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The following season arguably remains the most                 on the last day of the season despite a 1–0 defeat to
successful in the club’s history. After an inconsistent start  Champions Brentford. The following week, Huddersfield
the team hit form during the Autumn when they knocked          Town came to London Road for the first leg of the
Wimbledon and Newcastle United out of the League Cup.          Semi-final. Captain Mick Halsall’s last minute equaliser
                                                               levelled the score at 2–2. Three days later, 5,000 POSH
The reward was a home tie with a Liverpool team                supporters travelled north more in hope than expectation
containing Bruce Grobbelaar, Jan Mølby, Steve                  but they were rewarded when the team came from a goal
McManaman, Dean Saunders and Mark Wright. Gary                 down to win 2–1 with Worrell Sterling and Steve Cooper
Kimble scored the only goal after 19 minutes prompting         scoring the goals. Many POSH who were there at Leeds
wild celebrations and a place in the quarter-finals. In        Road will tell you that despite going on to win at Wembley
the league, the team went from strength to strength            that magical night was even better.
and surged up the table. Middlesbrough ended the
League Cup run after a replay and there was further            Typically Chris when interviewed immediately after the
disappointment when the team missed out on a trip to           final whistle was quick to remind everyone who wanted
Wembley in the Football League Trophy when they lost           to listen as well as plenty who did not that the dream had
to Stoke City over two legs in the area final. Progress        not yet been realised. A short time after however it most
continued in the league and a play-off place was clinched      certainly was.
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