In our series ‘Versus’, we take a look at our next opponents, Northampton Town.

Interesting Facts:

  • The rivalry between Peterborough United and Northampton Town is named the Nene Derby named after the river that runs through both places.
  • Northampton are nicknamed the Cobblers because of the rich history the town has with shoe making.
  • This summer Northampton made their record sale of Charlie Goode to Brentford for £1 million potentially rising to £1.5 million.
  • Manager Keith Curle was a part of the infamous Wimbledon squad nicknamed the Crazy Gang.
  • Northampton play home matches at Sixfields Stadium which has a capacity of 7,798. (pictured)

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Memorable Match:

Northampton Town 1-4 Peterborough United
In August 2017 Peterborough United played Northampton Town at Sixfields. Posh came out 4-1 victors going top of League One. Gwion Edwards, Junior Morias and Jack Marriott put Peterborough 3-0 up in 75 minutes. Alex Revell got a consolation goal in the 85th minute before Marcus Maddison made it four with a stoppage time penalty.

Head-to-Head (In All Competitions):
Peterborough United Wins: 32
Draws: 18
Northampton Town Wins: 20

Played for Both:

Ivan Toney
Brentford striker Ivan Toney came through the Northampton Town academy and played at the club until August 2015. Ivan played 60 games scoring 13 goals for the Cobblers before leaving to join Premier League Newcastle United. Toney played for Northampton between August 2018 and August 2020. He played 94 games for the club scoring 49 goals and was the top scorer in League One last season.

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Junior Morais
Junior Morais played for Peterborough United between January 2017 and July 2018. Junior scored 11 goals in 51 games for the club. Morais moved from Posh to Northampton Town in July 2018 and played there until August 2019. He scored 6 goals in 25 games for the club.

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Eric Brookes
Former footballer Eric Brookes played for Northampton Town between 1969 and 1971. The left back made 81 appearances for the club. Brookes played for Peterborough United between 1971 and 1973. He made 50 appearances for the club scoring once.