Scottish football as it happened

Crucial matches up and down the SPFL as Sandy Jardine is remembered on the day Rangers receive the League One trophy.

26 April 2014 Last updated at 12:14

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As it happened

  1. 17:28: 

    Join us again tomorrow for the weekend's final two Premiership encounters. Thank you for all your contributions this afternoon.

  2. 17:26: 

    It's almost time for me to go. Potentially crucial results today but plenty more drama in store I'm sure.

  3.  
    Derek Adams, Ross County manager

    "Outstanding today, a very good performance from start to finish. I thought we played well and Kiss's goal was excellent. I thought we were strong, passed the ball well and counter-attacked well. I didn't see Kilmarnock going to score, unless Kris Boyd got a wee opportunity."

  4.  
    Allan Johnston, Kilmarnock manager

    "There's no point dwelling on it. We need to learn from the mistakes we've made in the last few weeks and make sure we come out on top in the next three games."

  5. 17:18: 

    Indeed, that Hibernian v Hearts match at Easter Road is crucial. We'll be covering that, along with Celtic v Inverness Caledonian Thistle later in the day.

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  7. 17:16: 
    Scottish League Two

    Berwick Rangers still have an outside chance of beating Stirling Albion to the final play-off spot but need to win next week, hope Stirling lose and also hope for a huge swing in goal difference.

    Annan Athletic and Clyde are already in the play-offs with champions Peterhead promoted.

    Queen's Park will end the season as the division's bottom side.

  8. 17:08: 
    Scottish League One

    There are still two promotion play-off places to be decided. Stranraer will probably get one, given their goal difference advantage over Stenhousemuir, who are hoping to pip Ayr United to fourth place. Forfar Athletic still have an outside chance too.

    Dunfermline, who will finish as runners-up to champions Rangers, are already in the play-offs.

    Arbroath could yet avoid automatic relegation, one point behind second-bottom East Fife but those two sides will occupy the bottom two places at the end of the league campaign.

  9. 17:04: 
    FULL-TIME

    Scottish League One

    Arbroath 1-2 Dunfermline

    East Fife 1-2 Brechin City

    Forfar Athletic 4-2 Ayr United

    Rangers 3-0 Stranraer

    Stenhousemuir 1-2 Airdrieonians

    Scottish League Two

    Clyde 4-0 Albion Rovers

    Elgin City 5-0 East Stirlingshire

    Montrose 2-1 Annan Athletic

    Peterhead 0-4 Stirling Albion

    Queen's Park 1-3 Berwick Rangers

  10.  
    Paul Hartley, Dundee manager

    "I thought we put on a professional performance. It's in our hands, we'll have a full house next week [against Dumbarton]. Dens Park will be rocking."

  11. 17:01: 
    FULL-TIME- Scottish Championship

    Alloa Athletic 0-3 Dundee

    Dumbarton 4-1 Hamilton

    Greenock Morton 1-1 Falkirk

    Queen of the South 2-0 Livingston

    Raith Rovers 1-2 Cowdenbeath

  12. 16:56: 
    WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?

    Here goes.

    Kilmarnock now occupy the relegation play-off spot, a point behind Partick Thistle and Ross County and Hibernian.

    Dundee United are now four points behind third-place Motherwell in the race for Europe. Aberdeen need another win to secure their Europa League qualifying place.

    Dundee are now top of the Championship and Queen of the South have clinched a promotion play-off spot. As things stand, Hamilton and Falkirk will join the Sons in the play-offs.

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    Baz, Killie fan: "no question. aj has to go now before its too late, if its not too late already."

    Robert in Carrickfergus: "Kris Boyd becomes the first Kilmarnock player to score 20 league goals in a season in the top flight since Ross Mathie in 1969-70. Unfortunately, at this rate we're heading for the relegation play off."

  14. 16:53: 
    FULL-TIME- Ross County 2-1 Kilmarnock

    Kilmarnock slip to the relegation play-off spot as Ross County move up to ninth in the Premiership.

  15. 16:52: 
    FULL-TIME- Greenock Morton 1-1 Falkirk

    Falkirk miss the chance to go second in the Championship.

  16. 16:51: 
    FULL-TIME- Dumbarton 4-1 Hamilton

    Hamilton's defeat means they are knocked off the top of the Championship. The Sons miss out on a play-off spot, despite their win.

  17. 16:51: 
    FULL-TIME- Queen of the South 2-0 Livingston

    Queens secure a promotion play-off place in the Championship.

  18. 16:50: 
    FULL-TIME- Dundee Utd 5-1 Motherwell

    A handsome win for Dundee United.

  19. 16:50: 
    FULL-TIME- Aberdeen 1-1 St Johnstone

    It ends all square at Pittodrie. The Dons are a point closer to Europe.

  20. 16:47: 
    GOAL- Dundee Utd 5-1 Motherwell (Ainsworth)

    Lionel Ainsworth nets a consolation goal for the Steelmen.

  21. 16:46: 
    GOAL- Ross County 2-1 Kilmarnock (Boyd)

    Kris Boyd heads Chris Johnston's cross into the bottom corner and Killie are back in the match in injury time.

  22. 16:45: 
    FULL-TIME- Alloa Athletic 0-3 Dundee

    Dundee are convincing winners and are heading top of the table.

  23. 16:45: 
    GOAL- Dumbarton 4-1 Hamilton (Kirkpatrick)

    Jordon Kirkpatrick's strike extends Dumbarton's lead.

  24. 16:44: 
    Aberdeen 1-1 St Johnstone

    A dreadful error from Jamie Langfield almost gives Saints the lead as he fails to fully control a passback and the ball slips narrowly wide.

  25. 16:42: 
    GOAL- Dumbarton 3-1 Hamilton (Megginson)

    Mitchel Megginson nets another for Dumbarton. It's been a miserable day for Hamilton.

  26. 16:41: 
    GOAL- Alloa Athletic 0-3 Dundee (Beattie)

    Craig Beattie fires Dundee's third and they are surely now heading top of the table.

  27. 16:40: 
    RED CARD- Dumbarton 2-1 Hamilton (Neil)

    It goes from bad to worse for Hamilton as player/manager Alex Neil is sent off for violent conduct.

  28. 16:39: 
    GOAL- Dundee Utd 5-0 Motherwell (Graham)

    Brian Graham steers the ball under the body of Gunnar Nielsen to further extend United's lead.

  29.  
    Aberdeen 1-1 St Johnstone

    "We've had nothing in the second half of any note" - Willie Miller reflects on an uneventful second half at Pittodrie.

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  31. 16:36: 
    GOAL- Ross County 2-0 Kilmarnock (Brittain, pen)

    Richie Brittain converts the penalty he won to double County's lead. Killie are heading for the relegation play-off spot.

  32. 16:35: 
    GOAL- Dumbarton 2-1 Hamilton (Nish)

    The Sons lead again to potentially dent Hamilton's title hopes, Colin Nish on target.

  33. 16:34: 
    PENALTY

    Richie Brittain wins a spot-kick for Ross County after being fouled by Lee Ashcroft!

  34. 16:30: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Ross County 1-0 Kilmarnock

    Ross County winger Graham Carey makes a terrific driving run into the Kilmarnock penalty box and forces goalkeeper Craig Samson into a fine save.

  35. 16:30: 
    GOAL- Dundee Utd 4-0 Motherwell (Dow)

    Ryan Dow latches on to a long ball, chests down and fires home for United's fourth.

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    Calum travelling to Edinburgh: "Aberdeen need to see off this game. A win today would see them a good few points clear of Motherwell and would give them the confidence needed going into some crucial games. Need to see this one out."

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    Greg in Dundee: "Some of the best team goals of the season at Tannadice today. United in top form!"

  38. 16:26: 
    CLOSE!- Ross County 1-0 Kilmarnock

    Manuel Pascali heads just wide as the Kilmarnock captain rises to meet a Sammy Clingan delivery.

  39.  
    BBC Scotland's Andrew Thomson at Victoria ParkRoss County 1-0 Kilmarnock

    "County manager Derek Adams gesticulating furiously after Kilmarnock win a free kick in a dangerous position."

  40. 16:25: 
    As it stands

    Dundee are heading back to the top of the Championship with a one-point advantage over Hamilton and three-point lead on Falkirk...

  41. 16:23: 
    GOAL- Alloa Athletic 0-2 Dundee (MacDonald, pen)

    It's a second for Dundee and there's no debate over the scorer this time as Peter MacDonald converts a penalty following Daryll Meggatt's handball, which resulted in a second yellow card and dismissal for the Wasps player.

  42. 16:19: 
    GOAL- Dundee Utd 3-0 Motherwell (Armstrong)

    Stuart Armstrong goes on a mazy run and finishes it off with a superb strike to all but seal the points for United.

  43. 16:18: 
    GOAL- Greenock Morton 1-1 Falkirk (Vine)

    Rowan Vine levels for Morton with a goal that might have big ramifications in the Championship.

  44. 16:17: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Dundee Utd 2-0 Motherwell

    Motherwell survive a penalty claim after defender Stephen McManus and United's Ryan Dow tussle in the area.

  45. 16:16: 
    Aberdeen 1-1 St Johnstone

    BBC Sportsound pundit Willie Miller says there is "not a great deal" happening at Pittodrie. A draw is not necessarily a bad result for the Dons but with Europe so close, Derek McInnes will be eager to see them get the win they need.

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    Eamon in Glasgow: "Really want Dundee United and/or Aberdeen getting a shot at Europe. We need more teams like these two in Scotland."

  47. 16:14: 
    Ross County 1-0 Kilmarnock

    Michael Gardyne is hauled off by Kilmarnock manager Allan Johnston against the forward's former club and does not look too happy as he is replaced up front with William Gros.

  48. 16:11: 
    GOAL- Queen of the South 2-0 Livingston (Russell)

    Iain Russell fires Queens' second of the game and that play-off spot seems all but secure for the Palmerston side.

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    Andrew in Glasgow: "To the anonymous texter who said this is the most exciting finish to a season in years. As a Partick Thistle fan I can categorically say this is in no way exciting, but absolutely unbearable!"

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    Anonymous: "surley this is the most exciting finish in scottish football to a season across the top two leagues in years?"

  51. 16:02: 
    KICK-OFF

    Matches resuming now.

  52. 16:01: 
    Dundee United forward Nadir Ciftci Dundee United are well on their way to victory against Motherwell, thanks to Nadir Ciftci's double
  53. 15:57: 
    HALF-TIME

    Scottish League One

    Arbroath 0-1 Dunfermline

    East Fife 0-1 Brechin City

    Forfar Athletic 2-0 Ayr United

    Stenhousemuir 0-1 Airdrieonians

    Scottish League Two

    Clyde 1-0 Albion Rovers

    Elgin City 1-0 East Stirlingshire

    Montrose 1-0 Annan Athletic

    Peterhead 0-2 Stirling Albion

    Queen's Park 1-0 Berwick Rangers

  54. 15:55: 
    Scottish Championship table at half-time The Scottish Championship table at half-time shows how tight it is at the top, if results stay the same, Dundee will move back to the top of the table

    If results stay the same, Dundee will move back to the top of the Championship and Falkirk would go above Hamilton on goal difference

  55. 15:51: 
    HALF-TIME- Scottish Championship

    Alloa Athletic 0-1 Dundee

    Dumbarton 1-1 Hamilton

    Greenock Morton 0-1 Falkirk

    Queen of the South 1-0 Livingston

    Raith Rovers 0-1 Cowdenbeath

  56. 15:49: 
    HALF-TIME- Ross County 1-0 Kilmarnock

    Filip Kiss has put Ross County in front against Kilmarnock and County are on course to move away from the relegation play-off spot.

  57. 15:48: 
    HALF-TIME- Dundee Utd 2-0 Motherwell

    Nadir Ciftci's goals are the difference at the break at Tannadice.

  58. 15:48: 
    HALF-TIME- Aberdeen 1-1 St Johnstone

    Level at the break at Pittodrie. A win for the Dons will seal a European place.

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  60. 15:46: 
    Alloa Athletic 0-1 Dundee

    Christian Nade has been credited with Dundee's goal but Sportsound - Open All Mics' Allan Preston is adamant Peter MacDonald got the last touch.

  61. 15:43: 
    GOAL- Ross County 1-0 Kilmarnock (Kiss)

    Filip Kiss puts Ross County with a goal of real quality. The on-loan Cardiff City midfielder guides a drive with his instep into the far corner past Kilmarnock goalkeeper Craig Samson.

  62. 15:42: 
    GOAL- Dundee Utd 2-0 Motherwell (Ciftci)

    It's a second for United and a second for Nadir Ciftci, who converts Gary Mackay-Steven's cross.

  63. 15:42: 
    GOAL- Greenock Morton 0-1 Falkirk (McGrandles)

    And now the Bairns are in front with Connor McGrandles breaking the deadlock.

  64. 15:41: 
    GOAL- Alloa Athletic 0-1 Dundee (MacDonald)

    Peter MacDonald forces the ball home to give Dundee the lead.

  65. 15:40: 
    GOAL- Dumbarton 1-1 Hamilton (Scotland)

    Hamilton are level with Jason Scotland turning his man to fire into the net. It's as you were at the top of the Championship.

  66. 15:37: 

    Can Hamilton recover or will Falkirk or Dundee profit by moving top of the Championship?

  67. 15:32: 
    GOAL- Dumbarton 1-0 Hamilton (Agnew)

    What could turn out to be a massive moment in the Championship. Leaders Hamilton fall behind to Scott Agnew's goal.

  68.  
    BBC Scotland's Andrew Thomson at Victoria ParkRoss County 0-0 Kilmarnock

    "It seems to be getting a bit stroppy here. Heavy tackles flying in and yellow cards brandished."

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    Imran from Giffnock: "aberdeen need to finish the season strong and claim second spot to keep the momentum going into next season. they seem lackluster and tired as the season is finishing."

  70. 15:30: 
    GOAL- Aberdeen 1-1 St Johnstone (Rooney)

    Another defensive error leads to a goal at Pittodrie but this time it's the Dons who profit, with Adam Rooney picking up a loose passback and tucking the ball into the net.

  71.  
    Craig Paterson, Sportsound pundit at Victoria ParkRoss County 0-0 Kilmarnock

    "They get to 30 yards from goal, Kilmarnock, then it all goes pear shaped. They are certainly getting there often enough but not doing anything with that final ball."

  72. 15:28: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Ross County 0-0 Kilmarnock

    Ross County are forced into an early change, with Michael Tidser suffering an injury. Stuart Kettlewell comes into midfield.

  73. 15:26: 
    GOAL- Queen of South 1-0 Livingston 0 (McShane)

    Victory will guarantee Queens a promotion play-off spot and they are in front against Livi through Ian McShane.

  74. 15:25: 
    Ross County 0-0 Kilmarnock

    Controversy in the Highlands as referee Kevin Clancy ignores Jordan Slew's penalty appeal after he appears to be pulled back by Killie's Jackson Irvine.

  75. 15:24: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Dundee Utd 1-0 Motherwell

    Nadir Ciftci is proving a thorn in Motherwell's side and he gets away another shot but Gunnar Nielsen impresses with the block.

  76. 15:21: 
    As things stand

    If results stay as they are in the top half of the Premiership, the gap between third-place Motherwell and Dundee United in fourth would reduce to four points with three games left.

    The Steelmen would remain three points behind Aberdeen, with second and third guaranteeing a Europa League qualifying place.

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  79.  
    Willie Miller, Sportsound pundit at PittodrieAberdeen 0-1 St Johnstone

    "Aberdeen struggling to get the passing game going. They are trying to work their way back into it but are not playing with any real fluency."

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    Gavin Philp: "The speed of this United team is frightening #bbcsportscot #DUFCvMFC"

  81. 15:18: 
    Ross County 0-0 Kilmarnock

    Clash of heads between Kilmarnock captain Manuel Pascali and Ross County forward Melvin De Leeuw, with the latter looking like he came off worse. However, it seems that both will be able to carry on. Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd has fired a shot on target, but it lacked any power to trouble Ross County goalkeeper Mark Brown.

  82. 15:16: 
    CLOSE!- Dundee Utd 1-0 Motherwell

    The Tangerines come close to a second as Paul Paton tries to lob goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen but the effort is cleared.

  83. 15:16: 

    No goals so far in the Championship with only two points separating first-place Hamilton and third-place Falkirk and Dundee sandwiched in between.

  84.  
    BBC Scotland's Andrew Thomson at Victoria Park

    "Not many Kilmarnock fans, only about 200, but they are certainly outsinging the more numerous home support."

  85. 15:12: 

    Aberdeen and Motherwell were hoping to clinch European football for next season today but with both losing, they may have to wait...

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    Andrew Priestley: "Stevie May, goal machine! #bbcsportscot"

  87. 15:10: 
    GOAL- Dundee Utd 1-0 Motherwell (Ciftci)

    Nadir Ciftci fires Dundee United ahead at Tannadice following a sweeping move from the Tangerines.

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    Stoobs: "Passports gathered a lot of dust in recent seasons! Hopefully Rooney brace to win it #COYR #bbcsportscot"

  89. 15:10: 

    Stevie May has been the scourge of Aberdeen again today, having score both of St Johnstone's goals against Dons in the Perth side's Scottish Cup semi-final win.

  90.  
    Rangers players celebrating with the League One trophy Rangers players celebrate with the League One trophy
  91. 15:06: 
    GOAL- Aberdeen 0-1 St Johnstone (May)

    Stevie May capitalises on a mistake by Clark Robertson to slip the ball past Jamie Langfield and give Saints the lead.

  92. 15:04: 

    Ross County's Yoann Arquin, who was the subject of unconfirmed reports that he had gone missing for last week's game against Hearts, finds himself on the bench today.

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    Alastair, Glasgow: "Allan Johnston's lineup was a disaster last week and he has gone for it again today. Needs to go in the summer."

  94. 15:02: 
    KICK-OFF

    Matches beginning to get underway up and down the country.

  95. 14:59: 

    At Tannadice, there will be a minute's applause for the late Frank Kopel, who passed away earlier this month.

  96. 14:58: 

    Getting close to kick-off all around the country. It could be a nerve-wracking day for teams bidding for Europe, promotion and to avoid relegation.

  97. 14:55: 

    Addressing the fans at Ibrox, Rangers manager Ally McCoist thanks the fans for their "unforgettable support".

  98.  
    Allan Johnston, Kilmarnock manager

    "We created a lot of chances last weekend and are not far away from a win.

    "It was always going to be massive today, but it puts us in a good position if we win - and not such a good position if we lose.

    "We know it is going to be a real challenge today."

  99. 14:53: 

    Let's turn attention to the rest of today's games. Up in Dingwall, it's a crucial game for Ross County and Kilmarnock.

  100. 14:52: 

    The Rangers players have their medals and Lee McCulloch holds the League One trophy aloft.

  101. 14:49: 

    The trophy presentation takes place with the Rangers players coming back onto the pitch.

  102. 14:40: 
    FULL-TIME- Rangers 3-0 Stranraer

    A comfortable win for the League One champions takes them on to 101 points and they remain unbeaten in the division with one game left.

  103. 14:40: 

    Ryan Borris fires a shot over in what will be Stranraer's last effort.

  104. 14:38: 
    INJURY TIME

    The match at Ibrox enters two minutes of stoppage time.

  105.  
    Billy Dodds, Sportsound pundit

    "It's fitting that Rangers win this game in tribute to Sandy Jardine."

  106. 14:37: 
    LINE-UPS

    Ross County: Brown, Cikos, Songo'o, Boyd, Gordon, Brittain, Kiss, Tidser, Carey, De Leeuw, Slew. Subs: Kettlewell, Quinn, Cooper, Fraser, McLean, Saunders, Arquin.

    Kilmarnock: Samson, Barbour, Ashcroft, Maksimenko, Tesselaar, Pascali, Irvine, McKenzie, Eremenko, Gardyne, Boyd. Subs: Fowler, Clingan, Johnston, Gros, Reguero, Slater, Muirhead.

    Referee: Kevin Clancy

  107. 14:37: 
    LINE-UPS

    Aberdeen: Langfield, Logan, Anderson, Reynolds, Robertson, McGinn, Flood, Jack, Hayes, Pawlett, Rooney. Subs: Zola, Vernon, Smith, Robson, Weaver, McManus, Murray.

    St Johnstone: Mannus, Mackay, Anderson, Wright, Brian Easton, Wotherspoon, Dunne, Cregg, Millar, Hasselbaink, May. Subs: MacLean, Banks, Miller, Croft, Clancy, Iwelumo, Thomson.

    Referee: Alan Muir

  108. 14:36: 
    LINE-UPS

    Dundee Utd: Cierzniak, Watson, Dillon, Gunning, Robertson, Paton, Rankin, Mackay-Steven, Armstrong, Dow, Ciftci. Subs: Graham, Wilson, Gauld, Souttar, McCallum, Gomis, El Alagui.

    Motherwell: Nielsen, Reid, Hutchinson, McManus, Hammell, Kerr, Leitch, Lasley, Vigurs, Sutton, Anier. Subs: Hollis, McFadden, Francis-Angol, Moore, Murray, Ainsworth, Cadden.

    Referee: Steven McLean

  109. 14:35: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK

    Rangers midfielder Kyle Hutton's long-range shot takes a deflection, rebounds off the bar and is knocked out for a corner by the knee of goalkeeper David Mitchell, who did not seem to know too much about it.

  110. 14:34: 
    YELLOW CARD

    Another booking for Stranraer following a Ryan Borris foul on Steven Smith.

  111. 14:32: 
    SUBSTITUTION

    Around five minutes left as Lloyd Kinnaird comes on in place of Mark Docherty for the visitors.

  112. 14:29: 

    Remember, coming up there's more Scottish football action in all four senior divisions. I'll keep you up to date with what's happening in the race for Europe and promotion and the battle to avoid the drop.

  113. 14:25: 
    SUBSTITUTION

    Rangers send on Emilson Cribari in place of Bilel Mohsni. Match beginning to wind down.

  114. 14:23: 
    YELLOW CARD

    Grant Gallagher's frustration gets the better of him and he takes out Fraser Aird, resulting in a booking.

  115. 14:18: 
    SUBSTITUTION

    And Stephen Stirling replaces Scott Robertson for Stranraer.

  116. 14:17: 
    SUBSTITUTION

    Rangers pair Jon Daly and Ian black make way for Nicky Clark and Kyle Hutton.

  117. 14:13: 
    GOAL- Rangers 3-0 Stranraer (Shiels)

    Dean Shiels tucks away the rebound after his initial header was saved by David Mitchell. A 10th of the season for Shiels.

  118. 14:12: 

    Arnold Peralta shows his defensive prowess with a fine challenge to break up a Stranraer attack. That goal certainly looks like its boosted his confidence.

  119. 14:09: 
    CLOSE!

    Fraser Aird is really in the mood today, dipping a long-range effort just wide of the Stranraer goal.

  120. 14:08: 

    That was a fine finish from the Honduran and Aird was once again at the heart of the action.

  121. 14:07: 
    GOAL- Rangers 2-0 Stranraer (Peralta)

    Arnold Peralta receives Fraser Aird's weight pass, sizes up the chance and drills the ball into the net. It is the midfielder's first goal for Rangers.

  122. 14:05: 

    Slight delay as Stranraer's Mark Docherty receives treatment on a slight knock.

  123. 14:02: 

    Quiet start to this second half. Not much of a pattern to it and Rangers seem content with their lead.

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  125. 13:53: 
    KICK-OFF

    The second half is underway.

  126.  
    Rangers ahead
    Fraser Aird scores for Rangers against Stranraer Fraser Aird's strike separates the sides at the interval
  127. 13:36: 
    HALF-TIME- Rangers 1-0 Stranraer

    Rangers hold the advantage at the break but Stranraer's chance right at the end of the first half shows this game is far from over.

  128. 13:35: 

    Stranraer have a great chance to equalise as Sean Winter flicks on a corner to Frank McKeown at the back post but his connection scoops the ball over.

  129. 13:31: 

    Arnold Peralta draws another save from David Mitchell but it would not have counted, with Jon Daly penalised for barging over a defender earlier in the move.

  130. 13:27: 
    GOAL- Rangers 1-0 Stranraer (Aird)

    Fraser Aird shows the required urgency to cut in from the left and hammer the ball past David Mitchell following Nicky Law's pass.

  131. 13:27: 

    Bilel Mohsni survives as a scare as he temporarily concedes possession to Jamie Longworth and then quickly wins it back deep inside his own half.

  132. 13:22: 

    Steven Smith squares for Arnold Peralta on the edge of the box and the midfielder takes it first time only to lift his shot well over the Stranraer goal.

  133. 13:20: 

    David Mitchell is quick off his line to smother Arnold Peralta's cross as the match nears the half-hour mark.

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  135. 13:15: 

    Jon Daly's attempted chip takes a nick off the defender and clips the top of the Stranraer crossbar.

  136. 13:13: 

    Stranraer have had a decent spell of possession and were frustrating Rangers by keeping the ball high up the park. The hosts are always looking for quick counter-attacks.

  137. 13:08: 

    Rangers starting to dominate possession now. Fraser Aird cuts in from the left and fires a dipping shot into David Mitchell's grasp.

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    Allan, 51, Edinburgh, Lifelong Falkirk fan: "Great respect to Mr Jardine. Elegance and intelligence with no shortage of grit in both shades of blue. A rare recipe for genuine class. Wish we had bus loads more."

  139. 13:05: 

    Nicky Law flashes a shot wide of the Stranraer goal.

  140. 13:04: 

    Should Rangers win today, they will surpass the 100-point mark. They've been in control in the opening quarter-hour but, other than those chances for Jon Daly and Dean Shiels, they've still to really pressurise the side from Stair Park.

  141. 12:59: 

    Stranraer have not yet secured their promotion play-off place with themselves, Ayr United and Stenhousemuir chasing the last two spots.

  142. 12:57: 

    Mitchell is tested again, this time by Dean Shiels as Rangers keep up the pressure.

  143. 12:57: 

    First effort at goal comes from Daly, who leaps to nod Steven Smith's cross into the hands of David Mitchell.

  144. 12:55: 

    Jon Daly tries to get a sight of goal in the inside left channel but the Rangers striker is crowded out and the move breaks down.

  145. 12:53: 

    With two minutes on the clock, there's another tribute to Jardine with a loud round of applause, in reference to the number two worn by the defender throughout his career.

  146. 12:50: 
    KICK-OFF

    Stranraer get the match started at Ibrox.

  147. 12:49: 

    You can listen to Sportsound commentary of Rangers v Stranraer on BBC Radio Scotland 810MW, on DAB digital radio and online.

  148.  
    John Barnes, BBC Radio Scotland commentator

    "A poignant moment for Sandy Jardine."

  149. 12:47: 

    A minute's silence in memory of Sandy Jardine takes place at Ibrox.

  150. 12:46: 

    Rangers are applauded onto the park and the Stranraer players have formed a guard of honour for the home team.

  151.  
    Scarves and wreaths left at Ibrox in tribute to the late Sandy Jardine Scarves and wreaths left outside Ibrox in tribute to the late Sandy Jardine, who served Rangers, Hearts and Scotland as a player
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    Al: "Sandy Jardine - quite simply the finest player i ever saw in a Hearts jersey!"

  153. 12:42: 

    Rangers released the results of their business review yesterday, with plans for continued cost cutting confirmed but also an ambition set to raise funds and win the Premiership by 2017.

    Ally McCoist's side have won a second straight promotion and will have to clinch a third next season to keep in step with the board's plans.

  154. 12:40: 

    Stranraer are one of only two sides to take a point at Ibrox this season, having ended Rangers' 100% record back in December.

  155. 12:37: 
    LINE-UPS

    Rangers: Bell, Foster, McCulloch, Mohsni, Steven Smith, Black, Peralta, Aird, Shiels, Law, Daly. Subs: Simonsen, Callum Gallagher, Clark, Crawford, Emilson Cribari, Hutton, Faure.

    Stranraer: Mitchell, Robertson, MacGregor, McKeown, Docherty, Winter, Andrew Stirling, Gallagher, Borris, Longworth, Grehan. Subs: Rumsby, McKenna, Fahey, Kinnaird, Forde, Stephen Stirling.

    Referee: Stephen Finnie

  156. 12:35: 

    Back at Ibrox, the players are going through their warm-up as kick-off nears.

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  159. 12:29: 
    PROMOTION CHASE

    It's also very tight at the top of the Championship as Hamilton, Dundee and Falkirk bid for title glory and promotion.

    Play-off places will be the consolation prizes for which two of the three sides miss out, while Queen of the South and Dumbarton are also still in the hunt for a play-off berth.

    Today's fixtures:

    Alloa Athletic v Dundee

    Dumbarton v Hamilton

    Greenock Morton v Falkirk

    Queen of the South v Livingston

    Raith Rovers v Cowdenbeath

  160. 12:27: 
    TIGHT IN THE BOTTOM SIX

    And, in the lower half of the table, Ross County and Kilmarnock continue their battle to avoid the relegation play-off spot with a meeting in Dingwall.

    County currently occupy the dreaded second-bottom spot, two points behind Killie.

  161. 12:25: 
    RACE FOR EUROPE

    Aberdeen and Motherwell, second and third in the Premiership, will hope to clinch European football by beating St Johnstone and Dundee United, respectively.

    Indeed, if Motherwell triumph over United, that will be enough to seal Europa League qualifying berths for both the Steelmen and the Dons.

  162. 12:23: 

    Later, at 15:00 BST, there are crucial points to be fought for up and down the Scottish Professional Football League.

  163. 12:21: 

    After the game, Rangers will be presented with the Scottish League One trophy.

  164. 12:19: 
    Sandy Jardine playing for Rangers

    Before the match, there will be a minute's silence as a mark of respect for former Rangers player Sandy Jardine, who died aged 65 on Thursday. The players will also be wearing black armbands.

  165. 12:17: 

    It's a busy and important day of Scottish fixtures, starting at Ibrox where Rangers host Stranraer.

  166. 12:15: 

    Good afternoon and welcome to Saturday's Scottish football coverage.

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As It Stood Table

Last updated 26 Apr 2014 UK

Scottish Premiership summary table; it charts each team by position, team name, games played, total goal difference and points
Position Team Played Goal Difference Points
No movement 1 Celtic 34 66 89
No movement 2 Aberdeen 35 17 65
No movement 3 Motherwell 35 1 61
No movement 4 Dundee Utd 35 19 57
No movement 5 Inverness CT 34 5 53
No movement 6 St Johnstone 35 9 52
No movement 7 St Mirren 35 -19 35
No movement 8 Hibernian 34 -17 34
Moving up 9 Ross County 35 -19 34
Moving down 10 Partick Thistle 35 -20 34
Moving down 11 Kilmarnock 35 -18 33
No movement 12 Hearts 34 -24 16