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Hearts striker Kyle Lafferty has admitted an addiction to gambling in an interview with BBC Scotland.

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The ex-Rangers and Norwich City striker was fined by the football association in August last year for betting offences, but his problem goes back a lot further.

He said: “About halfway through my contract with Rangers I didn’t have anything better to do after training than go to the bookies or sit online.

“Betting on football had been banned and, if anything, things got worse. I’d bet on horses instead. I knew absolutely nothing about horses. I still don’t have a clue. I open the app on my phone and go by the colour of the jersey or the name. If it’s a winner, it’s a winner; if it’s not, it’s not, and I move on to the next one.

“It was every day on the horses and every single race. I was betting on anything; horses, dogs, virtual racing, roulette.”

Lafferty has been battling the problem in private but has since decided to go public. He credited Hearts and Northern Ireland coach Austin MacPhee for providing support, while also thanking owner Ann Budge, manager Craig Levein and national team boss Michael O’Neill for backing him.

“I feel lucky to be at Hearts with so many supportive people around me. Austin, Craig, Ann - what they’ve done for me makes me feel stronger this time.

“Michael (O’Neill) has been brilliant as well. It’s funny, I used to hate playing at Tynecastle when I was with Rangers. The fans were on top of you and there was so many of them.

“I’m glad we’re on the same side now. I want to show them that I’m here to sort my career and my life out. If I don’t go to meetings I know Austin will be on the phone and Craig will probably slap me across the head. I’ve got to sort this out.”

Hearts have since released a statement giving “total support” for the player.

It read: “Kyle took the enormously brave step of coming to the club and asking for help. No one should underestimate how difficult that decision was for him and his family. However, as is well recognised, the first step to dealing with a problem of this nature is to acknowledge that the problem exists. He has earned our great respect for doing so.

“Kyle has the total backing of the coaching staff and his teammates as he deals with this challenge. It is a testament to the great footballer and character he is, that he has in no way allowed his personal battle to affect his performance on the training ground or on the football field. For the avoidance of doubt, Kyle will continue to train and play as normal.”

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Hearts manager Craig Levein is excited about the prospect of unleashing David Milinkovic on a more regular basis.

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The Serbian winger has caught the eye in his three substitute outings since arriving at Tynecastle on a season-long loan from Genoa on transfer-deadline day. Against Partick Thistle on Saturday, the 23-year-old marked his latest lively display by delivering a fine in-swinging cross to set up Ross Callachan for a late 

Amid an arduous run of matches away from Tynecastle, when Hearts have been favouring variations of a 3-5-2 formation in order to be compact, dogged and hard to beat, Levein has used Milinkovic sparingly thus far while he gets himself acclimatised to Scottish football and increases his match sharpness.

The manager has been encouraged by the fleeting glimpses of quality he has seen from his new recruit so far, and is looking forward to seeing him flourish once Hearts are able to perform in more favourable circumstances. “I like David – he’s something different,” Levein told the Evening News. “We’re trying to get him bedded in gently. He’s a different type of player to what we’ve got. In terms of the system we’ve been using the last few games, there aren’t many positions for a player like him. On Saturday, to get him on the pitch and get him some game time, we changed the system. I thought he was good.

“It looks like something is going to happen when he receives the ball. He can definitely beat a man and he provided a quality cross for Ross to score. He’s a hard-working boy – he’ll get opportunities, for sure.”

Levein is relishing the prospect of returning to Tynecastle as he believes the long early-season run of matches on the road while the stadium is being redeveloped is preventing his hard-working side from generating any real momentum. Hearts face five more matches – two of which are home games to be played at Murrayfield – before they are scheduled to be back in Gorgie for the visit of Kilmarnock at the start of November.

“It’s difficult in away matches because you’re up against it and it’s difficult to build the confidence,” he explained. “When you’re constantly fighting away from home, you never get that opportunity to feel relaxed. You play you’re best football when you’re relaxed but we’ve not had that privilege. It’s been a fight, and we’ve had to do that to keep ourselves in a position where, when we get back to Tynecastle, we can really start motoring.”

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Neil Lennon admits he has a lot of hard thinking to do as he attempts to plot a way to end former club Celtic’s astonishing run of 57 games unbeaten against Scottish opposition.

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Lennon will enjoy an emotional return to the east end of Glasgow on Saturday but, he insisted, that will last only 30 seconds before he gets down to business, with his entire focus being on Hibs cementing their place in the top half of the Ladbrokes Premiership.

However, he revealed that, as yet, he doesn’t quite know how he’d go about it, saying: “If we sit in and lose 1-0 or 2-0, I will be raging. If we go and have a go at them and lose 5-0, I will be raging. But it is a free hit for us.”

Lennon watched the first half of Celtic’s 2-0 win against Old Firm rivals Rangers before seeing his own players end a run of four league games without a win thanks to a Paul Hanlon strike against Ross County, that glimpse of Brendan Rodgers’s side at Ibrox merely underlining the daunting task which lies ahead.

He said: “Celtic seem to have found their groove, they looked very impressive from the snippets of game I saw, but we knew that. They are an exceptionally good team at the minute and when they really turn it on they can really damage you from a variety of positions.

“Whatever way you set up, they will find a way to beat you. They are physically and mentally really good so it is going to be a difficult afternoon – but it is not insurmountable.”

Having won 11 trophies in seven years as a Celtic player and five more in a four-year spell as manager, Lennon is likely to get a warm reception from the home fans. Conceding Celtic are “a very special club to me”, he said: “It will be a bit emotional, a bit unreal going back there and being in the opposition dug-out.

“But it will be emotional for all of 30 seconds, then it’s down to work. Hibs are my team now. It will be a difficult 90 minutes for us to get through, so we just have to prepare as best we possibly can.”

Celtic have to negotiate tomorrow night’s crucial Champions League match against Anderlecht in Brussels and, while he believes Rodgers’ players can cause the Belgian outfit plenty of problems, Lennon also acknowledged from his own experience such games can result in a Euro hangover.

He said: “I always think it’s a disadvantage come the weekend. These games do take a lot out of you and we need to make the most of any advantage we can get.”

And, were Hibs to pull off what would be a shock win, Lennon joked: “I might lose a few friends.”

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Neil Lennon and his players may have been delighted with their narrow win over Ross County, but there was none more happy than goalkeeper Ross Laidlaw.

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Not only was it the 25-year-old’s debut in the Premiership but one he marked by keeping Hibs’ first clean sheet of the season, earned in no small part by two outstanding saves.

A point-blank stop, turning Michael Gardyne’s effort on to the post, and a diving save to push aside Alex Schalk’s late shot ensured Paul Hanlon’s early strike would be enough to clinch a first win in five league games for the Capital club.

Now, though, Laidlaw faces the daunting task of trying to emulate that feat in Saturday’s clash against Celtic in the east end of Glasgow, Hibs becoming the latest side to attempt to halt Brendan Rodger’s dominant team which, with victory over Old Firm rivals Rangers at the weekend, has now clocked up 57 matches undefeated by Scottish opposition.

But while admitting it’s a “massive ask” to become the first side to beat Celtic since St Johnstone did so 16 months ago, Laidlaw insisted he won’t suffer too many sleepless nights before heading along the M8 on Saturday.

He said: “That’s what it’s all about, Hibs coming up and playing at places like Celtic Park.

“As a young boy you grow up dreaming of playing in big stadiums in front of big crowds so I am looking forward to it. It will be a full house and that’s what you want.

“We know it’s going to be a really difficult game. Celtic are closing in on 60 games unbeaten in Scotland which is an incredible record, but we’ll train hard this week and see what we can do come the weekend.”

Former Hibs striker Leigh Griffiths is an obvious threat as he faces his boyhood heroes for the first time in his career, but while aware of the danger the Scotland star poses, Laidlaw insisted it would be foolish to ignore the galaxy of talent at Rodgers’ disposal.

The former Raith Rovers player said: “I’ve never played at Celtic Park and I’ve never played against Leigh. He’s just one of many quality players they have, but we have good players ourselves, guys like Anthony Stokes and Simon Murray who can cause them problems.

“We’ve done really well away from home this season. Our performances have been good, so we’ll look to take that into Saturday.”

Neil Lennon’s players will, insisted Laidlaw, go into the match with confidence rising following their win in Dingwall, their first since beating Rangers at Ibrox in mid-August.

On a personal level, the weekend outing was Laidlaw’s first league game this season having previously been confined to the Betfred Cup triumphs over Arbroath and Livingston.

But with his regular No.1 Ofir Marciano ruled out as he observes Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, Lennon took the opportunity to give his back-up goalkeeper some much needed game 

Laidlaw said: “Ofir came in at the start of the season and he said right away he couldn’t play one Saturday because of Yom Kippur and his religious beliefs, then I worked out it would be Celtic away.

“It’s not the easiest of games to come in to, so it’s been good to get a couple of games beforehand.”

Laidlaw, who made his Hibs debut in the second leg of last season’s Europa League against Brondby in Copenhagen, was frustrated to lose two goals in the Betfred Cup win over Livingston a few days before taking on Ross County, but was delighted to show what he could do as Hibs side moved into fourth place in the table.

He said: “I thought I’d done all right against Livingston and didn’t have much of a chance with either of their two goals. So to go to Dingwall, a difficult place to go as any team will tell you, and come away with a clean sheet and, more importantly, the three points, was a massive result for us.

“The clean sheet was important because we haven’t been doing that recently. I’d tried to treat is as just another game although it was my first in the Premiership and I was really happy to be able to play my part in the win.

“The first stop from Gardyne came at a crucial time. He hit it early and I was lucky enough to stick out a hand, turn the ball on to the post and for it to come straight back to me. And the second from Schalk, I thought, was another strong save.”

It was, however, the heroics of County goalkeeper Scott Fox which prevented Hibs enjoying a more comfortable victory, a fingertip save from Steven Whittaker and two from Anthony Stokes keeping the game alive.

Laidlaw said: “A second goal would have given us that wee cushion and let us relax a bi,t but as a goalkeeper you have a bit of respect for the guy at the other end because you know how hard a position it is.

“But at the same time you’re wanting to see the ball go past him.”

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Jon McLaughlin is intent on banishing his error against Partick Thistle by ensuring he starts earning Hearts points instead of costing them.

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While some players may have preferred to hide away after such a high-profile mistake, the goalkeeper fronted up to accept full responsibility for his lapse in an interview with the Evening News. To his credit, the recently-recruited 30-year-old made no attempt to absolve himself of any blame after Blair Spittal’s tame shot squirmed through his hands and legs far too easily in the 19th minute, leaving his team 1-0 down and up against it away from home.

“I was obviously massively disappointed with the manner of the first goal because that put us on the back foot in a game where we should have been really pressing on them,” McLaughlin said. “It was just an error of judgment, basically – a very simple mistake. Sometimes the easier they are to save, the more casual you are with it. He had cut inside before that and I thought he was going to hit one of the corners, but then he fired it straight between my legs and you relax a bit and feel relieved that he’s hit a poor shot. I took my eye off it and it slipped straight through, so it was very disappointing. That’s the problem as a goalkeeper – sometimes a lapse of concentration can cause you to switch off and you make a big mistake when you have the easiest shot to save.”

McLaughlin responded positively to his mistake, and went on to handle everything else that came his way, although the former Burton Albion goalkeeper admitted it was a test of character to pull himself together. “It’s difficult to get it out of your head and focus again,” he explained. “The older you get and the more mistakes you make, you learn that it doesn’t help to ponder on it too much. You’ve just got to try as best you can to put it out your head. But it’s not easy. Once you’ve made a mistake, it’s not about feeling bad for yourself or feeling the pressure of the crowd – it’s more a case of feeling bad for your team-mates, who had been out there working their socks off on Saturday.

“I know what it’s like when other players have made errors. You know they didn’t mean to do it, so as a team-mate, you’re always supportive. When it’s you who makes the mistake, you feel like you’ve let everyone down. The lads have all been very supportive. I know that they’ve got my back, and vice versa. If a mistake like mine costs the lads, that’s when it really hurts, so I was so relieved that they at least got the point they deserved. Hopefully I can put it right in future games and make sure I’m earning the team points instead of taking points away.”

McLaughlin admits he was mightily relieved when Ross Callachan’s 80th-minute header was deemed to have crossed the line, although he would have felt a whole lot better about things if his team had been able to go on and grab the winner he felt their play merited. “When you concede a goal like I did, it’s difficult for the lads to then drag it back in,” he said. “Luckily for me, they did me a massive favour. They really plugged away, especially in the second half. The first half was tough for us. Partick got a lot of confidence from taking the lead and they looked a good side in the first half. They were creating a lot. But in the second half we were pretty dominant and scored a great goal. A point was the least the lads deserved.

“It was open towards the end of the game. We were obviously very keen to get there three points after getting the equaliser and were on top at that stage. But equally they hadn’t given up on the win themselves. While they were 1-0 up, they were more defensive and camped in, but after it went 1-1, they looked to hit us on the counter. There were a few opportunities at both ends towards the end but I could sense us getting a winner. We were really pressing them in towards the end and we looked the more likely side. On another day, we wouldn’t have conceded that goal and we’d have gone home with a 1-0 win.”

McLaughlin’s introduction to the Hearts starting line-up after joining at the end of August has coincided with Hearts embarking on a three-game unbeaten run under new manager Craig Levein. The ex-Burton player has been heartened by the way his team have performed and believes they could easily have taken nine points instead of five from their matches against Aberdeen, Hamilton Accies and Partick. “If you’re drawing games, it’s always very encouraging when you’re talking afterwards about how you really should have won,” he said. “That was the case at Partick and the Aberdeen game was the same. We’ve won one and drawn the two games either side of it so we’re unbeaten, but on the balance of play, we know we could have had three wins from those games. It’s fine margins. If we can cut out the mistakes and get a bit more luck at the other end, I’m sure the results will start turning our way.”

Hearts sit just a point outside the top six despite being handicapped by playing all of their early matches away from Tynecastle. McLaughlin has been impressed by the attitude of his new team while facing such a rigorous run of fixtures and is optimistic about their prospects of making their presence felt at the top end of the Premiership once they get the benefit of home comforts from November onwards. “It’s a battling team who work really hard but we’ve got real talent all over the pitch as well,” he said. “There’s a really good mixture in this team and the longer everyone works together, the better we’ll get. It’s difficult when you’re away from home every single week and then even when you do have a home game, it’s not at your home ground. If we can really dig in during this period of away games and keep ourselves within touching distance, it’ll put us in a really good position when it flips and we’re playing loads of home games in quick succession. It’s a testing time, but hopefully we can keep going and get a few more good results before we get back to Tynecastle.”

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Meadowbank FC crushed Cockenzie Star 12-1 to continue their fine start to the season in the Lothian East division.

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The transition Meadowbank have made from the LEAFA Sunday set-up has been seamless after consecutive treble-winning campaigns.

Striker Paul Martin struck five for the home side, who had raced into an 8-0 lead at the half-time break, with Martin bagging four in a rampant opening period.

Front partner Mark Low got Meadowbank off to a flyer early on, before further goals from David Gallacher, James Russell, Martin’s four and another strike from Low gave them a commanding lead at the interval.

Low completed his hat-trick soon after the break with a fine volley from the edge of the box and Ross Grant soon followed him with a superb effort of his own on the half volley to make it ten.

The visitors, who are currently bottom of the table, pulled one back when they capitalised on a goalkeeping mistake, which merely stemmed the flow of goals for less than a few minutes as Steven Langley came off the bench to net the goal of the game with a screamer into the top corner form fully 35 yards out.

Martin completed the scoring on a morale-boosting afternoon for Meadowbank when he tapped home from close range late on.

• Lothian West outfit Edinburgh Harps secured a stunning Centenary Cup first round shock with a win on penalties over top flight Fernieside after a 3-3 draw in 90 minutes.

The home side found themselves 2-0 behind at the break to Premier League Fernie, a lead which would not prove insurmountable as they roared back in the second half.

Jonny Cosgrove pulled one back on 55 minutes when he poked home from close range following a Micky Gallagher corner which the visitors failed to deal with.

However, Fernie soon restored their two-goal advantage on 70 minutes, but that only served to spark Harps into life for a late comeback.

Dan Walshe reduced the deficit when he met a loose ball on the half-volley right on the edge of the box and found the back of the net. Harps’ hopes looked down and out when they got Ronan Fallon sent-off, but with almost the last kick of the game Scott Gardener latched on to Cosgrove’s high free-kick to send the tie to penalties. Luke Stephen proved to be the hero with the winning spot-kick which secured a 5-4 triumph.

• Edinburgh Thistle crushed Intermediate league rivals Sporting Saughton 6-0 away from home to advance to the second round of the same competition.

It took the visitors until the 35th minute to open the scoring, when Kyle Keating ended a flowing team passing move with a 20-yard strike into the roof of the Saughton net.

Jon Davidson capitalised on a defensive error inside the home penalty area to double Thistle’s lead midway through the second period when he slotted into the bottom corner.

Michael Bremner was the beneficiary from a pinpoint Ivan Arevalo cross to the back post when he headed the ball across goal and into the net for number three.

Arevalo was then involved in Thistle’s fourth after the home goalkeeper was unable to hold onto his strike which left Andy Webb the opportunity to fire in the rebound, which he gleefully took full advantage of.

Sean Hastings soon added a fifth, before Thistle made it six with minutes to spare.

" ,"byline": {"email": "" ,"author": "SCOTT THOMSON"} ,"topImages": [ {"image": {"url":"/webimage/1.4569670.1506357341!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/box_600/image.jpg","thumbnailUrl":"/webimage/1.4569670.1506357341!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_170/image.jpg","alt": "Meadowbank FC","width":600,"height":315,"thumbnailWidth":170,"thumbnailHeight":"auto","imageAlt": "Meadowbank FC","landscapeurl":"/webimage/1.4569670.1506357341!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_595/image.jpg","landscapewidth":595,"landscapeheight":398}} ] ,"bodyImages": [ ] ,"polls":[ ] ,"videos":[ ] ,"imageGallerys":[ ] ,"externalLinks": [ ] ,"relatedList":{"count":0,"list":[ ]} }} , {"article": {"url":"http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/sport/football/hearts/wee-jambos-show-plenty-of-grit-to-defeat-steelmen-1-4569835","id":"1.4569835","articleHeadline": "Wee Jambos show plenty of grit to defeat Steelmen","commentCount":0,"publishedDate":1506372132000 ,"articleLead": "

EUAN HENDERSON and Lewis Moore scored doubles as Hearts Under-20s defeated their Motherwell counterparts 4-2 at Ochilview tonight.

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The Wee Jambos showed plenty of passion after going behind after six minutes when Dylan King flicked on Ross MacLean’s pass to score.

But Hearts went on to secure the three points as Henderson levelled after rounding the goalkeeper following good work by Alex Petkov on 15 minutes.

They went ahead five minutes later through Moore who lashed in following a botched clearance by King.

The visitors weren’t subdued, however, and made it 2-2 on 36 minutes as George Newell latched on to a ball from Elliott Frear to score.

Hearts retook the lead after 63 minutes when Motherwell keeper Peter Morrison spilled an attempt from Jamie Brandon and Henderson guided the loose ball into the net.

Moore wrapped up the scoring and the victory after 84 minutes when he finished off a swift counter-attack with a deflected shot home.

Hearts: Kelby Mason, Jamie Brandon, Aarron Reid, Christopher Hamilton, Daniel Baur, Alex Petkov, Lewis Moore, Harry Cochrane, Aidan Keena, Rory Currie, Euan Henderson

Motherwell: Peter Morrison; Ross MacLean, Adam Livingstone, Jordan Armstrong, Dylan King, Liam Brown, Elliott Frear, David Turnbull, George Newell, Kyle MacDonald, Deimantas Petravicius

" ,"byline": {"email": "" ,"author": ""} ,"topImages": [ {"image": {"url":"/webimage/1.4569832.1506372136!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/box_600/image.jpg","thumbnailUrl":"/webimage/1.4569832.1506372136!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_170/image.jpg","alt": "Euan Henderson","width":600,"height":315,"thumbnailWidth":170,"thumbnailHeight":"auto","imageAlt": "Euan Henderson","landscapeurl":"/webimage/1.4569832.1506372136!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_595/image.jpg","landscapewidth":595,"landscapeheight":398}} ] ,"bodyImages": [ ] ,"polls":[ ] ,"videos":[ ] ,"imageGallerys":[ ] ,"externalLinks": [ ] ,"relatedList":{"count":0,"list":[ ]} }} , {"article": {"url":"http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/sport/football/lower-leagues/keith-lough-set-for-shock-switch-from-penicuik-to-bonnyrigg-1-4569678","id":"1.4569678","articleHeadline": "Keith Lough set for shock switch from Penicuik to Bonnyrigg","commentCount":0,"publishedDate":1506357788000 ,"articleLead": "

Keith Lough, Penicuik Athletic’s top scorer last season, is set to join Super League rivals Bonnyrigg Rose this week.

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The Evening News understands Lough was included in the deal put forward by league leaders Penicuik for Bonnyrigg frontman Sean Jamieson, which went through last week, with the 27-year-old scoring on his debut against Livingston United on Saturday.

Lough missed out on that match due to a family holiday and is set to sign on the dotted line for the New Dundas Park men upon his return this week.

“Hopefully there will be a new striker coming in to give Wayne [McIntosh], Keiran [McGachie] and Mark [McConnell] something different to challenge them,” said Rose boss David White. “We’ll lose his [Jamieson’s] goals, he’s a goalscorer, but we’ll move on from that and I’m certain the player coming in will contribute to the goals going forward.

“Johnny [Harvey, Penicuik manager] had made a few enquiries about Jamo, there were quite a few teams interested. He was just getting frustrated with his lack of games, which I knew; I’m good friends with Jamo so I knew how frustrated he was.

“He felt he needed to go to get games and with the deal on the table involving Keith Lough, I felt it was something that would benefit the team. I was surprised when the deal was put up. I know the strengths that Loughty has got, he’s a handful and I think it will be a good move for both parties.”

" ,"byline": {"email": "" ,"author": "SCOTT THOMSON"} ,"topImages": [ {"image": {"url":"/webimage/1.4569677.1506357794!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/box_600/image.jpg","thumbnailUrl":"/webimage/1.4569677.1506357794!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_170/image.jpg","alt": "Keith Lough","width":600,"height":315,"thumbnailWidth":170,"thumbnailHeight":"auto","imageAlt": "Keith Lough","landscapeurl":"/webimage/1.4569677.1506357794!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_595/image.jpg","landscapewidth":595,"landscapeheight":398}} ] ,"bodyImages": [ ] ,"polls":[ ] ,"videos":[ ] ,"imageGallerys":[ ] ,"externalLinks": [ ] ,"relatedList":{"count":0,"list":[ ]} }} , {"article": {"url":"http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/sport/football/lower-leagues/abi-and-rachel-on-target-for-hibees-1-4569568","id":"1.4569568","articleHeadline": "Abi and Rachel on target for Hibees","commentCount":0,"publishedDate":1506353553000 ,"articleLead": "

Hibs Ladies warmed up for Thursday night’s top-of-the-table clash with Glasgow City with a 2-0 win at Stirling University.

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First-half goals from Abi Harrison and Scottish internationalist Rachel McLauchlan was enough to secure all three points for Chris Roberts’ side ahead of this week’s clash with the SWPL 1 champions.

Glasgow City are two points clear at the top but the Capital side do have a game in hand.

Spartans Women were thrashed by City 5-0 at Petershill Park and, in SWPL 2, Hearts Women lost 4-2 to visitors Glasgow Girls while Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale were defeated 2-0 by Jeanfield Swifts at Peffermill.

" ,"byline": {"email": "" ,"author": "NEIL McGLADE"} ,"topImages": [ {"image": {"url":"/webimage/1.4569567.1506353559!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/box_600/image.jpg","thumbnailUrl":"/webimage/1.4569567.1506353559!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_170/image.jpg","alt": "Abi Harrison","width":600,"height":315,"thumbnailWidth":170,"thumbnailHeight":"auto","imageAlt": "Abi Harrison","landscapeurl":"/webimage/1.4569567.1506353559!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_595/image.jpg","landscapewidth":595,"landscapeheight":398}} ] ,"bodyImages": [ ] ,"polls":[ ] ,"videos":[ ] ,"imageGallerys":[ ] ,"externalLinks": [ ] ,"relatedList":{"count":0,"list":[ ]} }} , {"article": {"url":"http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/sport/football/hibs/hibs-get-equal-share-of-hampden-tickets-for-semi-with-celtic-1-4569560","id":"1.4569560","articleHeadline": "Hibs get equal share of Hampden tickets for semi with Celtic","commentCount":0,"publishedDate":1506353230000 ,"articleLead": "

Hibs are to get an equal share of Hampden tickets for their Betfred Cup semi-final against Celtic on Saturday, October 21, it has been revealed.

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However, fans of the Easter Road side will be housed in the west side of the 52,063-seater national stadium for the lunchtime kick-off rather than the east where they usually sit on such occasions.

But that’s the same arrangement as for the last time the two clubs met at Hampden, the 2013 Scottish Cup final when current Hibees boss Neil Lennon led the Hoops to a 3-0 win over Pat Fenlon’s side.

Tickets prices range from £10 for under-16s and over-65s to £35 for adults.

Details on how the tickets are to be sold will be announced in due course.


North Stand (Section C)

Adult: £30

South Stand Lower (Section O2)

Adults: £35

South Stand Lower (Section P)

Adults: £30

West Stand Sections A & B

Adults: £25

Over 65/Under-16: £10

Wheelchair Users

North Stand

Adults: £20

Over 65/Under-16: £5

South Stand

Adults: £15

Over 65/Under-16: £5

West Stand

Adults: £10

Over 65/Under-16: £5

Click here for the latest Hibs results, fixtures and stats>>>

" ,"byline": {"email": "" ,"author": "DAVID HARDIE"} ,"topImages": [ {"image": {"url":"/webimage/1.4569559.1506353813!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/box_600/image.jpg","thumbnailUrl":"/webimage/1.4569559.1506353813!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_170/image.jpg","alt": "Hibs and Celtic last met at Hampden in the 2013 Scottish Cup final","width":600,"height":315,"thumbnailWidth":170,"thumbnailHeight":"auto","imageAlt": "Hibs and Celtic last met at Hampden in the 2013 Scottish Cup final","landscapeurl":"/webimage/1.4569559.1506353813!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_595/image.jpg","landscapewidth":595,"landscapeheight":398}} ] ,"bodyImages": [ ] ,"polls":[ ] ,"videos":[ ] ,"imageGallerys":[ ] ,"externalLinks": [ ] ,"relatedList":{"count":0,"list":[ ]} }} , {"article": {"url":"http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/sport/football/lower-leagues/alex-jack-final-can-wait-as-leith-athletic-target-league-points-1-4569527","id":"1.4569527","articleHeadline": "Alex Jack final can wait as Leith Athletic target league points","commentCount":0,"publishedDate":1506352396000 ,"articleLead": "

Leith Athletic joint-manager Steve Chalmers has told his players to put next month’s Alex Jack Cup final on the back burner for now and start picking up points in the league.

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Striker Gavin Reid’s goal after six minutes was enough to see off Heriot-Watt University at Oriam on Saturday and set up a final showdown with either Peebles Rovers or city rivals Tynecastle on Sunday, October 15.

However, having featured just three times in the East of Scotland League so far this term, Chalmers, who shares the manager’s position with Leighton Jones, is eyeing some precious points against bottom side Ormiston on Saturday and Eyemouth United’s visit to the Capital next Tuesday.

“We’ve got three league fixtures in between now and the final so we want to start picking up points in the league,” Chalmers said. “We’re playing catch-up a bit at the moment as we’ve played the fewest amount of matches so it’s important that’s our focus over the next few weeks.

“But we’re absolutely delighted to have reached the final and it’s what they players deserve as they’ve bought into everything we’re trying to do. We’re not identical to Derek [Riddel] but the ethos of Leith Athletic is to play football the right way.

“We defended really well on Saturday and probably could have scored more. We got the early goal which really settled us.”

Meanwhile, in the first round of the League Cup, Tynecastle were 5-2 winners at Coldstream, Kern Hutchison with a brace at Home Park. Robbie Mason, Stewart Adams and Euan Greig were also on target for Stevie Vinter’s side.

Preston Athletic, though, exited the competition at the first hurdle after a 4-0 defeat at Kelty Hearts.

Elsewhere, Ormiston remain pointless after their 2-0 loss at Burntisland Shipayard.

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A FOOTBALL fan was handed a year-long ban from matches after hurling homophobic abuse at players during an SPFL Premiership match.

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Hibernian fan Jordan Taylor was spotted by stewards repeatedly directing the slurs at home players during the Dundee v Hibs match at Dens Park on Sunday August 29.

Depute fiscal Trina Sinclair told Dundee Sheriff Court that police were informed and officers made the decision to arrest him due to his behaviour.

The court heard Taylor had previously been subject to a football banning order for a similar offence in 2015 and had also served a prison sentence in 2016 for assault to severe injury and permanent disfigurement.

He had also breached the peace in 2012 in another football-related incident.

Miss Sinclair moved for Taylor to be given another football banning order.

Taylor, 23, of Blandfield, Edinburgh, pleaded guilty to behaving in a manner likely to incite public disorder, swearing and shouting homophobic remarks, while on bail.

No specific players are thought to have been targeted.

Sheriff Lorna Drummond imposed a community payback order with 80 hours unpaid work and one years supervision.

She also imposed a football banning order banning him from any regulated matches in the UK for a year.

The incident came during the same game where a new Dundee FC lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender supporters’ group unfurled their Proud Dees flag for the first time.

The new group is one of only a handful in the top flight.

A rainbow flag was unveiled during the game, which finished 1-1.

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Hibs fans have once again been asked by Marathonbet to pick the goal celebration for one of their favourites.

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Last season Grant Holt was given a new post-goal routine, which he performed during the Edinburgh derby win over Hearts, after receiving a goal celebration makeover by the club’s sponsors.

Now it’s Simon Murray’s turn after the striker came last in a three-way contest with Steven Whittaker and Danny Swanson to find the worst celebration among the trio.

There are three options, all of which are available to see in the video above, with supporters asked to make their selection in the YouTube comments.

Once the winner is announced, Marathonbet will donate £500 to the Hibernian Community Foundation.

" ,"byline": {"email": "" ,"author": "PETER WALES"} ,"topImages": [ {"image": {"url":"/webimage/1.4569328.1506343809!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/box_600/image.jpg","thumbnailUrl":"/webimage/1.4569328.1506343809!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_170/image.jpg","alt": "Simon Murray is to receive a new goal celebration. Picture: Neil Hanna","width":600,"height":315,"thumbnailWidth":170,"thumbnailHeight":"auto","imageAlt": "Simon Murray is to receive a new goal celebration. Picture: Neil Hanna","landscapeurl":"/webimage/1.4569328.1506343809!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_595/image.jpg","landscapewidth":595,"landscapeheight":398}} ] ,"bodyImages": [ ] ,"polls":[ ] ,"videos":[ ] ,"imageGallerys":[ ] ,"externalLinks": [ ] ,"relatedList":{"count":0,"list":[ ]} }} , {"article": {"url":"http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/sport/football/hibs/hibs-and-hearts-stars-in-scotland-squad-for-vital-qualifiers-1-4569229","id":"1.4569229","articleHeadline": "Hibs and Hearts stars in Scotland squad for vital qualifiers","commentCount":0,"publishedDate":1506337572000 ,"articleLead": "

Hibs pair Steven Whittaker and John McGinn have been named, along with Hearts captain Christophe Berra, in Gordon Strachan’s squad for Scotland’s final two World Cup qualifying matches against Slovakia and Slovenia.

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After wins against Lithuania and Malta earlier this month, the Scots know two more victories would all but guarantee a play-off place.

Scotland take on Slovakia at Hampden on Thursday, October 5, before facing Slovenia in Ljubljana the following Sunday.

Scotland: Archer (Millwall), Gordon (Celtic), McGregor (Hull City), Anya (Derby County), Berra (Hearts), Hanley (Norwich City), Cooper (Leeds United), Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers), Robertson (Liverpool), Tierney (Celtic), Whittaker (Hibs), Armstrong (Celtic), Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday), Brown (Celtic), D Fletcher (Stoke City), Fraser (Bournemouth), Forrest (Celtic), McArthur (Crystal Palace), McGinn (Hibs), Philips (West Bromwich Albion), Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United), Snodgrass (Aston Villa), S Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday), Griffiths (Celtic), Martin (Derby County).

" ,"byline": {"email": "" ,"author": "DAVID HARDIE"} ,"topImages": [ {"image": {"url":"/webimage/1.4569226.1506337573!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/box_600/image.jpg","thumbnailUrl":"/webimage/1.4569226.1506337573!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_170/image.jpg","alt": "John McGinn has been in great form for HIbs","width":600,"height":315,"thumbnailWidth":170,"thumbnailHeight":"auto","imageAlt": "John McGinn has been in great form for HIbs","landscapeurl":"/webimage/1.4569226.1506337573!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_595/image.jpg","landscapewidth":595,"landscapeheight":398}} ] ,"bodyImages": [ {"image": {"url":"/webimage/1.4569227.1506337577!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/box_600/image.jpg","thumbnailUrl":"/webimage/1.4569227.1506337577!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_170/image.jpg","alt": "Christophe Berra has started Scotland's last three qualifiers","width":600,"height":315,"thumbnailWidth":170,"thumbnailHeight":"auto","imageAlt": "Christophe Berra has started Scotland's last three qualifiers","landscapeurl":"/webimage/1.4569227.1506337577!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_595/image.jpg","landscapewidth":595,"landscapeheight":398}} , {"image": {"url":"/webimage/1.4569228.1506337578!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/box_600/image.jpg","thumbnailUrl":"/webimage/1.4569228.1506337578!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_170/image.jpg","alt": "Steven Whittaker","width":600,"height":315,"thumbnailWidth":170,"thumbnailHeight":"auto","imageAlt": "Steven Whittaker","landscapeurl":"/webimage/1.4569228.1506337578!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_595/image.jpg","landscapewidth":595,"landscapeheight":398}} ] ,"polls":[ ] ,"videos":[ ] ,"imageGallerys":[ ] ,"externalLinks": [ ] ,"relatedList":{"count":0,"list":[ ]} }} , {"article": {"url":"http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/sport/football/edinburgh-city/edinburgh-city-punished-for-sloppy-defending-jardine-1-4568709","id":"1.4568709","articleHeadline": "Edinburgh City punished for sloppy defending – Jardine","commentCount":0,"publishedDate":1506317485000 ,"articleLead": "

Edinburgh City boss Gary Jardine felt the scoreline was a touch harsh, but had no complaints with Peterhead taking the points after their 3-0 victory at Ainslie Park on Saturday.

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Jason Brown’s opener separated the sides at the break but two late goals from Russell McLean and Scott Brown ensured all three points were heading back up the M90.

Jardine reckoned his team could have dragged themselves back into it during the second half but stressed there were positives to take despite a heavy defeat in the end.

“Peterhead dominated the first half and we are disappointed in that although they dominated, they didn’t have many chances and we’ve gifted a really poor goal,” he explained. “Indecision has cost us the first goal and the game as well.

“I thought half-time came at a good time for us. We were desperate to get there and the idea was to give it five minutes then change it and get more forwards on the park. When we brought Lewis [Allan] and Smithy [Ian Smith] on we took the game to Peterhead and for a ten-minute spell they cleared it straight to our goalie.

“3-0 was a bit harsh but when you defend like that, then you get what you deserve – it’s unacceptable, but I think the period from 50 minutes to 70-75 minutes is much more like what I want.”

City had the crossbar to thank for not going behind after just five minutes. Alan Smith’s curling effort had Calum Antell beaten all ends up, but hit the underside of the bar and bounced on the line and the keeper reacted to palm it away.

Peterhead had looked the more likely to open the scoring, and it was no surprise when they did after 20 minutes. City failed to clear their lines sufficiently, and Brown smashed the loose ball high past Antell from around 15 yards.

The hosts eventually worked a shooting opportunity for themselves when Ashley Grimes teed up Marc Laird, but his first-time effort was directed well wide of Greg Fleming’s goal.

Marc Lawrence should have doubled the advantage when Stuart Morrison was short with a header back to Antell, but he could only help the ball into the goalkeeper’s arms from close range.

It was an improved City that emerged after the break, but they still struggled to properly trouble Fleming. He finally was forced into a save on 73 minutes, but easily gathered Ashley Grimes’ near post volley. Ian Smith’s shot across goal minutes later was just as simple.

There were strong claims for a penalty when Marc Laird looked to have been brought down in the Peterhead box as he tried to control a bouncing ball, but referee Steven Kirkland ignored them.

Any hopes of Jardine’s side getting anything out of the game late on were extinguished after two goals in quick succession. Willie Gibson’s deep free-kick was finished by McLean before Scott Brown tapped in the rebound after a smart stop by Antell.

Jardine also felt his team should have had the second-half penalty they claimed. “At 1-0 it’s a stonewall penalty on Marc Laird,” he insisted. “I’d like to see it again, but I’m pretty sure from where I was he was taken out and at that stage of the game it would probably have been what we deserved, to take it to one-all.

“The game overall is a big learn for our young guys though. Stuart Morrison at centre-half playing against Rory McAllister was bumped and bruised, and he’ll take a lot from that. Peterhead were worthy winners though. They defended well and were very professional in their approach.”

Edinburgh City: Antell, Caddow, Laird, Thomson, Belmokhtar (Malin 84), Grimes, Rodger, Tena, Dunn (I Smith 55), Blake (Allan 55), Morrison.

Peterhead: Fleming, J Brown, Robertson, S Brown, McIlduff, Leitch (Ferry 79), Stevenson, Lawrence (Adams 72), McAllister, A Smith (McLean 65), Gibson.

Referee: Steven Kirkland

• EDINBURGH CITY have been drawn to play League Two rivals Stenhousemuir at home in the second round of the William Hill Scottish Cup. The match will be played the weekend of October 14.

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Craig Levein believes John Souttar is primed to develop into the complete centre-back after his latest eye-catching display helped Hearts to a 1-1 draw with Partick Thistle on Saturday.

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The Scotland Under-21 internationalist was his team’s standout player in Maryhill as he mixed defensive solidity with a desire to get on the ball and step out from the back. The Tynecastle side have lost only one of the six Premiership games in which Souttar, who turns 21 today, has featured this season, while they have conceded just four goals in those matches.

Levein feels the former Dundee United player looks ready to start establishing himself as one of Scotland’s top centre-backs after returning in the summer from a ruptured Achilles’ tendon which kept him out for the second half of last term. “John was very, very good on Saturday,” said the Hearts manager. “What really pleased me about him was how he got back to playing from the back. He’s been really concentrating on the other side of his game for the past month – defending, heading, tackling and sensing danger – but against Partick, he joined in (attacks) from deep on quite a few occasions.

“His range of passing and his striking of the ball was exceptional. Everybody thinks he’s 24 because he’s been about so long but he’s only just turning 21. He’s got everything that’s needed and I think he’ll get tougher as he gets older and learns the position. Christophe Berra and Aaron Hughes have been a big help to him.”

Levein was also keen to express his satisfaction at Esmael Goncalves’ tireless and mature contribution to Saturday’s match. The Portuguese was deployed as the lone striker in a 3-5-1-1 formation against Thistle after Kyle Lafferty, his strike partner in the victory over Hamilton Accies the previous weekend, was unable to shake off a back knock in time to play. Levein has seen an improvement in Goncalves’ all-round game recently and expects him to flourish as the season progresses.

“I was really pleased with Isma on Saturday, he was fantastic,” said the manager. “He’s getting more attuned to what we need in a striker, in terms of coming short at times when the game is long, and then running long when the game is short. He held the ball in, fought his corner and brought people into play. He made three or four great runs in behind and was so unlucky not to get the ball under control and finish them.

“If he keeps improving the way he is, he’ll be a huge asset. I think he’ll be a formidable player as the season goes on. He’s focused, he’s working really hard and he can finish. At times on Saturday, I wished he’d pulled the trigger when he had opportunities to shoot but he was unselfish, which is good in some ways but at the same time I’d rather see him taking more shots at goal.”

Meanwhile, Hearts’ development team face their Motherwell counterparts at Ochilview at 7.30pm tonight.

" ,"byline": {"email": "" ,"author": "ANTHONY BROWN"} ,"topImages": [ {"image": {"url":"/webimage/1.4568639.1506267358!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/box_600/image.jpg","thumbnailUrl":"/webimage/1.4568639.1506267358!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_170/image.jpg","alt": "John Souttar is chased by Myles Storey","width":600,"height":315,"thumbnailWidth":170,"thumbnailHeight":"auto","imageAlt": "John Souttar is chased by Myles Storey","landscapeurl":"/webimage/1.4568639.1506267358!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_595/image.jpg","landscapewidth":595,"landscapeheight":398}} ] ,"bodyImages": [ ] ,"polls":[ ] ,"videos":[ ] ,"imageGallerys":[ ] ,"externalLinks": [ ] ,"relatedList":{"count":0,"list":[ ]} }} , {"article": {"url":"http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/sport/football/hearts/gary-mackay-hearts-can-have-a-real-go-in-next-two-games-1-4568666","id":"1.4568666","articleHeadline": "Gary Mackay: Hearts can have a real go in next two games","commentCount":0,"publishedDate":1506317442000 ,"articleLead": "

Another hard-earned point on the road continues Hearts’ unbeaten run since Craig Levein took over and gives us hope that we can be in a really strong position by the time we return to Tynecastle in early November.

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Playing away from home every week is clearly a tall order for any team, but hopefully the players can see a bit of light at the end of the tunnel as they prepare to kick off that long run of games in Edinburgh when St Johnstone come to Murrayfield next month.

Ideally, I’d have liked to see us play more on the front foot than we did against Partick Thistle on Saturday, but we obviously weren’t helped in that regard by losing Kyle Lafferty to injury, which limited our options of playing two up front.

I recognise that, to get through these away games, we need to be hard to beat first and foremost, but now that we seem to have stopped the rot, I’d like to see us have a bit of a go at the likes of Dundee and Ross County in the upcoming games.

Both of those teams are struggling and low on confidence and, with the quality of players we have in defence and attack, we should fancy ourselves to make life difficult for them. With the likes of Esmael Goncalves, Jamie Walker and David Milinkovic, we have good creative options, while we also now have Ross Callachan posing a goal threat from midfield. Lafferty will also give us an extra dimension if he’s fit, so I’d like to see us go out looking to play aggressively on the front foot and trying to come away with six points from those two fixtures.

Obviously the points are more important than the performances and, even if we do have to win ugly in Dundee and Dingwall, that would set us up nicely for our long run of games in Edinburgh, when we can hopefully then look to become a more attacking, expansive team.

For now, we’ve just got to remain focused on getting as many points in the bag as we can. If that involves being competitive and getting stuck in, then so be it.

We’re one point outside the top six just now – if we can hang in there and get ourselves into the top six prior to returning to Tynecastle, that would be an achievement in itself.

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A LATE goal by substitute Jack Guthrie earned Edinburgh University victory over Lossiemouth and sealed a home clash with Fraserburgh in the second round of the William Hill Scottish Cup.

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Lossiemouth had gone ahead on 17 minutes when McRitchie finsihed Wilson’s pass.

Five minutes into the second half, Finn Daniels-Yeoman brought the students level with a well-flighted shot from the edge of the box. Thereafter play swung from end to end with both sides coming close – R Farquhar and Duncan for the visitors and Evans and Maskrey for the home side. Two mazy runs from the Uni’s star performer Calbacho spelt danger for Lossiemouth but he was thwarted in both instances. The students had a big let off in 67 minutes when McLaren’s shot hit the upright when through on Tait. With the prospect of a long trip north for the replay, Peffermill erupted in the 87th minute when Jack-in-the-box Guthrie fired home the winner from Condie’s pass.

Edinburgh University: Tait, Murray, Condie, Flett, Sutherland, Daniels-Yeoman, McNicholas, Swann, Evans, Kuivalainen, Calbacho. Subs: Verkaik, Davison, Guthrie, Maskrey, Ritchie.

Lossiemouth: C Farquhar, Ross, Noble, McRitchie, Macrae, L Archibald, R Farquhar, R Archibald, Duncan, McLaren, Wilson. Subs: Hamilton, Bushell, Dunn, McLean, Campbell, Ure, Smith.

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Civil Service Strollers will face another Highland League outfit, Brora Rangers, in the William Hill Scottish Cup second round after this victory.

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Civil Service Strollers beat Strathspey 2-1 to set up a William Hill Scottish Cup second-round tie with another Highland League outfit, Brora Rangers,

Two great goals and an improved second half gave Strollers a deserved victory. However, their first-half nerves could have cost them dearly.

Strathspey started the game well bringing out an excellent early save from Kyle Rankin in the home goal.

The pace of the game was relentless with neither team able to get their foot on the ball to establish any passing pattern. The ball was being launched forward with neither team being able to pick up on any scraps until the 30th minute.

It was from a long ball that the deadlock was broken. Gavin Hay anticipated a flick-on and put Strathspey one up, shooting past the outrushing Rankin.

The second half saw a more composed Strollers team with Scott Clapperton and Matthew Cunningham retaining the ball better in the midfield and linking with Kris Mitchell to ensure their opponents did all of the chasing.

Good combinations from Andrew Mair, David Stewart and Clapperton down the right lead to another corner. David Stewart timed his run to perfection, bulletting the ball into the net from six yards.

Confidence was evident as Strollers pushed for the winner. However, it took the introduction of Steven Froude from the bench to score that all-important goal. Froudes’ flick-on was well read by David Churchill, whose pace took him away from his opponent and he rounded the keeper to roll the ball into the empty net.

Strollers fans and players were ecstatic, their relief tangible, knowing they had one foot in the next round.

Strathspey were not finished yet, though, as they caused panic in the home goalmouth with only moments to go but the efforts of Jack Verth and Rankin ensured that Strollers clinched a home tie with Brora on October 14.

Civil Service Strollers: Rankin, Stewart, Fee, Verth, Laird (Nisbet 60), Cunningham, Mair, Clapperton, Hainey (Froude 75) Mitchell (Ballantyne 60), Churchill. Subs: Burnside, Boyle, Carse, Devers.

Strathspey Thistle: MacCallum, Isle, Hay, Mochan (Ballum 75), Hume, Ross, Edwards, MacMillan (Donaldson 65), Hay, McShane, McLeod. Subs: Obrian, Reed, Finnis, Taylor.

" ,"byline": {"email": "" ,"author": "IAN BRISTOW"} ,"topImages": [ {"image": {"url":"/webimage/1.4568730.1506274574!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/box_600/image.jpg","thumbnailUrl":"/webimage/1.4568730.1506274574!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_170/image.jpg","alt": "David Churchill scored the winning goal","width":600,"height":315,"thumbnailWidth":170,"thumbnailHeight":"auto","imageAlt": "David Churchill scored the winning goal","landscapeurl":"/webimage/1.4568730.1506274574!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_595/image.jpg","landscapewidth":595,"landscapeheight":398}} ] ,"bodyImages": [ ] ,"polls":[ ] ,"videos":[ ] ,"imageGallerys":[ ] ,"externalLinks": [ ] ,"relatedList":{"count":0,"list":[ ]} }} , {"article": {"url":"http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/sport/football/lower-leagues/junior-cup-sean-jamieson-nets-on-debut-as-penicuik-crush-livi-1-4568687","id":"1.4568687","articleHeadline": "Junior Cup: Sean Jamieson nets on debut as Penicuik crush Livi","commentCount":0,"publishedDate":1506317435000 ,"articleLead": "

Penicuik Athletic crushed South Division outfit Livingston United 7-0 in their Scottish Junior Cup first-round tie, with Sean Jamieson netting a goal on his debut.

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The striker joined from Super League rivals Bonnyrigg Rose in a surprise transfer on Friday night and hit the ground running immediately at his new club less than 24 hours later.

Goals from Aaron Somerville and skipper Craig Hume had put Johnny Harvey’s side two goals to the good at the 

Sam Jones netted a third and, despite going down to ten men when Darrell Young was sent off, further goals from Somerville, Jack Hamilton, Fernando Mendes and Jamieson ensured victory.

Arniston Rangers put the disappointment of their winless start to their Premier League season behind them with a 1-0 win over league rivals St Andrews at Newbyres Park.

Striker Kieron Somerville scored the only goal to secure their place in round two.

Super League clubs Bo’ness United and Broxburn Athletic booked spots in the second round with a 4-2 victory over Lochee Harp and 6-0 rout of Fraserburgh United, respectively.

A fine second half from Musselburgh Athletic saw them beat Newburgh Thistle 4-0 at Olivebank. Stephen MacDonald netted a double, while Matti King and Keith Murray grabbed a goal each.

A Darren Handling-inspired Dunbar United secured a fine 4-0 win away to Dunipace Juniors, with the striker bagging all four goals for his team in a 31-minute spell.

" ,"byline": {"email": "" ,"author": "SCOTT THOMSON"} ,"topImages": [ {"image": {"url":"/webimage/1.4568686.1506271452!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/box_600/image.jpg","thumbnailUrl":"/webimage/1.4568686.1506271452!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_170/image.jpg","alt": "Aaron Somerville scores for Penicuik. Pic: Colin Wright","width":600,"height":315,"thumbnailWidth":170,"thumbnailHeight":"auto","imageAlt": "Aaron Somerville scores for Penicuik. Pic: Colin Wright","landscapeurl":"/webimage/1.4568686.1506271452!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_595/image.jpg","landscapewidth":595,"landscapeheight":398}} ] ,"bodyImages": [ ] ,"polls":[ ] ,"videos":[ ] ,"imageGallerys":[ ] ,"externalLinks": [ ] ,"relatedList":{"count":0,"list":[ ]} }} , {"article": {"url":"http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/sport/football/hibs/michael-weir-gritty-win-comes-at-right-time-for-hibs-1-4568744","id":"1.4568744","articleHeadline": "Michael Weir: Gritty win comes at right time for Hibs","commentCount":0,"publishedDate":1506317431000 ,"articleLead": "

The most pleasing aspect of Hibs’ win over Ross County was that we finally managed a clean sheet – and it couldn’t have come at a better time in terms of setting us up for Saturday’s trip to Celtic Park.

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After throwing away the two-goal lead against Motherwell, it will have been a real boost for everyone that we were able to dig in and see out the victory even though we were missing three experienced defenders. Clean sheets are a major starting point for any team looking for success.

We’ve got some excellent defenders but the problem we’ve had for much of the season so far is that the defence hasn’t been functioning as well as it could as a unit. We’ve been a bit messy at the back lately, which hasn’t been helped by the fact we’ve had quite a few personnel changes in that area of the team, so hopefully Saturday’s result can kick off a period of resilience for us.

We were helped by a strong goalkeeping display from Ross Laidlaw. Neil Lennon was critical of Ofir Marciano after the Motherwell game and obviously hasn’t been happy with his performances. Managers have to make tough decisions and sometimes they feel they have to drop big players to get them focused and back into good form.

He’s taken the decision to change the goalkeeper and it’s paid off in the form of two victories over Livingston and Ross County. It obviously helps when you have an able deputy, and Ross has come in and done well. I’m sure Marciano will be back between the sticks soon enough but a wee spell out of the firing line will hopefully see him come back as a better goalkeeper.

In the meantime, Ross is likely to be a busy man when we head to Celtic Park on Saturday. The key thing if we’re to come away with any kind of result is that we remain resilient because we’re going to be severely tested through there. But we can’t afford to be negative.

The challenge is to go to Celtic Park and believe we can be the team to finally end their unbeaten domestic run. We’re a very capable side and if we try and have a go at them, we will have a chance because they have frailties that can be exploited.

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Craig Levein was asked after Hearts’ hard-fought draw at Partick Thistle if this was a match they would have lost not so long ago. The statistics certainly suggest they would have.

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After all, Saturday’s game marked the first time in almost ten months, since the 2-2 draw at Ross County just prior to Ian Cathro’s appointment, that the Tynecastle side had avoided defeat from an away match in which they had fallen behind.

Coming on the back of uplifting displays and results against Aberdeen and Hamilton Accies earlier this month, Hearts’ spirited response in Maryhill, as they came on strong in the second half after a costly error from goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin had gifted Partick Thistle a 19th-minute lead, represented another tentative step in the right direction.

Ross Callachan’s headed equaliser with ten minutes remaining, albeit dubious as Partick felt Danny Devine had stopped it crossing the line, was the least the visitors deserved for a second-half performance in which they subdued a previously lively Thistle side and started to peg them back.

After drawing level, Rory Currie was sent on to try and win it for Hearts. For a club with traditionally lofty ambitions, grinding out a point at Firhill will never be anything to shout about.

In light of the hapless outfit they had become last season, however, and given the fact their arduous run of away matches is an obvious impediment at the start of this campaign, their supporters were entitled to be pretty pleased at the sight of their dogged – if unspectacular – team making it three games unbeaten since Levein was appointed manager.

Although not treated to a masterclass in swashbuckling football by any stretch, the 2100 Jambos who made the trip to Maryhill were certainly heartened at full-time by their team’s latest show of resilience in a season where, of their seven Premiership matches, they can only reasonably be deemed to have fallen short in their defeats at Celtic Park and Fir Park.

“It wasn’t easy for us,” said Levein. “We didn’t get anything without working for it. Overall I’ve got to be pleased. I didn’t feel we were ever under a lot of pressure but I also didn’t feel we were exerting enough pressure on them. We both had shots on goal but there was nothing that was particularly well worked. It was a bit of a scrappy match.

“We’re not at the stage yet where I can feel completely comfortable with the way we’re playing. I am much, much happier with the way we’re working and the effort the players are putting in.

“Fitness, with the figures we’re getting from the GPS stuff, you can see that going up all the time.The first thing was to fix the effort and the application, and I think we’re getting that. Now we need to try and fix our style of play. We can do better than what we’ve done.”

That may be an ominous scenario for Hearts’ rivals. Seven games in, and having played four of last season’s top six – all away from Tynecastle – they remain within three points of both Hibs and Rangers, two sides they are likely to be vying with if they have ambitions of returning to the Europa League. Hearts now face two more away games against sides in the bottom four – Dundee and Ross County – before a run of ten consecutive games in Edinburgh, seven of which are scheduled to be at Tynecastle.

This early-season period of spirit and steeliness is all about keeping themselves in contention for when they return to their home in November and get the chance to catch fire. On Saturday, it looked as if they may have been about to suffer a setback in their recovery bid when Thistle, with their tails up early on, took the lead after Blair Spittal was allowed to cut through the Hearts defence far too easily before drilling in a low shot from the edge of the box which squirmed through the hands and legs of the errant McLaughlin.

A promising response wasn’t instantly forthcoming from the visitors, although, for all Partick’s intent, the only time they looked like falling further behind was just before the interval when the excellent John Souttar had to clear Adam Barton’s header off the line after the Jags midfielder had beaten McLaughlin to a cross.

After the break, the Tynecastle side started to get on top of their hosts, with the Jags fans growing agitated as the half wore on and the visiting support sensing an equaliser.

Clear chances were thin on the ground, however, with Thistle’s defence generally standing firm and Hearts lacking the required guile to get in behind. Jamie Walker fired a ferocious shot just wide from 30 yards out, Esmael Goncalves, who worked diligently as the lone striker in a 3-5-1-1 formation, rasped a half-volley just wide from a Don Cowie corner, and Connor Randall saw a strike from distance tipped over by Ryan Scully.

Just as it looked like a day of frustration was beckoning for Hearts, they conjured an excellent but dubious equaliser with ten minutes left. David Milinkovic, who had added some zest to Hearts’ attack after coming off the bench, delivered an exquisite inswinging cross from the left and Callachan met it at the near post and glanced a header beyond Scully towards the far post. Jags defender Danny Devine attempted to head it out from underneath his crossbar but the ball was deemed to have crossed the line.

Callachan wheeled away in delight upon confirmation of his second goal in three promising outings since arriving from Raith Rovers. “I’m happy with the start I’ve made,” said the 23-year-old midfielder. “Last week’s goal (against Hamilton) felt a bit better because it was early in the game and it got us off to a good start. It was a different feeling to score the equaliser. There was not as much celebration because we were looking to grab a second goal. But it’s good to get another one and I hope I can score more goals for Hearts. I felt the way I play would suit the Premiership, with my energy and my enthusiasm. I’ve had three decent games so far and I am adding goals as well. Being a Hearts fan, I think it shows on the park that I’ve got a bit of passion. I want to do well for the fans and it’s good for them to recognise that.”

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There was one voice which could be heard above the other 4181 inside Ross County’s Global Energy Stadium, that of Hibs boss Neil Lennon, barking orders, cajoling, castigating and encouraging in equal measure.

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It’s no secret that Lennon wears his heart on his sleeve, prowling the edge of his technical area in every match with, no doubt, the wish that he could creep forward those extra few inches to still be out there kicking every ball.

Those days, of course, are past, but it doesn’t stop the 46-year-old playing his part although it is probably only in smaller grounds such as that in Dingwall where you can fully appreciate just how emotionally involved he becomes.

Lennon’s players have endured the sharp end of his tongue, the combative former Celtic midfielder and manager never one to shirk speaking his mind – and not always in the privacy of the dressing-room as witnessed only seven days earlier when he had subjected them to withering criticism.

But, while he may make some folk cringe at times, Hibs defender Paul Hanlon says his manager’s voice is music to the ears, particularly when the going gets tough, as it did at times as he and his team-mates battled to hang on to the lead his 13th-minute strike had given them on Saturday.

“You know he is always going to be there supporting you when there is a battle in the game,” said the 29-year-old. “He is kicking every ball with you and it is great to have that support from the sidelines.

“Sometimes you give him the nod, ‘I can hear you’, other times you blank it out. It’s great he is so passionate, he wants us to win and drives us on at times. We were only one goal up and it can get a bit scary towards the end with Ross County putting pressure on us but he is there giving his support.”

The win, Hibs’ first in five Premiership matches, might have been by the narrowest of margins but other than insisting his team should have enjoyed a far more comfortable victory – County’s goalkeeper Scott Fox named man of the match an indication that his assessment was correct – Lennon was, according to Hanlon, in far better mood than he had been after watching a two-goal lead over Motherwell surrendered.

The defender said: “We deserved the three points. The only criticism was that he wanted us to make it a bit more comfortable for ourselves. He was delighted with the performance. Coming all the way up here that makes the journey home that bit easier.”

The decisive moment came when John McGinn’s corner fell at the feet of Hanlon, who was the first to react, wheeling to hammer a shot beyond Fox, later to pull off two terrific saves from Hibs striker Anthony Stokes, who also saw a late free-kick clip the outside of the post.

However, a one-goal lead is always a precarious position to be in and goalkeeper Ross Laidlaw proved to be as pivotal a figure as any, somehow making a point-blank stop as he managed to divert Michael Gardyne’s shot on to the post and then, later in the game, throwing himself full length to push Alex Schalk’s effort aside.

His performance would have heartened Lennon, who has his No.1, Israeli internationalist Ofir Marciano, ruled out of Saturday’s visit to table-topping and seemingly invincible – on the domestic front at least – Celtic, because of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement.

The Hibs boss said: “Ross was very sharp as he has been in the main since he came in. We’re running with him because Ofir won’t play this weekend. It was important we got him some game time and he did very well.

“He had to make one very important save at a crucial stage of the game. He did well in midweek [in the Betfred Cup win over Livingston] and he was excellent again; we have two good goalkeepers.”

Lennon was also happy with the contribution of Hanlon, who was captain as David Gray recovers from a hamstring injury, saying: “It was the best he has played all season over the course of the ninety minutes.

“He led the team, organised well. We defended set-plays well and we looked a lot more like ourselves. It’s not easy to go to Ross County and win at any time. We know they are going through a sticky patch but from our point of view it was important to go there and win.”

Having seen his side sacrifice six points as they were forced to settle for draws in their three previous outings against Dundee, St Johnstone and Motherwell, matches he felt Hibs should have won, Lennon joked he would have “stuck my head in the oven” had they not held out for the win this time round.

He said: “In the last three games, we have been the better team for the majority of them. We’ve created chances and not taken them. Every time we have gone away from home the opposition goalkeeper seems to come away with a man-of-the-match performance.

“We are a good team and we’ve been playing like that for the majority of the season. Away from home, we look to be a real threat. We’ve been at Dundee and St Johnstone, created umpteen chances and we did the same today.

“But it was nearly one of those days again. We bombarded their goal but we were just a bit wayward with our finishing. I’m frustrated with the chances we are missing but I’ll take it as it was a big, big win in the context of the season.

“I thought we got what we deserved and I was very satisfied. It was important to win because we hadn’t done so since Ibrox. We are comfortably in the top six and, with a place in the semi-final of the cup booked, it’s been a good week for us.

“We are creating really good chances and one day hopefully goals will start to flow, we will win more comfortably and I can sit down and enjoy it.”

The chances of that happening would appear to be slim as Lennon searches for that impossible dream of perfection but, insisted Hanlon, there’s still much more to come from Hibs even though they have suffered just one defeat so far this season.

“We have added a lot of players this season and it might take a while for everyone to gel properly. But there is competition for places all over.

“We were without our captain, two centre-halves and Brandon Barker all injured, but you wouldn’t really notice it when you look at our starting line-up. It’s great to have such strength in depth.”

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Strikers Jamie Devlin and Sean Wringe have taken most of the plaudits for Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale recently but teenager Sam Nhamburo is making his presence felt too.

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The youngster scored the only goal of the game in the final minute of last month’s William Hill Scottish Cup preliminary round one victory at Kelty Hearts having stepped off the bench with just five minutes to spare. On Saturday, the substitute repeated the feat against Highland League outfit Inverurie Loco Works, a blistering half-volley securing a last-gasp victory to set up a mouthwatering second-round clash with current SPFL League Two leaders Stirling Albion at Forthbank in just under three weeks time.

It was the prolific partnership of Devlin and Wringe who had put the East of Scotland League champions 2-0 in front after half an hour at Saughton Enclosure before the visitors’ Martin Laing reduced the deficit six minutes prior to the interval.

Kyle Gordon’s 84th-minute finish deservedly had Inverurie back level at 2-2 before 19-year-old Nhamburo’s scintillating strike into the top corner won it for Raymond Carr’s men right at the death.

“There were a lot of tired legs out there so I took the gamble and threw Sam on and told him to get right up on the last man and you’ll get a wee break,” Carr explained afterwards. “He has that in his locker and everyone knows he can do that but it’s the other part of his game that he needs to work on, when he’s not on the ball. He’s not the finished article and is nowhere near it but, if he can improve the rest of his game, then he’ll not be with us long.

“Sam can push for a start and he’ll get his chance but I’ve got to see it on the training ground. He seems to want to go in goals in the wee games we do but, come on, get out there and play. He’s not far away, though, and he will be getting a start for sure.”

Carr was disappointed to let a two-goal lead slip but praised the manner in which his players responded.

“It’s down to the winning mentality because they don’t give up,” he said. “Players are disappointed not to be starting and others are annoyed coming off and that’s the way it is right throughout the squad. We’ve got goals all over the place but I think the game could have been over earlier because we missed a lot of good chances. They are a strong ,physical side and were the better team in the second half but we just don’t give up.”

Former Whitehill Welfare frontman Devlin pounced on Scott Mathieson’s hesitancy to nick the ball off the goalkeeper and give the hosts a deserved lead on 20 minutes. Mathieson then couldn’t hold Willis Hare’s fierce drive following a good run and Wringe was on hand to knock the loose ball home seven minutes later.

However, Neil McLean’s pass to substitute Laing was expertly-placed into the bottom corner to give the band of Loco fans some hope for the second half. It looked as if the Highlanders’ second-half persistence was to be rewarded when Kyle Gordon shot beyond Kerr Robertson to level the tie only for their hopes of a replay to be quickly dashed by Nhamburo’s late moment of quality.

The player, pictured inset, who was born in Zimbabwe before moving to Scotland with his family almost a decade ago, said: “I knew it was going in as soon as I hit it. I think I should be getting a call-up for Zimbabwe! This is the biggest competition we play in so that’s our motivation to keep going.”

Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale: Robertson, Sherlock, O’Donnell, Crawford, Munro, Moore (Swanson 61), Hare (Hutchison 73), Muir, Wringe (Nhamburo 85), Devlin, Brown. Subs: Cairns, Mungall, Simpson, Watters.

Inverurie Loco Works: Mathieson, Crisp, Mitchell, Duff (Gordon 82), Souter, Broadhurst, Charlesworth (Laing 19), McLean, Hunter, McCabe, McDonald. Subs: Booth, Rennie, Bolton, Gill.

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Whitehill were made to pay for a host of missed chances as Nairn County sent them tumbling out of the Scottish Cup.

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The visitors should have scored only six minutes in when Mark Smith struck Stephen Fosters legs when one-on-one with the keeper. Gary Nicholson saw three separate efforts go wide of the goal then, on 22 minutes, his goal-bound shot was somehow cleared off the line by a defender. Smith then had the ball in the net but was flagged for offside. Smith again found himself through on the keeper but Foster saved with his body this time.

Five minutes before half-time, the deadlock was broken. Jordan MacRae collected the ball 25 yards from goal and found the far corner with a bullet of a shot that gave Easton no chance.

Welfare again went on the attack and only a fantastic double save kept out Nicholson and then Jack Wright.

In the second half, Whitehill’s Wright and McPartlin both hit the woodwork. In the closing stages, Ryan McKenzie saw red for Whitehill.

Nairn County: Foster, J.MacLean (Ewen 85), A.Naismith, MacDonald, Main, Porritt, R Naismith (Mackenzie 65), McKenzie, Urquhart, MacRae, Ramsay (Kerr 52). Subs: Ednie, Munro, MacLeod, D MacLean.

Whitehill Welfare: Easton, Stevenson, Gray, McKenzie, Kidd, Lucas (Swanson 77), McPartlin, Reid, Wright, Smith (Flynn 65), Nicholson (Mitchell 69). Subs: Carter, McGrath, Dowie, Weldon.

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