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Team without a prayer wins at last as biggest fan absent

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The Lord works in mysterious ways. Rev Richard Baxter, the Northern Ireland-born chaplain of a Scottish Highland League team, had spent four seasons waiting for his club to score a victory, only to miss the match that ended a 73-game losing run.

It may not have been a miracle triumph but it must have seemed like one for a team which routinely shipped 10-plus goals a game.

It caused an internet sensation and created a sense of euphoria among fans who could hardly recall what a win felt like. The absent Rev Baxter no doubt offered up the odd prayer to help his side. The team is now praying he stays away more often.

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