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McGhee: Wayne Rooney's absence is no bad thing for Scotland

Scotland assistant manager Mark McGhee reckons Scotland could benefit from England not picking all time record goalscorer Wayne Rooney for this weekend’s Auld Enemy clash.

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Malcolm Baird, who coaches the team alongside Kenneth Faulds, and the Galloway Thistle 2009s

New shirt sponsors for Thistle

The New shirt sponsors for Galloway Thistle 2009s are Bairds Windows Ltd.

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Saturday 27th May
Newton Stewart Football Club awards presentation pictured L-R  Jak Kiltie (Manager), Martyn Henry (Player of the Year), Robert Middleton (Top Goalscorer & Players player of the Year), Marc Whyte (Young player of the Year) & Brain McKie (Vice Chairman)

Club present player of the year awards

Newton Stewart Football Club held its awards presentation on Saturday, May 27.

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Potts Cup 
finalists

Potts Cup finalists

St Cuthbert Wanderers and Newton Stewart will contest the final of the Potts Cup next Wednesday evening at Castle Cary Park.

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Two ducks taking in a match in May 1966. Picture: TSPL

Quiz: Name the Scottish football grounds

We’ve rooted around in our extensive archives to find 23 photographs of Scottish football grounds from the 1950s and 60s.

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Good matches in prospect in Potts Cup semi finals

Good matches in prospect in Potts Cup semi finals

The Potts Cup semi-finals take place tonight (Wednesday, May 17) with two very good matches in prospect.

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Newton's No.3 Robert Hughan stands his ground against Mid's No.6 Robbie Matthews

Newton Stewart to meet Wigown in Potts Cup semi final

The three semi finalists to join Mid Annandale in the last four of the Potts Cup competition are Newton Stewart, St Cuthbert Wanderers and Wigtown and Bladnoch.

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Wigtown & Bladnoch players and coaches with the Haig Gordon Cup.

Wigtown win Haig Gordon cup

The Haig Gordon Cup Final took place on Sunday with Wigtown and Bladnoch taking the silverware from their match against Heston Rovers in a 4-1 victory with Blair Dougan claiming a hat trick.

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Haig Gordon cup final this Sunday for Wigtown

Haig Gordon cup final this Sunday for Wigtown

Now that the South of Scotland competition has been done and dusted for season 2016/17 South football moves into the final ties in all the cup competitions.

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Lewis Dunn crosses the ball in the match against Abbey Vale.

Wigtown have to settle for second as Edusport take title

Edusport Academy are the winners of this seasons South of Scotland League after beating St Cuthbert Wanderers by five goals to nil last Saturday at Galabank.

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It’s a decisive Saturday in south league title race

It’s a decisive Saturday in south league title race

It’s a decisive Saturday this week when the destination of this seasons South of Scotland League title will be decided with either Edusport Academy or Wigtown and Bladnoch claiming the honour.

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Mid Annandale v Wigtown & Bladnoch 
Lewis Dunn on the ball.

Surprise results could end Wigtown’s title ambitions

The South of Scotland League threw up a surprise result last Saturday when Mid Annandale produced a result that could well have ended Wigtown and Bladnoch’s chances of winning this season’s title.

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Wigtown look to return to winning ways in south league

Wigtown look to return to winning ways in south league

There are three league matches on Saturday with leaders Wigtown and Bladnoch travelling to Lockerbie for their second last league match of the season against Mid Annandale and with Edusport Academy running neck and neck for the championship they will be keen to take the three points having dropped five points in their last two matches.

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South League title race will go right down to the wire

South League title race will go right down to the wire

The race for the South of Scotland League tightened on Saturday when Edusport Academy beat the league leaders Wigtown and Bladnoch 4-0 at Galabank.

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Wigtown close in on this season’s league championship

Wigtown close in on this season’s league championship

There are five South of Scotland League matches scheduled to be played on Saturday as Wigtown and Bladnoch close in on this season’s championship.

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Wigtown and Bladnoch back on top of the south table

Wigtown and Bladnoch back on top of the south table

Wigtown and Bladnoch went back to the top of the South of Scotland League table following a decisive 5-1 victory over Upper Annandale at Moffat with Bailey White scoring the home sides consolation goal.

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Wigtown chance to go back to the top of the table

Wigtown chance to go back to the top of the table

South scene

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Wigtown & Bladnoch v St Cuthbert
 Reece Agnew tussles for the ball.

Newton go nap as Edusport take their chance to top the south league

Only three matches survived the weather last Saturday and all were played on 3G pitches across the region producing 20 goals.

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Wigtown will hope to be celebrating when they play St Cuthberts on Saturday.

All to play for at the top of the south league on Saturday

Edusport Academy could top the league table on Saturday night following their home match at Galabank against Creetown.

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