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Cowdenbeath vs Albion Rovers FC preview - Makel confined to dugout

Posted Saturday, September 24, 2011 by PA36 hits

Cowdenbeath entertain Albion at Central Park and manager Colin Cameron will be forced to do without assistant player-manager Lee Makel due to injury. Makel's absence adds to an already-large Blue Brazil injury list, with Mark Ramsay, Danny Mackay and Dene Droudge, who all have knee injuries, also unavailable. Cameron said: "I am looking for us to build on last week's 4-0 success at Dumbarton, ...Full Story »

Dundee vs Hamilton FC preview - Smith playing the waiting game

Posted Saturday, September 24, 2011 by PA39 hits

Dundee boss Barry Smith will give strikers Graham Bayne and Jake Hyde until close to kick-off time to prove their fitness for their contest against Hamilton Accies. The duo were not fit enough to train earlier in the week, however, Smith has seen progress as the week went on and they may yet start. Fellow front man Leighton MacIntosh is away on Scotland Under-19 international duty and misses o...Full Story »

Hamilton FC 2 : 2 Raith Rovers - Lyle seals point for Hamilton

Posted Saturday, September 17, 2011 by PA23 hits

Substitute Derek Lyle's 73rd-minute strike completed his side's comeback as Hamilton came back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 against Raith at New Douglas Park. The away side took the lead on the stroke of half time thanks to John Baird's left-footed strike. Raith doubled their lead after 62 minutes when midfielder Joe Hamill latched on to Brian Graham's pass to send a right-footed strike low past ...Full Story »

Motherwell FC 0 : 3 St. Johnstone - St. Johnstone wins 3-0 at faltering Motherwell

Posted Sunday, September 18, 2011 by YAHOO Sport40 hits

Motherwell missed the chance to close the gap atop the Scottish Premier League after losing 3-0 at home to St. Johnstone on Saturday, while Hearts remained unbeaten in its last six games with a 2-0 win over St. Mirren. An own goal by Tim Clancy put St. Johstone ahead in the 20th minute at Fir Park and late goals from Francisco Sandaza and Liam Craig condemned third-place Motherwell to a second ...Full Story »

Albion Rovers FC 1 : 1 Stenhousemuir - Acqua rescues point for Albion

Posted Saturday, September 17, 2011 by PA5 hits

Substitute Larry Acqua scored a late equaliser as Albion drew 1-1 with Stenhousemuir in the Scottish Second Division. An even first half saw both sides restricted largely to long-range attempts before John Gemmell's volley from Steven Canning's free kick was straight at Warriors keeper Alistair Brown in the 42nd minute. A minute later Derek Gaston had to be alert to keep out Iain Thomas' effor...Full Story »

Hamilton FC vs Raith Rovers preview - Double boost for Accies

Posted Saturday, September 17, 2011 by PA25 hits

Hamilton have central defenders Mark McLaughlin and Simon Mensing available again for the visit of Raith. Suspension kept the pair out of the 1-0 defeat at Queen of the South that knocked the Accies off top spot last weekend. Winger Willie McLaren is unlikely to feature due to illness and midfielder Alex Neil remains out. Manager Billy Reid is looking for his side to bounce back from the defe...Full Story »

Albion Rovers FC vs Stenhousemuir preview - Injuries pile up for Albion

Posted Saturday, September 17, 2011 by PA10 hits

Albion could be without seven players when Stenhousemuir visit. Ciaran Donnelly and Ryan McStay are banned, while injury is keeping Todd Lumsden and Barry Russell sidelined. Simon Marriot, Michael O'Byrne and John Gemmell face fitness tests, although Joseph Acquah is available again after injury. Rovers lost 4-0 to neighbours Aidrie last Saturday but manager Paul Martin is determined to enjoy...Full Story »

Basel 2 : 1 FC Otelul Galati - Frei spares Basle blushes

Posted Wednesday, September 14, 2011 by PA23 hits

Alexander Frei's late penalty earned Basle an unimpressive 2-1 victory at home to Champions League debutants Otelul Galati. The veteran striker converted from the spot in the 84th minute after Adrian Salageanu was sent off to deny the Romanian minnows a point. Marius Pena struck a second-half equaliser for the visitors to cancel out Fabian Frei's opener, but they were unable to grab a second l...Full Story »

FC Viktoria Plzen 1 : 1 BATE Borisov - Bressan denies Plzen debut win

Posted Tuesday, September 13, 2011 by PA32 hits

Renan Bressan's strike denied Plzen a victory as they had to be content with a point in a 1-1 draw on their Champions League debut against BATE Borisov. The Czech side looked set for a dream start to life among Europe's elite when Marek Bakos, who scored six in qualifying, put them ahead on the stroke of half-time. But Bressan latched on to Filipp Rudik's pass 21 minutes from the end to ensure...Full Story »

FC Porto 2 : 1 FC Shakhtar Donetsk - Incredible Hulk on target

Posted Tuesday, September 13, 2011 by PA44 hits

Hulk made up for missing a penalty to score a vicious free-kick as Porto came from behind to launch their Champions League campaign with a 2-1 victory over Shakhtar Donetsk in Group G. The Brazilian hit the bar before seeing his spot-kick come back off the post, only for the Ukrainian champions to take the lead when Adriano pounced on an awful error by Porto goalkeeper Helton. However, Hulk ma...Full Story »

FC Porto vs Shakhtar Donetsk preview - Pereira eyeing qualification

Posted Tuesday, September 13, 2011 by PA134 hits

New Porto coach Vitor Pereira has targeted qualification to the knockout stages of the Champions League ahead of their return to the competition against Shakhtar Donetsk. Pereira will make his debut in Europe's premier club competition after taking over from Andre Villas-Boas following his summer move to Chelsea. Pereira knows he has a tough task to follow after Porto won the Europa League and...Full Story »

Queen of South 1 - 0 Hamilton FC - Johnston ends Doonhamers slump

Posted Saturday, September 10, 2011 by PA21 hits

Allan Johnston's 51st minute goal was enough to give bottom-placed Queen of the South their first league win of the season after a surprise 1-0 home victory over high-flying Hamilton in the Irn-Bru Scottish First Division. The home side almost broke the deadlock after nine minutes when Stephen McKenna headed Scott McLaughlin's free-kick goalwards only for Hamilton goalkeeper Tomas Cerny to tip ...Full Story »

Airdrie United 4 - 0 Albion Rovers FC - Joy for four-star Airdrie

Posted Saturday, September 10, 2011 by PA18 hits

Airdrie pulled off a first-half demolition of Albion to leapfrog their opponents with a 4-0 win. Sean Lynch opened the scoring inside the first 10 minutes with a close-range finish. Ryan Donnelly doubled Airdrie's lead just two minutes later following good work from David Lilley. Albion remained under constant pressure from the home side, with Airdrie clearly the more hungry to work their way...Full Story »

Sunderland 1 - 2 Chelsea FC - Sturridge stunner sinks Sunderland

Posted Saturday, September 10, 2011 by PA11 hits

Chelsea starlet Daniel Sturridge showed Fernando Torres exactly how to do it with an outrageous strike in a 2-1 victory at Sunderland. With the £50million man sitting on the bench, Sturridge produced an outrageous back-heeled finish to wrap up a comfortable victory at the Stadium of Light. Skipper John Terry had opened the scoring with an 18th-minute shot after Juan Mata's free-kick had h...Full Story »

Sunderland vs Chelsea FC preview - Bruce hits out at Gyan `parasites'

Posted Saturday, September 10, 2011 by PA18 hits

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce claims "parasites" turned Asamoah Gyan's head with talk of joining one of European football's biggest clubs. The 25-year-old striker was the subject of repeated speculation throughout the summer transfer window with rumours of a move to Turkey emerging as the deadline approached. Gyan remained on Wearside and the Black Cats insist they did not receive a single offer...Full Story »

UEFA sets date for FC Sion’s Europa League appeal

Posted Friday, September 09, 2011 by YAHOO Sport30 hits

NYON, Switzerland (AP)—UEFA says it will hear Swiss club FC Sion’s appeal on Tuesday against being expelled from the Europa League for fielding ineligible players in a playoff against Celtic. UEFA says its appeals panel should give a verdict the same day—just 48 hours before Celtic is scheduled to kick off the competition away to Atletico Madrid. Sion chairman Christian Const...Full Story »

2012 Afcon qualifying round-up: Sudan downs Congo, Morocco unscathed in Bangui, Chipolopolo overtake Libya

Posted Monday, September 05, 2011 by YAHOO Sport45 hits

Angola 2–0 Uganda The Palancas Negras had no choice but to win today if they were to conserve their chances of possibly finishing first in Group J by gaining ground on their Ugandan opponents who came into the match in pole position. After a first half devoid of goals, the Angolans finally hit the back of the net through none other than Manucho in minute 57. A second finish from the irre...Full Story »

Hamilton FC vs Livingston preview - Spence in at deep end

Posted Saturday, August 27, 2011 by PA65 hits

Hamilton Academicals' new teenage signing Greig Spence could go straight into the starting line-up against Livingston. The 19-year-old striker has completed a season-long loan move and is expected to be handed a debut by manager Billy Reid. Reid said: "I was disappointed with our performance against Ross County in midweek, but we have the chance to bounce back straight away. "Livingston will ...Full Story »

Chelsea FC vs Norwich City preview - Villas-Boas set to delay Mata debut

Posted Saturday, August 27, 2011 by PA93 hits

Andre Villas-Boas has warned Chelsea fans they may have to wait until after the international break to see Juan Mata in action for the club. Wednesday night saw the Blues complete the signing of World Cup winner Mata, who is expected to add some much-needed creativity to their midfield. Manager Villas-Boas has revealed the 23-year-old, for whom Chelsea reportedly paid Valencia around £24m...Full Story »

Albion Rovers FC vs Brechin City preview - Injury delays Gemmell return

Posted Saturday, August 27, 2011 by PA11 hits

Albion striker John Gemmell has served his suspension but will miss the home game with Brechin through injury. Gemmell has been banned for Albion's league games so far this season and remains sidelined due to a back injury. Goalkeeper Derek Gaston trained for the first time in three weeks on Thursday and is included in manager Paul Martin's squad, but Allan Dempsie, Michael O'Byrne and Joseph ...Full Story »

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