A club dubbed Britain’s “worst professional football team” has ended its 73-game winless streak stretching back 840 days.
Fort William, who reportedly had a minus 221 goal difference last season, stormed to victory with a 5-2 win against Nairn County on Wednesday.
The club called it a “great night” in the race for the North of Scotland cup and thanked fans for showing their support at its Claggan Park ground.
“We would like to thank everyone online, around the world who have celebrated with us,” it added in a statement.
Ahead of the game, which followed a BBC documentary about the club, Fort William midfielder Scott Hunter tweeted: “[The] eyes of the world are on our result tonight.”
Despite having their early lead dashed by a score leveller at half time, the team managed three more goals to end its unlucky streak.
Its decisive win drew praise from some of the big Scottish premier league sides.
Livingston FC tweeted: “Congratulations on breaking the duck and enjoy the night.”
Meanwhile, Inverness Caledonian Thistle posted celebratory clapping emojis.
Ian Blackford, the Scottish National Party’s Westminster leader, also wrote: “Heartfelt congratulations to Fort William FC on an emphatic victory after an 840-day wait.
“A great story of perseverance and dedication.
“No matter how many times they got knocked down, they dusted themselves down and went again. Good luck moving forward!”