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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Middlesbrough vs Notts 1991 - Playoff Semi Final 1st Leg

19 May 2016

On this day 25 years ago, we traveled to Middlesbrough in the Play Off Semi Final 1st leg. We've trawled the archives to bring you memories and some exclusive content and highlights from that day.

Notts had won promotion via the Wembley Play Off final the previous season having almost snatched automatic promotion, and County once again narrowly missed out on an automatic promotion spot in 1990/91 (finishing 2 points adrift of Sheffield Wednesday), but as it happened it was all part of the fairytale, as Notts were destined to win at English Football's prestigious home.

The Magpies had won all of their last seven league matches including a final day victory at West Ham which denied the Hammers the 2nd division championship. Notts faced Middlesbrough in the Play off semi final and, oozing confidence, won through to the final once again with a 2-1 aggregate victory, Paul Harding scored the winner in the 2nd Leg at Meadow Lane but there was to be no place for him in the Wembley starting eleven.

In the first of our instalments in this series, here's the highlights from those two games that saw Notts reach Wembley.

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