a Sport ls llsted as diary: by sport, then by day, then by event.
0 Scotland V England Meadowbank Sports Centre. Edinburgh. £1.50 (75p). 'I‘ip-off7.30pm. The domestic season ended on a sour note when plans to televise the Men’s Play-Off (won. surprise. surprise. by Murray) collapsed over a last-minute sponsorship dispute. but this International should provide a more satisfactory end to the season. 'I‘he Scotland squad also take on Ireland at the File Institute in Glenrothes. on 20 April.
0 Race Days 'I‘uesday. 'I‘hursday. I’owderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh. Race meetings are for 10 races. starting at 7.30pm. £2.20 Stand; £1.30 Ground.
FINE FARE LEAGUE
0 Celtic v Dundee Utd (‘eltie Park.
Edinburgh Stelrad Monarchs begin a new National League season at Powderhall in explosive style this
MONARCHS OF THE BENDS
Glasgow (Buses. ()1 . (i2. (14) (‘eltic kept the Championship race open with their win over Rangers two weeks ago. while United have now lost sight of the leaders. and are unlikely to blemish (‘eltic’s unbeaten home record. Any such slip. though. could be disastrous.
0 Clydebank v Rangers Kilbowie. (‘Iydebank (2 mitts from Singer Station). 'I'hat reversal at Parkhead has meant a nail-biting run in to the season. and every match now assumes major significance. with no room for error from either ofthe contenders. and no such thing as an easy game.
0 Hamiltonv Falkirk Douglas Park. Hamilton ( 15 mins from Bus Station) The only other match with great significance as both clubs struggle to maintain their slipping Premier status.
0 Hearts vaerdeen 'I'ynecastle. Edinburgh(Buses 1.2. 3. 4. 33. 34. 44).
0 St Mirrenv Hibs Love Street. Paisley ( 10mins from Gilmour Street Stations).
0 Clyde v Fortar Firhill. Glasgow (Buses. I.8.2l.57.()0.(il).
o Dunlermline v Brechin East End
weekend, with a visit from old rivals Newcastle (see Speedway). Glasgow, meanwhile, are still trying to Iinalise a
Park. Duntermline (15 mins from Stations).
0 Morton v Partick Thistle Cappielow. Greenock (5 mitts from Cartsdyke Station).
0 Meadowbank v St Johnstone Meadowbank. Edinburgh (Buses4.
5. 26. 44).
0 Hamilton v Ketlavik Douglas Park (details as above). Rare taste of European football in this friendly against Icelandic opposition. which will inaugurate Accies‘ new £50000 ﬂoodlights.
FINE FARE LEAGUE
0 Falltirk V Dundee Utd Brockville. Falkirk ( 100 yards from Grahamston Station).
0 Hibs V Hamilton Easter Road. Edinburgh(Buses 4. 5. 15.42.44).
0 Motherwell v Aberdeen Fir Park. Motherwell (All Motherwell buses pass ground).
0 Rangers v Hearts Ibrox. Glasgow (2 mins from Ibrox Underground). IIearts were slaughtered here earlier in the season. but this should prove a closer-run affair. ifonly in view of the mounting tension likely to afflict the front runners.
O St Mirren V Celtic Love Street. Paisley (see above). Celtic suffer few reverses on this ground. where they clinched the title last season in spectacular fashion.
0 Dumbarton v Clyde Boghead. Dumbarton ( 10mins from
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move from Blantyre to a new Daklands venue, and a delayed start to their season looks certain.
Dumbarton East Station).
0 Duntermline v Queen at the South East End Park (see above).
0 Kilmarnockv Brechin Rung Park. Kilmarnock ( 15 mins from Stations). 0 Partick Thistle v East File Firhill (see above under Clyde).
0 Ayrv Raith Rovers Somerset Park. Ayr ( 10mins from Ayr Station).
0 Glasgow Lions v Newcastle Senators Ilelenvale Park. 'I'ollcross. Glasgow. 2pm. Scotland's leading club are our only representatives in the National (‘onference of the restructured Budweiser League. which gets under way today. The Premier and First Divisions (see below) are organised on a regional basis. and will be all-Scottish affairs until the end of the season play-offs.
0 Glasgow Diamonds v Musselburgh Magnums Burnbrae. Milngavie. 2pm.
0 Strathclyde Sheritts v Edinburgh Eagles Lochinch Playing Fields. Pollok Park. Glasgow. 2pm.
0 lnverclyde Crusaders v Clydesdale Colts Ravenscraig Stadium. Greenock. 2pm.
0 Ayr Burners v East Kilbride Pirates Dan Dark Stadium. Ayr. 2pm.
BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY-GEES GROUP A
0 File Flyers v Dundee Rockets Kirkcaldy Ice Rink. Kirkcaldy. (Ring venue for time and prices. on 0592 52151 ). (‘ould prove to be the key match in this all-Scottish group. as the play-offs for the Weinbley Final (25—20 Apr) come to a head this weekend. 'I‘wo ofthe three teams go forward to the semi-finals.
BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY-OFFS GROUP A
o Ayr Bruins v Fite Flyers Ayr Ice Rink. Limekilns Road. Ayr. (Ring venue for time and prices on 0292 263024). Ayr will be most people‘s choice to miss out from this group. but are more than capable of taking advantage of any slip-up from the favourites.
o Murraytield Racers v Durham Wasps IV’Iurrayfield Ice Rink. Riversdale 'I‘errace. Edinburgh. (Ring venue for time and prices on 031 337o‘)33). Last match in this section. and one which many would see as a likely final. Premier (‘hampions Murrayfield are aiming to be the first side to win both League and British titles in the same season. ()n form. both these teams should make Wembley. at Nottingham‘s expense.
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