This day 1986 - Boro legend wins the game right at the death


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Boro flashback this day 22nd November 1986

Newport County 0 Boro 1

The face of advercity bandwagon is rolling on brilliantly & gathering pace, up to the Newport game we had played 16 league games & suffered 2 defeats, one at home & one away, along with 4 league cup matches & one defeat, which was against a team in a higher league & in to extra time
This from the same 12 players who had no friendlies, summer practise matches, just training in local parks with jumpers as goal posts

The season was turning out far better than the most optimistic of us Boro supporter could have dreamed of

Bruce couldnt ask for any more from his players

With the clock ticking down to the 90 minute mark our 1st ever visit to Somerton Park was looking as it was going to finish goalless, with points shared, but, the mighty Boro & Boro legend, Mogga, had other ideas

Boro had won a corner & with practically the last kick of the match Stuart Ripley floated a corner in to the Newport penalty box, our iconic captain 'Tony Mowbray' rose the highest to head the ball in the net & score the vital winner, goooaaaaalllllll

Within seconds the ref blows the final whistle, full time, the mighty Boro take all three points & the Boro fans, with the 5 hour journey, 300 miles back to Teesside to look forward to, are ecstatic

Brucy Riochs red & white army team is

Stephen Pears
Brian Laws
Colin Cooper
Tony Mowbray
Gary Parkinson
Gary Pallister
Bernie Slaven
Archie Stephens
Alan Kernaghan
Gary Gill
Stuart Ripley

Gary Hamilton - Replaced Alan Kernaghan in the 2nd half