92)

Tommy Robson (1978/79)

Ian Ross (1978/79)

Archie Styles (1978/79)

Keith Waugh (1978/79)

Steve Welsh (1991/92)

 Most goals in total

Number of goals:  9

Player: George Boyd

First goal: 13th August 2007

Last goal: 9th August 2011

Top 10 goal scorers

          Player                    No. of goals

1       George Boyd                 9

2=     Johnny Byrne                8

2=     Lee Tomlin                    8

Lee Tomlin

4=     Robbie Cooke               7

4=     Tommy Robson            7

6=     Ken Charlery                 6

6=     Ollie Conmy                  6

8       John Fairbrother           5

9=     Pat Gavin                      4

9=     Jim Hall                         4

9=     Mick Halsall                   4

9=     Billy Kellock                   4

9=     Craig Mackail-Smith      4 

9=     Alan Slough                   4

 Most goals in one season’s competition

 

 

Number of goals: 6

Season: 1965/66

Player: Johnny Byrne

 

Most games as Manager

 

 

Number of games:  19

 

 

Manager: Barry Fry

First game: 21st August 1996

Last game: 24th August 2004

 

 

 

 

Manager: Noel Cantwell

First game: 29th August 1973

Last game: 4th November 1987

Record Attendance (home)


Attendance: 18,288

Date: 15th December 1965

Round: Semi-Final

Opponents: West Bromwich Albion

Result: Peterborough Utd 2 v WBA 4

     Top 10 FL Cup record home attendances

                                 Date                  Opponents                                 Attendance

1

15-Dec-65

WBA

 18,288

2

25-Sep-68

WBA

 16,510

3

07-Sep-76

Fulham

 16,476

4

08-Jan-92

Middlesbrough

 15,302

5

11-Sep-61

Blackburn Rovers

 15,094

6

17-Nov-65

Burnley

 14,796

7

03-Dec-91

Liverpool

 14,114

8

03-Sep-80

Nottingham Forest

 11,503

9

04-Sep-68

Queens Park Rangers

 11,408

10

13-Oct-65

Charlton Athletic

 10,929

 Record Attendance (away)

 

Attendance: 28,378

Date: 16th October 1968

Round: 4th Proper Replay

Opponents: Tottenham Hotspur

Venue: White Hart Lane, Tottenham

Result: Tottenham Hotspur 1 v Peterborough Utd 0

  Top 10 FL Cup record home attendances

                                 Date                  Opponents                                 Attendance

1

16-Oct-68

Tottenham Hotspur

 28,378

2

07-Nov-78

Brighton & Hove Albion

 21,421

3

12-Feb-92

Middlesbrough

 21,073

4

01-Dec-65

West Bromwich Albion

 20,933

5

20-Sep-95

Aston Villa

 19,602

6

24-Sep-13

Sunderland

 18,126

7

11-Nov-75

Middlesbrough

 17,749

8

24-Sep-62

Aston Villa

 17,392

9

27-Aug-80

Nottingham Forest

 16,117

10

22-Sep-65

Newcastle Utd

 16,110

Best Run

 Season 1965/66 – Semi-final

2nd Round 22nd September 1965 v Newcastle Utd (Away) Won 4-3

3rd Round 13th October 1965 v Charlton Athletic (Home) Won 4-3

4th Round 3rd November 1965 v Millwall (Away) Won 4-1

5th Round 17th November 1965 v Burnley (Home) Won 4-0

Semi Final 1st Leg 1st December 1965 v WBA (Away) Lost 2-1

Semi Final 2nd Leg 15th December 1965 v WBA (Home) Lost 4-2

Record Victory

Score: Peterborough Utd 6 v Reading 0

Round: 2nd

Date: 27th August 2013

Attendance: 4,496

Venue: London Road, Peterborough

Posh team: Bobby Olejnik, Craig Alcock, Michael Bostwick, Danny Swanson, Jack Payne, Britt Assomabalonga, Lee Tomlin, Tommy Rowe, Nathaniel Knight-Percival, Tyrone Barnett, Mark Little.

Used subs: Jermaine Anderson, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Jaanai Gordon.

Unused subs: Kgosi Ntlhe, Shaun Brisley, Joe Day and Daniel Kearns.

Posh goal scorers: Britt Assomabalonga 4 mins, Lee Tomlin 19 mins, 54 mins & 79 mins, Danny Swanson 28 mins and Jack Payne 90 mins.

Record Defeat

    Date                 Home/ Away        Opponents          Attendance        Score

15-Sep-81

Away

Barnsley

 11,198

0-6

20-Sep-95

Away

Aston Villa

 19,602

0-6