The Road to Hampden, Round 4: Stranraer F.C.

BY MARK GODFREY

Our Scottish Cup journey rolls on apace with two rounds taking place in November. The third round, which saw us highlight Junior club Auchinleck Talbot, was packed with drama. Their first game against Stranraer at Stair Park ended 2-2 after the hosts from Dumfries and Galloway bagged an injury time equaliser to force a replay in Ayrshire. The second meeting at Talbot’s Beechwood Park had just as many talking points. The League 1 club were two goals up by half time thanks to the previous week’s saviour, Jamie Longworth. But Auchinleck stubbornly fought back to parity in the second period with goals by Latta and Gormley. As the tie looked destined for extra time, Grant Gallagher broke Auchinleck hearts with a winner just two minutes from the final whistle.

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So, having briefly championed Auchinleck for one round of the competition, we switch our allegiance yet again, to…

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