Alloa Athletic

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Dumbarton 0 - 2 Alloa (AET): Wasps promoted to the Scottish Championship

Alloa left it late but they booked their place in the Championship with a 2-0 Play-Off final second leg success over a host Dumbarton side who led 1-0 after Wednesday night’s first meeting.

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Alan Young quit his role as Raith Rovers chairman immediately after the side's play-off loss to Alloa. Picture: SNS Group

Raith Rovers chairman quits after side fails in promotion bid

Raith Rovers chairman Alan Young has resigned with immediate effeect following the club’s loss in the play-offs.

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Ayr's Craig Moore with the Ladbrokes League One trophy. SNS/Sammy Turner

Ayr pip Raith Rovers to League One title in final day drama

Ayr United held their nerve when it mattered most to claim their first league title since 1997 and break Raith Rovers’ hearts.

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In pictures: Former EPL stars who failed to make their mark in Scottish football

To the surprise of no one, Chris Eagles left Ross County yesterday. The former Manchester United winger only arrived in Dingwall in late November, but he had already dropped out of the first-team picture and hadn’t played since January.

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Craig Moore hit a late winner for Ayr. Picture: SNS/Rob Casey

League 1 round-up: Ayr leave it late to stay three points clear

Pacesetters Ayr United and Raith Rovers both left it late to seal victories and pull further away from the chasing pack.

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Dundee Utd's Mark Durnan rises to make it 1-0. Picture: SNS/Sammy Turner

Alloa 0 - 2 Dundee United: Emil Lyng stars in Arabs victory

Having enjoyed a prolific 2017, excelling in the forbidding temperatures in the Icelandic top-flight, it is little wonder Emil Lyng looked so at home in snow-kissed Clackmannanshire as he helped Dundee United dispatch Alloa.

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Good, but no Waspburger. Stamford Bridge's press box offered no Alloa delicacies for Arsene Wenger. Photograph: Ian Kington

Sights we’d like to see: Wenger at Dumbarton, pie voucher in pocket

The other night, in the middle of a touchline ban, Arsene Wenger faced a dilemma and the potential of having insult added to inconvenience. Normally when managers are banished to the stands they watch from the directors’ box but at Chelsea the poshest seats are right across the field from the dressing rooms. That would have meant a yomp at half-time, losing valuable minutes from his team talk, when he would have been highly conspicuous in his trademark long grey quilted gown – and even before Antonio Conte sneered at him for being “old”, the Arsenal boss would have faced considerable abuse from the successors of the Stamford Bridge skinhead cognoscenti.

Darren McGregor challenges Esmael Goncalves for the ball during the last Scottish Cup meeting between Hibs and Hearts. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Scottish Cup: Hearts v Hibs | Celtic v Brechin | Fraserburgh v Rangers

Hearts have been handed a home tie against Hibs for the third consecutive year in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.

Dundee UTD's Patrick N'Koyi scores from the penalty spot. Picture: SNS/Paul Devlin

Dundee United 3 - 1 Alloa: United youngsters spare extra-time

Ray McKinnon, the Dundee United manager, hailed his young team for ultimately overcoming Alloa, before promising them a further opportunity to prosper in the next round.

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Simon Murray celebrates after heading home his second goal to seal Hibs' win over Alloa in the Betfred Cup. Picture: SNS

Simon Murray in a hurry to prove he is Hibs’ main man

Neil Lennon appears content to remain patient in his pursuit of Anthony Stokes, but Simon Murray seems like a man in a hurry to prove he deserves to stay in the Hibs team come what may.

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Hibernian's Fraser Murray is tackled by Alloa's Kevin Cawley. Picture: SNS/Alan Rennie

Alloa 0-3 Hibs: Alloa see double as Murrays impress for Hibs

Fraser Murray and his namesake Simon were both on target again as Hibs eased their way into the next round of the Betfred Cup with a comfortable victory over Alloa Athletic.

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Alloa's Alan Cook and Ross County's Michael Gardyne tussle. Picture: SNS/Craig Foy

Ross County 2 - 0 Alloa: Marcus Fraser volley sets up easy win

A Marcus Fraser volley sent Premiership side Ross County on their way to a 2-0 victory over League One Alloa Athletic in their Betfred Cup Group D opener.

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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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Brechin City players celebrate winning promotion to the Championship after defeating Alloa on penalties. Picture: SNS.

Brechin’s Darren Dods relishes battles with former clubs

Brechin City manager Darren Dods will lead his side in the battle for Championship league points next season against his former playing clubs Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Falkirk, while another ex-employer, Dundee United, are also possible opponents after the Glebe Park men came out on top in a fantastic play-off struggle at Alloa.

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Brechin's Finn Graham celebrates with the fans at full time. Picture: Ross Parker

Alloa’s hat-trick hero ends up on losing side

Alloa Athletic 4 - 3 Brechin City (4-4 on aggregate after extra time Brechin won 5-4 on penalties

Brechin City players dance with joy following their shoot-out victory over Raith Rovers. Picture: SNS.

John Hughes exits as Raith Rovers are relegated

The unfortunate reign of John Hughes as Raith Rovers manager came to an end on Saturday night when the 52-year-old parted company with the club within hours of the Kirkcaldy men slipping into League 1.

Alloa's Calum Waters scored the winning penalty. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Alloa through to face Brechin play-off

Alloa 1 - 0 Airdrieonians (agg 1-1, Alloa win 4-3 on pens)

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Former St Mirren stalwart Jim Goodwin is now enjoying his part-time role as both Alloa manager and a chocolate salesman. Picture: John Devlin

Jim Goodwin: From midfield hardman to sweetie salesman

Alloa Athletic’s ground is the perfect setting for a fairytale. I don’t mean because it’s next door to a KFC, rather that the vista of the Ochils at the opposite end makes you think of magical transformations and how it might be possible for Scottish football’s favourite villain to wander into these pretty hills and come back a dashing prince.

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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?

Joe Cardle in action for Dunfermline. Picture: Graham Stuart/SNS

Alloa Ath 2 - 3 Dunfermline Ath 3: Joe Cardle decides it

Dunfermline have a decent Scottish Cup pedigree and seem intent on keeping their interest in this season’s competition alive as long as possible. But they will need to keep a tighter lock on their defence.

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