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Hearts handed reunion with John Robertson in Betfred Cup

Hearts will be up against Tynecastle legend John Robertson in next season’s Betfred Cup after the draw for the group stage paired them with Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

League Cup 3
Russell McLean netted twice in Peterhead's win. Picture: SNS/Alan Harvey

League 2 round-up: Top two record easy victories

Peterhead remain top of League Two on goal difference following a comfortable 3-0 win over Clyde who slip out of the play-off spots.

League Two
Ally Love

Disciplinary hearing postponed after ‘bust-up in car park’

The disciplinary case against Clyde player Ally Love for allegedly using racist terms to Annan’s Rabin Omar in a League 2 game at Broadwood on 2 January has been put back a week to allow the Scottish Football Association to gather more information about an alleged bust-up between the players in the car park after the game.

Clyde
Nicky Clark hit a double in Dunfermline Athletic's defeat of Buckie Thistle. Picture: SNS/Craig Foy

Irn-Bru Cup Round-up: Pars progress as Premiership U20s exit

Dunfermline moved smoothly into the last 16 of the Irn-Bru Cup with a 3-0 win at Buckie Thistle.

Dunfermline
Annan player/manager Peter Murphy is looking for his first win. Picture: SNS.

Clash with Celtic youngsters will be test of Annan’s progress

Annan player/manager Peter Murphy is looking for his 
players to show how well they are knitting together when they take on Celtic’s under-20 side in the Irn-Bru Cup at 
Galabank.

Football
The SPFL were the victims of online fraud. Picture: John Devlin

SPFL warn against fraud after £18k stolen online

The Scottish Professional Football League has warned clubs to protect themselves from online hackers.

Premiership
Celtic's Kieran Tierney fires in his goal from 40 yards. Picture: SNS

11 long-range SPFL stunners to rival Kieran Tierney’s goal

To celebrate the awesome strike by the Celtic youngster, we’ve collated 11 other magnificent long range goals from Scottish football over the last few years.

Premiership
Jamie MacDonald is glad to have regained the number one spot at Kilmarnock. Picture: SNS.

Jamie MacDonald intent on holding on to Kilmarnock gloves

Jamie MacDonald is intent on banishing the mental anguish of being dropped last season by re-establishing himself as Kilmarnock’s first-choice goalkeeper.

Annan Athletic
Kris Boyd's double fired Kilmarnock to top of the group. Picture: SNS/Craig Williamson

Annan 0 - 2 Kilmarnock: Kris Boyd double sends Killie top

Kilmarnock climbed to the top of Betfred Cup Group E as Kris Boyd’s double earned them a routine victory at rain-lashed Galabank.

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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.

League Cup
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.

League Cup
Jim Chapman has left Annan for Clyde. Pic: SNS/Graham Stuart

Clyde name Jim Chapman as new manager

Clyde have announced the appointment of Jim Chapman as manager.

Clyde
Forfar's Gavin Swankie netted a double. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Forfar 4 - 2 Annan (agg 6-4): Loons reach the play-off final

They say a week is a long time in politics but yesterday Forfar discovered that phrase also rings true in football.

Forfar Athletic
Forfar's Thomas O'Brien battles for the ball against Annan Athletic's Callum Home. Picture: Graham Stuart/SNS

Forfar Athletic 2 - 4 Annan Athletic: loons left to lament

At 5.05pm the dejected Forfar squad trudged on to the Station Park pitch to applause from a handful of hardy fans as they picked up their Player of the Year awards.

League Two
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?

News
Aidan Nesbitt scores the equaliser to set up Celtic Under 20s' victory over Annan Athletic. Picture: SNS

Celtic fight back to ease into Irn-Bru Cup second round

The all-new first round of the Irn-Bru Cup delivered wins for Premiership under-20 sides, SPFL outfits as well as 
Highland and Lowland League teams.

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Annan Athletic manager Jim Chapman believes his team couldn't have landed a tougher draw. Picture: SNS

Celtic under-20s the ‘hardest draw’ of Irn-Bru Cup

Annan Athletic manager Jim Chapman reckons his side are the underdogs against Celtic under-20s at Cappielow in the South section of the Irn-Bru Cup as most of his squad are younger than their opponents.

Annan Athletic
Joey Barton comes on for Niko Kranjcar during Rangers' Betfred Cup match against Annan Athletic. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA

Rangers 2-0 Annan: Niko Kranjcar, Joey Barton make debuts

We had to wait an hour at Ibrox last night to see the summer’s most talked-about player in Scottish football... an honour his own loquaciousness has earned him. No wonder, then, that at that point in an untroubling League Cup sectional win over bottom-tier opposition for Rangers, the home crowd savoured the prospect of Joey Barton being given the opportunity to leave behind the words and allow the deeds to do his bidding.

Rangers
Annan's Peter Weatherson got the winner against Queen's Park but it wasn't enough. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS

Queen’s Park lose to Annan but still make play-offs

Queen’s Park secured a play-off semi-final encounter against Cowdenbeath despite falling to a 1-0 loss at Annan Athletic who slip out of the play-offs on goal difference. A header by Peter Weatherson in the 43rd minute was enough for Annan to win the game but with other 
play-off contnders winning, Annan fell short of the three-goal winning margin.

League Two
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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