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Elgin City 0-1 Hearts: Lafferty debut strike settles it

A debut goal from marquee summer signing Kyle Lafferty
ensured Hearts began their Betfred Cup campaign with a narrow but deserved victory away to spirited Elgin City.

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Esmael Goncalves memorably lifted the League Cup with St Mirren in 2013. Picture: SNS.

Jamie Walker ‘impossible to replace’ says Hearts’ Esmael Goncalves

His departure currently remains no more than conjecture, but Esmael Goncalves is in no doubt that Jamie Walker would be “irreplaceable” should he take his leave of Hearts.

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Nicky Clark hit the net four times. Picture: Sammy Turner/SNS

Dunfermline Ath 6-0 Elgin City: Nicky Clark steals show

Nicky Clark stole the show at East End Park as his clinical masterclass put Elgin City to the sword in comprehensive fashion.

Dunfermline
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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The Livi Lions were too obvious to make the list. Picture: SNS

Quiz: How well do you know Scottish football nicknames?

Take over quiz and see if you can match the club with their official nickname, according to the SPFL website.

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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?

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ICT boss Richie Foran said the players showed a great attitude

Elgin City 1 - 2 Inverness CT: No shocks but plenty of sparks

The stage was set for a Scottish Cup shock at Borough Briggs – but struggling Caley Thistle hadn’t read the script. Richie Foran’s side overcame League 2 neighbours Elgin in a Highland derby in front of a 3,624 crowd, but only after the underdogs drew first blood.

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Can Hibs defend the Scottish Cup? Picture: Greg Macvean

Ten most intriguing storylines of the Scottish Cup fourth-round

Excitement has been building for the William Hill Scottish Cup fourth-round and it kicks off tomorrow. Here is what to look out for over the weekend.

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Celtic's PJ Crossan hits the winner against Cowdenbeath. Picture: SNS

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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Elgin 1 - 3 St Johnstone: Blair Alston stars for Saints

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright was happy with his team’s 3-1 Betfred Cup win at Elgin City but felt it should have been more convincing.

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Clyde's  Scott Linton, left, and Elgin's Archie McPhee challenge for the ball

Elgin 0 - 2 Clyde: Clyde head for Hampden

By Alasdair Fraser

Championship
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.

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Clyde's Scott Linton celebrates as he doubles the lead for his side. Picture: SNS

Clyde 3 – 1 Elgin: Bully Wee win first leg in play-off

Clyde may have been missing manager Barry Ferguson when they took on Elgin in the first leg of their play-off semi-final, but they did the business by establishing a two-goal advantage thanks to a 3-1 win at Broadwood, writes Craig P Stewart.

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Ricky Little: Winning goal. Picture: SNS

League Two wrap: East Fife in profit despite draw

League 2 table-toppers East Fife were held 1-1 by Queen’s Park at Bayview but Gary Naysmith’s side actually increased their lead as closest rivals Clyde and Elgin City both lost.

Annan Athletic
Jason Holt has improved greatly since signing for Rangers from Hearts. Picture: SNS

The 17 most improved players in Scottish football this season

Which players have shown tremendous improvement from last season to the current campaign, catching the eye and winning hearts of supporters across the four SPFL leagues?

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Elgin City manager Jim Weir saw his side go top of the league once more. Picture: SNS

League Two wrap: Elgin City return to the top

Elgin City returned to the top of League 2 thanks to a 2-0 success over ­bottom side East Stirlingshire at ­Borough Briggs.

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Chris Templeman: On target. Picture: SNS

League Two wrap: East Fife take over leadership

East Fife defeated Stirling Albion 1-0 at blustery Bayview to record a sixth win in a seven-game unbeaten run and reclaim top spot in the process. Forthbank goalkeeper
Chris Smith set the tone for an impressive display early on when he kept out an effort by Jamie Insalland it looked like he was going to deny the hosts with a string of impressive saves, but he was finally beaten 18 minutes from time. Substitute Kevin Smith sent East Fife to the summit when he nodded in a cross by Kyle Wilkie

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East Fife boss Gary Naysmith.

League Two wrap: Elgin rise above Annan

A combination of rain and Elgin’s ability to finally win away games ended Annan’s three-month stay at the top of League 2.

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Barry Ferguson: High Tempo. Picture: SNS

Clyde close gap on leaders with narrow win at Annan

THE race for the League 2 title is very open after Clyde’s 3-2 win at Annan saw 2015 end with the top four sides separated by only four points.

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Scott Linton fired in an unstoppable opener. Picture: Scott Louden

League Two wrap: Clyde move within point of summit

ANNAN Athletic’s grip at the League Two summit continues to loosen as they slipped to a 3-2 defeat at home to Clyde who now sit second, a point behind the leaders.

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