ACCRINGTON Stanley's current crop of stars continue to rewrite the history books after securing a memorable third round place in the FA Cup - Stanley's first appearance there since 1961.
None of the watching 2,500 fans or the Sky viewers could forget a fantastic - if icy! - Monday night at the Interlink Express Stadium as Stanley saw off Second Division Bournemouth in a tense penalty shoot-out.
Paul Howarth was the man on the spot, scoring the winning kick to win 5-3 on penalties after a nervous goalless 120 minutes.
"It was brilliant. I knew it was going in as soon as I had hit it," admitted hero Howarth.
"It is just fantastic - it was so nerve-racking watching the penalties," said a relieved boss John Coleman.
"I couldn't watch them," admitted chairman Eric Whalley.
Coleman caused a shock by switching goalkeepers for sudden death - Jon Kennedy coming on for Jamie Speare. But it all worked out well and now the Reds will face another Second Division side Colchester at home on Saturday, 3 January.