There won't be many people who've enjoyed a wet Sunday in Birmingham quite as much as Stevenage and Dean Campbell.

The quiet Scotsman came off the bench in the 63rd minute with Boro trailing 1-0 at Villa Park in the FA Cup third round.

His day suddenly sprung into life a little more than 20 minutes later as he first won the penalty that brought the League Two side level before thumping a low drive inside the near post on 90 minutes to send Stevenage and their 3,000-plus travelling fans into a frenzy.

But it was the presence of a small number in the crowd that thrilled him the most.

"The best part about it is my mum and dad came down from Scotland and my girlfriend is here so for them to experience that moment with me, it’s a really good feeling," he said.

"I’m buzzing with that. It’s an incredible moment and obviously the best I’ve had in my career so far.

"The celebrations were amazing, what a group we have. 

"The gaffer has managed to put together a group of really top guys and the feeling was shared at the end. 

"Everyone earned that, everyone deserved the win and I’m just proud of everyone." 

His introduction was part of Steve Evans' plan to try and turn Aston Villa and put them on the pressure.

And the Boro boss played his own part in the winning goal.

Campbell said: "I heard in the back of my ear the gaffer screaming at me to go and get the corner. 

"When I looked up I saw I had a lot of space and it was just about focusing on getting a good connection on it and if it goes in, it goes in. 

"I’ve struck it really well and I’m buzzing that it has gone in.

"The lads dug deep incredibly for the first 60 minutes, they were absolutely brilliant. 

"Villa are very good, very technical and passed it really well. 

"The gaffer just wanted me to go on and try and make some passes, turn them when we can and get us up the pitch. 

"That led to winning the penalty and then the corner." 

The midfielder, on-loan from Aberdeen, is not a regular by any stretch but his goal has written his name into Stevenage folklore forever.

That is something that made him smile.

"It’s the ups and downs of football," he said. "Some weeks you don’t play and you’re really disappointed but I’ve worked really hard and when I get my opportunities, I’ve got to make the most of it. 

"Having moments like that is what all the hard work behind the scenes is for."

The level-headedness of the 21-year-old shone through though when he said the focus had to be put elsewhere very quickly.

He said: "It’s amazing but we just have to keep grinding away. We’ve still got a long way to go to our objectives for the season. 

"We’ll enjoy this but get back on it in the week and get ready for Harrogate. 

"We went into the game with absolutely nothing to lose. The pressure was all on Villa. 

"We just had to work as hard as we can, enjoy it and if we got something out of it then we’ll take it. 

"It’s an incredible win."

He did though turn one eye towards the fourth round, the draw prior to kick-off sending Boro to Championship Stoke City.

"Stoke will be another very difficult tie but we’ve just got to go there with the same attitude and hope we can take another scalp," said Campbell.