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Move to Motherwell was hero goalie Trevor Carson's big break

When goalkeeper Trevor Carson joined Motherwell from relegated English League Two outfit Hartlepool United on a three-year contract for the paltry sum of £10,000 last summer, it’s fair to say that no-one was expecting miracles.

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Craig Brown pictured during his tenure as Scotland manager

Craig Brown reckons Scotland will qualify for 2020 Euros

Ex-Scotland gaffer Craig Brown is confident that current incumbent Alex McLeish can lead Scotland to the 2020 European Championships.

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Action from Saturday's Dunipace v Lanark United match (Pic by Craig Halkett)

Strang and Kearney goals give Lanark United win at Dunipace

On a heavy pitch, second half goals by Callum Strang and Ronan Kearney gave Lanark United a 2-0 McBookie.com Central Division 2 success at Dunipace on Saturday.

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Lesmahagow manager Robert Irving

Lesmahagow Juniors beat Shotts 2-1 to boost hopes of beating drop

Lesmahagow Juniors gave themselves a fighting chance of avoiding the drop with a deserved 2-1 home victory over Shotts last night (Wednesday) writes Craig Goldthorp.

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The winning Milton Rovers 2008s squad (Submitted pic)

Milton Rovers 2008s footballers net Futsal final honours

Milton Rovers 2008s battled to a well earned 6-2 victory over St Cadocs 2008s from East Renfrewshire in the Joga Futsal Winter League Cup final on March 18.

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Lanark United ace Ronan Kearney

Lanark United get first victory under new manager Colin Slater

On a near perfect playing surface at Moor Park, Lanark United got their first victory under new gaffer Colin Slater with an excellent all round performance in a 3-1 success against promotion hopefuls St Anthony’s on Saturday, writes Craig Martin.

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Rossvales Gary Giffin nets one of his double which helped earn a 4-2 victory over Lesmahagow Juniors on Saturday (Pic by Helen Templeton)

Lesmahagow stay in deep relegation danger after loss at leaders Rossvale

Despite a late revival, struggling Lesmahagow Juniors went down to a 4-2 McBookie.com Central Division 1 defeat at leaders Rossvale on Saturday.

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Hopefully all the snow will have cleared from John Cumming Stadium pitch to allow this Saturday's semi-final to go ahead

Carluke Hearts AFC face massive semi-final encounter

Local amateur outfit Carluke Hearts have a massive match against Bonnyrigg Rose AFC this Saturday in the McDonald Cup semi-finals.

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Forth were down and out at Wishaw (Pic by Elaine Robertson)

Poor defending cost Forth Wanderers their place in Scottish Junior Cup

Forth Wanderers blew their Scottish Junior Cup hopes by losing 1-0 at Wishaw in a long awaited fourth round tie, writes Craig Goldthorp.

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Paul Davies (right) has been named as co-manager of Newmains United Juniors

All change in local football circles as Carluke FC merge with Newmains Utd

Paul Davies insists being in the same dugout as Craig Gupwell won’t be a problem – after they once shared a street.

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Paul Burns has been sacked by Lanark United

Paul Burns fired by Lanark United and replaced by ex-Carluke Rovers gaffer Colin Slater

The managerial merry go round in local junior football gathered further pace this week when Lanark United sacked Paul Burns and replaced him with former Carluke Rovers boss Colin Slater.

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Forth manager Jamie McKenzie

Forth Wanderers have realistic shot at reaching last eight of Scottish Junior Cup

Forth Wanderers may never have a better chance of reaching the last eight of the Scottish Junior Cup, although they are still two rounds away from getting to that stage!

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Cameron McNeish has quit as Carluke Rovers manager

Carluke Rovers soap opera rolls on with third new manager appointed in four months

In another incredible twist to the relentless Carluke Rovers soap opera, the club this week appointed its third different management team within just four months.
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Lanark United manager Paul Burns

Lanark United beat an Ashfield side who had won their previous five league games

Lanark United took on second-placed Ashfield – who were trying for their sixth win on the trot – at Moor Park on Saturday, writes Tam Anderson.

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Carluke Rovers' Ian Watt (pictured) was one of three men sent off against Dunipace (Pic by Kevin Ramage)

Eight-man Carluke Rovers are ‘Dun in’ at wind and rain battered John Cumming Stadium

Carluke Rovers hosted Dunipace at the John Cumming Stadium amid strong swirling winds and rain which saw only the most fervent and loyal home fans take to the terracing for Saturday's 4-1 McBookie.com Central Division 2 defeat, writes Ian McKnight.

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Lanark United manager Paul Burns

Veteran Lanark United goalie Alan Colquhoun joins local rivals Carluke Rovers

For the second time in two weeks, a goalkeeper has transferred between Clydesdale rivals Lanark United and Carluke Rovers.

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John Dunn has been sacked by Carluke Rovers (Pic by Sarah Peters)

Carluke Rovers axe fell on manager John Dunn after alleged absences from training sessions

Carluke Rovers have sacked boss John Dunn after allegations that he attended less than half of the club’s training sessions during his brief two-month tenure.
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Carluke FC manager Paul Davies (right) branded some refereeing decisions in the 5-2 loss to Port Glasgow Celtic disgraceful

Cobras boss Paul Davies bites back at referee after Carluke FC defeat

Paul Davies mapped out the future for Carluke FC at Hampden this week.

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Lanark United manager Paul Burns

Late Taggart strike earns Lanark United a 4-4 draw in thriller against Royal Albert

Lanark United drew 4-4 in an incredible McBookie.com Central Division 2 encounter last Saturday, writes Tam Anderson.

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