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Spartans left to rue elusive second goal against Fraserburgh

There will be no historic Scottish Cup exploits for Spartans this season after Fraserburgh came from behind to dump them out with a last-minute winner in Saturday’s third round tie at Ainslie Park.

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Jenna Fife

Hibees told to put focus on Rangers

Hibs Ladies boss Kevin Milne has urged players to look no further than tomorrow’s crucial SWPL 1 encounter with Rangers as the season prepares to enter its final few weeks.

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Jamie Dishington rises above Vale's defence to score the opener. Picture: Alistair Linford

Spartans 3, Vale of Leithen 0: Dishington double is crucial

A Jamie Dishington brace and a late Craig Stevenson strike was enough to see off Vale of Leithen and send Spartans into the second round of the William Hill Scottish Cup tonight.

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Spartans manager Dougie Samuel is no stranger to giantkilling acts

Irn-Bru Cup: No bar to Spartans ambitions against Linfield

Spartans boss Dougie Samuel believes it’s only a matter of time before a non-league club progresses to the latter stages of a national cup competition.

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David Greenhill scored for Spartans

Spartans are left to rue late penalty

Ten-man Spartans conceded a penalty deep into stoppage time which denied them all three points against Cumbernauld Colts at Broadwood last night.

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Linfield will visit Ainslie Park on Saturday, September 2. Pic: SNS

Spartans face Linfield in Irn-Bru Cup after Albion Rovers expelled

Spartans will host Belfast-based side Linfield in the second-round of the Irn-Bru Cup after Albion Rovers were found to have breached the competition’s regulations by fielding an ineligible player.

Lower Leagues
Jack Nixon, left, was among the scorers for Spartans. Pic: TSPL

Spartans fight back from goal down to beat Kelty Hearts

Spartans came from a goal down to see off East of Scotland League outfit Kelty Hearts 3-2 in their Football Nation Qualifying Cup first-round clash at Ainslie Park.

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Civil Service Strollers scorer David Churchill is hailed by his team-mates. Pic: Civil Service Strollers

Lowland League round-up: Spartans win; Strollers battle hard

Both Capital clubs had something to celebrate.

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Alan Brown

Spartans could use Irn-Bru Cup clash as a ‘pre-season game’

Spartans winger Alan Brown says he wouldn’t be surprised if manager Dougie Samuel makes wholesale changes for tonight’s Irn-Bru first-round clash against Albion Rovers at Cliftonhill.

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David Greenhill

Lowland League: David Greenhill goal puts Spartans joint top

Spartans moved joint-top of the Lowland League after a hard-fought 2-1 win over city rivals Civil Service Strollers at Christie Gillies Park last night.

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Dougie Samuel

Dougie Samuel hails Spartans’ magnificent seven

Spartans boss Dougie Samuel hailed the contribution of midfielder Ian McFarland after the Ainslie Park outfit began their 2017/2018 Lowland League campaign with a scintillating start, thrashing Hawick Royal Albert 7-0.

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Spartans' appetite for league football has been sated even more by Edinburgh City playing their domestic games at Ainslie Park next season. Pic: TSPL

Spartans aim is again to win title, says Craig Graham

Spartans chairman Craig Graham says the club’s remit this season is the same as it is every other year – to be crowned Lowland League champions.

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Lia Tweedie scored four goals for Hibs

Hibs and Hearts both fire in 11 goals without reply

Hibs Ladies and Hearts Women underlined their Scottish Cup credentials this season as the Capital duo eased into the third round having hit double figures at the weekend.

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The Spartans squad crack open the bubbly

Ross Allum delighted as Spartans lift the Lowland League Cup

Ross Allum’s decision to cut short a trip to Barcelona in time for Spartans’ Lowland League Cup final against BSC Glasgow proved a good one as the striker netted the opener, putting his side on their way to a 3-0 victory at Ainslie Park.

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The brawl broke Meggetland Sports Complex. 
Picture: Neil Hanna

Oxgangs v Spartans youth match abandoned as brawl breaks out

A youth football match was abandoned after a player punched an opponent sparking a mass brawl.

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Spartans boss Dougie Samuel

Spartans have no divine right to win – boss Dougie Samuel

As the 2016/17 Lowland League season reaches its conclusion this weekend, Spartans boss Dougie Samuel believes the club has become a victim of their own success.

Lower Leagues
Edinburgh City will call Ainslie Park home for the next three seasons

Edinburgh City and Spartans confirm three-season groundshare

Edinburgh City will groundshare with capital rivals Spartans for the next three seasons, the League Two club have confirmed.

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Ross Guthrie struck twice in the second half

Ross Guthrie hits brace as Edinburgh City beat Spartans

Edinburgh City reached their first cup final since winning promotion to the SPFL with a 2-0 win over Spartans in the East of Scotland Cup semi-final at Ainslie Park.

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Gary Jardine is keen to win the East of Scotland Cup

Edinburgh City fringe men to get run-out against Spartans

Gary Jardine plans to utilise his Edinburgh City squad for tonight’s East of Scotland Cup semi-final against Spartans at Ainslie Park.

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Craig Stevenson was left feeling frustrated

Spartans blow big chance to claw back East Kilbride

Spartans’ Craig Stevenson says he and his team-mates can’t afford any more slip ups if they are to give themselves any chance of being crowned Lowland League champions this season.

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