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Surge in football attendances at SPFL grounds

More people than ever before are watching Scottish football.

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David Banjo (partially hidden) puts Selkirk 1-0 against Cumbernauld Colts in the Lowland League Cup Final at Netherdale.

Just too little left in the tank as tired Selkirk fade in cup final

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Vale 'keeper Ross Gilpin blocks at the feet of Selkirk's Phil Addison in a recent league game between the two (picture by Grant Kinghorn).

Vale vow to learn from season’s mistakes after stormy Fife game keeps them in Lowland League

Vale of Leithen boss Chris Anderson declared himself “definitely relieved and delighted” to still be in the Lowland League, after a reality-bending sequence of events on Saturday in Edinburgh and Fife.

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The Selkirk FC squad after the Lowland League Cup semi-final - with 50-year-old playing coach, Ian Fergus, third from right (picture by Grant Kinghorn).

Selkirk’s small squad getting ready for one more big effort

They’ve played four games in 10 days – but Selkirk’s little squad has shown huge character in the way it concluded the season.

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The walking football squads with David Hay, front, second left (picture by Walking Football Scotland).

Spring in Gala FR’s step after hat-trick of wins

The Gala Fairydean Rovers Walking Footballers have started their national league campaign with three wins and are now joint top of the league.

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Ciaren Chalmers puts Selkirk one up against BSC Glasgow in the Lowland League Cup semi-final (picture by Grant Kinghorn).

Veteran touch as Selkirk march into cup final

Two days before turning 50, Selkirk coach Ian Fergus named himself as a substitute – and came on in the final minute – as his team powered its way into the Lowland League Cup Final.

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Jordan Hopkinson was on target for Selkirk against Edusport Academy (picture by Grant Kinghorn).

Tactical know-how is key to Selkirk’s passage to semi-final

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Fraser Neave in action for Gala FR against yellow-kitted Cumbernauld Colts (picture by Debi Ritchie).

Unmemorable end to Noble’s stint as GFR boss

Cumbernauld Colts...........2

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The Greenyards at Melrose (pictured by Alwyn Johnston).

Melrose to join Super 6 – but no place for Gala or Hawick

Melrose are poised to join the new elite of Scottish Rugby after they were granted a franchise for the new Super 6 Series, due to begin in 2019-20.

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Vale of Leithen, in orange and white, in action recently against Selkirk (picture by Grant Kinghorn).

Valed threat hangs over Innerleithen club

A remarkable result at Victoria Park yesterday (Wednesday) means Vale of Leithen’s Lowland League fate now rests solely in the hands of ... Cowdenbeath.

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Ian Fergus (picture by Grant Kinghorn)

I wanted to come back and try to help Souters

Returning Selkirk FC manager Ian Fergus says his chief priority is to help the Souters hold on to fifth place, for what would be a marvellous finish in the Lowland League.

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Raith Rovers manager Barry Smith (picture by Fife Photo Agency).

Self-belief will help carry us against Arbroath

Confidence among the Raith Rovers squad and the satisfaction of collecting nine points from nine last week will spur them on when they visit Arbroath on Saturday.

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Bobby Barr, seen here in previous action, put Raith Rovers ahead on Saturday (picture by Fife Photo Agency).

Patience pays off for Raith with late double

Raith Rovers 2, Albion Rovers 0

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Jordan Hopkinson, left, in action for Selkirk in the win over Cumbernauld Colts (picture by Grant Kinghorn)

One game at a time as Souters aim to tackle fixture backlog

Selkirk FC are applying the well-worn ‘one game at a time’ approach to their remaining pile-up of fixtures as they look to finish their Lowland League season as strongly as possible.

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John Hislop, second left, with guests incuding ex-Scotland manager Craig Brown, right, at the award ceremony.

Gala FR ‘stroller’ John collects football award

Galashiels man John Hislop was among the people honoured at the Age Scotland 2018 National Conference and Awards Ceremony last week in Glasgow.

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Hawick Royal Albert assistant Dean Shanks with manager Mike Atai

Shanks named as new Gala FR boss

Gala Fairydean Rovers FC have announced the appointment of Dean Shanks as the new first team manager at Netherdale from the start of next season.

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Star 'keeper Vincent Parker keeps an eye out for the ball among the red-clad Gala FR adversaries (picture by Alwyn Johnston).

Gala FR snatch a draw in dramatic conclusion

Gala Fairydean Rovers 2, Dalbeattie Star 2

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Action from a recent (red-shirted) Gala Fairydean Rovers game, against BSC Glasgow (picture by Alwyn Johnston).

First win in eight for Gala FR

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The 4-3 win over Stirling University was John Coughlin's first home match in charge of Selkirk (picture by Grant Kinghorn).

Hopes that Selkirk players can warm to the task in winter thaw

Selkirk FC boss John Coughlin is hoping the fierce winter elements will abate soon to improve his side’s chances of decent twice-weekly training sesssions.

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John Coughlin (picture by Alan Murray)

I need players who want to play for Selkirk

New Selkirk manager John Coughlin hopes to find out who in the ranks are the most committed to playing for Selkirk, as he bids to put together his strongest team.

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