Rochdale head to the Riverside tonight for only a second competitive meeting with Boro (kick-off 7.45pm).
If tonight's second round Carabao Cup match-up is tied after 90 minutes, as was the case in the last round against Notts County, the game is decided by a penalty shootout.
And that is how the match was settled when the sides last met competitively, way back in February 1987 in the Freight Rover Trophy (now known as the Checktrade Trophy).
In fact, it was the first time Boro had ever won a match on penalties, Archie Stephens, Colin Cooper, Bernie Slaven and Gary Hamilton scoring from the spot for us after 120 minutes of goalless football.
Boro lost out to eventual winners Mansfield Town in the northern semi-final of the competition, but it was a season of success for The Teessiders, who were promoted from the third division.
Back to the present day, and many of those who feature tonight will have memories of playing Rochdale fresh in the memory.
A young Boro side, with Jonathan Woodgate in the dugout, took a 2-0 lead against Dale at the Crown Oil Arena in pre-season thanks to goals from Ashley Fletcher and Harry Chapman.
Rochdale battled back, and won the game with the very last kick of the ball from Ollie Rathbone.
We also played away at Spotland in pre-season ahead of the 2014/15 campaign. Adam Reach, Kike and Lee Tomlin scored in a 3-1 win for Boro.