The Greens haven’t reached the 4th round of the FA Cup for the past 8 seasons; Ian Holloway has only won one FA Cup tie in his managerial career. The omens were not good, neither was the football, but today had all the drama the cup is renowned for. Akos Busaky hit the post twice in the first half, as Argyle’s inexperienced team had their chances. Increasing loss of discipline after the break cost dear, bookings throughout the defence culminating in Paul Connolly seeing red. Then, a penalty lifeline after David Norris was felled, only for Hasnee Aljofree’s strike to be superbly saved. Thankfully, Lady Luck was not yet ready to desert the Pilgrims, the linesman spotting an infringement. Aljofree fired home the retake, his celebrations met with missiles from the angry Posh crowd. Peterborough got their deserved equaliser minutes later, the threadbare Greens finished with backs to the wall and no strikers on the pitch. Houdini would have been proud.
John “Cardiff” Williams was a popular member of the Third Division title winning squad of 1958 – 59 making made 24 appearances that year. A hugely popular member of the squad, John was retained for a further two years to help bring reserve team players through.
John sadly passed away in October 2022, and we are very grateful to his family for donating his blazer, tie and medal to the Argyle Archive. Our thanks also go to Archive Sponsors PASOTI for helping to arrange this donation