Hall of Fame No. 16

Who can forget the scorer of one of our club's most famous goals?

Mick Daley (Defender 1975 - 82)

The sight of Mick Daley cartwheeling around Oakwell is one that will live long in the memories of every Boston Fc fan who was there.

It was November 1976 and Bob Duncan's Midland League side had defied the odds to reach the 1st Round of the FA Cup for the first time in their history. A 1-0 win in the 4th Qualifying Round against Northern Premier League powerhouses Bangor City (whose team boasted future Northern Ireland World Cup star John McClelland) was remarkable enough. But FC fans really thought they were in dreamland when Daley slotted home after 34 minutes to put them into a 1-0 lead against mighty Barnsley - and celebrated in style!

The Tykes, featuring a young Neil Warnock in their line-up, eventually fought back to win 3-1 but nothing could spoil Boston's big day in front of 6,443 fans.

That iconic goal alone would be enough to guarantee Mick a permanent place in Tattershall Road folklore.

But he was far from a one-trick wonder and went on to play a significant role in the club's glory years of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Mick wore the number 10 shirt at Barnsley but was later converted into a versatile left-back who still chipped in with some important goals, not least when his equaliser against Stafford Rangers set up the which saw FC knock the FA Trophy holders out of the competition.

Debut: Nov 15, 1975 - Sutton (A) 0-4


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