RUTHERGLEN GLENCAIRN booked their place in the Scottish Junior Cup semi finals for the first time since the class of 1975 with a stunning victory over Camelon on Saturday.
The Glens - underdogs against the East Region cracks - kept their fairytale run alive with a ruthless 3-1 victory at the Clyde Gateway Stadium.
Goals from Andy Neil, Brett Agnew and Sean McGuire did the damage but veteran duo Stevie Aitchison and Andy McClay were pivotal to the victory after shrugging off injuries which had them both as pre-match doubts.
And delighted manager Willie Harvey said: "It’s the first time Glens have reached this stage since 1975 so that’s a great achievement."
Veteran midfielder McClay reached has reached the semis four times – twice with Maryhill and twice with Pollok – and lost every time.
The former Clyde man said: "It’s a great feeling to be in the semis again and it would be even better to go one step further at last."
Holders Shotts also made it into the last four with a thrilling 5-3 win at Comnock.
Chris Walker opened for Shotts in eight minutes before John Bradford’s penalty restored parity. Andy Scott and Stephen McGuire gave the holders a two-goal cushion only for Bradford and Chris Robertson to level the tie.
But Alan McKenzie netted late on before McGuire wrapped up the win with another penalty.