Dunipace are one of the more intriguing clubs in Scottish football.
Literally a few years back pre Covid, they playing out of two portacabins. Think there might have a brick building/dressing rooms that the local neds decided it was fun to torch. Think the ground was their 4th of 5th pitch over about 50 years. The pitch itself had a slope but not goal mouth to goal mouth but side to side. Think one corner flag spot was three feet higher than the other on the same byeline.
Dunipace had originally been in the Stirlingshire Junior League and when that folded they went West to the Central League although really being in the Greater Falkirk area.
My last memory of them was playing in the West Central Junior Leagues in front of 30 or 40 punters. You couldn't get much lower than that in the Junior football world.
Vague hints about being on a waiting list for a plastic pitch and floodlights. Remember thinking, good luck lads you'll be waiting a long long time on that fairy tale.
Maybe a season or two before the West Region of the Juniors woke up to the pyramid Dunipace slipped quietly away to the EoSFL.
I don't think anyone in the West Region even said goodbye or even noticed they'd left.
Well in the end Dunipace did get their plastic pitch and floodlights.
And into the big Scottish Cup.
So to Dunipace I'll say respect and good wishes.
Fairy tales do sometimes come true.