Aberdeen crashed out the Scottish Cup today, losing 4-3 to Queen of the South at Hampden Park.
The plucky first division side only turned professional this year and had never played a game on live television. They shouldn't have worried though, as they played the game like they were stars in a movie.
Where else does a plucky first division outfit take the lead four times to slay their more illustrious opponent?
Sadly, the crowd of 24,000 reflected the fact that the game was being shown live on television. Aberdeen is about a three hour drive from the national stadium in Glasgow, and many fans would've been saving their trip for the final in May, but alas it's not to be.
Queen of the South took the lead through Steve Tosh (22). This prompted a response from the SPL side, who drew level through Andrew Considine (36).
1-1 at the break and Queen of the South must have felt they had a chance!
The next 15 minutes was pure cup football!
The Doonhamers retook the lead shortly after half time through Paul Burns (49). Aberdeen then replied four minutes later through Barry Nicholson (53).
QOS were on fire however, and took the lead for the third time thanks to Sean O'Conner (56).
Again the Dons answered the call, this time QOS's lead lasting only three minutes, with Considine (59) getting his second of the game.
Amazingly the Doonhamers simply just waltzed back into the lead a minute later, J Stewart (60) writing his name into the history books.
The fourth and final goal for QOS proved to be the match winner. The previous part timers slayed Goliath and will now line up at Hampden in next months Scottish Cup Final!
Whatever England throws up, we can do better!
Congratulations to Queen of the South!
What a fairytale!
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