Gordonians hope their green pies get the green light this weekend as they try to play their Scottish Cup tie against the Green Machine at the second time of asking.
The Aberdeen club will face Premiership Division 1 side Hawick for the first time in 29 years – if the fourth round tie gets the go-ahead.
Gordonians beat their opponents 26-13 in their last meeting in October 1980 and, with five divisions now separating the sides, matches between the two are rare.
To mark the occasion, the pies, specially coloured green in Hawick’s honour, were ordered for the game last month and, having been frozen due to the postponement, Gordonians will decide today whether to defrost them for tomorrow’s game.
President Chris Snape said: “I’d like to reassure everyone the pies are green by design, not by accident.
“We wanted to mark the occasion of facing Hawick again by having specially made green pies, courtesy of JG Ross of Inverurie, but we had to freeze them all when the game was postponed in January.
“Our treasurer, Graeme McKay, and his wife, Christine, have become pie supremos following the call-off by keeping the pies in their freezer.
“It looks as though they may have to keep them under lock and key for a while longer yet due to the weather, but we’ll have to make a decision the day before the game.”
Should the game go ahead following a pitch inspection today, the Scottish Cup tie will be played at Countesswells, as opposed to the old venue of Seafield where the win was recorded.
Snape said: “It will be a little different but the team talk will be the same and I shall be urging our guys to get into the game right from the start, as I did as captain in 1980. We denied them possession that day and the aim will be the same on Saturday.”
Ten players from the 1980s win will be present.
Of the class of 2009, captain and flanker Keith Wildridge is unfit and will miss the match in an otherwise unchanged side from the one which won at Grangemouth.