League Two

League Two

League Two round-up: Forfar held to 1-1 draw in Angus derby

Leaders Forfar Athletic could only muster a 1-1 draw with struggling Montrose after coming from behind at Links Park.

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Stirling's 3-2 win over Elgin at Borough Briggs gave Dave Mackay a winning start as manager. Picture: Scott Louden

League Two Round Up: Dave Mackay’s Stirling start with win

Dave Mackay saw his managerial career get off to a winning start in the shock of the day as his Stirling Albion side clinched a dramatic 3-2 victory over second-placed Elgin at Borough Briggs.

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Edinburgh City's Dougie Gair scored the all-important winning goal versus Montrose. Picture: Neil Hanna

League Two round up: Edinburgh City record first league win

Despite remaining bottom of League Two, it was an afternoon of historic celebration for Edinburgh City who recorded their first ever victory in Scottish league football with a 1-0 triumph at Montrose.

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Andy Munro was on target.

Loons stay well clear with routine win at Stirling

Forfar Athletic remain five points clear at the top of League Two after a resounding 4-1 victory over Stirling Albion at Station Park.

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Berwick Rangers came from behind to beat Edinburgh City at Meadowbank.

League 2 round-up: Forfar show their mettle

League Two leaders Forfar Athletic twice came from behind to earn a 3-2 victory over Elgin City at Station Park, keeping intact their 100 per cent start to the campaign.

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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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Craig Beattie during his brief spell with Hearts after scoring the winning goal against Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Edinburgh City sign ex-Celtic & Hearts striker Craig Beattie

Edinburgh City have signed former Scotland, Celtic and Hearts striker Craig Beattie ahead of their first season in Ladbrokes League Two.

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Chris Mitchell. Picture: SNS

Obituary: Chris Mitchell, footballer

Born: 21 July, 1988 in Stirling. Died: 6 May, 2016 in Stirling, aged 27.

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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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Douglas Gair (right) celebrates with his team mates after scoring to give Edinburgh City the lead. Picture: SNS

‘My head is spinning’: Edinburgh City return to senior football

A dream came true not only for Edinburgh City yesterday but also for those who have long argued that Scottish football needed to embrace some form of pyramid system to breathe new life into its lower order.

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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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Cowdenbeath manager Colin Nish is seeking to overturn a 2-0 first leg deficit. Picture: Rob Casey/SNS

Cowdenbeath look for edge to catch Spiders

Cowdenbeath need to find an attacking edge at home against Queen’s Park today if they are to recover from a 2-0 defeat in the play-off semi-final first leg and remain a League 1 outfit.

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Clyde's Scott Linton celebrates as he doubles the lead for his side. Picture: SNS

Clyde 3 – 1 Elgin: Bully Wee win first leg in play-off

Clyde may have been missing manager Barry Ferguson when they took on Elgin in the first leg of their play-off semi-final, but they did the business by establishing a two-goal advantage thanks to a 3-1 win at Broadwood, writes Craig P Stewart.

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Annan's Peter Weatherson got the winner against Queen's Park but it wasn't enough. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS

Queen’s Park lose to Annan but still make play-offs

Queen’s Park secured a play-off semi-final encounter against Cowdenbeath despite falling to a 1-0 loss at Annan Athletic who slip out of the play-offs on goal difference. A header by Peter Weatherson in the 43rd minute was enough for Annan to win the game but with other 
play-off contnders winning, Annan fell short of the three-goal winning margin.

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Edinburgh City's Dougie Gair will face East Stirlingshire in the League 2 play-off final. Picture: Greg Macvean

Play-off dates announced for Championship, Leagues 1 and 2

The SPFL has confirmed dates for next week’s play-off games in the Ladbrokes Championship, League 1 and League 2 play-offs following Saturday’s final round of fixtures in the bottom two divisions. They are:

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Surely Robbie Neilson deserved a nomination? Picture: Ian Rutherford

Six biggest Scottish football Manager of the Year snubs

The four nominees for Manager of the Year have been announced, with only one manager from the top flight gaining a nomination. While Jim McIntyre, Jim McInally, Mark Warburton and Peter Houston will fight it out for the award, we take a look at the six biggest snubs of the award.

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Vinnie Berry of Queen's Park. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

League Two: Queen’s Park beat Clyde to go into second place

Queen’s Park climbed to second in League Two after a 2-1 win over Clyde who slip to fourth, with neither side assured of a play-off berth with one game remaining.

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Craig Beattie was on target for for Stirling Albion in their draw with Montrose. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

League 2: Annan humbled by East Stirlingshire

Annan Athletic slipped to fourth place in League Two after suffering a humbling 3-1 reverse at the hands of relegation play-off bound East Stirlingshire who played nearly an hour with ten men.

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East Fife celebrate winning the Ladbrokes League Two title. Picture: Roddy Scott/SNS

Clyde 0 - 0 East Fife: League 2 title joy for Fifers

Perspiration turned to celebration for East Fife at the end of a tense stalemate at Broadwood with the point gained enough to confirm Gary Naysmith’s men as League Two Champions.

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The old Airdrieonians badge. Picture: SNS

Threat to SPFL club badges ‘could become widespread’

More and more SPFL clubs could be forced to change their crests after an attempt to have the Court of Lord Lyon drop its prosecution was unsuccessful, a leading supporters group has warned.

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