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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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Brechin's Liam Watt. Picture: SNS

Long way for a shortcut: Liam Watt’s Championship journey

In the summer of 2016, Livingston made a double capture from Airdrieonians. Promising young players Nicky Cadden and Liam Watt both joined David Hopkin’s champions elect side as they charged towards the League One title.

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Brechin City players celebrate winning promotion to the Championship after defeating Alloa on penalties. Picture: SNS.

Brechin’s Darren Dods relishes battles with former clubs

Brechin City manager Darren Dods will lead his side in the battle for Championship league points next season against his former playing clubs Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Falkirk, while another ex-employer, Dundee United, are also possible opponents after the Glebe Park men came out on top in a fantastic play-off struggle at Alloa.

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Brechin's Finn Graham celebrates with the fans at full time. Picture: Ross Parker

Alloa’s hat-trick hero ends up on losing side

Alloa Athletic 4 - 3 Brechin City (4-4 on aggregate after extra time Brechin won 5-4 on penalties

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Brechin City players dance with joy following their shoot-out victory over Raith Rovers. Picture: SNS.

John Hughes exits as Raith Rovers are relegated

The unfortunate reign of John Hughes as Raith Rovers manager came to an end on Saturday night when the 52-year-old parted company with the club within hours of the Kirkcaldy men slipping into League 1.

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Declan McManus draws Raith Rovers level with Brechin at Glebe Park in their play-off first leg. Picture: SNS.

Brechin 1 - 1 Raith Rovers: Declan McManus rescues Fifers

Raith Rovers paid the penalty for some controversial 
refereeing decisions as they were held by Brechin in the Championship Play-Off semi-final last night.

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Cowdenbeath manager Gary Locke will be looking to rescue the Blue Brazil from the relegation play-off place. Picture: SNS

The five biggest games in Scottish football this weekend

The most important matches in Scottish football this weekend as the final day of the regular season takes place in the lower leagues

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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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Arbroath manager Dick Campbell's long and successful career is now approaching 1,300 games. Picture: Greg Macvean

Interview: Dick Campbell on why he won’t walk away just yet

If you didn’t know he was the Incorrigible Bunnet of 
Scottish Football – the Indefatigable Flat Cap – you might think Dick Campbell had just given up the game, stopping two years short of a half-century of service.

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Donnelly covered both the Dundee clubs for national newspapers. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Football mourns death of respected journalist Dick Donnelly

Scottish football has lost one of its most distinctive and authoritative voices with the death of Dick Donnelly, a veteran journalist who was steeped in the game – on Tayside specifically.

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Jordan Moore will feature in the PFA Scotland Exit Trial on Saturday. Picture: SNS

Jordan Moore: I’ll never shake cancer survivor stigma

Cancer survivor Jordan Moore has revealed his anger after receiving a series of knock-backs from managers who claimed his health battles made him too much of a risk to sign.

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Dunfermline Athletic players celebrate with manager Allan Johnston after winning League 1. Picture: SNS

Dunfermline fans revel as El Bakhtaoui hat-trick seals title

Dunfermline Athletic are heading for the Championship and they’re taking the Skids’ Into the Valley with them. The Pars always run out to this locally-produced punk-rock classic which, one division up, will still sound like gloriously pretentious codswallop, although the line “betrothed and divine” has a nice ring to it.

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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.

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Dunfermline Athletic's Faissal El Bakhtaoui celebrates with David Hopkirk after he scores the opener. Picture: SNS Group

Dunfermline 3 - 1 Brechin City: Fife aid helps Pars clinch title

“AND the final score is… ” said the East End Park announcer, milking the moment, “Peterhead 0, Cowdenbeath 1!” The Blue Brazil had never – repeat never – been greeted by such thunderous acclaim in this corner of Fife. But the result confirmed Dunfermline Athletic, after some years of trauma, as League One champions.

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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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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.

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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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Gary Bollan: Opening defeat. Picture: SNS

Dunfermline spoil Bollan’s first match to keep lead at top

GARY Bollan’s first day in charge of Forfar ended in disappointment as League 1 leaders Dunfermline enjoyed a 4-2 success at Station Park.

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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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