Players can become heroes

MORE than 20 years ago a previously postponed league fixture took place at Brockville.

The then mighty Dunfermline had come to town expecting victory as they looked to continue their push for promotion from the B&Q First Division.

But, for over half of the 9200 supporters that packed the terraces on March 7, 1989, little did they know they would witness a match which would eventually become part of Falkirk folklore.

Goals from Derek McWilliams, Paul Rutherford, Sammy McGivern and Stuart Burgess without reply brought the Pars back down to earth with an almighty bang.

That humbling of their rivals from across the Forth became known as 'Super Tuesday' ... now Falkirk have a chance to write another famous chapter in the club's history.

It couldn't have been scripted any better. The Bairns secured their place in this Sunday's Scottish Cup semi-final by seeing off Queen of the South, Hearts and Inverness.

Dunfermline, meanwhile, after wins over Clyde and Airdrie United, took Aberdeen to a replay at Pittodrie Stadium.

When they won 4-2 on penalty kicks, the celebrations up north were echoed around Falkirk, albeit for a very different reason – two sets of supporters who love to hate each other would see their teams do battle at Hampden Stadium for a place in Scotland's premier cup final – and possibly a foray into European competition.

And this weekend the Bairns can become heroes just like the players of yesteryear continue to be today.

So dig out your scarves, pull on your Falkirk jerseys and make your way to the National Stadium – this is an occasion not to be missed for in 20 years from now you could well still be saying "I was there on Super Sunday".