THE coronavirus situation has led to Cowdenbeath postponing their 50th anniversary celebrations of the the Blue Brazil winning promotion to the top tier of the Scottish League.

Skipper Andy Kinnell and his former colleagues were very keen to mark the 50th anniversary of that great side and so approached Cowdenbeath FC to see if a reunion event would be possible.

Cowden's board were absolutely delighted to be approached and there really was no way they would wish to let such a milestone pass without proper commemoration. Many folks rate the Brazil team of 1970 as the best ever but for many locally that accolade well and truly belongs to the Blue Brazil team of 1970!

It was set down for Saturday March 29 but due to the current situation with it has been postponed until the autumn.

Said club director David Allan: "Following discussions between the club and Andy Kinnell and his team-mates, it has been decided that this event will now be postponed and be rescheduled for later this year.

"In the current climate and situation it was felt that this, unfortunately, was the most sensible course to take. We continue to look forward to hosting this event later in 2020."

So the 50th Anniversary Reunion Brunch, which was to be held at Central Park on Sunday March 29, just two days shy of the 50th anniversary of that wonderful 1-0 win over Falkirk which opened the door for promotion.

The boys of 1970 are now looking forward to the day when the re-union will be held and Andy Kinnell, Denis Jack, Jim Taylor, Davie Ross, Davie Cairns, Drew Michie, Jim McArthur, Colin McCullie, Allan Kennedy, Robin Thomson, Jim Moore, Billy Laing and Billy Mullen as well as Derek Matthew (son of Andy Matthew) hope to be there.