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Dunfermline Athletic 3 - 1 Morton: Pars eye mid-table finish

Dunfermline sent their fans home happy for the summer as they recorded a victory that keeps them on course for fifth place in their first year back in the SPFL Championship.

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Darren McGregor can count himself unlucky not to be included. Picture: SNS

The 4 biggest Championship player of the year snubs

The votes have been counted and the nominees announced: this year’s SPFA Scottish Championship Player of the Year award winner will be contested between Jason Cummings and John McGinn, both of Hibs, along with Queen of the South striker Stephen Dobbie and Morton midfielder Ross Forbes.

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John McGinn, right, has been nominated for the second year in succession. Picture: John Devlin

Hibs stars lead Championship player of the year nominees

Hibs duo Jason Cummings and John McGinn have been nominated for SPFA Championship Player of the Year for the second year in succession.

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Mortons Michael Tidser gets the better of Alan Forrest.  Photograph: Roddy Scott/SNS

Morton 1 - 1 Ayr United: Ton secure a play-off place

Results elsewhere meant that Morton secured a play-off place but, in extending their winless sequence to seven matches, they did little to suggest that they can negotiate a passage into the top tier.

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Morton manager Jim Duffy leaves Hampden after his disciplinary hearing. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Three-game ban for Jim Duffy over Neil Lennon bust-up

Jim Duffy has been banned for three matches (one suspended) for his touchline bust-up with Neil Lennon.

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Craig Barr opened the scoring against Morton yesterday with an instinctive header. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Raith Rovers 2 - 0 Morton: Craig’s the bravest Barr none

If courage and character are to be key factors in a battle for survival in the Championship, then step forward Craig Barr, who produced a colossal display as Raith Rovers secured a pivotal 2-0 victory against Morton.

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Hibs manager Neil Lennon. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

D-day for Hibs in bid to delay Neil Lennon’s SFA hearing

Hibernian will find out today if they have been successful in lobbying to have the date of Neil Lennon’s disciplinary hearing pushed back.

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Dundee United's Tony Andreu has been excellent all season. Picture: SNS

The 10 Scottish Championship player of the year hopefuls

Award season is firmly heating up with player and young player of the year nominations likely to be announced within the next couple of weeks.

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St Mirrens John Sutton, right, celebrates his goal against Dunfermline with Gary Irvine. Picture: SNS.

Morton 1 - 4 St Mirren: Saints revival continues

St Mirren moved out of the bottom two in the Championship for the first time since week two of the season thanks to a comprehensive 4-1 success at the home of neighbours Morton.

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Jason Cummings fires Hibs aheadat Cappielow on Saturday. Picture: SNS

John McGinn admits Hibs are ‘crawling to the title’

Buried beneath the headlines about off-field rammies, missed handshakes, apologies, agendas, refereeing decisions and the growing number of draws, there is one crucial fact. That is that Hibernian are edging closer and closer to the Championship title.

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Neil Lennon complains to referee Bobby Madden at full time. Pic: SNS/Craig Williamson

Neil Lennon switches focus of fury from Jim Duffy to officials

Before the match, there had been handshakes and hugs as both Neil Lennon and Jim Duffy tried to quell the hysteria ahead of kick-off. After another testy, competitive and, ultimately, controversial 90 minutes the Hibs boss was shrugging off similar gestures, apparently suffering from tunnel vision as he headed for referee Bobby Madden to express his ire.

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Jason Cummings celebrates putting Hibs ahead against Greenock Morton. Pic: SNS/Craig Williamson

Greenock Morton 1 - 1 Hibs: Hibs held to a draw for 13th time but edge closer to Championship title

Hibs suffered another afternoon of frustration as, once again, they were forced to settle for a draw having put themselves in pole position with the game’s first goal.

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Neil Lennon and Jim Duffy share a warm embrace. Pic: SNS/Craig Williamson

Neil Lennon and Jim Duffy share embrace ahead of Greenock Morton v Hibs

Neil Lennon and Jim Duffy embraced with a warm handshake and cuddle prior to the Greenock Morton v Hibernian match this afternoon to suggest recent differences have been put behind the pair.

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Hibs' Brian Graham has been a target for fan abuse at Cappielow. Picture: SNS.

Taunting shows things are going right for Hibs’ Brian Graham

Brian Graham rarely returns to Cappielow without earning the attention of the Morton boo boys. But, as Hibernian head west today, the Easter Road striker anticipates he won’t be the only one subjected to a hostile reception.

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Rumour Mill: Celtic in talks over £8m-rated Popescu | Hearts ‘competed without goalposts’ | McClean to Celtic?

Celtic have spoken to Steaua Bucharest amid interest in £8m-rated Ovidiu Popescu, James McClean has fuelled speculation of a summer move to Celtic after posting a photo on Instagram of him in a Hoops shirt, and Ian Cathro believes Hearts competed with Celtic without goalposts.

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Lewis Vaughan scored in the second half. Morton later had a goal chalked off. Picture Michael Gillen

Dumbarton 1 - 0 Morton: Duffy glad to be talking football

Morton manager Jim Duffy was more concerned about his side losing 1-0 to Dumbarton yesterday than Neil Lennon’s press conference on Friday.

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Hibs manager Neil Lennon launched into a tirade during his press conference at East Mains. Picture: SNS.

Neil Lennon insists ‘square go’ reference was a euphemism

Neil Lennon says he was not speaking literally when he stated that Jim Duffy had challenged him to a “square go” as all reason was abandoned at Easter Road on Wednesday night.

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Hibernian manager Neil Lennon speaks to the press. Picture: Alan Rennie/SNS

Neil Lennon: Duffy bust-up 20 times worse than McCoist spat

A seething Neil Lennon hit back at Morton manager Jim Duffy during an angry press conference rant yesterday, exacerbating a feud that seems to be growing in rancour.

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Morton boss Jim Duffy, right, and Neil Lennon before their touchline bust-up on Wednesday night. Picture: Ross MacDonald/SNS

Duffy: ‘I didn’t ask for square go - I’m not a 12 year old’

Morton manager Jim Duffy has insisted he did not challenge opposite number Neil Lennon to a fight during the explosive finale to Wednesday night’s 0-0 Championship draw with Hibernian.

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