A cotton mill owner in working-class Darwen hires two star Scottish footballers to join the local team in hopes of competing for the FA Cup title.
As Fergus brings new life to the football club, emotions run high when a wage cut is imposed at the mills. Arthur makes a new connection in Darwen.
Fergus faces a gut-wrenching decision that could affect his relationships in Darwen. Arthur's new outlook rankles his posh friends and family.
Martha gets difficult news. Arthur and Alma make a grim discovery. Fergus struggles in his new role, and a match in Blackburn ends in chaos.
A guilt-stricken Fergus gets shocking news from Martha. Walsh and Cartwright make a pact. The FA takes drastic action without Arthur's input.
Fergus heads to London to make an appeal to the FA. Arthur pleads with his friends to act for the good of the game as the FA Cup Final approaches.