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Edinburgh City boss hails step in the right direction at Ayr

No points for Edinburgh City, but plenty encouragement for Gary Jardine to take after their 1-0 Betfred Cup Group G defeat to Ayr United at Somerset Park on Saturday.

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Liam Buchanan was a constant threat after coming on at half-time, scoring Livis third goal

Edinburgh City lose out to Livingston in League Cup opener

There was to be no historic result for Edinburgh City in their first-ever Betfred Cup match, as Livingston returned to Meadowbank for the first time in two decades and ran out 3-0 winners.

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Musselburgh boss Calvin Shand ended his playing career at Olivebank

Calvin Shand relishing new season after Musselburgh rebuilding job

Calvin Shand can’t wait for the new season to get started after taking over as Musselburgh Athletic boss at the end of last term.

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Leith Athletic manager Derek Riddel

Leith Athletic to make Scottish Cup return against Wanderers

East of Scotland League champions Leith Athletic will visit South of Scotland title winners St Cuthbert Wanderers in the first preliminary round of the William Hill Scottish Cup when the Meadowbank-based outfit play in the competition for the first time in 62 years.

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Gary Jardine has been impressed with Ryan Porteous

Edinburgh City sign young Hibs defender Porteous on loan

Gary Jardine has once again looked to the Hibs youth ranks to bolster his Edinburgh City squad with the capture of teenage defender Ryan Porteous.

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Craig Meikle felt 'the enjoyment had gone' at Penicuik

Negativity forced me to quit Penicuik, says Craig Meikle

Craig Meikle has revealed he resigned as manager of Penicuik Athletic last month after being told “80 per cent of the club’s fans wanted him out” despite winning the Fife and Lothians Cup.

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James Keatings scored the fifth goal for Hibs

Edinburgh City boss pleased with display despite Hibs mauling

Edinburgh City boss Gary Jardine insisted his players can take plenty positives despite a heavy 6-1 friendly defeat to Hibs at Meadowbank Last night.

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Edinburgh City defender Jordan Caddow

Playing Hibs is dream come true for Edinburgh City’s Caddow

Edinburgh City’s Jordan Caddow is having the summer of his life so far, which will continue tonight when the Hibee from Leith will line up against the club he’s supported all his life.

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Johnny Harvey

Johnny Harvey: Penicuik job too good to turn down

New Penicuik Athletic manager Johnny Harvey can’t wait to get started at the club where he enjoyed his football the most.

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Johnny Harvey was a fans' favourite when a player at Penicuik

Johnny Harvey appointed manager of Penicuik Athletic

Penicuik Athletic have moved swiftly to appoint a new manager with Johnny Harvey replacing Craig Meikle.

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Craig Meikle

Penicuik shocked as player-manager Meikle quits

Penicuik Athletic have been left shocked by the sudden resignation of player-manager Craig Meikle.

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Kevin Thomson enjoyed three separate spells at Hibs

Former Hibee Kevin Thomson set to sign for Tranent Juniors

Tranent Juniors are poised to complete an audacious swoop for former Hibs captain Kevin Thomson.

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Dean Cummings, above, is likely to face brother Jason at Meadowbank on July 7

Edinburgh City boost midfield by capturing Cummings

Edinburgh CITY have signed former Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale midfielder Dean Cummings.

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Suzy Shepherd was ecstatic with the win over Glasgow City. Pic: SNS

Shepherd’s delight as Spartans Women stun Glasgow City

Spartans Women’s manager Suzy Shepherd admitted not even she could have envisaged her side pulling off a 3-0 shock defeat of champions Glasgow City on Sunday.

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Vale dug deep to show their character as they fought back from behind twice in the final at Bonnyriggs New Dundas Park

Youths: Hutchison Vale 16s fight back again to beat Tynie

HUTCHISON VALE 16s secured back-to-back cup final success against heartbroken Tynecastle 16s as they lifted the Division 1 League Cup with a 3-2 extra time victory at New Dundas Park.

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Leith Athletic A Team 13 celebrate winning the Lothian Buses Cup against Longniddry Villa. Pic: TSPL

Leith Athletic 13s make it a quartet of trophies

Leith Athletic A Team 13s picked up their fourth cup success of the season as they defeated Longniddry Villa 13s 4-0 in the Lothian Buses Cup final.

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Alan Miller is on the look-out for a new challenge. Pic: TSPL

Alan Miller not soured by Newtongrange Star exit

Former Newtongrange Star boss Alan Miller hasn’t lost the appetite to continue his management career despite feeling mistreated after he and his backroom staff were sacked last month.

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Spartans Reds 17s relax after clinching yet another piece of silverware

Spartans Reds win Gowans Memorial to make it five honours

Spartans Reds 17s added yet another piece of silverware to their season’s collection as they ran out 3-0 winners in the Craig Gowans Memorial Cup final against Loanhead MYFC at New Dundas Park.

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Bathgate Thistle Under-15s celebrate League Cup win over Broxburn

Wight’s cool finish gives Bathgate Thistle 15s Bob Malcolm League Cup

Bathgate Thistle’s Under-15 side basked in end-of-season glory as they lifted their second successive Bob Malcolm League Cup.

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