Stenhousemuir 2-2 ‘Stenhousemuir’: Dumbarton forced to wear opponents’ old away kit

A Scottish League One club were forced to borrow their opponents’ old away kit in order to fulfil the fixture following a mix-up on Saturday.

Dumbarton travelled to Stenhousemuir with their red and white away strip, not realising it would clash with the bottom side’s traditional maroon kit. 

But after the gaffe was spotted by officials, the visitors had to change into Stenny’s light blue and white striped shirts from the 2017-18 campaign.  

The odd situation didn’t appear to affect Dumbarton as they battled to a 2-2 draw at Ochilview Park despite their unfamiliar look. 

Jim Duffy’s men also donned light blue socks and black shorts for the fixture, in which they twice fought back to earn a point. 

Ross Forbes netted two free-kicks as Dumbarton avoided defeat away from home for the first time since September.  

Harry Paton and Mark McGuigan had twice given Stenhousemuir the lead, but they could not hold on for what would have been a crucial victory in their battle against relegation.

The kit mix-up was far from the first incident of its kind in British football.

A number of clubs have been forced to borrow attire from their opponents over the years.

Chelsea played in a Coventry City kit back in 1997 after they failed to bring their away strip and it was deemed their home shirt clashed with the hosts’. 

Hull borrowed white shorts from Newcastle in 2008 after the referee said their all-grey kit would clash with the Magpies’ strip during a Premier League fixture at St James’ Park. 

Brighton were forced to wear Leicester’s third kit in January 2009 due to a clash of colours. 

Gillingham have twice been forced to don the kits of their opponents, firstly against Millwall in 2001 after failing to bring their away strip and secondly in 2009, when their strip failed to arrive for a game away at Leyton Orient.

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