Arriving with a formidable scoring record, John O'Rourke delivered more goals during his 18-month spell with Boro as he fired us to promotion.
Bagging an impressive 64 goals in just 84 games with Luton Town, Stan Anderson drafted O'Rourke in to pick up where he left off with the Hatters.
A Holgate hero, the crowd used to sing 'Give us a goal, John O'Rourke' to the tune of Give It To Me by The Troggs - and he did. The free-scoring forward propelled us back to the Second Division with 27 goals in 39 games, including a brace on his debut against Colchester United.
O'Rourke played his part in sealing promotion on the final day in a crunch clash against Oxford United, grabbing a hat-trick in a 4-1 triumph in front of 39,683 supporters.
Capped by England Under-23s, O'Rourke scored two hat-tricks on Boro's return to the Second Division and it was only a matter of time before top flight clubs came calling.
O'Rourke joined Ipswich Town in February 1968, before moving to Coventry, QPR then finally Bournemouth.