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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.

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.

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.


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.

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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Kris Commons. Picture: John Devlin

Rumour Mill: Scott Brown | Rangers target Windass | Brechin goalkeeper

SCOTT BROWN tells Celtic team-mates that they owe manager Ronny Deila a good performance against Ajax; Rangers target Josh Windass, son of former Aberdeen star Dean; Brechin goalkeeper Graeme Smith turns up at the wrong groun for a match, plus all the rest of today’s football news and gossip

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Brechin City goalkeeper Graeme Smith in action. Picture: SNS

Brechin goalie Graeme Smith turns up at wrong ground

WHEN your team has a game in Brechin, it’s best not to turn up 80 miles away at a different stadium.

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Gedion Zelalem in action for Rangers against Alloa. Picture: SNS

Five best Scottish lower league players this week

THERE’S a place in this week’s top five for an on loan EPL player, a hat-trick hero, and the man who’s single-handedly turning a team’s season around.

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Derek Riordan ‘may go abroad’ for full-time move

Brechin City player/manager Darren Dods reckons that former Hibernian, Celtic and Scotland striker Derek Riordan will not become a Glebe Park player – for the time being at least.

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Aberdeen's Peter Pawlett in acrobatic action as Darren Dods moves in to challenge. Picture: SNS Group

Brechin City 2 - 8 Aberdeen: Rooney fires treble

ABERDEEN limbered up for their Europa League qualifier in Macedonia next week in emphatic fashion, with Adam Rooney bagging a hat-trick in a demolition of Brechin City.

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Alloa's Liam Buchanan goes close with this attempt at goal against Brechin. Picture: SNS

John Gibson hails Douglas after Alloa reach final

THE way goalkeeper John Gibson tells it, if Alloa defeat Forfar and win the Championship play-offs, securing their place in the second tier for the third season running, they will owe a lot of gratitude to their opposing No 1 for helping them reach the final in the first place.

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Brechin's Gerry McLauchlan slides in on Alloa's Michael Chopra. Picture: SNS

Brechin 0 - 2 Alloa: Survival hope for Wasps

ALLOA Athletic will go into Saturday’s second-leg Championship semi-final against Brechin with a two-goal advantage thanks to second-half efforts from Michael Chopra and Kyle Benedictus. 

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