AS football hysteria grips the Far East, our pictorial trip down Memory Lane this week looks at when the glory days were here in York.

Two of our pictures tell the story of the Minstermen's glorious conquest of the Fourth Division in 1984, when York City beat off challenges from Doncaster Rovers and Reading to top the table - with a record 101 points.

The Fourth Division trophy was presented to skipper Roger Jones by Ian Jones, a member of the Football League Management Committee, and the Evening Press hailed City as "team of the century".

The team won £8,000 for topping the table, and a further £2,000 for finishing as highest scorers.

Hundreds of fans swarmed on to the pitch after they clinched the title, playing Hartlepool, and, as the season ended, the players were taken to a civic reception at the Mansion House by the Lord Mayor of York, in an open-top bus driven by 1950s hero Sid Storey.

Picture two (below) show City's famous FA Cup run of 1985. In the fourth round, the boys put Arsenal to the sword with a Keith Houchen penalty on a frozen pitch at Bootham Crescent. Houchen himself is somewhere beneath the pile of cheering team-mates. City eventually lost out in the next round, in a replay against Liverpool. The picture below left shows police wading in after trouble following the Liverpool match.

- Sharp-eyed readers may note that we pledged last week to run another series of pictures on churches of yesteryear. We hope to continue that series next week.

Updated: 10:23 Friday, June 21, 2002