A FRENCHMAN wrote his name into English history as Accrington Stanley's Rommy Boco scored the first Football League goal for the new boys in 44 years.
Boco lobbed keeper Lee Harrison in the 35th minute and then, on 52 minutes, he leapt onto a loose ball after Harrison had punched out a Ian Craney thunderbolt.
And he could have had a hat-trick but, when clean through, he blazed over as Stanley got their first points on the board with victory over the Bees - who were the Conference champions the year before the Reds.
Simon King fired home from close range on 89 minutes to make it a nervy finale but it was a welcome three points - Stanley's first in the league since 1961.
"This win means we have said to the nation we won't roll over," said boss John Coleman after the Reds lost their opening two games.
"People have been poking fun at us over the last week and saying we are not good enough and that has hit the players hard. We have shown that when we are on song teams had better watch out.
"It has done a lot for confidence and Rommy could have had a hat-trick. We said our season started on Saturday and now hopefully we can press on."
Full report in this week's Observer