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Stirling Albion

Betfred Cup wrap: Falkirk impressive in defeat of Inverness CT

Falkirk moved top of Betfred Cup Group A and set down a marker for the league season thanks to a 2-0 victory at Inverness.

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St Mirren's Gregor Buchanan heads into the net. Picture: SNS/Ross Parker

Betfred Cup round-up: Falkirk and St Mirren record 4-1 wins

Falkirk and St Mirren put down an early marker ahead of the Ladbrokes Championship season with comfortable victories in the end. Elsewhere, League Two Peterhead beat League One East Fife and Cowdenbeath emerged victorious over Buckie Thistle in a game which featured six goals.

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Shaun Tuton makes his debut for Motherwell. Picture. Gary Hutchison/SNS

Stirling Albion 0 - 2 Motherwell: Shaun Tuton makes his mark

Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson declared himself satisfied with his side’s first pre-season run out after using 21 players in yesterday’s victory at Stirling Albion.

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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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Arbroath manger Dick Campbell is all smiles after his side picked up the League Two trophy.  Photograph: Kenny Smith/SNS

Stirling Albion 1 - 1 Arbroath: Red Lichties take the trophy

It does not happen too often but just for a while yesterday the irrepressible Dick Campbell was lost for words.

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Andy Little has been hospitalised in Edinburgh. Picture; Gary Hutchinson

Footballer Andy Little in hospital following training incident

Stirling forward Andy Little suffered a fractured skull in a training-ground accident, the Ladbrokes League Two club have revealed.

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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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Cammie Binnie made a vital penalty save for The Binos

Stirling Albion 2 - 2 Clyde: Two doubles mean it’s try again

A brace each from Dylan Nguene Bikey and Peter MacDonald means these League 2 rivals will need a replay to determine who progresses to the fifth round.

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Would Brendan Rodgers lead the current second choice Celtic side to the league title. Picture: SNS

Scottish football mailbag: Would Celtic’s reserves win the league? | How to fix Hearts? | Where’s Rossiter?

Craig Fowler answers your questions on Scottish football, including the strength of Celtic’s reserve side, how to fix the issues with the Hearts attack, and what’s happened to the forgotten man of Ibrox.

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David Wotherspoon, left, celebrates his 90th-minute goal with team-mate Steven MacLean. Photograph: Graeme Hart

St Johnstone 4 - 0 Stirling Albion: Saints take Group B

There was no final day drama at McDiarmid Park as St Johnstone emerged as winners of Group B in the Betfred Cup with a perfunctory win over League 2 Stirling Albion.

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Peter Houston criticised his players.

Stirling Albion 1 - 0 Falkirk: Peter Houston hits at players

Peter Houston was in no mood to mince his words after Falkirk’s shock defeat by a fired-up Stirling Albion.

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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.

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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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Inverness CT's Iain Vigurs makes it 2-0. Picture: SNS

Inverness 2 - 0 Stirling: Cup holders through to last-16

Inverness retained a covetous grasp on the Scottish Cup last night after wearing down a stubborn and plucky Stirling Albion.

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Craig Bellamy spent half a season with Celtic. Picture: Getty

18 Scottish football loan players who went on to bigger things

On Sunday, Tottenham loan player Nathan Oduwa exited Ibrox after cutting his Rangers career five months short.

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Stirling Albion's Craig Comrie (right) battles with ICT's Iain Vigurs. Picture: SNS

Stirling Albion 0 - 0 Inverness: replay for holders

JOHN HUGHES breathed a sigh of relief that Scottish Cup holders Inverness Caley are still in the tournament after almost falling at the first hurdle at Forthbank.

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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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