1995–96 Peterborough United F.C. season

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Peterborough United
1995–96 season
Chairman England Chris Turner
Manager England John Still (until October)
England Mick Halsall (from October)
Stadium London Road Stadium
Football League Second Division 19th
FA Cup Fourth round
Coca-Cola Cup Second round
Football League Trophy Southern Section Semi-final
Top goalscorer League: Martindale (15)
All: Martindale (18)

During the 1995–96 English football season, Peterborough United F.C. competed in the Football League Second Division.

Season summary[edit]

A poor start to the season that saw Peterborough win 3 out of the first 13 games forced manager John Still to leave the club in October 1995 to be replaced by Mick Halsall. They show signs of improvement between mid-February and mid-March which saw them win 5 out of the last 8 games climbing them to mid-table but as it seemed Peterborough were going to make a late charge for a play-off place, poor form returned, winning just 1 out of final 12 games picking up just 7 points during that run which saw them slump to a disappointing 19th place just 3 points clear of the relegation zone.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pl W D L F A Pts
1. Swindon Town 46 25 17 4 71 34 92
2. Oxford United 46 24 11 11 76 39 83
3. Blackpool 46 23 13 10 67 40 82
4. Notts County 46 21 15 10 63 39 78
5. Crewe Alexandra 46 22 7 17 77 60 73
6. Bradford City 46 22 7 17 71 69 73
7. Chesterfield 46 20 12 14 56 51 72
8. Wrexham 46 18 16 12 76 55 70
9. Stockport County 46 19 13 14 61 47 70
10. Bristol Rovers 46 20 10 16 57 60 70
11. Walsall 46 19 12 15 60 45 69
12. Wycombe Wanderers 46 15 15 16 63 59 60
13. Bristol City 46 15 15 16 55 60 60
14. Bournemouth 46 16 10 20 51 70 58
15. Brentford 46 15 13 18 43 49 58
16. Rotherham United 46 14 14 18 54 62 56
17. Burnley 46 14 13 19 56 68 55
18. Shrewsbury Town 46 13 14 19 58 70 53
19. Peterborough United 46 13 13 20 59 66 52
20. York City 46 13 13 20 58 73 52
21. Carlisle United 46 12 13 21 57 72 49
22. Swansea City 46 11 14 21 43 79 47
23. Brighton & Hove Albion 46 10 10 26 46 69 40
24. Hull City 46 5 16 25 36 78 31
Key
Promoted to Division One
Qualified for the promotion playoff
Relegated to Division Three

NB In the Football League goals scored (F) takes precedence over goal difference

Results[edit]

Peterborough United's score comes first

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League Second Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
12 August 1995 Brighton & Hove Albion H 3–1 5,394 Clark, Farrell, Martindale
19 August 1995 Bournemouth A 0–3 4,175
26 August 1995 Notts County H 0–1 5,618
29 August 1995 Blackpool A 1–2 3,902 Heald
2 September 1995 Bristol City H 1–1 4,621 Farrell
9 September 1995 Wycombe Wanderers A 1–1 5,637 Farrell
12 September 1995 Carlisle United A 1–1 6,027 Martindale
16 September 1995 Wrexham H 1–0 3,817 Martindale
23 September 1995 Bradford City H 3–1 4,509 Heald, Manuel, Martindale
30 September 1995 Rotherham United A 1–5 2,863 Power
7 October 1995 Walsall A 1–1 3,768 Power
14 October 1995 Swansea City H 1–1 3,384 Carter
21 October 1995 Brentford A 0–3 4,865
28 October 1995 York City H 6–1 4,605 Martindale (2), Morrison (2), Power, Shaw
31 October 1995 Burnley H 0–2 4,737
4 November 1995 Bristol Rovers A 1–1 4,241 Shaw
18 November 1995 Oxford United H 1–1 4,720 Shaw
25 November 1995 Hull City A 3–2 3,620 Martindale (3)
9 December 1995 Bradford City A 1–2 4,605 Farrell
16 December 1995 Rotherham United H 1–0 3,847 Spearing
19 December 1995 Stockport County H 0–1 3,267
26 December 1995 Chesterfield A 1–1 6,017 Heald
13 January 1996 Bournemouth H 4–5 4,596 Farrell (2), Martindale (2)
20 January 1996 Brighton & Hove Albion A 2–1 5,572 Shaw (2)
3 February 1996 Notts County A 0–1 5,067
10 February 1996 Shrewsbury Town H 2–2 4,985 Martindale, Basham
17 February 1996 Carlisle United H 6–1 4,032 Charlery (2), Ebdon, Farrell (2), Martindale (pen)
20 February 1996 Bristol City A 1–0 5,014 Charlery
24 February 1996 Wrexham A 0–1 4,011
27 February 1996 Wycombe Wanderers H 3–0 3,670 Martindale (2), Foran
2 March 1996 Chesterfield H 0–1 6,105
5 March 1996 Swindon Town H 0–2 4,196
9 March 1996 Stockport County A 1–0 5,915 Power (pen)
16 March 1996 Crewe Alexandra H 3–1 5,004 Charlery (2), Power
19 March 1996 Shrewsbury Town A 1–1 2,291 Ansah
23 March 1996 Swindon Town A 0–2 9,066
26 March 1996 Blackpool H 0–0 4,425
30 March 1996 Walsall H 2–3 4,954 Griffiths, Charlery
2 April 1996 Swansea City A 0–0 3,805
6 April 1996 York City A 1–3 3,261 Ebdon (pen)
8 April 1996 Brentford H 0–1 4,343
13 April 1996 Burnley A 1–2 8,393 Heald
20 April 1996 Bristol Rovers H 0–0 4,884
27 April 1996 Hull City H 3–1 6,649 Power, Farrell, Charlery
30 April 1996 Crewe Alexandra A 1–2 3,206 Grazioli
5 May 1996 Oxford United A 0–4 7,535

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1995-96 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 11 November 1995 Exeter City A 1–0 3,783 Le Bihan
R2 2 December 1995 Bognor Regis Town H 4–0 5,004 Farrell (3), Ebdon
R3 6 January 1996 Wrexham H 1–0 5,983 Le Bihan
R4 6 February 1996 Huddersfield Town A 0–2 11,629

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 First Leg 15 August 1995 Swansea City A 1–4 1,862 Manuel
R1 Second Leg 22 August 1995 Swansea City H 3–0 1,871 Manuel (2), Le Bihan
R2 First Leg 20 September 1995 Aston Villa A 0–6 19,602
R2 Second Leg 3 October 1995 Aston Villa H 1–1 5,745 Martindale

Football League Trophy[edit]

Southern Section[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 Group 3 26 September 1995 Plymouth Argyle A 3–0 1,682 Clark, Power, McGleish
R1 Group 3 16 October 1995 Northampton Town H 0–0 3,045
R2 28 November 1995 Swansea City H 1–0 1,952 Farrell
QF 9 January 1996 Colchester United H 3–2 2,460 Martindale (2), McGleish
SF 13 February 1996 Bristol Rovers H 0–1 3,761

Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England GK Jon Sheffield
England DF Simon Clark
Republic of Ireland DF Gary Breen
England DF Greg Heald
Wales MF Marcus Ebdon
Republic of Ireland FW Lee Power
England DF Kevin Ashley
England MF Lee Williams
England DF Danny Carter
England FW Gary Martindale
England MF Neil Le Bihan
England DF Mike Basham
England MF Billy Manuel
Wales FW Carl Griffiths
England GK Mark Tyler
England MF Mike Gregory
England FW Giuliano Grazioli
England MF Dave Morrison
No. Position Player
England DF Dean Hooper (on loan from Swindon Town)
Saint Lucia MF Ken Charlery
England FW Sean Farrell
England MF Robert Codner
England MF Paul Shaw (on loan from Arsenal)
England DF Tony Dobson
England FW Andy Furnell
England DF Tony Spearing
Scotland DF Gregor Rioch
England MF Andy Ansah
England DF Mark Foran
Scotland FW Scott McGleish
England DF Mark Blount
England MF Steve Robinson (on loan from Birmingham City)
England FW Steve Williams
England DF Adam Drury
England MF Ben Sedgemore
Republic of Ireland DF Tom Meredith