Irn Bru Cup: PJ Crossan hits Celtic winner; Hearts, Aberdeen exit

Celtic’s under-20 side came from behind to defeat Cowdenbeath 2-1 at Central Park in the Irn Bru Cup second round, with summer signing from Dunfermline Paul ‘PJ’ Crossan hitting the winner 19 minutes from time.

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Liam Fox's Cowdenbeath faces a tough tie against Celtic under-20s. Picture: SNS

Liam Fox: Cowdenbeath need to play full 90 against Celtic U-20s

Cowdenbeath manager Liam Fox was pleased that his side showed resilience in Saturday’s 4-3 defeat at Forfar, but he knows that they need to dig even deeper if they are to get the better of Celtic’s under-20 side in the Irn- Bru Cup tonight.

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Dundee United's Lewis Toshney, left, celebrates with hat-trick hero Simon Murray. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS Group

Dundee United 6-1 Cowdenbeath: Happy homecoming for McKinnon

Simon Murray, the hat-trick hero, provided manager Ray McKinnon with a happy homecoming as Dundee United breezed past shell-shocked Cowdenbeath last night.

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Willo Flood trains with his new Dundee United team-mates yesterday ahead of their Betfred Cup clash with Cowdenbeath. Picture: SNS

Willo Flood out to repay Dundee United for Tannadice return

Willo Flood last night declared himself ready to repay Dundee United as they push for an instant return to the top flight.

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Dean Brett scores for Cowdenbeath, his 23rd minute effort put the sides level but Gary Warren won the match for Caley.  Photograph: Paul Devlin/SNS

Cowdenbeath 1 - 2 Inverness CT: Gary Warren nets winner

Richie Foran came out on top in the battle of the rookie managers after Inverness captain Gary Warren scored a second-half winner against Cowdenbeath.

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Hearts trialist goalkeeper Viktor Noring impressed against Cowdenbeath. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Hearts to open talks with Swedish goalkeeper Viktor Noring

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson is to hold talks with Viktor Noring about a move to Tynecastle after the Swedish goalkeeper impressed in a 1-1 draw against Cowdenbeath.

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Time's up for Colin Nish. Picture SNS

Ex-Hibs striker Colin Nish sacked by Cowdenbeath

Former Hibernian striker Colin Nish has been sacked by League Two bound Cowdenbeath after suffering defeat in the League One play-off semi finals against Queen’s Park.

Queen's Park players celebrate their win and applaud their fans

Cowdenbeath 1 - 0 Queen’s Park: Cowdenbeath fall short

Cowdenbeath were last night coming to terms with back-to-back relegations after a 2-0 deficit proved insurmountable in the second leg of the League One play-off semi-final.

Cowdenbeath manager Colin Nish is seeking to overturn a 2-0 first leg deficit. Picture: Rob Casey/SNS

Cowdenbeath look for edge to catch Spiders

Cowdenbeath need to find an attacking edge at home against Queen’s Park today if they are to recover from a 2-0 defeat in the play-off semi-final first leg and remain a League 1 outfit.

Queen's Park manager Gus MacPherson will take a 2-0 advantage into the second leg. Picture: Sammy Turner/SNS

Queen’s Park 2 - 0 Cowdenbeath: Double delight for Duggan

Queen’s Park head to Fife at the weekend holding a 2-0 advantage thanks to a Chris Duggan double, writes Craig P Stewart at Hampden.

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.

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.

Rangers' hat-trick hero Martyn Waghorn slots home the first of his two penalties against Cowdenbeath to make it 4-1 to the home side. Picture: SNS Group

Martyn Waghorn hat-trick seals Rangers’ win at Ibrox

Donald Findlay, the Cowdenbeath chairman, might have fretted over remembering which dressing room to visit to wish his team good luck. But Rangers, helped by a Martyn Waghorn hat-trick, made no mistake in dealing with their League 1 opponents to seal a place in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup.

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Cowdenbeath's Liam Callaghan, left, and Rangers' Martyn Waghorn battle for the ball. Picture: PA

Rangers 5 – 1 Cowdenbeath: Waghorn bags cup hat-trick

Martyn Waghorn fired home a hat-trick as Rangers cruised into the last 16 of the William Hill Scottish Cup with a 5-1 thrashing of Cowdenbeath at Ibrox.

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Harry Forrester was highly-rated as a youngster and hopes Rangers move can kickstart his career. Picture: SNS

Harry Forrester hoping Mark Warburton unlocks his potential

Harry Forrester once sat in the same England dressing room as Jack Wilshere and Jonjo Shelvey, sharing their ambition and desire to become one of his country’s next big things.

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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.

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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