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Livingston 3 - 0 Brechin: Livi secure second place

For so long in a remarkable season, David Hopkin stuck to his mantra that Livingston’s sole goal was to avoid relegation this season. Now, finally, with second place in the Championship secured with two games to go, he is allowing promotion to enter his thoughts.

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Dundee United's Scott McDonald scores his second of the night. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Brechin 0 - 5 Dundee United: Scott McDonald is super sub

Scott McDonald, the inspired substitute, moved Dundee United to within touching distance of the play-offs as he put plucky Brechin City to the sword at Glebe Park last night.

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Kallum Higginbotham scored Dunfermline's fourth. Picture: Michael Gillen

Dunfermline 4 - 0 Brechin City: Pars coast to victory

Dunfermline consolidated their position in the Ladbrokes Championship play-offs with a routine 4-0 victory over relegated Brechin City.

Dunfermline
Kyle Magennis gives St Mirren the lead. Picture: SNS/Roddy Scott

Brechin City 0 - 1 St Mirren: Saints a point from the title

Almost there. St Mirren need just a point from their Tuesday night meeting with Dundee Utd at Tannadice to confirm their promotion as Championship title winners. For long stages yesterday it looked as though their old rivals Morton were going to allow the starting gun to be fired on their celebrations as they fought gamely to deny Livingston a victory that keeps the outcome of who is crowned champions still at least mathematically in doubt.

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Craig Sibbald netted in Falkirk's easy win. Picture: SNS/Bruce White

Falkirk 3 - 0 Brechin: Bairns batter bedraggled Brechin

Brechin City wanted the ground to swallow them up after going two goals and two men down in the first half at Falkirk.

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Morton's John Baird. Picture: SNS/Craig Foy

Morton 2 - 0 Brechin: City relegated after defeat

There was a compelling case here for the visitors to be playing in a different division next season, but the same could not be said for the hosts. Brechin, without a win in 29 fixtures, had their relegation confirmed after their 25th defeat and their failings were once again all too evident.

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Dunfermline's Nicky Clark scored a hat-trick to sink Brechin. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Brechin 0 - 3 Dunfermline: Nicky Clark bags a treble

A Nicky Clark hat-trick sent Dunfermline to within a point of fourth place and rekindled their play-off hopes as Brechin slipped ever closer to their inevitable relegation.

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Danny Handling was on target for Dumbarton in the win at Brechin. Picture: Michael Gillen

Brechin 1 - 3 Dumbarton: Sons with crucial win

Dumbarton earned their second win of the week over doomed Brechin to give themselves a boost ahead of Saturday’s Challenge Cup final.

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Alex Jakubiak celebrates netting Falkirk's third. Picture: Michael Gillen

Falkirk 3 - 1 Morton: Bairns revival continues apace

Playing under the threat of relegation as recently as the turn of the year, victory lifted Falkirk to within seven points of an unlikely shot at promotion and just two short of rivals Dunfermline.

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St Mirren's Kyle Magennis' shot is deflected in to the net by Brechin goalkeeper Patrick O'Neil to make it 1-0. Picture: Garry Williamson

St Mirren 1 - 0 Brechin: Saints toil to victory

St Mirren made alarmingly heavy weather of seeing off the challenge of a rock-bottom Brechin who will go into March without registering a league win. Dominating possession wasn’t the issue for the Paisley men, however a lack of creativity and a genuine cutting edge were major issues, with on-loan Lewis Morgan, as he has been since joining Celtic, a peripheral figure for Saints who despite not being tested, did not really look like a team with an 11-point cushion at the top.

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Alex Jakubiak netted a late winner. Picture: Michael Gillen

Brechin City 0 - 1 Falkirk: Late Jakubiak strike sinks City

A stoppage time strike from Alex Jakubiak gave rejuvenated Falkirk a dramatic victory and denied battling Brechin only their fifth point of the season.

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Stephen Dobbie netted a hat-trick in win over Brechin City. Picture: SNS/Paul Devlin

Queen of the South 3 - 1 Brechin City: Dobbie hat-trick hero

Stephen Dobbie, the Championship’s most prolific striker, hit a hat-trick as Queens maintained their play-off push while consigning Brechin to their 18th defeat of the campaign.

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Celtic's Dedryck Boyata heads home to make it 4-0. picture: SNS/Craig Williamson

Celtic 5 - 0 Brechin: Moussa Dembele left out after enquiries

Celtic produced what Brendan Rodgers called “a professional performance” to blitz Brechin City and breeze into the fifth round of the Scottish Cup. The fact Moussa Dembele did not contribute to that on an afternoon in which Rodgers fielded his strongest available side the Irishman intimated afterwards was no mere coincidence.

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Thumbs up. For Darren Dods, Saturday's cup tie at Celtic is all about positives despite the gulf between the clubs.  Photograph: Alan Rennie/SNS

Brechin’s Darren Dods won’t be fazed by Celtic Park challenge

Daunting might be considered a euphemism for utterly blooming knee-knocking when assessing Brechin City’s Scottish Cup assignment at Celtic Park on Saturday.

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Scott Robinson was on target for Livingston. Picture: SNS.

Brechin 0 - 2 Livingston: Hopkin’s men on course for play-offs

A goal in either half saw Livingston step up their pursuit of a play-off place as rock-bottom Brechin remained winless.

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Morton's Bob McHugh equalises against Brechin. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Brechin 1 - 1 Morton: Ton’s play-off hopes take a dent

Brechin City earned only their fourth point of the campaign as Morton’s play-off hopes suffered a setback at Glebe Park.

Championship
Dundee United's Paul McMullan goes to ground against Brechin. He received a second yellow card for simulation and was sent off. Picture: Kenny Smith/SNS

Dundee United 4 - 1 Brechin: Laszlo slams Paul McMullan dive

Dundee United manager Csaba Laszlo refused to hold back as he publicly criticised his winger Paul McMullan for being sent off for diving.

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The 10 greatest Scottish football moments of 2017

A collection of the most memorable moments from the Ladbrokes Premiership, lower leagues and the Scottish national team across last year.

Premiership
George Oakley, left, celebrates his goal with Jake Mulraney. Picture: SNS

Brechin 2 - 3 Inverness: Ten-man Caley Thistle show resilience

John Robertson praised the work-rate and commitment of ten-man Inverness Caledonian Thistle after they moved to within three points of the promotion play-off places.

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Declan McManus opened the scoring for Dunfermline. Picture: SNS/Sammy Turner

Dunfermline 2 - 1 Brechin City: Pars do enough to see off City

Dunfermline had to withstand a gritty comeback from Brechin City and the nerves of their frustrated home support but they finally registered a victory for the first time in eight league matches.

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