WITH Manchester City the visitors on Sunday, Gordon Sharrock looks back on meeting more than three decades ago when Wanderers – then of the Third Division – upset their lofty local rivals

GARRY Jones established himself as the golden boy of Bolton Wanderers with a hat-trick as Jimmy Armfield’s Super Whites produced a memorable giant-killing performance to send First Division Manchester City crashing out of the League Cup.

City were hot favourites when they arrived at Burnden Park with three Wanderers old boys – Francis Lee, Freddie Hill and Wyn Davies – in their star-studded ranks.

But it was pin-up boy Jones, still only 20, who was the star of the show.

He climbed above City centre-half Tommy Booth to head his first from Alan Waldron’s 16th-minute cross and doubled the lead on 65 minutes when he lobbed Joe Corrigan after Roy Greaves’s pass caught the City defence square.

So it was no surprise when Wanderers were awarded a 79th-minute penalty that the young striker was given the chance to complete his hat-trick, which he did by sending Corrigan the wrong way.

The night was a triumph for teamwork and team spirit as well as for unlikely heroes, exemplified by Warwick Rimmer’s commanding performance against Lee – all the more remarkable since Rimmer was caught in traffic on his way to the ground and arrived in the nick of time for his name to be included on the team sheet.

Teams Wanderers: Wright; Ritson, Mowbray, Waldron, Hulme, Rimmer, Nicholson, Seddon, Garry Jones, Greaves, Byrom. Sub: Hunt.

Manchester City: Corrigan; Book, Donachie, Doyle, Booth, Towers, Summerbee, Jeffries, Davies, Lee, Hill. Sub: Mellor.

l Email your favourite past meeting with next week’s opponents Manchester City to gsharrock@theboltonnews.co.uk.