The Highland League side belied their part-time status – and the fact they had not played a competitive match in 10 weeks due to the coronavirus shutdown – to overcome the Championship champions-elect at Dudgeon Park.
Their 2-1 victory secured a famous and historic night for a Brora side who remain determined to reach the SPFL via the pyramid system, but also a dark one for the Tynecastle outfit, who have been subjected to tidal wave of criticism from their own fans, with manager Robbie Neilson branding the result “embarrassing”.
The best result in Brora’s history will undoubtedly go down as Hearts’ worst, but where does it rank among the 10 greatest giant-killings in Scottish Cup history?
5. Fraserburgh 1 Dundee 0 - Jan, 1959
Top-flight Dundee were three years away from winning the Scottish title. But against the Broch they were victims of arguably the greatest Scottish Cup shock to that point. Fraserburgh scored just a minute before the interval through Johnny Strachan, and hung on for their most famous victory.
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6. Stenhousemuir 2 Aberdeen 0 - Feb, 1995
Even in a season when the Pittodrie side battled with relegation this came as a major surprise. Just the week before, Aberdeen had beaten Rangers. But two goals from dairy farmer Tommy Steele eased Terry Christie's team into the last eight.
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7. Albion Rovers 1 Motherwell 0, Nov 2013
The Wee Rovers stunned their Lanarkshire rivals with a 93rd minute winner from Gary Phillips at Cliftonhill. Rovers were sitting third bottom of League Two at the time while Motherwell went on to finish second in the Premiership.
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8. East Fife 2 Hibs 0 - Jan, 1984
It was shock enough when the Fifers held Hibs at Easter Road in the first match, never mind when they went on to win 2-0 in the replay. It was the first time a team from the bottom league had beaten a Premier Division side since reconstruction in 1975. The Bayview side goalscorers were Tom McCafferty and Stevie Kirk.
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