Hall of Fame No. 38

Another of the glory team of 1976 makes into our Hall of Fame

David Vaughan (Defender, 1974 - 77)

David Vaughan is the eighth member of the famous 1976 FA Cup team to make into our Hall of Fame.

The classy full-back didn't have a lengthy career at Tattershall Road - but it was certainly an impressive one.

Originally signed by Bill Curry in the 1974-75 season to strengthen an already powerful-looking side, he soon established himself as part of the team that lifted the Midland League title.

He was an integral part of the squad that Bob Don-Duncan inherited and played such a key role in FC's magical run to the FA Cup 1st Round Proper that he attracted the interest of scouts far and wide.

Of the Boston FC team who played so magnificently at Oakwell against Barnsley, Vaughan was the only one who was signed by a bigger club, being snapped up by Mossley manager Howard Wilkinson.

He went on to make more than 300 appearances for Mossley, playing at Wembley in the FA Trophy final after beating FC on the way. Vaughan later transferred to Burton Albion and famously scored against Gary Lineker's Leicester City in the FA Cup in 1985 - the match was replayed because of crowd trouble which saw another ex-FC player, goalkeeper Paul Evans, felled by a missile.

Vaughan's career came full circle when he returned to Boston in his 30s to play four seasons at York Street.

Debut: 4 Jan, 1975 - Clifton 1, Boston FC 1

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