Dundee United 2-0 Cowdenbeath: N’Koyi brace seals win

Dutch striker Patrick N’Koyi scored twice to allay Dundee United’s fears of a potential shock as the Championship leaders began the defence of the Irn Bru Cup with a hard-fought win over League 2 opponents Cowdenbeath.

Sofien Moussa heads Dundees third goal against Cowdenbeath to complete his hat-trick. Picture: SNS.

Cowdenbeath 0 - 3 Dundee: Sofien Moussa turns in a masterclass

Dundee have a new hero and Sofien Moussa could not have timed his ascent any better ahead of Sunday’s city derby with rivals Dundee United.

Dundee Uniteds William Edjenguele challenges Cameron Muirhead at Tannadice. Picture: Rob Casey..

Dundee United 4 - 1 Cowdenbeath

Ray McKinnon, the Dundee United manager, declared his side more than ready to face city rivals Dundee as he relishes his first taste of the unique fixture ahead of Sunday’s derby cup clash at Dens Park.

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Paul McMullan, who is looking forward to  his first taste of the Tayside derby. Picture: Sammy Turner/SNS

Dundee United’s Paul McMullan happy with James Forrest label

Paul McMullan insists he’s happy to be labelled Dundee United’s James Forrest – and paid tribute to the way the Celtic and Scotland winger helped him at Parkhead.

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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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Gary Locke has left Cowdenbeath to return to Hearts. Picture: SNS.

Former manager Locke returns to Tynecastle in ambassadorial role

Gary Locke has left his position as manager of Cowdenbeath to take up a principal ambassador role with Hearts.


Rumour Mill: Walker wanted by Rangers | Thistle will listen to Lindsay offers | Benfica winger’s Ibrox talks

Jamie Walker is the latest player to be linked with a move to Rangers, Partick Thistle confirm that they ‘have’ to listen to offers for Liam Lindsay and Benfica winger Daniel Candeias jets in for Rangers talks.

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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Cowdenbeath's Liam Henderson celebrates the winning penalty to keep the club in the SPFL. Pic: SNS/Roddy Scott

Cowdenbeath 1 - 1 East Kilbride (agg 1-1, 5-3 pens): Cowden retain SPFL status

Cowdenbeath retained their SPFL status with a penalty shoot-out defeat of East Kilbride, in what may be the most important win in the club’s history.

Billy Brown's flight from Magaluf was delayed. Pic: SNS/Craig Watson

Billy Brown misses Cowdenbeath’s biggest game due to delayed flight

Cowdenbeath’s assistant manager Billy Brown missed the start of arguably the club’s biggest game in their history, turning up at half-time.

East Kilbride's David Proctor, left, battles with Cowdenbeath's Kris Renton during the first leg of the Pyramid play-off final at K-Park. Picture: SNS

Aidan Smith: Pyramid play-off system raises big questions

Forest Green? It sounds like a shower gel. A less than luxurious one as well, of the kind you see advertised on afternoon property programmes because the manufacturers can’t afford the prime-time rates. Or worse, it sounds like a loo cleaner.

Cowdenbeath's Kyle Miller missed a late penalty. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

East Kilbride 0 - 0 Cowdenbeath: Still all to play for

The prize of a place in senior football hangs in the balance after the first leg of the League Two play-off final between East Kilbride and Cowdenbeath finished goalless.

Minister and author Ron Ferguson proudly sports the famous Brazil-style away kit of his beloved Cowdenbeath.

Interview: Ron Ferguson keeps faith as Blue Brazil face drop

The bloody and tragic
origins of St Magnus Cathedral on Orkney, where Ron Ferguson used to be the minister, date from 1117 when the aforementioned Magnus was clouted on the head with an axe after being betrayed by his cousin. The pair had resolved to settle a dispute on the island of Egilsay, each to bring two ships of supporters, but the diabolical relative flouted the ruling and landed with considerably more back-up. With a scoreline of eight boats to two, 
Magnus’ fate was sealed.

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

Gary Locke is back in football after a month out of the game. Picture: Michael Gillen

Ex-Hearts boss Gary Locke takes over at Cowdenbeath

Gary Locke has been announced as the new manager of Cowdenbeath, the side who are currently bottom of the SPFL.

Paul Le Guen did not enjoy a successful spell with Rangers. Picture: SNS

Judging every foreign manager in Scottish football history

Portuguese coach Pedro Caixinha remains the favourite to succeed Mark Warburton in the Rangers hotseat, which has brought up the debate of foreign managers and their rate of success in Scottish football.

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?

Dean Brett's contract has been terminated with immediate effect. Picture: Neil Hanna

Cowdenbeath sack Dean Brett over gambling offences

Cowdenbeath have announced their decision to sack long-time player Dean Brett for gambling offences in a lengthy and heartfelt statement on the club’s website.

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Dean Brett has been banned for eight games, four of which are suspended, for allegedly homophobic tweets. He is also accused of gambling on more than 6,000 football matches, in breach of SFA rules.

Cowdenbeath’s Dean Brett banned for ‘discriminatory’ Tweets

Cowdenbeath defender Dean Brett has been hit with an eight-game SFA suspension for allegedly homophobic tweets.

Dean Brett, left, has been accused of betting on over 6000 football games. Picture: David Lamb

Cowdenbeath suspend Dean Brett for ‘betting against his own team’

Cowdenbeath have suspended Dean Brett after the player was alleged to have placed bets on 6369 football matches - including eight against his own team.

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