Barras recalls a 'proud day'...THE SADDLERS will be looking for the spirit of ’99 as we travel to Molineux to take on Wolves in the first round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy (kick-off 7.45pm).
On August 28th 1999, Ray Graydon’s side, who were fresh from promotion at the end of the previous campaign, came home from our near-neighbours with a deserved 2-1 win.
On a bright and sunny afternoon, an early opener from Tony Barras sent our large travelling contingent into raptures only for future Saddlers’ loanee, Carl Robinson, to level matters just past the half-hour mark.
We failed to let our heads drop and silenced the home faithful once more when Andy Rammell grabbed what proved to be the winner on the stroke of half-time to heap pressure on then Wolves manager, Colin Lee.
“That day at Molineux will live long in the memory,” recalled Barras. “To go there, score the opening goal and win 2-1 in front of 25,000 supporters was so special.
“It really made people sit up and take notice of us.
“It was a proud day for the whole club and I remember that our supporters out-sang the home fans throughout the game.”
More of the same is required tonight! Tickets are on advance sale until midday and will also be available on the night at £13 (adults) and £7 (concessions).