Loons on a high following cup win

Tuesday night’s epic penalty shoot out win over Brechin City in the fourth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup means that the Loons will now entertain Premier League neighbours St. Johnstone in the fifth round.

It is the second season in succession that the Station Park side have reached the last 16 stage of the competition and they are now the only Angus team left.

The tie with Saints is currently scheduled for Saturday, February 8, with a 3 p.m. kick off.

This means that our scheduled SPFL League One fixture that weekend away to Ayr United will be switched to a midweek slot.

However it sets up an astonishing run of fixtures for Dick Campbell’s outfit with now five home games in the course of six weekends.

Stenhousemuir will be the visitors to Station Park on the January 11 followed by Rangers nine days later.

After a short hop over the Tay to tackle East Fife, it’s back home on February 1, with Airdrieonians the visitors. This is then followed by the cup tie and then a visit from Dunfermline Athletic on February 15, on league duty.

A spokesman for Forfar Athletic said: “Without doubt it will be a great spell to savour and hopefully enjoy for all connected with the club from the chairman down to the youngest fan.

“All credit to Dick, Ian and their players for setting it up, with a special mention to the heroes in what was by the end of the night a patched up side who gave every ounce of effort to secure the success over our local rivals on Tuesday.

“The Loons directors were also delighted with the turnout and backing the players received in the cup tie and trust that it will entice many to make a few return trips to Station Park, hopefully starting with another local derby clash on Saturday when the Red Lichties will be in town.”

Click on the video to see Dick Campbell’s post match comments.