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.