The 1934/35 Season

Just 107 days after being formed on the 17th May 1934 the Posh played their very first league match on 1st September 1934.

Managed by Jock Porter, Posh finished a creditable 10th in the Midland League in their very first season in existence.

Posh won their very first Midland League game 4-0 against Gainsborough Trinity at London Road and only failed to score in 6 league games.

The Posh team for the first league game against Gainsborough Trinity was: Jackson, Harris, Purcell, Staniland, Doyle, Hargreaves, Rigby, Cowen, Thompson, Camidge and Roberts.

For the Posh no.3 Mark Purcell this was his first and only Midland League appearance for the Posh.

On the 6th April 1935 Billy Rigby became the first Posh player to be sent off. Dismissed at London Road against Lincoln City Reserves Posh still managed to draw the game 0-0.

Biggest league win: 9-1( home) v Scarborough 10 Nov. 1934

Heaviest league defeat: 6-0 (away) v Norwich City Res 24 Nov. 1934

Top league goal scorers: Billy Rigby & James Thompson  14

Highest home league attendance: v Grantham  4,340

Average home league attendance: 2,675

Highest away league attendance: v Grantham  3,700

Average away league attendance: 1,701 (based on only 10 games)

 

League Appearances:

Player(s) Apps
Doyle & Hargreaves 38
Harris 36
Goodacre & Kendall 35
Staniland 34
Cowen & Camidge 33
Rigby 32
Roberts 31
Thompson 27
Willis 14
Duthie 9
Jackson, Young, Harvey, & Westwood 3
Hart, Vernum & Mettam 2
Purcell, Lenton, Trotter, Mansfield & Barraclough 1

 

League Goals:

Player(s) Goals
Rigby & Thompson 14
Camidge 13
Cowen 12
Hargreaves 9
Roberts 8
Willis 4
Duthie, Young & Own Goals 2
Mettam 1

 

Midland League Table – 1934/35:

P W D L F A Pts
1 Barnsley Res 38 28 5 5 120 56 61
2 Norwich City Res 38 22 8 8 97 36 52
3 Grimsby Town Res 38 20 8 10 114 54 48
4 Bradford Park Avenue Res 38 19 9 10 94 64 47
5 Boston Utd 38 19 8 11 85 71 46
6 Bradford City Res 38 19 7 12 104 65 45
7 Notts County Res 38 17 11 10 69 59 45
8 Gainsborough Trinity 38 18 8 12 80 73 44
9 Grantham 38 15 11 12 86 67 41
10 Peterborough Utd 38 15 10 13 81 84 40
11 Scunthorpe & Lindsey Utd 38 17 3 18 67 82 37
12 Doncaster Rovers Res 38 14 8 16 64 70 36
13 Chesterfield Res 38 14 7 17 77 76 35
14 Lincoln City Res 38 15 5 18 83 89 35
15 Mexborough Athletic 38 14 4 20 69 96 32
16 Hull City Res 38 13 5 20 73 91 31
17 Rotherham Utd Res 38 6 13 19 65 97 25
18 Denaby Utd 38 8 8 22 67 104 24
19 Frickley Colliery 38 5 11 22 57 137 21
20 Scarborough 38 2 11 25 32 113 15