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The night Dessie Dickson stunned Europe!

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Coleraine start Thursday’s Europa League clash with NK Maribor as massive underdogs.
Victory would arguably be their biggest result in their history.

To achieve this, they will have to do what no Coleraine team has done in almost 50 years and win away from home in Europe.

It was back in September 1970 when legendary striker Dessie Dickson almost single handedly sunk Kilmarnock.

With the teams tied at 1 1 from the first leg of the then Fairs’ Cup (today’s Europa League), no one gave the Bannsiders a chance, especially as they trailed 2 0 at half time.

But a remarkable hat trick in just 12 minutes at Rugby Park stunned the hosts and booked the men from the Showgrounds a place in the next round.

Dickie’s first came from a Johnny McCurdy pass, the equaliser from a Shaun Dunlop cross and the winner when Mullan back headed a corner into his path.

No one who was in Scotland that night to witness the remarkable win will ever forget that memorable night.

Could Oran Kearney’s team somehow add their names to the history books?

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Coleraine man, married to Tracy. Former Chronicle Sports Editor and writer for the old Saturday Night sports paper and Belfast Telegraph/Sunday Life. Has travelled and reported on Coleraine FC on several of their European ties over the years.
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