Larkhall Thistle had a good cup run in 1977, a time that was dominated by the big Ayrshire teams of the day.
8th January 1977
Scottish Cup Third Round
Larkhall Thistle 3 Arniston Rangers 2
22nd January 1977
Scottish Cup Fourth Round
Linlithgow Rose 2 Larkhall Thistle 3
This was an outstanding result for the Jags and one of the most famous victories in their history as they beat the East league giants on their own park. Larkhall’s hero on the day was Alistair Duff who scored all three of the goals.
12th February 1977
Scottish Cup Fifth Round
Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 4 Larkhall Thistle 1
Thistle travelled to play Roy Roy in the last 16 of the Scottish Cup, a game that the Jags lost 4-1. The home team had themselves lost 4-1 in their previous game to lowly Carluke in the Dryburgh Cup, a major shock at the time and Thistle looked to be going into the game with every chance of winning. The game was marred by crowd trouble which caused a six minute hold up in the second half. See photo
Scorers for Rob Roy were Frew 2, Ward and Lochrie, Thistle’s goal was scored by Duff.