Motion ref. S6M-07624
Darvel FC Victory in Scottish Cup Fourth Round
Submitted by: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Supported by: Clare Adamson, Jeremy Balfour, Neil Bibby, Miles Briggs, Donald Cameron, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Annabelle Ewing, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Craig Hoy, Bill Kidd, Fulton MacGregor, Ruth Maguire, Roz McCall, Stuart McMillan, Carol Mochan, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Alexander Stewart, Paul Sweeney, David Torrance, Annie Wells
That the Parliament congratulates current West of Scotland Football League Premier Division leaders Darvel FC on what it sees as the team's historic victory against Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen FC during the fourth round match of the Scottish Cup, played at Recreation Park in Darvel; considers that the 1-0 win, which has been described as one of the biggest upsets in the 149-year history of the Scottish Cup, is a testament to the talent and effort of both the team and management, in what it considers has been a superb season for Darvel FC; commends Jordan Kirkpatrick for what it sees as his now iconic goal, which has cemented Darvel FC’s place in Scottish Cup history; recognises what it sees as the passion and dedication shown by the club’s supporters and the wider Darvel community, and wishes Darvel FC continued success as they progress in the competition.