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Forth close to relegation after only taking one point from two matches

A lacklustre performance saw Forth Wanderers draw 2-2 against local rivals Lesmahagow at Craighead Park on Friday night, damaging Forth’s survival prospects in the process.

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The four divisions have seen an increase in footfall. Picture: Alan Murray

Surge in football attendances at SPFL grounds

More people than ever before are watching Scottish football.

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Jamie McKenzie (centre) with Forth committee men Dougie McKendrick (left) and Stuart Smith. The clubs 2016 league title win was marked by Coach of the Year and Team of the Years prizes being awarded to them at last years Clydesdale Sports Council Sports Personality of the Year Awards.

Forth Wanderers boss Jamie McKenzie to quit for Gartcairn this summer

Forth Wanderers manager Jamie McKenzie has revealed that he will leave the Kingshill club this summer to take over at Airdrie junior outfit Gartcairn.

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Lauren Bond (1st right) is pictured with fellow Young Ambassadors and former Scotland international rugby player Colin Gregor (second left), who captained the Scotland 7s team during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games (Submitted pic)

Carluke girl Lauren Bond lands top role delivering sport to young Scots

A pupil from Carluke High School has been selected to play a pivotal role in helping deliver a series of conferences for young people with a love of sport as part of the sportscotland Young Ambassador programme.
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JM Services boss Jack Mellon (first left), his grandson Lewis and fellow staff members at the Carluke-based roofing busines were delighted to pose for this picture with athletics star Katie Foss (Submitted pic)

Biggar athlete Katie Foss backed by JM Services sponsorship

Biggar athletics marvel Katie Foss hopes a new sponsorship deal can set her on the way towards a Commonwealth Games appearance.

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Jubilant Carluke Hearts players celebrate their Miller Cup triumph in Edinburgh (Submitted pic)

Fitting send off for Joe Hill as Carluke Hearts won Miller Cup!

Amateur outfit Carluke Hearts produced a fitting send off for departing manager Joe Hill by winning the Miller Cup in thrilling fashion.

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Rachel Phillips outsprints the Stirling defence on her way to scoring for Biggar (Pic by Nigel Pacey)

Biggar Rugby Club under-18 girls triumph at Murrayfield!

Biggar Rugby Club's under-18 girls triumphed in Sunday's Club Cup final at Murrayfield against Stirling County, winning by a 27-21 margin, writes Bill Denholm.

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Biggar were the top points scorers in the league this season

Biggar boss looks to build on successful season

Biggar head coach Gary Mercer has declared himself happy with his side’s fifth place finish in the BT National League Division 2 this season.

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Jude with other medal winners (Submitted pic)

Lesmahagow's Jude Hilson wins three gymnastics medals

Lesmahagow gymnast Jude Hilson (13) brought home no less than three medals in her first competition down south since coming home NDP 7 British champion in 2016.

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Motherwell goalie Trevor Carson

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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Rowan Stewart scores a try for Biggar in their comfortable 55-12 home league win over Preston Lodge (Pic by Nigel Pacey)

Free scoring Biggar Rugby Club end league season with 55-12 win

Biggar Rugby Club ended their BT National League Division 2 season with a comprehensive 55-12 home victory over Preston Lodge on Saturday, writes Alistair Stewart.

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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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Scott Forrest (left) has now suffered disappointment at the last two Commonwealth Games

Heartache as Forth boxer Scott Forrest is knocked out of Commonwealth Games

There was heartache for Forth-based boxing ace Scott Forrest on Tuesday when he was knocked out at the Commonwealth Games 91kg heavyweight quarter-final stage.

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Calvin Henderson scores a try for Biggar in the comfortable 64-17 success at West of Scotland on Saturday (Pic by Nigel Pacey)

Biggar Rugby Club thump West of Scotland in penultimate league game

For the second time against West and for the fourth time this season Biggar racked up a huge 60+ point winning total in a 64-17 away success in their penultimate league match of the campaign on Saturday, writes Alistair Stewart.

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Luke Traynor is pictured on his way to blitzing the 10-mile Tom Scott Road Race record (Pic by Bobby Gavin)

Luke Traynor storms to victory in 10-mile Tom Scott Memorial Road Race

Giffnock North Athletic Club’s Luke Traynor won the Tom Scott Memorial Road Race 10-mile event in imperious style around Strathclyde Park on Sunday, April 1.

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Scott Forrest is pictured fighting at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Forth heavyweight Scott Forrest ready to "go to war" at Commonwealth Games

Forth boxing sensation Scott Forrest is eyeing a Commonwealth Games heavyweight boxing gold medal to banish memories of his heartache from four years ago.

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Garry looks in a determined mood to launch a para-bowls medal bid in the Gold Coast (Pic by Jeff Holmes)

Commonwealth Games para-bowls star Garry Brown reckons his sport is thriving

Kirkmuirhill para-bowls ace Garry Brown reckons his sport is thriving as more people in this country try their hand at it.

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Team Scotland Commonwealth Games netball star Emily Nicholl shows her patriotism

From law court to netball court for trainee solicitor Emily Nicholl!

Biggar netball star Emily Nicholl is looking forward to stepping into the unknown by playing against non European teams for the first time.

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