On This Day – Cup Tie Played After 29 Postponements

22-2-1979 On this day in 1979 the Second Round Scottish FA Cup tie between Iverness Thistle and Falkirk was finally played after 29 postponements. The match was originally scheduled for the 6th January, but was delayed for 47 days due to the severe winter. The match was played at 1.30 on a Thursday at Iverness’ Kings Mill ground in front of a crowd of 1,543.

Snow blizzard

Falkirk won the game comfortably thanks to four first half goals by McRoberts, Brown, McCallan and Perry.

Due to the delay Falkirk had to play the Third Round match three days later. Falkirk traveled to Dundee where they lost to a late penalty.




Photo: Taivasalla


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