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League Two round-up: Albion open up a four-point lead

League Two leaders Stirling Albion now enjoy a four-point cushion at the summit following a 3-1 victory at second-placed Montrose.

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David Goodwillie's through ball set up the winner for Clyde. Picture: Kenny Smith/SNS

League Two round-up: David Goodwillie helps sink leaders

League Two leaders Stirling Albion dropped their first points of the season in a thrilling 3-2 defeat to Clyde at Forthbank.

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Berwick Rangers let their supporters know shortly before kick-off. Picture: SNS

Berwick Rangers: No Twitter updates as media team at Creamfields

Berwick Rangers have apologised in advance for the lack of social media updates from today’s fixture with Cowdenbeath - because their media team are away to Creamfields for the weekend.

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Darren Smith opened the scoring for Stirling Albion

League Two round-up: Stirling Albion keep 100 per cent record

Early pacesetters Stirling Albion kept up their 100 per cent start to the league season with a comfortable 2-0 victory over bottom side Edinburgh City who remain without a point. Darren Smith set the dominant league leaders on their way, finishing off a slick break in the 31st minute.

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Hibs fans sold-out their allocation at Ibrox. Picture: SNS/Rob Casey

Record number of fans attend SPFL matches in opening two weeks

A record number of football fans, nearly quarter of a million, have attended 2 games throughout the SPFL during the first two weekends of the new league season.

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Stirling Albion's Darren Smith opened the scoring. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

League Two round-up: Smiths to the fore for rampant Stirling

Stirling Albion stand top of League Two after making it two wins from two with a comfortable 4-0 thrashing of Berwick Rangers at Forthbank.

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The SPFL were the victims of online fraud. Picture: John Devlin

SPFL warn against fraud after £18k stolen online

The Scottish Professional Football League has warned clubs to protect themselves from online hackers.

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Lewis Allan pulled one back for Edinburgh City. Picture: Neil Hanna

League Two round-up: Peterhead leave it late

Title favourites Peterhead grabbed another injury-time winner as they opened their promotion campaign in dramatic style with a 2-1 victory at Annan Athletic.

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Simon Ferry is optimistic about Peterheads promotion chances after their Betfred Cup campaign. Picture: SNS.

Ferry sheds a burden as he hands over the Peterhead armband

Simon Ferry has relinquished the captain’s armband at Peterhead, but will not hide from his responsibility to play a leading role in returning Jim McInally’s side to Ladbrokes League 1 at the first attempt.

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Ralph Topping is stepping down as chairman of the SPFL. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Interview: Ralph Topping on visiting Ibrox with a priest

Given he was instrumental in William Hill, where he rose to chief executive from part-time shop employee, sponsoring the Scottish Cup, and bearing in mind his unpaid stretch as chairman of the SPFL, which officially ends next month, few could accuse Ralph Topping of not putting a lot into Scottish football.

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Ralph Topping says the SPFL has taken the best possible legal advice. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

SPFL’s Ralph Topping stands firm amid title stripping calls

Outgoing SPFL chairman Ralph Topping is confident the organisation can withstand attempts from clubs and fans to question the validity of titles won by Rangers following last week’s Supreme Court verdict in the Big Tax Case.

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Murdoch MacLennan will replace Ralph Topping as the new independent non-executive chairman of the Scottish Professional Football League.
 Picture: Geoff Pugh for the Telegraph

Media man Murdoch MacLennan is appointed new SPFL chairman

Murdoch MacLennan has been appointed as the new chairman of the Scottish Professional Football League.

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Stephen Craigan recently called for Scottish football making the switch. Picture: PA

Poll: Should Scottish football switch to summer football?

The latest struggles by some of our clubs in Europe has reignited the summer football debate once more. Vote in our poll to have your say on the matter.

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Neil Doncaster hailed the new deal. Picture: Ian Rutherford

SPFL announce ‘new and improved’ deal with BBC Alba

The SPFL have announced a “new and improved” deal with BBC Alba which will see the broadcaster show games from each of the four league divisions over the next three seasons.

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Rumour Mill: McInnes to become a Mackem | Hibs target strike duo | Celtic improve Hayes bid

Sunderland have stepped up their pursuit of Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes, Hibs wants Louis Moult and Greg Stewart to replace Jason Cummings and Celtic make cash plus player bid for Jonny Hayes.

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Rangers' colt team took part in the past season's Irn-Bru Cup. Picture: SNS/Ross Parker

SPFL consider introducing colt teams into league system

The SPFL has confirmed that it is in discussion with clubs regarding the introduction of colt teams into the league pyramid.

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Michael and Ross Dunlop signed in a local McDonald's. Picture: AFP/Getty

Scottish side complete double signing in local McDonald’s

Stenhousemuir have completed the signing of Albion Rovers duo Michael Dunlop and Ross Dunlop - after the brothers put pen to paper in a local McDonald’s restaurant.

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Forfar players celebrate promotion to Ladbrokes League One. Pic: SNS/Gary Hutchison

Peterhead 1 - 5 Forfar Athletic (Agg 2-7): The Loons promoted

Forfar Athletic earned promotion to League One with an emphatic 5-1 defeat of Peterhead, giving them a 7-2 aggregate win.

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Cowdenbeath's Liam Henderson celebrates the winning penalty to keep the club in the SPFL. Pic: SNS/Roddy Scott

Cowdenbeath 1 - 1 East Kilbride (agg 1-1, 5-3 pens): Cowden retain SPFL status

Cowdenbeath retained their SPFL status with a penalty shoot-out defeat of East Kilbride, in what may be the most important win in the club’s history.

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