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Hearts lift cup at Ainslie Park



Brave Spartans were left heartbroken as they lost out on the Ronnie Swan Cup 8-7 on penalties to Heart of Midlothian on Friday night (writes ALAN CLARK). The East of Scotland league side had been leading throughout the game and were 4-2 to the good with just a couple of minutes remaining, however Hearts scored […]

Spartans boss has high hopes for season



Having taken over from long-serving co-managers Sam Lynch and Mike Lawson, Spartans boss Douglas Samuel is keen to re-claim the league title for the club as well as go on another famous Scottish Cup run (writes Alan Clark). In this exclusive interview with North Edinburgh News, Samuel also discusses the young element of the new […]

Spartans defeated by Blue Brazil



Cowdenbeath inflicted a second home defeat in a row on Spartans on Tuesday night as they ran out 2-1 winners in the pre-season friendly at Ainslie Park (writes Alan Clark). Spartans had lost 2-1 to Third Division Annan Athletic on Saturday afternoon and succumbed to another Scottish Football League club – this time the Blue […]

Home draws for local clubs in Scottish Cup



North Edinburgh’s two representatives both received home ties in yesterday’s Scottish Cup First Round Draw at Edinburgh Castle, with Spartans drawn at home to Wick Academy and Civil Service Strollers hosting Newton Stewart. Wick, who finished eighth in the Press & Journal Highland League last term, will travel to Spartans’ Ainslie Park at the end of next […]

Spartans fall short against Annan



A Michael Daly double was enough for Scottish Third Division side Annan Athletic to defeat hosts Spartans 2-1 in a pre-season friendly at Ainslie Park yesterday. The Galabankies made the long journey north from Dumfries and Galloway but didn’t seem affected by the travelling as they controlled the fixture for large spells and always looked […]

Positive start to Spartans’ pre-season



The Spartans began their pre-season preparations with a hard-fought goalless draw at home to a Falkirk XI side at Ainslie Park today (writes Alan Clark). Falkirk had a headed goal chopped off for offside late on in the second half in the game’s only real goalmouth action.  New boss Douglas Samuel’s Spartans side were put […]

Ainslie Park strife follows management departures



Mike Lawson, the former co-manager of Spartans, spoke out against the hierarchy of Spartans Football Club this week after he and Sam Lynch were relieved of their duties at Ainslie Park. In an explosive interview with the North Edinburgh News, Lawson blasted members of the board for forcing the pair out and believes they have […]