In the most cobbled together of Hollywood scripts, Brechin City’s band of part-time lovable rogues have just one game remaining in the Championship season to avoid the ignominy of not winning a fixture in the entire league campaign.
It was a goal that sent one set of fans into delirium and another into deepest doom and gloom.
Brechin City will have to wait until the final day of the season to face a team with nothing left to play for.
Declan McManus spent last season trying all he could to avoid the play-offs - but is desperate to see Dunfermline seal their place this afternoon.
Dundee United manager Csaba Laszlo congratulated Scott McDonald on making all the difference at Glebe Park last night.
Brechin City 0 Dundee United 5: Tangerines take giant step towards play-offs as Scott McDonald makes all difference
Scott McDonald helped transform Dundee United into convincing winners at Glebe Park despite only playing one half of the game.
Dunfermline man-of-the-match Fraser Aird revealed after Saturday’s victory over Brechin that he had won a tidy sum betting on the Grand National, but the race that he’s even more interested in at the moment is the one at the top of the Championship.
Lee Robinson has urged Dunfermline to treat this afternoon’s clash with basement boys Brechin City as the biggest game of their lives as they chase their promotion dream.
Brechin City boss Darren Dods believes his side have been using bows and arrows against teams equipped with machine guns this season.
Tom Beadling enjoyed an epic road trip following England's fortunes at Euro 2016 with Falkirk loan star Tommy Robson.