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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.

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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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David Gold of Berwick battles with Jack Beesley in their 2015 fifth-round tie

Scottish Cup: Spartans’ Jack Beesley has score to settle with Sky Sports

Spartans midfielder Jack Beesley hopes that, should he score in tomorrow’s William Hill Scottish Cup third-round clash at St Mirren, the Sky Sports News team will have the decency to credit him with the goal this time around.

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Blair Carswell says the pressure is all on St Mirren this weekend

Spartans keeper: Beating Kilby perfect prep for St Mirren tie

Spartans goalkeeper Blair Carswell reckons that becoming the first team in 30 games to defeat East Kilbride has provided the perfect morale boost for this weekend’s William Hill Scottish Cup tie against St Mirren.

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Jack Beesley was on target for Spartans. Pic: TSPL

Spartans battle back to defeat ten-man Preston Athletic

Spartans moved up to joint-second in the Lowland League after coming from a goal down to defeat ten-man Preston Athletic 2-1 at Ainslie Park.

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Spartans manager Dougie Samuel

Challenge Cup: Tynecastle ace Swanson piles problems on Spartans

Spartans boss Dougie Samuel believes some of his squad are struggling to deal with the expectations that come with playing for the Ainslie Park club.

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Dougie Samuel

Spartans boss: Title is East Kilbride’s to throw away

Despite it being just a couple of days shy of November, Spartans boss Dougie Samuel believes the Lowland League title already looks to be heading to East Kilbride.

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Early Spartans blitz puts Huntly to the sword

Two goals inside the opening six minutes from Paul Thomson and Chris Townsley secured Spartans’ passage into the Scottish Cup 3rd Round with a 2-0 win over Highland League outfit Huntly at Christie Park.

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Whitehill keeper Bryan Young was kept busy

Supersub Chalmers wins derby for Whitehill against Spartans

A brilliant strike from Ciaren Chalmers 17 minutes from time secured a hard-fought 1-0 win for Whitehill over rivals Spartans.

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Eddie Malone scored a consolation goal for Spartans. Pic: TSPL

Spartans hit for seven by Stranraer in Irn-Bru Cup

Spartans’ adventure in this season’s Irn-Bru Challenge Cup came to a painful end last night as they were thrashed 7-1 by SPFL League 1 outfit Stranraer at Stair Park.

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Dougie Samuel takes his Spartans team to Stair Park in the Irn Bru Cup. Pic: TSPL

Spartans boss calls on players to enjoy Stranraer test

Spartans boss Dougie Samuel has encouraged his players to go and enjoy the challenge as he takes his Lowland League outfit to Stranraer tonight for their Irn-Bru Challenge Cup second-round tie at Stair Park.

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Dougie Samuel says Edinburgh City's success has inspired many teams

Lowland League will be toughest yet – Spartans boss

Spartans boss Dougie Samuel says he expects this season’s Lowland League to be the most competitive since its inception three years ago.

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Jamie Dishington, right, was among the scorers for Spartans. Pic: TSPL

Three and easy for Spartans away at Berwick Rangers

Spartans underlined their Lowland League title credentials this term with a fantastic 3-0 victory over SPFL League 2 outfit Berwick Rangers in the first round of the Irn Bru Challenge Cup at Shielfield Park

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Connor McGregor opened the scoring for Whitehill. Pic: TSPL

Whitehill beat Spartans to make South Challenge Cup final

Whitehill Welfare ensured a South Challenge Cup final date with Lowland League Champions Edinburgh City after a 4-1 win over ten-man Spartans at Ferguson Park last night.

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Mikey Bruce

Spartans aim to take final chance of season to win silver

Mikey Bruce is desperate for Spartans to make amends for one semi-final defeat by winning another tonight against Whitehill Welfare in the South Challenge Cup at Ferguson Park.

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David Greenhill scored the crucial fourth goal

Spartans extend unbeaten run to six

Spartans won an enthralling Lowland League encounter 4-3 against Edinburgh University at Peffermill.

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