Dundee United 2 - 1 Dumbarton: Patient Terrors earn their reward

Dundee United manager Ray McKinnon watched his side surge into joint second spot in the table, before thanking their own fans for exuding patience.

Ayr United manager Ian McCall. Picture: Michael Gillen

Dumbarton 0 - 3 Ayr: Forrest on fire with hat-trick

An Alan Forrest hat-trick gave Ayr all three points and extended the sorry Sons’ winless streak to eight games.

Despite the victory Gary Locke said he side were 'sloppy'

Raith almost let Dumbarton steal a point

Gary Locke complained of his Raith Rovers side being “slack” and “sloppy in possession” but settled for stressing the positives after they won for the first time in four matches.

Hibs midfielder John McGinn tries to fend off the attention of Dumbartons Joe Thomson. Picture: SNS

Battle-ready Hibs respond as Neil Lennon lays down demands

Hibs loanee Andrew Shinnie believes manager Neil Lennon’s “demanding” attitude will spur his side on to success this year.

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Lewis Stevenson says he will feel much more comfortable in Hibs tough clash with Dumbarton. Picture: SNS

Lewis Stevenson glad of Hibs action after ‘surreal’ dinner

Lewis Stevenson insists he will be glad to get back to the “reality” of this afternoon’s clash with Dumbarton after admitting to feeling embarrassed throughout his “surreal” testimonial dinner.

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Hibs midfielder Sam Stanton, who has joined Dumbarton on loan.

Dumbarton take Hibernian midfielder Stanton on loan

Dumbarton manager Stephen Aitken got his man after Hibs agreed that midfielder Sam Stanton could join the Sons on loan until the end of the season, writes Craig Stewart.

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Lee Miller celebrates scoring Falkirk's winner. Picture: Michael Gillen

Falkirk 1 - 0 Dumbarton: Persistence pays for Bairns

It was a case of sheer persistence overcoming dogged resistance as an 86th-minute goal from substitute Lee Miller gave Falkirk their keenly awaited first victory of the campaign after what had threatened to be another frustrating afternoon for Peter Houston’s side. Dumbarton just ran out of legs after previously repelling everything the Bairns had thrown at them, but on pressure, possession and chances created the final outcome could hardly be quibbled about, cruel though it was on the part-timers.

Kudus Oyenuga was on target for Morton

Morton 1 – 1 Dumbarton: Sons suffer from denial

Dumbarton were left feeling hard done to after their 1-1 draw at Morton after two major decisions went against them. Referee Mat Northcroft denied them a penalty when they were one goal up and then refused them a goal that even Morton manager Jim Duffy said should have stood.

Dumbartons Mark Docherty leaves Cammy Bell grasping the air from the penalty spot. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Dumbarton 1 - 0 Dundee United: Sons come off ropes fighting

Almost 12 months to the day since they upset the Championship applecart by beating Hibs, part-time Dumbarton were at it again yesterday, Mark Docherty’s second-half penalty being enough to secure them all three points against an immensely disappointing Dundee United. As the Easter Road side discovered to their cost last season, dropping points in fixtures like this can make it mighty difficult to keep pace with your promotion rivals. One point out of six so far can at best be termed a stumbling start for Ray McKinnon’s men.

Joe Cardle celebrates after scoring a hat-trick for Dunfermline

Dunfermline 4 - 3 Dumbarton: Clinical Cardle nets hat-trick

Dunfermline started life back in the second tier with a thoroughly dominant display that had some of the gloss taken off it by a shambolic injury-time period where the hosts conceded two penalties.

Dundees Michael Duffy, left,  holds off the challenge of Dumbartons Craig Pettigrew. Picture: SNS Group

Greg Stewart vows to prove Dundee doubters wrong again

It took the jolt of trailing at the interval to kick them into gear, but once Dundee – and Greg Stewart in particular – got into their stride after the break, it made for impressive viewing. They helped themselves to five second-half goals as they went on the rampage against a ­visibly tiring part-time ­Dumbarton side, with ­Stewart catching the eye as he added two more to his 16th minute opener to claim a hat-trick.

Dundee forward Greg Stewart slides the ball beyond Mark Brown to complete his hat-trick. Pic: Paul Devlin/SNS

Dundee 6-2 Dumbarton: Deadly Dee find their six appeal

It was emphatic in the end for Dundee as they stepped up their pursuit of surprise Betfred Cup Group A leaders East Fife, but at half-time the majority of the anxious home support would have clutched gratefully at any kind of win.

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Falkirk defeated Hibs in the Scottish Premiership play-offs last season. Picture: Michael Gillen

Falkirk and Hibs to meet on Championship’s opening weekend

Promotion candidates Falkirk and Hibs will meet on the opening weekend of the Championship season after the SPFL released the fixture list for the 2016/17 Scottish football campaign.

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Dumbarton are keen to to sign fromer Hearts midfielder Ryan Stevenson
 from Ayr. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Dumbarton keen on ex-Hearts midfielder Ryan Stevenson

Dumbarton look set to deal newly promoted Ayr United an unexpected blow by signing their former Hearts and Partick Thistle midfielder Ryan Stevenson. The 31-year-old, who started his career at Chelsea, helped the Somerset Park club to promotion in 2009 before moving to Hearts where he played for two spells, with a stint at Ipswich Town in between.

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Hibs hat-trick hero James Keatings, right, celebrates his second goal with Martin Boyle. Picture: Greg Macvean

Hibs boss Alan Stubbs hits back at Falkirk’s Peter Houston

Alan Stubbs was satisfied with Hibs’ biggest league win of the season despite accepting they should have won by an even more handsome margin against Dumbarton last night.

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Hibernian's James Keatings scores his side's first goal. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS

Hibs 4 - 0 Dumbarton: Keatings hat-trick lifts Hibs

There was another clean sheet for new Easter Road talisman Conrad Logan but it was at the other end where attention was fixed on this occasion.

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St Mirren's Lawrence Shankland, right, controls the ball against Dumbarton. Picture: Gary Williamson/SNS

Dumbarton 2 - 1 St Mirren: Dumbarton secure Championship status

Dumbarton ensured Championship football at the foot of the rock next season with a comeback victory against St Mirren for whom a massive summer clear-out has surely to be on the agenda.

Raith Rovers manager Ray McKinnon. Picture: SNS

Dumbarton 2 - 3 Raith: Setback for Dumbarton survival hopes

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Former Rangers and Scotland winger Davie Wilson at home in Glasgow with a picture of himself in his Scotland shirt. Picture Ian Rutherford

Interview: Davie Wilson on golden era at Ibrox and Hampden

Last year Scottish football lost one of its proudest records when Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar overhauled the 112 goals in a single season netted by the Rangers trident of Ralph Brand, Jimmy Millar and Davie Wilson. But where are Barca now? Out of Europe, the famed strikeforce having drawn a blank as they exited the Champions League. And where’s Wilson? In Morrisons in Newlands, Glasgow, sipping tea in the supermarket’s cafe, full of fun and rollicking tales, and getting ready for his big comeback.

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Rangers' Andy Halliday celebrates at full-time. Picture: SNS

Rangers’ Andy Halliday targets Premiership title next season

Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday threw himself into the crowd in celebration at the club’s Championship title success last night, then threw down the gauntlet to his club that they have to topple Celtic in the Premiership next season.

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