DARVEL gave Aberdeen fans a night to forget in Ayrshire – but one Dons fan netted a memorable win.
The lucky punter had £10 staked on a multi-match accumulator across the Scottish Cup weekend – and returned a bumper profit.
The 1-0 win was one of the biggest cup upsets in the competition history.[/caption]
Darvel partied after the shock result – but face Arthurlie on Saturday.[/caption]
What’s more he revealed the bet only came in BY MISTAKE.
Jordan Kirkpatrick’s winner and the shock result at Recreation Park was the final leg in the roll-up and came up trumps at 33/1.
And it led to a bittersweet evening for Dons supporter Darren Mackie – who shares his name with a former Pittodrie favourite.
After listing wins for the Premiership sides in their ties across the fourth round the West of Scotland League side stood out on the coupon as the only team with odds against.
William Hill priced the ambitious minnows at 33/1 – and Dons diehard Mackie popped them in the pot BY ACCIDENT alongside Celtic and Dundee United who were each 1/50 ON and fellow favourites Kilmarnock and Livingston.
Outside Darvel, Motherwell were the largest price in the gamble at 13/20.
Mackie revealed his mistake on social media on Sunday but would have lost £2 had he cashed out and corrected his mistake.
It proved to be an excellent error and he stuck with it to net £833.07 profit.
Vowing to spend his winnings at Aberdeen lap-dancing club Private Eyes, he wrote: “Just been checking my Hills account and I’ve mistakenly backed Darvel I’m either a tenner down or I’m going to have the time of my life in private eyes.”
But revealing his mixed emotions at the embarrassing defeat for his team he admitted he was still ‘Gutted’ at full-time – but he posted another clip of his winning slip and described it as “magic”.
At 33/1 the Ayrshire club were given no hope by the bookmakers and some higher prices were even available.
But Mick Kennedy’s side held off their Premiership opponents to pull off the stunning upset.
A whopping 56 places separated the sides on the SPFL league ladder but while Aberdeen were abysmal Darvel couldn’t contain their delight as they partied on the pitch at full-time.
Jordan Kirkpatrick’s first-half opener proved the winner and set up a last 16 tie with 2015 finalists Falkirk next month.
And the strike put under-pressure Jim Goodwin on the brink with irate Aberdeen fans calling for his dismissal.
But the Dons boss has pleaded for time to turn things around at Pittodrie.