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Royal Marine Commando remembered in Peebles

Alec Lucas and his daughter Credit: family of Alec Lucas

A Royal Marine Commando from Peebles, killed in action in Afghanistan, is being remembered today as a football tournament is held in his name.

The annual event arranged by the family of Alec Lucas will raise money for a Trust set up following his death in 2008.

£90,000 has been raised for the Royal Marine Charitable Trust Fund and local sports charities.

The Alec Lucas Memorial Trophy will take place at Peebles Rovers Football Club today (Saturday 31st May).

Iain Russell on how he manages his depression

To commemorate mental health awareness week Queen of the South Striker Iain Russell has spoken of his fight against depression, in an industry where mental strength has been seen as essential to success.

But Iain is determined to help other footballers suffering from mental health issues by asking them to speak out.

He was diagnosed with depression three years ago, far from hampering his career, the reaction from the football community has been overwhelmingly positive.

Queen of the South, Stranaer and Annan all lose in play-off clashes

It has been a bad day for three of South Scotland’s promotion-chasing teams. Queen of the South, Stranraer and Annan Athletic were all knocked out of the play-offs in their respective leagues.

In the Championship, Queen of the South were beaten 3-0 at Falkirk, making it 4-3 on aggregate.

Stranraer travelled to Dunfermline in League One, where they too were beaten 3-0. That made the aggregate score line 4-2.

Annan Atheltic welcomed Stirling in League Two but the visitors beat them 5-3 on the day and 8-4 over both legs.

You can see more on all the day’s action here.

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