Cumnock JUNIORS FC have raised £1,000 for the club by taking a virtual trip down memory lane to recreate their first Scottish Junior Cup victory.

To mark 41 years since Cumnock Juniors FC beat Boness United 1-0 at Hampden in 1979, the team decided to relive the momentous day through its social media channels – from kick off to the final whistle.

Cumnock Juniors tweeted a live commentary of the game as if it was happening in real time, uploading old archive photos taken professionally on the day to capture every goal, tackle and foul.

Alan Orr, Cumnock Juniors FC Commercial Manager, said: “We decided it would be a great idea to relive that game. We kicked off at 3pm and waited until the goal was scored to really relive it when it happened.

“On our website we featured professional photographs which captured that day back in 1979 as well as the celebrations which took place when the team brought the cup back to Cumnock.

“All the pictures were taken during the game but a couple of committee members transferred others on to a disc, too. They’re brilliant photos. I sat on the Friday night and selected around 50 and then on Saturday we uploaded different ones as the ‘game’ progressed.

“We had ones of the team lining up before the game, the captains shaking hands and incidents throughout the game. Some supporters had kept memorabilia from that game, too, so that was really special.”

Cumnock Juniors have set up a profile on which lets supporters make a donation to their desired club during the COVID-19 crisis. The club’s virtual throwback to ’79 was a real success, and it may not be the last.

Alan said: “People of all ages donated and enjoyed the day, people from 70 to 30 and in their mid-20s, women and kids, too.

“Donateaticket is an ongoing thing but we won the Scottish cup again 10 years later so a couple of supporters are saying to do it for ’89. We will see.”


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