A footballer has been banned from every ground in the UK for his part in the Scottish Cup final pitch invasion, Jonatan Johansson is in contention to be No.3 to Pedro Caixinha at Rangers, and Fernando Ricken’s charity match is hailed as a huge success.
‘As a manager, he never swore, never lost his temper, was never rude to anyone. He was respected as a gentleman and there aren’t many managers of the modern game you can say that about.”
Raith Rovers stretched to four matches their unbeaten run at home since the arrival of manager John Hughes, but saw themselves dragged still closer to an increasingly congested Championship relegation battle.
Morton suffered defeat at Cappielow just one game short of a calendar year, and at the same time had their slender hopes of mounting a title challenge on leaders Hibs brought to a halt.
Dundee United showed the kind of resolution and defensive toughness that’s been largely absent from their play in 2017 to capture the club’s first ever Challenge Cup title, eventually bettering St Mirren after surviving a dominant first-half performance from the Championship’s bottom side.
Ayr United came from behind with goals on either side of the interval to draw level on points with Dumbarton in the battle for Championship safety.
Substitute James Keatings came up with a stunning winner two mintes into added on time as Hibs dumped Falkirk to stretch their lead at the top of the Championship table to ten points.
Second-bottom Ayr United move level with Dumbarton and four points clear of St Mirren with victory over the Sons in the Championship.