Grimsby Town fans have voted the Wembley double under Alan Buckley in 1998 as their favourite moment in the club’s 140-year history.
The Mariners won the Division Two, now-League One, play-offs and the Auto Windscreens Shield, now-Checkatrade Trophy, in 1997-98 as the club made its first ever trip to Wembley.
Town finished third in the league before beating Fulham 2-1 on aggregate in the play-off semi-finals, and claiming a 1-0 victory over Northampton Town in the final as Kevin Donovan scored the only goal.
And the Mariners also went unbeaten on their way to the Football League trophy, winning six games and drawing one in the competition, including the 2-1 extra-time win over Bournemouth in the final as Wayne Burnett scored that iconic golden goal.
And in a poll on our official Twitter page, celebrating the club’s 140th anniversary, Town fans have spoken – and they have chosen the double as their all-time favourite Town moment.
The Wembley double picked up a convincing win in the final of the poll – beating the 2016 EFL promotion with a score of 65% to 35%, as almost 700 people voted.
The double had also eliminated the 1939 FA Cup semi-finals, the move to Blundell Park in 1899, and George Kerr’s Division Three champions in 1980, on the way to the triumph.
Almost 3,000 votes were cast in the whole polling competition throughout the week as Mariners fans celebrated the club’s 140th anniversary.
🚨 We are down to the final two! 🚨— Grimsby Town FC (@officialgtfc) September 19, 2018
🗳 Vote to choose which is your favourite moment in the club’s 140-year history!
Alan Buckley’s men complete the Wembley double in 1998
Paul Hurst's side gain promotion back to the EFL in 2016#GTFC #GTFC140