ONE of Cowdenbeath FC’s oldest fans has passed away.

Andy Forbes, who followed the Blue Brazil for more than 80-plus years, passed away peacefully in Dunfermline’s Queen Margaret Hospital, after a period of ill-health.

Until his health deteriorated in recent years, Andy remained a season ticket holder, and loved to recall the many great teams, managers and players who wore the blue of Cowdenbeath.

Club secretary and historian, David Allan, said: “Andy’s highlights included the League Cup win over Rangers at Ibrox in 1949, plus promotion to the ‘old’ Division One under manager Andy Matthew, which saw teams such as Hearts, Hibs, Rangers and Celtic visit Central Park, and local derby wins over our neighbours Dunfermline Athletic.

“Proud was an understatement when Andy saw his oldest son become the goalkeeping coach at Central Park, and his grandson Mark sign for Cowdenbeath's U20’s in 2008/09.

“Despite being housebound for the last few years of his life, Andy’s love for the Blue Brazil never waned - the first and only football result Andy looked for on match day was that of Cowdenbeath FC.

“Andy said a final farewell to Central Park on Wednesday morning (March 15) as his funeral cortege went around the track before proceeding onwards.

"Our thoughts and condolences are with the family."