Your memories of Hartlepool United's famous cup win at Sunderland

February 9 marks the anniversary of one of Hartlepool United's more notable footballing scalps.

By Gavin Ledwith, Digital Specialist
Sunday, 10 February, 2019, 14:13
The Hartlepool United squad around the time of the 1988 triumph over Sunderland.

Here's the story behind their 1-0 victory at Sunderland in the Sherpa Van Trophy and your memories of that windy 1988 night.

Sunderland and Hartlepool United have only ever met twice competitively.
The first clash was at Sunderland's former Roker Park home on Tuesday, February 9, 1988, in the northern quarter finals of the Sherpa Van Trophy.
Sunderland were competing in the tournament for the first time after their relegation from the former Division Two the previous May.
While Hartlepool United were enjoying a promising season in Division Four under John Bird, Sunderland were challenging for automatic promotion from Division Three and firm favourites to win the tie.
Pools, however, surprised their hosts with a 1-0 victory courtesy of a second-half Brian Honour effort direct from a corner.
The win left Pools just two ties from a maiden Wembley appearance.

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Among the memories shared with us was this from Stuey Weldrake, who wrote: "Was at that game with my granda. I was 8."
Lee Shelley added: "I was there behind the goal (Sunderland fan). It was gale force winds that night and the wind blew it in."
Another Facebook follower, calling themselves Snow Al, added: "I was there with my little brother and uncle and was chased back to our car by Sunderland fans."
John Hall added: "Brian Honour took the corner, aimed for the penalty spot and the wind took it into the top corner. Goalkeeper had no chance."
Stuart Blair continued: "Great non wind assisted corner from the legend Brian."
Another Division Three side, Preston North End, burst Hartlepool's Wembley dreams in the next round with a 2-0 victory at the Victoria Ground.
Hartlepool's bragging rights over their neighbours lasted for 16 years until Sunderland triumphed 1-0 in an FA Cup third round tie at their new Stadium of Light ground. How long until a third encounter?