40 YEARS AGO
ANGLING: Kevin Wilmot won t he Hunts County Championship fished on the Ouseat St Ives with 9lb 14oz. GOLF: Robin Dennis won the prestigious President’s Cup at Milton by beating Len Wright 11 & 10 in the 36-hole final. FOOTBALL: Peterborough Referees Association members refused to take charge of matches on pitch es where the lines had been marked in cresote. They said it was a health hazard. The city council were using creasote as an economy measure. SPEEDWAY: History was created at Al walton as Oxford refused to ride in a National League fixture claiming the track was unfit. So Panthers rode unopposed for eight heats to complete a 40-0 win. POSH: Pino Nardino scored five times for Posh Youths in a 7-0 win over Spurs Youths. Nigel Barnes and Tony Cliss scored the other two goals. FOOTBALL: Sunday Combination League Division One champions Comet made a bright start to the defence of their title by hammering Molins 6-0 with goals by Steve Hurry (2), Tony Freeman (2), John Wright and John McLaughlin. Cadge & Colman beat Peterborough Corporation 4-0 with Dick Templeman netting four.