Shaun Wilson

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The Anglo-Scottish Cup was a tournament arranged in 1975, as a new incarnation of The Texaco Cup, but involving sides from England and Scotland.

Boro progressed to the quarter finals after games versus Carlisle United, Sunderland and Newcastle United.

Aberdeen, ironically the only Scottish side Boro would face in the competition, were then vanquished after a 7-2 aggregate win.

The semi-final pitted Boro against Mansfield Town, and the Division 3 side were no match for Boro, as the side reached the final after a thumping 5-0 win over the two legs.

Fulham were the opposition in the final, with the first leg to be played at Ayresome Park. The game was a tight affair with the only goal coming ten minutes after the interval through an own goal from Fulham defender Les Strong, after he deflected a David Armstrong header into his own net.

This proved to be the solitary goal of the two legs as Boro ground out a 0-0 draw at The Cottage to lift the inaugural trophy.