MICHAEL Pook was part of the last Town squad to battle its way through to the last eight of the FA Youth Cup.

Although he had already had a taste of first-team action, by the time Viv Busby's men exited the competition, the midfielder was still very much part of the under 18 set up.

The 2003-4 campaign proved a memorable one for both first team and youth team, albeit both fell short of the respective prizes they were chasing.

Town's youngsters had graced the FA Youth Cup final in 1964, where they were beaten over two legs by a Manchester United side containing George Best.

However, the 2003-4 campaign saw the club on the trophy trail once again with the Busby Babes in Swindon colours this time.

Town opened up with a first round 5-0 thrashing of Yeovil at the County Ground.

Pook was one of those on target, with Lance Lewis banging in two as the Glovers were brushed aside.

A trip to Wycombe Wanderers in round two saw Town have to come from behind to earn a 4-2 win.

Town trailed 2-0 before goals from Chris Taylor and Luke Garrard sent the tie into extra-time.

Leigh Mills made it 3-2 for Town before another Lewis goal sealed victory.

Chesterfield were the visitors to Wiltshire in round three and were duly thumped 4-1. David Stroud put Town in front before Lewis doubled the advantage.

Chesterfield pulled a goal back before Chris Taylor fired home to make it 3-1. James Hambidge finished things off to make it four.

A 1-0 win saw off Cardiff in round four and teed up a fifth round meeting with Cambridge United at the County Ground.

Lewis scored the only goal of the game to hand Town a quarter-final tip to Crewe Alexandra.

Sadly, this is where the dream ended with the home side eventually running out 3-0 victors.