Britain’s worst football team has ended an 840-day winless streak.
After waiting 73 games for the sweet taste of victory, Scottish side Fort William beat Nairn County 5-2 in the North of Scotland Cup.
After a run of four long seasons without a win, including the last Highlands League campaign when they finished with a minus 221 goal difference, Fort William finally earned a win.
Jack Brown, Roddy Kennedy, Harry Nicolson, Donald Morrison and an own goal were on the scoresheet on an historic night at Claggan Park.
A great night at Claggan Park tonight. An Unbelievable feeling🧡
We would like to thank everyone who came along to Claggan Park tonight.
And we would like to thank everyone online, around the world who have celebrated with us. Your support doesn’t go unnoticed.
— Fort William FC (@FortWilliamFC) July 31, 2019
The club’s account tweeted: “Unbelievable stuff.
"A great night at Claggan Park tonight. An unbelievable feeling. We would like to thank everyone who came along to Claggan Park tonight.
"And we would like to thank everyone online, around the world who have celebrated with us. Your support doesn't go unnoticed."
Scottish Premier League support
Clubs in the Scottish Football League were keen to express their support for Fort William.
Premier League side Livingston and Championship side Inverness Caledonian Thistle both tweeted their congratulations.
@FortWilliamFC congratulations on breaking the duck and enjoy the night 🍾
— Livingston FC (@LiviFCOfficial) July 31, 2019
Heartfelt congratulations to @FortWilliamFC on an emphatic victory after a 840 day wait. A great story of perseverance and dedication. No matter how many times they got knocked down, they dusted themselves down and went again. Good luck moving forward!https://t.co/lN5tWvXz8N
— Ian Blackford (@IanBlackfordMP) August 1, 2019
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