Tiny Darvel remind us of the joy of the ultimate cup shock – now bring on the world pie title

His club may have pulled off one of the biggest shocks in Scottish Cup history on Monday night, but Darvel owner John Gall has his sight on an even bigger prize on

Tuesday. Gall spent much of Monday night replying to 300 congratulatory text messages but has no more time to dwell on a 1-0 victory over Aberdeen in the fourth round of the

competition.  The morning after he was off to defend his title as the world champion at the Scotch pie awards. In truth he sounded as energised by this as Darvel’s

forthcoming fifth round fixture against Falkirk. “It’s the big pie awards today,” he told the BBC. “Hopefully I can hang on to my title as world champion Scotch piemaker,

which I won last year. “The pies were judged in the last month and today we get the results of who’s made the best one. My star pie is a famous Kilmarnock pie, it’s a steak

and gravy pie.” The excitement continues for Gall after watching his side turn over Scottish Premiership stalwarts Abderdeen, the team of Sir Alex Ferguson, Gordon Strachan

and Eoin Jess. Last weekend’s Cup fixtures progressed much as expected, congratulations to all predicting wins for both Celtic AND Rangers, until Monday night and one of the

biggest Cup shocks since the invention of open-topped vessels used to hold liquids for drinking. Darvel is a town previously best known as the birthplace of penicillin

inventor Sir Alexander Fleming, or a good place to stop if you wish to break up the punishing 36-minute drive between Strathaven and Kilmarnock.