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Falkirk 0 - 1 Morton: Kudus Oyenuga hits birthday winner

It is hard to shake the feeling serendipity was smiling on Kudus Oyenuga as the Morton striker celebrated his 24th birthday by ending a four-month goal drought to secure a precious 1-0 win over Falkirk.

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Moussa Dembele will be watched by no fewer than five clubs during tomorrow's Old Firm clash. Picture: SNS Group

Rumour Mill: 5 clubs to scout Dembele | Sumaila to Rangers? | Lennon hails ‘big-game’ Cummings

Chelsea and PSG among clubs set to watch Dembele in Old Firm clash; Pedro Caixinha eyes first Gers signing and Lennon hails Cummings but chides him for ‘stupid’ red card

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Lewis Kidd broke the deadlock

Queen of the South 0 - 2 Falkirk: Bairns rise to second

Falkirk leaped up to second-top spot in the Championship and closed the gap on Hibernian to six points, albeit having played a game more.

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John Lambie revelled in his Hamilton sides famous Scottish Cup victory over Rangers at Ibrox 30 years ago. Picture: Ian Georgeson.

Interview: John Lambie on doos, dogs and heid bangers

I’m looking around the home of this true football man, spotting the playing-days mementos and the cup given to him for being a “manager extraordinaire”. I’m noticing the family photos of his three daughters and assorted grandchildren, also the snap of him with Chic Charnley, an incorrigible rascal he signed four times and who, by way of thanks, phones the old boss every week just to check he’s doing okay. But, for the life of me I can’t find any erotic art.

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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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Luke Leahy opened the scoring for Falkirk. Picture: Michael Gillen

Falkirk 2 - 2 Dumbarton: Nathan Austin saves Bairns’ day

Nathan Austin’s first goal since July ensured Falkirk did not succumb to an unlikely defeat against Dumbarton, however that was no cause for celebration as Peter Houston lambasted his side for squandering an inviting opportunity to claim second spot in the Championship.

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Mark Warburton lasted only 11 months at Ibrox after winning the trophy. Picture: John Devlin

Mark Warburton was latest victim of Challenge Cup curse

Jack Ross and Ray McKinnon may want to think twice about trying to win next month’s Irn-Bru Cup final when St Mirren take on Dundee United at Fir Park.

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Storm Doris forces Scottish footballer to train on motorway

Falkirk captain David McCracken didn’t let the Storm Doris snow stop his training when he got stuck in traffic on the motorway.

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Ross Forbes saw his driven free kick headed home by Thomas OWare

Morton 2 - 2 Falkirk: Spoils shared in corking encounter

With so much on the line for these two as they enter the closing straight of the league campaign, this could have been a sterile affair, but not a bit of it. With four goals, end to end action, bone-jarring challenges and some genuine officiating controversy, this was a corking encounter even if the ultimate share of the points helped nobody other than the chasing pack.

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Jim Jefferies is joining Edinburgh City. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Jim Jefferies joins Edinburgh City as sporting director

Edinburgh City have appointed Jim Jefferies as sporting director.

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Stuart Webber, currently at Huddersfield, is reportedly wanted by Rangers to fulfil a director of football role. Picture: Huddersfield Town

Rumour Mill: Rangers eye Stuart Webber, Ross Wilson | ‘No Celtic treble talk’ | Fans blast Senderos

Rangers linked with Huddersfield guru and Southampton recruitment chief; James Forrest plays down talk of a domestic treble and Gers fans call for Senderos contract to be torn up

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Falkirk's  John Baird celebrates his goal.  Picture Michael Gillen.

Falkirk 2 - 0 Dunfermline Ath: Bairns breeze past rivals

Falkirk prevailed in this meeting of these old foes across the Forth a lot more comfortably than the scoreline might imply. It was finely balanced up to the interval, with the home side holding the upper hand through a John Baird strike, but in the second half Peter Houston’s side assumed near total command on the proceedings.

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Falkirk's John Baird celebrates scoring his second goal. Picture: Roddy Scott/SNS

St Mirren 1 - 2 Falkirk: John Baird double sinks Saints

Falkirk’s push for a promotion play-off spot got back on track with a narrow and somewhat controversial win against rock-bottom St Mirren, who despite a plethora of new faces being brought in can justifiably bemoan some decisions, but not the result, and are now an eye-watering 11 points from automatic safety.

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Rangers star Barrie McKay has been linked with a move to RB Leipzig. Picture: John Devlin

Rumour Mill: McKay won’t have head turned | Aberdeen chase Easton & Christie | Cathro left red-faced

Barrie McKay won’t be distracted by rumoured interest from the Bundesliga, Aberdeen are looking to bolster their squad with moves for Ryan Christie and Brian Easton, and Ian Cathro has been left red-faced after it emerged Hearts set the date for their Scottish Cup replay with Raith Rovers.

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Jamie Lindsay opened the scoring for Morton

Morton 2 - 0 Falkirk: Ton the dark horse nobody will want

Not a cup classic to reverberate down the ages, but with a place in the fifth round secured courtesy of an eventually comfortable win over their Championship rivals the feel good factor at Cappielow is stronger and stronger as Jim Duffy’s men continue to be the dark horse nobody can write off and who nobody will want paired with.

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Falkirk's Peter Grant, right, celebrates with Miles Hippolyte after scoring the equaliser. Picture: Roddy Scott/SNS

Falkirk 1 - 1 Ayr: Bairns boss left frustrated

Asked by the assembled press pack to assess Falkirk’s 1-1 draw against obdurate Ayr United, the response of an exasperated Peter Houston was telling: “Do I have to?”

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Falkirk's Craig Sibbald celebrates his second goal of the match in the impressive win over Raith Rovers. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Danny Rogers happy to revel in wonder save for Falkirk

It remains to be seen whether his feelings change when the selfies, Instagram snaps and text messages starts flooding in from Dubai but, for 
the moment, Danny Rogers does not envy his Aberdeen colleagues one iota.

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Falkirks Craig Sibbald celebrates his second goal.  Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Raith Rovers 1 - 4 Falkirk: Craig Sibbald scores twice

This game might have had the look of being after the Lord Mayor’s show about it following Friday night’s Championship showdown between Hibs and Dundee United, but in reality it proved to be anything but humdrum. Falkirk consolidated their chances of making the play-off positions at the expense of a Raith side that imploded spectacularly after they had taken an early led.

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West Ham United were said to be interested in the Celtic striker. Picture: SNS

Rumour Mill: No West Ham bid for Dembele | Rangers to wait on Toral deal | Hearts star to MK Dons

West Ham United have not made a £20million offer for Moussa Dembele, contrary to reports; transfer target Jon Toral tells Rangers they’ll have to wait for his signature, and Robbie Neilson is planning to raid his old club Hearts for attacker Robbie Muirhead.

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Dario Zanatta will be looking to kick on this year under new boss Ian Cathro. Picture: SNS

Five Scottish football youngsters to look out for in 2017

As the game grows richer in England, Scottish football is increasingly forced to find its own source of talent as it struggles to compete with big-spending clubs down south.

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