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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Edinburgh City
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.

Edinburgh City
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.

Edinburgh City
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.

Ross Allum celebrates scoring against East Stirlingshire on his Spartans debut

Edinburgh City to Spartans is not a step down – Ross Allum

Striker Ross Allum believes that in leaving Edinburgh City for Spartans he has joined a bigger club.

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Scott Maxwell (No.11) is congratulated after scoring Spartans' third goal. Pic: David Lamb

Flu-ravaged Spartans battle past Leith Athletic

Spartans boss Dougie Samuel breathed a huge sigh of relief that a flu bug didn’t hinder his side’s progression to the Football Nation Qualifying Cup semi-finals.

A mix-up at cup sponsors William Hill saw their weekend coupon invite bets on BLYTH Spartans to beat St Mirren. Picture: contributed

William Hill Coupon mix-up leaves Spartans fans laughing

THEY are more than 100 miles apart and one has a population ten times bigger than the other – although they both have a great record in the cup.

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