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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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East Fife boss Gary Naysmith.

League Two wrap: Elgin rise above Annan

A combination of rain and Elgin’s ability to finally win away games ended Annan’s three-month stay at the top of League 2.

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Barry Ferguson: High Tempo. Picture: SNS

Clyde close gap on leaders with narrow win at Annan

THE race for the League 2 title is very open after Clyde’s 3-2 win at Annan saw 2015 end with the top four sides separated by only four points.

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Scott Linton fired in an unstoppable opener. Picture: Scott Louden

League Two wrap: Clyde move within point of summit

ANNAN Athletic’s grip at the League Two summit continues to loosen as they slipped to a 3-2 defeat at home to Clyde who now sit second, a point behind the leaders.

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Barry Ferguson's Clyde stand in Annan's way today. Picture: SNS

Annan: Jim Chapman looks for positive reaction to defeat

Leaders Annan look to bounce back after losing to Stirling Albion last weekend when Clyde visit this afternoon and ensure that they end the first half of the season in pole position.

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Darren Lavery netted as Berwick leapt off the bottom of the table. Picture: Stuart Cobley

League Two wrap: Annan stay top despite defeat

Annan Athletic stay top of League Two despite slipping to a 1-0 loss at Stirling Albion, who climb into the top half as a result.

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Scott Ferguson. Picture: SNS

League Two wrap: Weatherson double keeps Annan clear

Annan Athletic remain two points clear with a game in hand after a 3-1 victory over East Stirling at Galabank.

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08/12/15 WILLIAM HILL SCOTTISH CUP 3RN RND '  DUMBARTON v ALLOA '  THE CHEAPER INSURANCE DIRECT STADIUM - DUMBARTON '  Dumbarton's Jordan Kirkpatrick celebrates after scoring his side's fifth.

Alloa rocked by Sons - Annan edge out Locos

Dumbarton beat Alloa for a 
second time in quick succession as they followed up Saturday’s Championship win with a 5-0 Scottish Cup victory to book a fourth-round visit from Queen of the South.

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David Gormley was in top form for Clyde. Picture: SNS

League Two wrap: Berwick Rangers go bottom

League 2 leaders Annan were held to a 2-2 draw by visitors Arbroath with both managers­ unhappy at the end of the 90 minutes.

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