Spartans uses power of sport to make a difference for north Edinburgh residents

Nearly ten years ago a small charity with a big dream put its roots down in north Edinburgh.

Hearts Colts' Jay Sandison (left) and Stelios Demetriou of St Mirren - who could line up against the wee Jambos for Ross County. Picture: SNS Group

Hearts and Hibs Colts learn Irn-Bru Cup opposition

Hearts Colts will host Ross County in the first round of the Irn-Bru Cup while Hibs Colts will face their Dundee counterparts.


Tributes pour in for ‘much-loved’ Spartans Academy groundsman

Football clubs across the city have joined to pledge heartfelt condolences for a young coach who has died suddenly.

Louis Swanson

Lothian Thistle keep title in their hands with win over Tynie

Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale are now just two points adrift of current East of Scotland League leaders Kelty Hearts following their 2-0 victory over city rivals Tynecastle at Saughton Enclosure.

David Greenhill

Spartans 1, Edinburgh University 0: Greenhill grabs glory for Spartans

A David Greenhill strike in stoppage time gave Spartans a crucial victory over Capital rivals Edinburgh University at Ainslie Park tonight.

Spartans chairman Craig Graham

Spartans chief Craig Graham ‘would swap MBE to reach SPFL’

Spartans chairman Craig Graham has admitted he would willingly swap his MBE in favour of earning promotion to SPFL League 2 next season.

David Greenhill scored to make it 2-0

Spartans go second with win over Stirling Uni

Spartans moved up to second in the Lowland League last night with a 3-1 victory over Stirling University at the Falkirk Stadium.

Fraserburgh's Lewis Davidson tries to get in the way of Michael Herd's clearance. Pic: Alistair Linford

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.

Lower Leagues
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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