IT didn’t take much to rattle Vinnie Jones but in 1998 the Wimbledon hardman went nuts in a third round clash at Selhurst Park.

Steve Dunn - a top flight referee at the time - ruled out what The Wombles thought was a stoppage-time winner.

But the man in black claimed he’d blown his whistle before Marcus Gayle’s effort crossed the line.

The third round tie ended 0-0 with the replay at The Racecourse a real end-to-end classic. Karl Connolly scored twice for Wrexham but so did Michael Hughes for The Dons, who won 3-2.

For Hughes revenge was sweet as he’d been in the West Ham team humiliated by Brian Flynn’s cup warriors 12 months earlier.

Bryan Hughes scored in a 1-1 draw at a snowbound Racecourse with Kevin Russell grabbing the only goal in the Upton Park replay as the Reds went all the way to the quarter-finals again.

Darren Ferguson and Robin Gibson were Wrexham’s heroes in the 2000 competition as third round ties were played in December 1999.

The Reds beat a Middlesbrough side that include Paul Gascoigne 2-1 - the last time the club reached round four.

They lost 3-1 at Derby in 2007, were beaten by the same scoreline at Stoke in 2015 and suffered penalty shoot-out heartache against Brighton at The Racecourse in 2012.

Adrian Cieslewicz’s goal earned a 1-1 draw on the south coast and Andy Morrell’s brilliant curler was the highlight of a 1-1 draw in the replay. But the penalty shoot-out ended in tears for Reds supporters.