Alex Schalk hands Ross County fairytale finish over Hibernian

13 March 2016 05:42
For now, the Highlands can brand itself as the alternative capital of Scottish football. Just 10 months after Inverness Caledonian Thistle lifted the Scottish Cup, Ross County’s fairytale journey from the Highland League is complete. County, who hail from a town with population of little more than 5,000, laughed in the face of supposed status once again by defeating Hibernian to claim the League Cup. Scotland’s major knockout silverware can thereby be located three hours from Glasgow, in locations once completely snubbed by the professional game.Any portrayal of County the club as small-time country bumpkins would be unfair. They have, after all, been a top-flight team since 2012 and eliminated Celtic in the semi-final of this competition. And yet, their journey to reach this position has been quite extraordinary, from the point of competing merely as a prominent – as opposed to dominant – team in the Highland League as recently as 1994. Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian