Championship

Championship

Dundee United 2 - 2 Dumbarton: Sons all but secure status

Stevie Aitken, the Dumbarton manager, hailed his players as they all but clinched their place in the Championship for next season.

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Stephen Dobbie scored twice for Queen of the South.  Picture: Michael Gillen.

Falkirk 2 - 2 Queen of the South: Peter Houston is unhappy

Peter Houston insisted Falkirk will not deserve to finish second if they defend as poorly again in their final league match of the season.

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St Mirren players celebrate the victory that ensures they can no longer finish bottom of the league.  Photograph: Bill Murray/SNS

St Mirren 5 - 0 Raith Rovers: Buddies nearer great escape

This was quite simply a demolition job by St Mirren. They flattened fellow strugglers Raith in every sense with a performance that would have been worthy of champions let alone a side battling to beat the drop as their remarkable resurgence under Jack Ross continues.

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Hibernian's Jason Cummings celebrates his goal with David Gray. Pic: SNS/Roddy Scott

Ian McCall calls on Ayr to use Hibs’ Scottish Cup win as inspiration

It was the end of the road for Hibernian who hope they won’t be back at grounds like this for quite some considerable time. For Ayr United, occupants of the perfectly charming Somerset Park, it looked awfully like the end of the Championship.

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Dunfermline's Nicky Clark was on target again. Picture: Ross Parker

Dunfermline Athletic 3 - 1 Morton: Pars eye mid-table finish

Dunfermline sent their fans home happy for the summer as they recorded a victory that keeps them on course for fifth place in their first year back in the SPFL Championship.

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Hibernian's Jason Cummings rises high to put his side in front at Ayr. Pic: SNS/Roddy Scott

Ayr United 0 - 4 Hibs: Champions leave Ayr on cusp of relegation

Hibs underlined the gulf between the top and bottom of the Championship table as they steamrollered sorry Ayr United at Somerset Park.

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Championship Player of the Year nominees John McGinn and Jason Cummings have been told that Hibs will decide when they are sold - not them. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Neil Lennon fires warning to Jason Cummings and John McGinn

Hibs manager Neil Lennon has warned Jason Cummings and John McGinn that they are going nowhere unless another team makes an offer the newly promoted club can’t refuse.

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Lewis Stevenson says Hibs are determined to rack up some more points before the season ends. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

No pressure for Hibs but Lewis Stevenson aware of stakes

There have been times in the past when Lewis Stevenson won awards and felt the need to apologise for it but the fact he was delighted to be named the Hibernian Players’ Player of the Year last weekend says everything about the way the club’s fortunes have turned in the last couple of years.

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SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster. Picture: SNS

Ladbrokes extend their sponsorship of Scottish Football

Ladbrokes have confirmed that they have extended their sponsorship of Scottish football for another season.

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Darren McGregor can count himself unlucky not to be included. Picture: SNS

The 4 biggest Championship player of the year snubs

The votes have been counted and the nominees announced: this year’s SPFA Scottish Championship Player of the Year award winner will be contested between Jason Cummings and John McGinn, both of Hibs, along with Queen of the South striker Stephen Dobbie and Morton midfielder Ross Forbes.

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John McGinn, right, has been nominated for the second year in succession. Picture: John Devlin

Hibs stars lead Championship player of the year nominees

Hibs duo Jason Cummings and John McGinn have been nominated for SPFA Championship Player of the Year for the second year in succession.

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Hibs manager Neil Lennon said he was 'justified' in his selection. Picture: SNS

Neil Lennon defends decision to make 10 changes to Hibs team

Hibernian manager Neil Lennon last night defended his decision to make ten changes to his team as Raith Rovers left Easter Road empty-handed in their bid to avoid relegation from the Championship.

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James Keatings opens the scoring for Hibs against Raith. He would also bag the winner. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Hibs 3 - 2 Raith: James Keatings wins it for champions

After the shock return of the boyband, Neil Lennon sent out a couple of kids and they were able to reward him with something the more experienced Hibernian players hadn’t been able to achieve all season – a win over Raith Rovers.

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Jadon Sancho, right, holds off Chelsea's Reece James in the recent FA Youth Cup Final First Leg match at The Academy Stadium. Picture: Getty Images

Rumour Mill: Celtic eye Man City starlet | Maddison to Rangers? | Holt wants Hibs deal

Celtic face fight to land highly-rated Manchester City youngster; Rangers linked with ex-Aberdeen loanee James Maddison and Grant Holt reveals he’s keen to stay at Hibs

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Thomas Mikkelsen scores the controversial opening goal. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS

Dundee United 3- 2 St Mirren: Late goal sinks Saints

St Mirren manager Jack Ross was left nursing a sense of injustice as he watched his team’s impressive unbeaten run ended in the most controversial of circumstances.

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Mortons Michael Tidser gets the better of Alan Forrest.  Photograph: Roddy Scott/SNS

Morton 1 - 1 Ayr United: Ton secure a play-off place

Results elsewhere meant that Morton secured a play-off place but, in extending their winless sequence to seven matches, they did little to suggest that they can negotiate a passage into the top tier.

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Nathan Austin, right, heads home Falkirks winner against Dunfermline. Photograph: Ross Parker/SNS

Dunfermline 1- 2 Falkirk: Nathan Austin earns precious win

Meetings between these two sides rarely lack sound or fury, and we certainly got plenty of both in a dramatic second half at East End Park.

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Falkirk's Aaron Muirhead celebrates his penalty as Dunfermline players protest to the referee. Pic: SNS/Ross Parker

Dunfermline fume at penalty award for Hippolyte’s somersault dive

Dunfermline Athletic were left fuming after Falkirk were awarded a penalty following an elborate dive from Myles Hippolyte, which involved a somersault.

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Dumbarton's Robert Thomson celebrates his goal. Picture: Sammy Turner/SNS

Queen of the South 1 - 2 Dumbarton: Gary Naysmith slams team

Gary Naysmith branded Queen of the South’s performance “disgusting” as Dumbarton inched closer to Championship safety.

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Rumour Mill: Foderingham out for Old Firm | Rodgers demands ref apology | Gers team an ‘old banger’

Major blow for Rangers as goalie Wes Foderingham is expected to be ruled out of the semi-final Cup clash against Celtic.

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