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Albion Rovers

Lame Kilmarnock limp to Betfred Cup exit

Lee Clark will be stressing the need for speed to his Kilmarnock squad ahead of their Ladbrokes Premiership opener against Motherwell on Saturday.

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Danny Denholm opened the scoring for Forfar but Albion Rovers came back to win 3-2. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

League One: Forfar relegated after Albion Rovers defeat

Albion Rovers sent Forfar Athletic into League Two with a 3-2 win at Cliftonhill which keeps intact the home team’s hopes of making the promotion play-offs.

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Michael Wardrope: Scorer. Picture: SNS

League One wrap: Peterhead’s unbeaten run ends

Peterhead manager Jim McInally felt nothing but pride despite his side’s title challenge, and their 19-game unbeaten run, came to an end with a 1-0 defeat by Cowdenbeath at blustery Balmoor.

The very odd tweet appeared, before being quickly deleted, around 11pm on Friday night. Picture: Twitter

Psychedelic image of Phil Mitchell tweeted by Scottish football club

FOLLOWERS of the Albion Rovers Twitter account were surprised to see a psychedelic image of Eastenders character Phil Mitchell appearing on their timelines.

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The Cliftonhill groundsman marks the pitch ahead of Albion Rovers' game against Montrose in January 2014. Picture: Iain McLean

Photographer captures life in lower-league Scottish football

THEY are one of the smallest professional football clubs in Scotland and seldom attract crowds of more than several hundred.

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Joe Cardle netted a hat-trick for Dunfermline. Picture: SNS

League One wrap: Joe Cardle nets hat-trick for Dunfermline

Dunfermline turned on the style as they took another step closer to the League 1 title by crushing Stranraer 6-1 at East End Park.

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Elgin City manager Jim Weir saw his side go top of the league once more. Picture: SNS

League Two wrap: Elgin City return to the top

Elgin City returned to the top of League 2 thanks to a 2-0 success over ­bottom side East Stirlingshire at ­Borough Briggs.

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Allan Johnston demanded more from his side despite the victory. Picture: SNS

League One wrap: Dunfermline win but ‘must do better’

Top overcame bottom at Glebe Park, with League 1 leaders Dunfermline Athletic edging out Brechin City 2-1. The East End Park men may well have obtained a result that takes them closer to clinching the title but manager Allan Johnston is looking for improvement.

Kevin McAllister, known as "Crunchie" throughout his playing days. Picture: Falkirk Herald

Interview: Kevin McAllister still grieving end of Brockville

W hen Kevin McAllister played for Chelsea he never visited London’s great sights – “Buckingham Palace isn’t my kind of place,” confirms Crunchie. His kind of place is Brockville, or rather it was, with Falkirk’s former home being scudded by the wrecking ball back in 2003.

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League One wrap: Dunfermline now nine points clear

Dunfermline Athletic’s hopes of a 2016 League 1 title success took another step forward at the weekend as they saw off Cowdenbeath 2-1 and moved nine points clear of closest challengers Ayr ­United.

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Faissal El Bakhtaoui netted a double for the visitors. Picture: SNS

League One wrap: Dunfermline spoil Bollan’s first match

Dunfermline kept their six-point advantage at the top with a 4-2 win at Station Park to ruin Gary Bollan’s first match in charge of Forfar.

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Shaun Rooney sent Dumferline six points clear at the top. Picture: SNS

League One wrap: Shaun Rooney nets Dunfermline winner

Dunfermline moved six points clear at the top but had to show great patience before gathering all three points at home to Stenhousemuir.

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David Hopkirk. Picture: SNS

League Cup wrap: Batting Dunfermline go clear

Ten-man Dunfermline moved three points clear of Ayr United at the top with a 2-1 win at Somerset Park.

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Andy Geggan netted for Dunfermline. Picture: SNS

League One wrap: Dunfermline slip three points behind Ayr

Ayr United may have to concede defeat to Court of the Lord Lyon over the use of their club badge but they made it 14 games without defeat by seeing off 
Airdrie 3-0 at Somerset Park on Saturday.

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Albion Rovers player/manager Darren Young proudly shows off his October Manager of the Month trophy at Cliftonhill yesterday. Picture: SNS Group

Darren Young named League 1 Manager of the Month

Albion Rovers player/manager Darren Young has been recognised for taking the club to their highest position in Scottish football in 26 years by being named October’s Ladbrokes League 1 Manager of the Month.

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Paul Martin says football romance is alive and well in the Hampden side. Picture: SNS

Paul Martin: Queen’s my team of the year

The direction of this season’s League 2 title race took a turn towards Coatbridge this week when Albion Rovers defeated challengers Arbroath and Queen’s Park. A Cliftonhill championship charge would usually be seen as the underdog having its day, but their former manager Paul Martin reckons that Queen’s are the ones showing that romance is still alive in football and that Rovers are delivering what is expected.

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James Ward enjoyed his season in charge of Albion Rovers before being unceremoniously sacked. Picture: SNS

James Ward’s wounds heal after Albion Rovers axe

Six months ago James Ward appeared to have a blossoming managerial career ahead of him after he had taken Albion Rovers to within 12 minutes of a Scottish Cup semi-final place at the expense of Rangers.

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Uruguay's forward Luis Suarez grips his teeth as Italy's defender Giorgio Chiellini clasps his shoulder after the incident. Picture: Getty

Rumour mill: Suarez | Stubbs | Lustig | Taylor

FIFA to investigate Suarez; Stubbs searches for no.2 and vows to win fans over with swashbuckling style; Lustig believes Deila is the best man for the job; tributes pour in for David Taylor and more in Wednesday’s Rumour mill....

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Albion Rovers chairman John Devlin helps launch the 'Pay-what-you-can' season ticket scheme. Picture: Jeff Holmes

Albion Rovers offer pay-what-you-can season ticket

A LOWER-league football club is offering season tickets for as little as £10 to try to fill the terraces.

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A good week for Albion Rovers, who could count themselves unlucky to face a replay with Rangers. Picture: SNS

SPFL awards: Albion Rovers | Berwick | Dundee Utd

THE William Hill Scottish Cup has provided a number of winners for the Scotsman Website Weekly Awards with Albion Rovers’ exploits in giving Rangers a real fright being rewarded.

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