Dumbarton vs Inverness – Challenge Cup Final

The drums were going, the flags were placed, the stage was set.

Over 2000 Dumbarton fans travelled up to Perth to see the Challenge Cup final. Meeting us there, would be an Inverness side, hoping to repeat the scenes from their Challenge Cup win in 2004 and their Scottish Cup win in 2015.

For Dumbarton, this was bigger than a diddy cup final, it was our first final in over 100 years. Our last cup final has skipped at least one generation. This was for them.

From our league positions this was anyone’s game. As Dumbarton fans waited patiently to find out if Liam Burt or Dimitris Froxylias would make it back from their internationally call ups in time, tension began to build.

Word spread slowly. Both had landed safely, it would be a race against time. Meanwhile, the fans began to sing, drink pints and share stories. Many reflecting…

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"Although she may be but little she is fierce." Wife, explorer and a big fan of people, adventures, faith and live music. Avid comic book fan, book nerd, Pokémon trainer and side-scroller lover. Violin and drum player by day - ice hockey fan by night.

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