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League one round up: Penalty spares Livingston’s blushes

Livingston held their nerve and narrow advantage at the top when a late penalty gave them a 1-0 win over Albion Rovers at Cliftonhill.

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Alloa manager Jim Goodwin had a day to forget, scoring an own goal and then getting sent off. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

League One round up: Bad day for Jim Goodwin

Livingston maintained their position at the top of the table despite falling to a surprise 2-1 home defeat by Peterhead yesterday.

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Mark Wilson's Airdrie denied Brechin the chance to go top with a 1-0 win at the Excelsior Stadium. Picture: John Devlin

League One Round Up: Airdrie win denies Brechin top spot

Brechin City missed the chance to take over at the top of League One when they went down 1-0 at Airdrieonians. In an evenly balanced contest, Adam Brown had an early opportunity for Airdrie, then Andy Ryan almost broke the deadlock shortly before half-time, but Brechin suffered a setback at the start of the second half when Alan Trouten had to go off with a hamstring injury.

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Alloa's Neil Parry in action

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Livingston knocked Alloa off the top of League One with a convincing 3-1 win at Almondvale. Danny Mullen almost gave Livingston an early lead but Neil Parry reacted well to block the ball. The goalkeeper made another superb stop to deny Nicky Cadden. Greig Spence had a chance for Alloa at the start of the second half but he could not find a way through. Livingston moved in front after 55 minutes when Michael Miller scored. Liam Buchanan added the second seven minutes later with a clinical finish before Spence hit a late penalty.

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Alloa manger Jack Ross is quitting to take the St Mirren job. Picture: John Devlin

Jack Ross to leave Alloa and become new St Mirren manager

St Mirren have offered their manager’s job to Jack Ross yesterday afternoon and the Alloa boss has told both the Saints and the Wasps that he will be moving to Paisley.

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Stenhousemuir's Fraser Kerr turned ball into his own net

Wasps wounded by two-goal comeback

Alloa Athletic and Livingston both stumbled at the top of League One.

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Rangers are due to meet Hearts at Tynecastle for the first time since May 2015. Picture: Neil Hanna

11 Scottish football games moved for live TV coverage

BT Sport have decided to broadcast Rangers’ visit to Tynecastle on 21 October, despite the likelihood the game will need rearranged once again due to Rangers’ involvement in the BetFred Cup.

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Jordan Kirkpatrick opened the scoring for Alloa

League 1 round up: Alloa on a high as they rout Rovers

Alloa Athletic kept their 100 per cent record with a strong second-half display to see off Albion Rovers 4-0.

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Spurs look set to sell Dominic Ball, paving the way for Rangers to make an offer for the player. Picture: Getty Images

Rumour Mill: Rangers want Ball | Mallan to Hibs? | Motherwell reject Johnson bid | Rangers anger over kit deal

Rangers on alert as Spurs set to offload Dominic Ball; Hibs linked with Stevie Mallan; Motherwell reject bid for Marvin Johnson and Rangers anger at Puma kit deal with Sports Direct

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The new season is right around the corner, but are the SPFL doing enough to tell us that? Picture: SNS

Continuous failure of SPFL to champion the opening weekend

When our league should be doing everything in its power to market a new season the silence is deafening, writes Duncan McKay

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Hibs are hopeful of landing Israeli international goalkeeper Ofir Marciano on loan. Picture: Getty Images

Rumour Mill: Ofir Marciano to Hibs? | Warburton laughs off van Persie link | UEFA throw out Griffiths ban bid

Hibs linked with Israeli international goalie; Warburton laughs off RVP rumours and UEFA dismiss Astana’s bid to get Leigh Griffiths banned

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Peter Houston criticised his players.

Stirling Albion 1 - 0 Falkirk: Peter Houston hits at players

Peter Houston was in no mood to mince his words after Falkirk’s shock defeat by a fired-up Stirling Albion.

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Happy days for Peterhead as they eye Fonz’s girlfriend’s son

Happy days for Peterhead as they eye Fonz’s girlfriend’s son

Peterhead manager Jim McInally will cast his eye over a number of trialists this weekend, including the son of one of the stars from Happy Days.

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Could Kris Commons be on his way to Easter Road? Picture: Getty Images

Rumour Mill: Kris Commons to Hibs? | 10 arrested over Cup Final chaos | Ashley hits back in Rangers Retail fight

New Hibs boss Neil Lennon lines up Commons swoop; ten arrested in raids linked to Scottish Cup final disorder and Mike Ashley hires top branding lawyer in Rangers retail fight

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Barrie McKay has been excellent for Rangers. Picture: SNS

11 lower league players who could step up to the Premiership

Plundering the lower leagues for the best talent can be a dicey game. For every Andy Robertson there are a handful who struggle badly with the step up in class and these unfortunate souls end up drifting back down from whence they came.

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Ayr United's Iain McCall with his auntie and his mum. Picture: SNS Group

Ayr United 0 - 0 Stranraer: Ayr clinches return to Championship

Greg Fleming was the penalty hero as Ayr clinched their return to the second tier of Scottish football in dramatic fashion.

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David Galt of Queen's Park celebrates his side's third goal. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Clyde 1 - 3 Queen’s Park: David Galt hits Spiders screamer

Queen’s Park have the initiative in the League 1 play-off thanks to Vinnie Berry’s second-half goal which was then complemented with a wonder strike by David Galt in their 3-1 success at Clyde.

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Queen's Park players celebrate their win and applaud their fans

Cowdenbeath 1 - 0 Queen’s Park: Cowdenbeath fall short

Cowdenbeath were last night coming to terms with back-to-back relegations after a 2-0 deficit proved insurmountable in the second leg of the League One play-off semi-final.

Clyde's  Scott Linton, left, and Elgin's Archie McPhee challenge for the ball

Elgin 0 - 2 Clyde: Clyde head for Hampden

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Ayr captain Nicky Devlin celebrates at full time

Ayr 2 - 1 Peterhead: McCall’s pride at Ayr success

Ian McCall, the Ayr manager, praised his players’ approach after they negotiated a potentially tricky afternoon to claim their place in the Championship play-off final.

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