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Lowland League: Spartans enjoy great boost to title hopes

Midfielder Ian McFarland believes Spartans have taken a huge step towards their first Lowland League title in four years following their 2-1 victory over Selkirk.

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Conrad Courts was on target for Kelty Hearts

East of Scotland: Leith boss happy with young team’s effort against leaders

Leith Athletic joint-manager Leighton Jones says he was delighted with his side’s application despite the 2-0 defeat by Kelty Hearts at Peffermill.

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Andrew Stobie has title-winning experience from his Edinburgh City days

Lowland League: Spartans keeper relishing scrap for title

SPARTANS goalkeeper Andrew Stobie is convinced this season’s Lowland League title race will go right down to the wire.

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Leith have got chance to close gap on leaders Kelty

Leith have got chance to close gap on leaders Kelty

It’s first versus second in the East of Scotland League tomorrow as Kelty Hearts make the short trip across the Forth to play Leith Athletic.

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Darren Smith celebrates winning the league title with 
Tranent

Newtongrange Star snap up Darren Smith after Tranent job turns sour

Darren Smith revealed he couldn’t turn down the offer of a return to the Super League and a reunion with former Musselburgh Athletic manager Stevie McLeish when the opportunity arose this week.

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Vale 14s were impressive, although Spartans were convinced the second goal should not have stood. Pic: TSPL

Youth wrap: Hutche 14s and Leith 15s bag semi spots

A South East Region Cup semi-final spot was the prize for Hutchison Vale 14s as they beat Spartans 3-0 at Meadowbank.

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Paul Waters wins it as Bonnyrigg beat Bridge of Earn

Paul Waters wins it as Bonnyrigg beat Bridge of Earn

Bonnyrigg Rose continued their fine recent form with a late goal to knock out Bridge of Earn 3-2 in the RJM Sports Scottish Amateur Cup fourth round.

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Wayne McIntosh scored a hat-trick for Bonnyrigg

Juniors wrap: Dunbar progress | Big wins for Penicuik and Bonnyrigg

Dunbar United booked their place in the fourth round of the Junior Cup with an impressive 4-0 defeat of visiting Aberdeenshire side Hermes.

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Scott Maxwell celebrates the second goal. Pic: Greg Macvean

Scott Maxwell helps to get Spartans motoring

Manager Dougie Samuel singled out praise for Scott Maxwell after the midfielder turned in a man-of-the-match display as Spartans thrashed Whitehill Welfare 5-0 to book their place in the quarter-finals of the Football Nation 
Qualifying Cup.

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Rory McAllister in action for Peterhead

Edinburgh City boss laments second-half display at Peterhead

A good first-half display by Edinburgh City in Peterhead ultimately counted for nothing after an early second-half red card for Chris McKee and a Rory McAllister penalty sent the hosts on their way to a 3-0 win.

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Ryan Currie scored for Leith Athletic

Ormiston on the move as they make it three out of three

Ormiston made it three successive wins as they saw off a plucky Coldstream side 1-0 at Recreation Park.

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Geoff Jones wants his Dunbar United team to match last seasons progress. Pic: Dunbar United club website

Dunbar United aiming to deliver against Hermes this time round

Dunbar United manager Geoff Jones hopes his team’s Scottish Junior Cup dream won’t be ended by Hermes tomorrow in their third-round replay.

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Currie's Jamie Farndale is one of many players who is in line for a Scotland Club XV call. Pic: TSPL

Capital players bid to catch eye for Scotland Clubs XV

A clutch of Capital players will be looking to enhance their claims for inclusion in the Scotland Clubs XV when the BT Premiership programme resumes tomorrow.

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Gary Small is eyeing up cup glory with Whitehill Welfare. Pic: TSPL

Whitehill boss hopes sickness bug won’t hurt squad for Spartans clash

Whitehill Welfare boss Gary Small revealed a sickness bug has hampered his side’s preparations ahead of tomorrow’s Football Nation Qualifying Cup second-round clash with arch-rivals Spartans.

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Richie Weir lifts lid on Ormiston’s mini EoS revival

Ormiston are chasing their third consecutive league victory when they host Coldstream at Recreation Park this weekend.

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Futsal is coming to the Capital this weekend. Pic: SNS

Scotland gunning for glory at Oriam in Home Nations futsal

Scotland is hosting this year’s Futsal Home Nations Championship at Oriam, with the first round of matches being played tomorrow.

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Youths round-up: Civil’s passage to last four anything but a Stroll

A double apiece for striker Lucas Laing and midfielder Dylan McKellar set Civil Service Strollers 13s on their way to the semi-finals South East Region Cup as they beat Musselburgh Windsor Blues 5-3.

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Paul Greig will be in charge of Spartans Women. Pic: TSPL

Spartans Women appoint Paul Greig as new head coach

Spartans Women have named Paul Greig as their new head coach for the 2018 SWPL 1 season.

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Amateur wrap: Clerry are stars | Fine Fernie | LEAFA select triumph

Clermiston Star made their higher league status show as they swept aside Civil Service Strollers 4-1 on home soil to ease through to the third round of the Logan Cup.

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Scott Moffat scored the opener for Haddington

Junior Cup round-up: Hamill hails Haddington; Wayne wins it for Bonnyrigg

Haddington manager Joe Hamill was delighted as his depleted side beat Vale of Clyde 3-1 to progress to the fourth round of the Scottish Junior Cup.

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