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The ‘King’ Charlie Hurley, stalwart Len Ashurst and legendary football figure Brian Clough all lined up for the lads, who won 1-0 with Clough grabbing the goal.
It was a pretty good win for us as well, given the fact that Wanderers were in the top flight while we were a league below.
The story doesn’t end too well however. We were knocked out in the Quarter Finals that year by Norwich City and missed out on promotion to Division One by a single point.
We were in our third season in the top-flight and were doing very well. We’d had seventh place finishes in 99/00 and 00/01 and were looking to break into Europe.
It was Big Sam against Peter Reid in the manager stakes and Reidy came out on top on this occasion. A key turning point was the 65th minute penalty save by Tommy Sorensen from Per Frandsen.
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We ended up winning 2-0 with late goals from Jody Craddock and SuperKev which sent us to fifth in the table. Things didn’t go so well however later on in the season, we narrowly avoided relegation finishing 17th whereas Bolton finished just above us in 16th.
Sitting in 8th just outside of the play-offs, and only four points behind us and the automatic spots, Ian Evatt will see this as a good opportunity to lay down some credentials for a successful season ahead