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.

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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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Christie Elliot opens the scoring. Picture: SNS/Alan Harvey

Partick Thistle 1 - 0 Stranraer: Jags qualify with narrow win

Christie Elliot struck late on to seal Partick Thistle’s place in the last 16 of the Betfred Cup after a narrow 1-0 win over Stranraer.

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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Around 500 FC Twente fans are expected to make the trip. Picture: Getty

Stranraer to take on FC Twente in honour of late fan

A football fan’s dying wish has led to a game between a lower-league Scottish club and Dutch giants FC Twente.

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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The 17 most improved players in Scottish football this season

Which players have shown tremendous improvement from last season to the current campaign, catching the eye and winning hearts of supporters across Scotland?

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?

Niall McGinn scores his second in Aberdeen's comfortable win. Picture: SNS/Craig Foy

Aberdeen 4 - 0 Stranraer: Dons ease into fifth-round

Aberdeen coasted past League One strugglers Stranraer at Pittodrie to reach the fifth-round of the William Hill Scottish Cup and keep hopes alive of their first triumph in the competition since 1990.

Christian Nade has left Stranraer via mutual consent. Picture: Neil Hanna

Ex-Hearts striker Christian Nade released by Stranraer

Former Hearts and Raith Rovers striker Christian Nade has left Stranraer after having his contract terminated via mutual consent.

Tony Andreu's goal made the difference

Stranraer 0 - 1 Dundee United: Blues lose but win plaudits

A Tony Andreu header midway through the second half was all that separated the sides as Stranraer emerged with huge credit against their more illustrious opponents.

Scott MacDonald was on target for Motherwell

Stranraer 0 - 3 Motherwell: Belford heroics not enough

Motherwell secured the runners-up position behind Rangers in Group F courtesy of a 3-0 win over Stranraer at Stair Park.

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Niko Kranjcar scores Rangers' third goal against Stranraer in the Betfred Cup. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS Group

Rangers 3-0 Stranraer Waghorn fires Rangers into knock-outs

Rangers completed their unblemished progress through the group stage of the League Cup as they confirmed their place in the knockout phase with an untroubled 
victory over Stranraer.

Ayr United's Iain McCall with his auntie and his mum. Picture: SNS Group

Ayr United 0 - 0 Stranraer: Ayr clinches return to Championship

Greg Fleming was the penalty hero as Ayr clinched their return to the second tier of Scottish football in dramatic fashion.

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Ayr Utd manager Ian McCall.

Ayr manager Ian McCall calls for raucous Somerset Park


Livingston manager David Hopkin still believes his team can prevail against Stranraer. Picture: Rob Casey/SNS

Livingston battling to keep second-tier status

Livingston manager David Hopkin has issued a rallying call for fans to get behind the team as they try today to recover from a 5-2 first leg defeat by Stranraer in the Championship play-off semi-final.

Willie Gibson scores Stranraer's third in their 5-2 win over Livingston. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Stranraer 5-2 Livingston: Five-goal Blues maul the Lions

Stranraer overpowered Livingston on a night of remarkable play-off action at Stair Park to take a handsome advantage into Saturday’s second leg with this hammering of a Lions side who stand on the brink of relegation, writes Shaun Niven.

Craig Malcolm scored twice for Stranraer in 4-1 win over Dunfermline. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

League 1: Stranraer defeat champions Dunfermline

Stranraer strengthened their play-off credentials with an impressive 4-1 win over champions Dunfermline at Stair Park.

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Michael Wardrope: Scorer. Picture: SNS

League One wrap: Peterhead’s unbeaten run ends

Peterhead manager Jim McInally felt nothing but pride despite his side’s title challenge, and their 19-game unbeaten run, came to an end with a 1-0 defeat by Cowdenbeath at blustery Balmoor.

Joe Cardle netted a hat-trick for Dunfermline. Picture: SNS

League One wrap: Joe Cardle nets hat-trick for Dunfermline

Dunfermline turned on the style as they took another step closer to the League 1 title by crushing Stranraer 6-1 at East End Park.

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