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  1. League Cup kicks off domestic season
  2. 15 group matches on Saturday
  3. FT: East Kilbride 1-3 Hamilton
  4. Dunfermline's Nicky Clark scores four against Elgin
  5. Comfortable wins for Hibs, Motherwell, Inverness, Falkirk
  6. Ayr beat Kilmarnock in Friday night game

Live Reporting

By Keir Murray

All times stated are UK

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Until next time...

Well, that's it for today. We'll be back on Tuesday evening with live coverage of another batch of League Cup matches. Thanks very much for joining us this afternoon.

Buddies' bouncebackability

FT Stranraer 1-4 St Mirren

St Mirren manager Jack Ross: "We had to show good character to respond to losing the opening goal. We'll get fitter and we'll get better. There are good signs at starting the season in this manner. Gavin Reilly is an interesting player. He had his prolific spell at Queen of the South and I worked with him at Hearts. I think he had a frustrating year last year. He's had a terrific pre-season. I am pleased that he scored today."

Lennon satisfied with win

FT Hibernian 4-0 Montrose

Hibs head coach Neil Lennon: "It was excellent, considering where we are in the start of the season. It was a very good win. The attitude of the players has been good since they came back. While it was a competitive game, in my mind it was still a pre-season. Fraser Murray scored a good goal. I'm pleased with Simon Murray. There's a lot of room for improvement but you could say that about all the players because it's so early."

Staggies off to sound start

FT Ross County 2-0 Alloa Athletic

Jim McIntyre will be satisfied to see his Ross County players keep a clean sheet in their Group D win over Alloa in Dingwall.

Ross County manager Jim McIntyre

Robbo's delight

FT Inverness CT 3-0 Brechin

Inverness CT manager John Robertson: "Like every other manager today we were nervous. We are trying hard to turn things around. We've got a core from last year and we've added some exciting, athletic players to that. I'm delighted with them today - young George Oakley is a raw talent. We showed that we are a threat, especially at set plays. The pleasing aspect was the way we knocked the ball around."

FULL-TIME Celtic 0-4 Lyon

Moussa Dembele draws a blank against his countrymen as a youthful Celtic team are taken apart in the second half of their friendly against Lyon.

FULL-TIME Livingston 1-1 Partick Thistle

Livingston win 3-1 on penalties

Veteran goalie Neil Alexander saves three of the Jags' penalties and the hosts secure a bonus point in Group H. Alexander moved from Aberdeen recently - he didn't play at all for the Dons last season.


Group A

Falkirk 4-1 Stirling Albion

Inverness Caledonian Thistle 3-0 Brechin City

Group B

Dunfermline Athletic 6-0 Elgin City

Peterhead 1-0 East Fife

Group C

Cowdenbeath 4-2 Buckie Thistle

Dundee United 2-0 Raith Rovers

Group D

Hibernian 4-0 Montrose

Ross County 2-0 Alloa Athletic

Group E

Clyde 2-1 Annan Athletic

Group F

Berwick Rangers 0-1 Greenock Morton

Queen's Park 1-5 Motherwell

Group G

East Kilbride 1-3 Hamilton Academical - Full-time

Stenhousemuir 1-3 Queen of the South

Group H

Livingston 1-1 Partick Thistle (3-1 on penalties)

Stranraer 1-4 St Mirren

FULL-TIME Dunfermline 6-0 Elgin City

The biggest win of the day looks to be the Pars' thumping of Elgin City. Nicky Clark scored four - surely 30 by Christmas!

Penalty shoot-out

Livingston 1-1 Partick Thistle

Livingston's match against Partick Thistle is going to penalties to determine who gets the bonus point.

GOAL - Clyde 2-1 Annan Athletic

Steven Swinglehurst

We spoke too soon as the intriguingly named Steven Swinglehurst pulls a goal back for Annan in stoppage time.

GOAL - Clyde 2-0 Annan Athletic

David Goodwillie

GOAL - Stenhousemuir 1-3 Queen of the South

Stephen Dobbie

Stephen Dobbie grabs his second of the game as Queens look to have secured the points at Ochilview.

GOAL - Queen's Park 1-5 Motherwell

Louis Moult

Just minutes after being denied a brilliant goal, Louis Moult goes and scores another. A curling free-kick gets over the wall and nestles into the top right hand corner.

GOAL Stenhousemuir 1-2 Queen of the South

Shaun Rooney

Queens come from behind to take the lead as Shaun Rooney scores against Stenhousemuir.


Queen's Park 1-4 Motherwell

It would have been goal of the season, and shows why Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is determined to add Louis Moult to his squad. The Motherwell striker flicks the ball up then turns flips his body in the air and hammers a brilliant volley into the net.

Unfortunately the goal is ruled out.

Olympique nightmare for Celtic

Celtic 0-3 Lyon

Lyon have been very good in this second half with their slick passing and their movement. Celtic have got a lot of the development kids on now but they haven't been able to get out of their own half

Scott McDonaldBBC Radio Scotland pundit

Starfish goalie beaten by Buchanan

Stranraer 1-4 St Mirren

Stranraer goalie Cameron Belford makes himself as hard to beat as he possibly can but Gregor Buchanan's header made it 4-1 to St Mirren.

Gregor Buchanan scores the Buddies' fourth

GOAL Queen's Park 1-4 Motherwell

Ryan Bowman

It's another long ball through the middle, and Ryan Bowman manages to lob the goalkeeper.

GOAL Queen's Park 1-3 Motherwell

Ryan Bowman

A long ball from Carl McHugh picks out Ryan Bowman, who rounds the goalkeeper and slots in.

GOAL Stenhousemuir 1-1 Queen of the South

Stephen Dobbie

Far-travelled striker Stephen Dobbie, now 34, pulls Queens level.

GOAL Ross County 2-0 Alloa Athletic

Craig Curran

Craig Curran blasts the Staggies into a two-goal lead with 21 minutes to go.

GOAL Dundee United 2-0 Raith Rovers

James Keatings (penalty)

A message from the Scotland captain

The Women's Euro 2017 championships begin on Sunday, where Scotland are competing at their first major finals. Goalkeeper Gemma Fay, who has played for her country 200 times, takes the issue of inspiring younger players very seriously...

Scotland goalkeeper Gemma Fay says players have a responsibility to inspire next generation

GOAL Cowdenbeath 3-2 Buckie Thistle

David Syme

David Syme heads his second goal of the game to restore Cowdenbeath's lead

GOAL - Inverness CT 3-0 Bechin City

George Oakley

George Oakley heads home an Iain Vigurs corner

Erskine's opener

Livingston 1-1 Partick Thistle

Chris Erskine put the Jags in front away to Livingston but Alan Archibald's team have since been pegged back by Keaghan Jacobs for Livi one minute into the second half.

Chris Erskine puts Partick Thistle in front

GOAL Clyde 1-0 Annan Athletic

Jack Breslin

Jack Breslin, Clyde's summer signing from Hamilton Accies, breaks the deadlock against Annan.

It is a bit of grudge match at Broadwood, with manager Jim Chapman having left Annan for the Cumbernauld club this summer and taken five of his squad with him.

GOAL Dundee United 1-0 Raith Rovers

Paul McMullan

GOAL - Queen's Park 1-2 Motherwell

Craig Tanner

It's a horrible mix-up in the Queen's defence from Sean Burns and Ryan Docherty. Craig Tanner takes full advantage, plays a one-two with Gael Bigirimana and fires home.

GOAL Stranraer 1-4 St Mirren

Gary MacKenzie

GOAL - Dunfermline Athletic 5-0 Elgin City

Nicky Clark

Nicky Clark is having a whale of a time against Elgin, the Pars striker scoring his fourth goal of the game at East End Park.

GOAL Hibernian 3-0 Montrose

Simon Murray

With 53 minutes on the clock Simon Murray heads home Martin Boyle's cross to score his second of the match at Easter Road.

Rocket man

Dundee United 0-0 Raith Rovers

Ray McKinnon must have put the rocket where the rocket needed to go at half-time as United have been much more positive after the break

Willie MillerBBC Radio Scotland pundit

Tame fare at Celtic v Lyon

It's a typical pre-season friendly. It looks like there is going to be six or seven changes for Lyon for the second half. I wouldn't be surprised if this is Lyon's first outing of the summer. Hopefully it will be a bit more lively. New Celtic signings Olivier Ntcham and Kundai Benyu have been the most positive things in a first half of few positive things

Scott McDonaldFormer Motherwell striker


Matches are beginning once again.

HALF-TIME Celtic 0-0 Lyon

No goals after the first 45 minutes of Celtic's friendly against Olympique Lyonnais.


Group A

Falkirk 3-0 Stirling Albion

Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2-0 Brechin City

Group B

Dunfermline Athletic 4-0 Elgin City

Peterhead 1-0 East Fife

Group C

Cowdenbeath 2-1 Buckie Thistle

Dundee United 0-0 Raith Rovers

Group D

Hibernian 2-0 Montrose

Ross County 1-0 Alloa Athletic

Group E

Clyde 0-0 Annan Athletic

Group F

Berwick Rangers 0-1 Greenock Morton

Queen's Park 1-1 Motherwell

Group G

East Kilbride 1-3 Hamilton Academical - Full-time

Stenhousemuir 1-0 Queen of the South

Group H

Livingston 0-1 Partick Thistle

Stranraer 1-3 St Mirren

Scotland's European entrants in the League Cup group stage

On Off the Ball this afternoon Stuart Cosgrove and Tam Cowan discussed whether Scotland's European entrants would rather have competitive games in the League Cup group stage to play at weekends than friendlies to keep them ticking over in between European ties.

Would you be a fan of that? Would it help our teams, or would it cause too much of a distraction?

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