TERRY DOLAN made it a full top-flight debut to remember as Town tamed Wolves.
The former Bradford Park Avenue midfielder fired an 85th-minute equaliser to clinch the 2-2 draw which rewarded a battling display.
Going into a Molineux contest watched by a 21,498 crowd which included England manager Sir Alf Ramsey, the omens weren't good.
Ian Greaves' men had beaten pacesetters Derby County 2-1 at Leeds Road the week before to climb to six places off the foot of Division I.
But Molineux had never been a happy hunting ground for Town, who hadn't won there since 1938 and had lost 12 times in 14 league visits.
And Wolves, managed by former Town player Bill McGarry, were on real roll.
They had won five on the bounce in all competitions, including the UEFA Cup, and fired 10 goals in their last three league games.
The stars of the West Midlands show had been creative midfielder Mike Bailey and frontline pair Derek Dougan and John Richards.
Experienced Northern Ireland star Dougan and emerging talent Richards were both on target against Town as Wolves fought back after going behind to Jimmy Lawson's first-half strike.
But Dolan, aided by fellow debutant Mick Fairclough, had the last word.
Irish starlet Fairclough, making his first-team bow as a substitute for Brian Mahoney, flicked a Frank Worthington cross into the patch of Dolan, who made no mistake.
Town's opener had come on 28 minutes after they stood firm in the face of an early spell of Wolves pressure.
Bailey made a rare slip with a careless pass and Dolan, whose big chance had come because of a foot injury to Steve Smith, swept the ball upfield, wrongfooting the home defence and allowing Lawson to slot the ball past Phil Parkes.
Dougan, who had glanced a first-half header against the Town bar, levelled after 62 minutes.
David Wagstaffe swung over a corner and from an untidy melee, Dougan forced the ball home, apparently off his shoulder. Right-back Dennis Clarke made a valiant effort to clear, but it was ruled that the ball had crossed the line.
Wolves were in front a quarter of an hour later when goalkeeper David Lawson was unable to hold a cross by Kenny Hibbitt (like Dolan, a former Bradford Park Avenue player) and Richards flicked the ball home.
With just 13 minutes remaining, it seemed Wolves were in line for a sixth straight victory, but Town had other ideas.
In the Central League fixture between the clubs' Reserve sides at Leeds Road, John Dungworth earned Town a 1-0 win with a well-taken 30th-minute shot from a Bobby Hoy corner.