Record win is on the cards for Bairns

Kevin James lifts the Cup in 2004
Kevin James lifts the Cup in 2004

Falkirk will officially create history on Sunday if they lift the Ramsdens Cup.

In previous years the competition has had a variety of incarnations and names, including the B&Q Cup, the Bell’s cup, SFL Challenge Cup and last year, the Alba Challenge Cup.

Since the competition started in 1990 Falkirk have lifted the trophy three times - the same amount as Airdrieonians.

After the Diamonds’ demise and resurrection as Airdrie United, the new company has also won the trophy once laying claim to a Lanarkshire quadruple.

However, Falklrk can be the first Scottish League club to lift the trophy four times if they defeat Hamilton on Sunday.

The Accies have won the trophy twice, and could equal the record for most wins if they are successful. But Billy Reid’s side haven’t won it since 1992.

Sunday’s match will be decided in extra-time and on penalties if required - as seven finals have previously.

The Bairns’ 1993 win holds the record final attendance with 13,763.