Dumbarton 2 - 2 Ayr United: Ten-man Ayr steal a point

Ten-man Ayr launched an astonishing comeback to claim a point with two stoppage-time goals.

Alex McLeish will wait to see if he is to be given the opportunity to return to Rangers. Picture: PA

Rumour Mill: Rangers manager latest | Scotland could leave Hampden | Rodgers has ‘five-year plan’

The latest with Rangers’ search for a new manager; Scottish football may stop using Hampden, and Brendan Rodgers has a five-year plan at Celtic.

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Robert Thomson grabbed a point for Dumbarton. Picture: Rob Casey

Dumbarton 2 - 2 St Mirren: Robert Thomson lands sucker punch

A late leveller from Robert Thomson saw Dumbarton maintain their 11-point advantage over a St Mirren side who remain rooted to the bottom of the table.

Gregor Buchanan seemed to have been fouled

Raith Rovers 1 - 3 Dumbarton: Sons in comeback victory

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Dom Thomas scored in each half

Dumbarton 1 - 2 Queen of the South: Dom Thomas lifts Queens

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Ross Laidlaw clutches a high ball as he keeps a clean sheet during Hibernians victory at Dumbarton. Picture: SNS.

Hibs’ Ross Laidlaw wins battle with old pal Lewis Vaughan

Although Kris Commons’ winning goal and the intrigue over the player’s next move grabbed the headlines, this game really hinged on the performances of two men from Raith. Ross Laidlaw came out on top, but only just.

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Kris Common fires a shot at goal in the victory over Dumbarton. 
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Kris Commons the main man as Hibs escape from the Rock

Hibernian went from Friday night lights to Saturday afternoon shivers – a condition brought on by a cold, exposed ground and the trepidation of encountering a plucky little team who’d tripped them up in the past.

Christian Nade is relishing the prospect of crossing swords with Hibs again when they visit Dumbarton on Saturday. Picture: Neil Hanna

Christian Nade still loves to silence taunting Hibs fans

Christian Nade insists he will never tire of silencing the Hibs fans as the bustling Frenchman prepares to cross swords with his old foes once again.

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Mortons Michael Tidser scores his sides second goal from the penalty spot.  Picture: Sammy Turner/SNS

Morton 2 - 1 Dumbarton: Ton end Sons’ good run

Morton strengthened their play-off hopes with this hard-fought win as Dumbarton’s mini-revival stuttered.

Filip Benkovic of Dinamo Zagreb was linked with a move to Celtic. Picture: Getty

Rumour Mill: Agent denies Celtic link with Benkovic | Bitton to Fulham? | New deals for Miller and Hill

The agent of Filip Benkovic denies any truth in the rumour that his client is on his way to Celtic, Nir Bitton could be on his way out of Parkhead as Eboue deal nears its conclusion, and Rangers are poised to offer new deals to Kenny Miller and Clint Hill.

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Dumbartons Mark Docherty celebrates after his wind-assisted cross looped into the net. Photograph: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Wind’s a hiccup for Ray title hope

Dundee United blew the chance to go into the New Year on top of the Championship as Dumbarton weathered a second half storm to claim three crucial points in their battle to beat the drop.

rian Graham secures all three points with his 76th-minute strike. Picture: SNS.

Below-par Hibs grind out important win over Dumbarton

Questions of character have been a recurring theme during
Hibernian’s unwanted sojourn in the Championship. After losing out in their top-of-the-table showdown with Dundee United the previous week, Saturday’s match with Dumbarton took on far more significance than would normally be accorded to a meeting between the league leaders and the side sitting in second bottom spot.

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Hibernian's Brian Graham, left, scores his side's second goal of the afternoon. 
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Hibernian 2 - 0 Dumbarton: Hanlon and Graham with the goals

Goals in either half from Paul Hanlon and Brian Graham saw Hibs bounce back from defeat by Championship title rivals Dundee United to keep their grip on top place in the table.

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Ryan Stevenson scored a fine goal for Dumbarton. Picture: SNS

Queen of South 1 - 2 Dumbarton: Ryan Stevenson nets 30-yarder

Dumbarton manager Stevie Aitken believes his part-time squad aren’t getting the credit they deserve.

The draw for the fourth round of the Scottish Cup was held at Rugby Park last night to mark the 20th anniversary this season of Kilmarnocks triumph in the final at Hampden and current player Luke Hendrie, left, was joined by club legend Gary Holt, second from left, cup-winning captain Ray Montgomerie, second from right, and manager Lee Clark, right. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

Holders given away clash in Scottish Cup fourth-round draw

Holders Hibs will begin their defence of the William Hill Scottish Cup with a fourth round away clash against either Dumbarton or Bonnyrigg Rose.

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Bonnyrigg Rose's Lewis Turner vies with   Dumbarton's  Andy Stirling.  Picture: Ian Georgeson

Bonnyrigg Rose 0 - 0 Dumbarton: Rose a thorn in Sons’ sides

One of Bonnyrigg Rose’s more peculiar claims to fame is the fact they can count Sean Connery among their former players, with the rather modest description of “an actor of some repute” accompanying his profile on their official website.

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Kevin Cuthbert made some key saves. Picture: SNS

Dumbarton 0 - 0 Raith Rovers: Kevin Cuthbert saves day

Raith Rovers goalkeeper Kevin Cuthbert found himself overworked, but his bravery and agility saw the Kirkcaldy side earn a precious point in a contest which the Sons passed up countless chances to earn what would have been a 
well-deserved victory.

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Kudus Oyenuga in action for Morton

Dumbarton 0 - 2 Morton: Mark Russell and Kudus Oyenuga score

Morton stretched their unbeaten run to six games to step up their bid for a top four finish.

Christian Nade has left Stranraer via mutual consent. Picture: Neil Hanna

Ex-Hearts striker Christian Nade released by Stranraer

Former Hearts and Raith Rovers striker Christian Nade has left Stranraer after having his contract terminated via mutual consent.

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Dumbarton's Garry Fleming (9) celebrates after he scores his side's goal. Picture: Roddy Scott/SNS

St Mirren 0 - 1 Dumbarton: Garry Fleming is Sons’ hero

When the footballing Gods conspire against you it seems like nothing will ever go your way.

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