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Jamie MacDonald intent on holding on to Kilmarnock gloves

Jamie MacDonald is intent on banishing the mental anguish of being dropped last season by re-establishing himself as Kilmarnock’s first-choice goalkeeper.

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Kris Boyd's double fired Kilmarnock to top of the group. Picture: SNS/Craig Williamson

Annan 0 - 2 Kilmarnock: Kris Boyd double sends Killie top

Kilmarnock climbed to the top of Betfred Cup Group E as Kris Boyd’s double earned them a routine victory at rain-lashed Galabank.

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St Mirren's Gregor Buchanan heads into the net. Picture: SNS/Ross Parker

Betfred Cup round-up: Falkirk and St Mirren record 4-1 wins

Falkirk and St Mirren put down an early marker ahead of the Ladbrokes Championship season with comfortable victories in the end. Elsewhere, League Two Peterhead beat League One East Fife and Cowdenbeath emerged victorious over Buckie Thistle in a game which featured six goals.

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Celtic won last season's Betfred League Cup. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Betfred Cup draw throws up derby clash

Dundee will face Dundee United in the stand-out fixture of the 2017 Betfred Cup group stage.

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Jim Chapman has left Annan for Clyde. Pic: SNS/Graham Stuart

Clyde name Jim Chapman as new manager

Clyde have announced the appointment of Jim Chapman as manager.

Forfar's Gavin Swankie netted a double. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Forfar 4 - 2 Annan (agg 6-4): Loons reach the play-off final

They say a week is a long time in politics but yesterday Forfar discovered that phrase also rings true in football.

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Forfar's Thomas O'Brien battles for the ball against Annan Athletic's Callum Home. Picture: Graham Stuart/SNS

Forfar Athletic 2 - 4 Annan Athletic: loons left to lament

At 5.05pm the dejected Forfar squad trudged on to the Station Park pitch to applause from a handful of hardy fans as they picked up their Player of the Year awards.

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Falkirk fans at Falkirk Stadium for a home game against Dumbarton. Picture: TSPL

How many Scottish football grounds have you been to?

EACH of the 42 member clubs in the Scottish Professional Football League has their own home stadium. How many have you visited?

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Aidan Nesbitt scores the equaliser to set up Celtic Under 20s victory over Annan Athletic. Picture: SNS

Celtic fight back to ease into Irn-Bru Cup second round

The all-new first round of the Irn-Bru Cup delivered wins for Premiership under-20 sides, SPFL outfits as well as 
Highland and Lowland League teams.

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Annan Athletic manager Jim Chapman believes his team couldnt have landed a tougher draw. Picture: SNS

Celtic under-20s the ‘hardest draw’ of Irn-Bru Cup

Annan Athletic manager Jim Chapman reckons his side are the underdogs against Celtic under-20s at Cappielow in the South section of the Irn-Bru Cup as most of his squad are younger than their opponents.

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Joey Barton comes on for Niko Kranjcar during Rangers' Betfred Cup match against Annan Athletic. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA

Rangers 2-0 Annan: Niko Kranjcar, Joey Barton make debuts

We had to wait an hour at Ibrox last night to see the summer’s most talked-about player in Scottish football... an honour his own loquaciousness has earned him. No wonder, then, that at that point in an untroubling League Cup sectional win over bottom-tier opposition for Rangers, the home crowd savoured the prospect of Joey Barton being given the opportunity to leave behind the words and allow the deeds to do his bidding.

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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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Ricky Little: Winning goal. Picture: SNS

League Two wrap: East Fife in profit despite draw

League 2 table-toppers East Fife were held 1-1 by Queen’s Park at Bayview but Gary Naysmith’s side actually increased their lead as closest rivals Clyde and Elgin City both lost.

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Jason Holt has improved greatly since signing for Rangers from Hearts. Picture: SNS

The 17 most improved players in Scottish football this season

Which players have shown tremendous improvement from last season to the current campaign, catching the eye and winning hearts of supporters across the four SPFL leagues?

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Ferguson has penned a new deal with Clyde. Picture: Craig Halkett

Clyde boost as manager Barry Ferguson signs new deal

Clyde received a boost ahead of their game against Annan at Broadwood tonight when manager Barry Ferguson agreed an extended contract until the end of the 2018-19 season.

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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Chris Templeman: On target. Picture: SNS

League Two wrap: East Fife take over leadership

East Fife defeated Stirling Albion 1-0 at blustery Bayview to record a sixth win in a seven-game unbeaten run and reclaim top spot in the process. Forthbank goalkeeper
Chris Smith set the tone for an impressive display early on when he kept out an effort by Jamie Insalland it looked like he was going to deny the hosts with a string of impressive saves, but he was finally beaten 18 minutes from time. Substitute Kevin Smith sent East Fife to the summit when he nodded in a cross by Kyle Wilkie

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Morton's hat-trick hero Stefan McCluskey, left, celebrates with team mates. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

Annan 1 - 4 Morton: Stefan McCluskey is Ton hat-trick hero

A Stefan McCluskey hat-trick helped Morton book their place in tomorrow’s quarter-final draw as Annan failed to repeat the heroics that saw them shock Hamilton.

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Daniel Redmond of Hamilton, left, challenges Annan's Rabin Omar at Galabank on Saturday. Picture: SNS Group

Annan Athletic savour ‘greatest result’ against Hamilton

Galabank was an intoxicating place to be on Saturday evening as little Annan Athletic savoured their greatest-ever result.

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Josh Todd (2nd from left) slots the ball home to give Annan a two-goal lead. Picture: SNS

Annan Athletic 4 - 1 Hamilton: Annan celebrate their greatest day

Annan Athletic, of League Two, produced the greatest result in their history as they pulverised Premiership side Hamilton Academical in a remarkable Scottish Cup fourth-round tie at Galabank.

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