On this day in 1990, Gary Parkinson hit a birthday special against Everton in the FA Cup.
Two years previously, in 1988, plucky Boro had taken then English champions Everton to two fourth round replays in one of the most memorable FA Cup match-ups in our history.
Two years later, the second-tier Teessiders were at it again in another FA Cup triple-header with The Toffees, this time in the third round.
The sides drew 0-0 at Ayresome Park on January 6, which set up a Goodison Park replay four days later.
It was then that park produced his moment of magic, the Thornaby-born defender producing a long-range sizzler to cancel out Kevin Sheedy's opener.
With the sides still locked level (again) after two ties, the toss of a coin decided that the second replay would again be hosted on Merseyside.
It was then that, despite the best efforts of battling Boro, a goal from Norman Whiteside finally killed off our stiff resistance,.
Though Everton ended our FA Cup interests that season, it was a campaign that ended in our maiden Wembley appearance, thanks to Boro's exploits in the Zenith Data Systems Cup.