now unlikely to emulate Morton‘s feat of conceding 100 goals in a league season. I Motherwell v Dundee Utd Fir Park. Motherwell (all Motherwell buses pass ground). 3pm. Having beaten both Old Firm clubs this year already. much-improved Motherwell could deal a severe blow to United‘s title hopes today. especially if Robert Russell retains his recent excellent form. I Rangers v St Mirren lbrox Stadium. Glasgow (2 mins lbrox underground). 3pm. Perhaps the easiest tie for any of the top four. unless Aberdeen find their visitors Hearts are preoccupied with next week‘s European match. FIRST DIVISION I Ayr v Meadowbank Thistle Somerset Park. Somerset Road. Ayr. 3pm. Both teams are still in some danger of being relegated. and will not be content to settle for a draw. which remains. however. the likeliest result. I Clyde v Clydebank Firhill. Firhill Road. Glasgow. 3pm. I Falkirk v Dunfennline Brockville. Falkirk (100 yards from Grahamston station). 3pm. Only a win will suffice for the home side. whose hopes of catching Dunfermline will surely become forlorn if they don‘t manage to pull back two points here. I Raith Rovers v Airdrie Stark‘s Park. Pratt Street. Kirkcaldy. 3pm. SECOND DIVISION I Albion Rovers v Monfrose Cliftonhill. Coatbridge (10mins Coatdyke station). 3pm. I Stirling Albion v Queen's Park Annfield. Stirling ( 10 mins from stations). 3pm. With both teams still in contention for the second promotion place. this should be an open. attacking match.
UEFA CUP QUARTER-FINAL FIRST LEG
I Hearts v Bayern Munich Tynecastle Park. Gorgie Road. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. Prices start at £10 for this all-ticket fixture: while there were few places left at the time of writing. the more afﬂuent among you can phone Hearts on 337 6132 to check on availability. See panel.
No matches today in the top division. as Scotland prepare for Wednesday‘s World Cup tie at home to France (see Wed 8 below).
I Clyde V Ayr Uttl Firhill. Firhill Road. Glasgow. 3pm.
I Clydebank v Dunfermline Kilbowie Park. Clydebank (2 mins from Singer station).
I Falkirk v Meadowbank Thistle Brockville. Falkirk (100 yards from Grahamston station). 3pm.
I Kilmarnock v Airdrie Rugby Park. Kilmarnock ( 10 mins from bus station). 3pm.
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I Morton v Partick Thistle Cappielow Park .
Greenock (5 mins Cartsdyke station). 3pm.
I Raith Rovers v Queen of the South Stark‘s Park. Pratt Street. Kirkcaldy. 3pm. SECOND DIVISION
I Albion Rovers v East Fife Cliftonhill. Coatbridge (10mins Coatdyke station). 3pm
I Queen's Park v Montrose Hampden Park.
Glasgow (5 mins Mount Florida and King‘s Park stations). 3pm.
WORLD CUP QUALIFYING MATCH I Scotland v France Hampden Park. Glasgow (5 mins Mount Florida and
King's Park stations). 8pm. Tickets on sale
from various outlets from Friday 24. See paneL
I Edinburgh Musselburgh Racecourse.
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The world’s first and fourth ranked snooker players meet in a 55 frame match over five different venues in March, among them The SECC, Glasgow and The Forum, Livingston. For Steve Davis and Stephen Hendry, the event will prove not only to be a useful prelude to April’s World Professional Championships (held as always at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre), itwill also be a lucrative week’s work: the winner will receive £30,000, while the runner-up will get two thirds of that (more than a List iourno earns in a month).
Davis -who last week won the TV Times sports personality of the year award, despite his protestations that he has no personality- may be favourite to win the match against Hendry (as he is for the World title), but is unlikely to have quite so easy a time of it as he did in a similar series last year, when the result was 6-0 in his favour. The young Edinburgh player has matured a lot since then, becoming more patient, consistent and confident - besides which, he has won his last
two encounters with the Romiord robot,
ample reason for his assertion that ‘Davis does not frighten me'. For snooker fans, the Glasgow and
Livingston events will provide a chance
to see the stars at closer quarters than is possible in the large world-ranking tournaments. Ticket prices at £8.50
and £7.50 are also far more reasonable
than one would usually have to pay to see top players in action: see listings for details of how to obtain them. (Stuart Bathgate)
Musselburgh. Club £7; Paddock £3.50. A National Hiint meeting— first race starts around lpn'i.
ICEHOCKEY Saturday 25
I Ayr Bruins v Whitley Bay Warriors Ayr Ice Rink. Limekilns Road. Ayr. 7.15pm. £2.50 (£1 .50).
I Ayr Bruins v Tayside Tigers Ayr Ice Rink. Limekilns Road. Ayr. 7.15pm. £2.50 (£1.50).
I Murrayficld Racers v Durham Wasps Murrayficld Ice Rink. Riversdale Crescent. Edinburgh. 6.30pm.
I Murrayfield Racers v Whitley Bay Warriors
. Murrayficld Ice Rink. Riversdale
Crescent. Edinburgh. 6.30pm.
I Fife Flyers v Tayside Tigers Kirkcaldy Ice Rink. Kirkcaldy (0592 52151). 7.15pm.£3 (£1.75).
I File Flyers v Murrayfield Racers Kirkcaldy Ice Rink. Kirkcaldy (0592 52151). 7. 15pm. £3 (£1.75). Thismatch will be televised by BBC Scotland. possibly to be shown on Grandstand on Saturday 1 1.
JUDO Saturday 25—Sunday 26
I Scottish Open Championships Meadowbank Sports Centre. London Road. Edinburgh. From 9.30am both days. Adults £2. children £1 per day.
McEWAN'S LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
I Ayr v West of Scotland Millbrae. Alloway. 3pm.
I Boroughmuirv Kelso Meggctland. Colinton Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. Even if the home side win here. they will depend on Hawick dropping points elsewhere if their championship hopes are to survive. I Glasgow Acads v Selkirk New Anniesland. Helensburgh Drive. Glasgow. 3pm.
I Glasgow Righ/Kelvinside v Edinburgh Acads Old Anniesland. Crow Road. Glasgow. 3pm.
I Reriots v Watsonians Goldenacre. Bangholm Terrace. Edinburgh. 3pm. McEWAN'S LEAGUE DIVISION TWO
I Corstorphine v Dunfermline Union Park. Carricknowe Parkway. Edinburgh. 3pm. I Edinburgh Wanderers v Kilmamock Murrayficld. Edinburgh. 3pm.
I liillhead/Jordanhill v Gala Hughenden. Hughenden Road. Glasgow. 3pm.
I Musselburgh v Preston Lodge Stoneyhill. Edinburgh. 3pm.
I Portobello v Stirling County Cavalry Park. Duddingston Road West. Edinburgh. 3pm.
I Ayrv Stirling County Millbrae. Alloway. 7.30pm.
I Boroughmuirv Bangor Meggctland. Colinton Road. Edinburgh. 7.30pm.
FIVE NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP
I Scotland v Ireland Murrayficld. Edinburgh. 2.30pm. A fast-moving open game is in prospect. with the hosts unlikely to consider deploying the destructive tactics which worked so well against the over-confident English. Originally written off. Ireland recovered well from their narrow defeat by France to win in Wales. and are thus the only home nation still to have a chance of winning the Triple
Crown. As ever. the game will be shown live on BBC.
I Corstorphine v Suttonians Union Park. Carricknowe Parkway. Edinburgh. Morning kick-off.
I Currie v Jedforest Malleny Park. Balerno. Edinburgh. Morning kick-off. I Edinburgh Acads v 01d Wesley Raeburn Place. Edinburgh. Morning kick-off.
I Glasgow Acads v East Kilbride New Anniesland. Helensburgh Drive. Glasgow. Morning kick-off.
I Kilmarnock v Glasgow High/Kelvinside Bellsland, Queens Drive. Kilmarnock. Morning kick-off.
I Musselburgh v Stewarts Melville Stoneyhill. Edinburgh. Morning kick-off. I Watsonians v DId Belvedere Myreside. Myreside Road. Edinburgh. Morning kick-off.
I Stephen Hendry v Steve Davis Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre. Finnieston Street. Glasgow. 7.30pm. One of five rounds over the next fortnight.this event will see eleven frames played. to count towards the total match score which will be the best of 55. Tickets priced £8.50 (concession £7.50) are available from Davis Hendry Snooker Challenge. Freepost. Edinburgh Elll DAB. Cheques payable to Victor Spence Associates. See paneL
I Stephen Hendry v Steve Davis The Forum. Almondvale West. Livingston. 6.30pm for 7.30pm. All other details as above. See panel.
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I Scottish Open Edinburgh Sports Club. Belford Place. Edinburgh. From 6pm on Friday. then all day from 10am on Saturday. Men's and women's competitions. as well as veteran‘s doubles matches.
VOLLEYBALL Saturday 25
WOMEN'S FIRST DIVISION
I Wheatsheaf Jets v Team Scottish Farm Firrhill High School. Oxgangs Road North. Edinburgh. The starting times for this and the other matches below have yet to be finalised. Phone the Scottish Volleyball Association on 031 225 7311 for updated information.
MEN’S FIRST DIVISION
I Bellshill Cardinals v Kinleith Plant Cardinal Newman High School. Bellshill. I Su Ragazzi v lion Accord St Ninians High 1 School. Rouken Glen Road. Eastwood, Glasgow.
I Elliott Sports Jets v Team Krystal ltlear Firrhill High School. Oxgangs Road 1 North. Edinburgh.
WOMEN'S FIRST DIVISION
I Provincial Insurance v Deloitte Hazlehead Telford College. Crewe Toll. Edinburgh. I Team Scottish Farm v Falkirk Columba Sports Centre. School Street. Whifﬂet. Coatbridge.
I lnverclyde v Glasgow Bannerman Greenock Sports Centre. Nelson Street. Greenock.
MEN'S FIRST DIVISION
I Bellshill Cardinals v East Kilbride Cardinal Newman High School. Bellshill. I Kinleith Plant v Don Accord Telford College. Crewe Toll. Edinburgh.
I Team Scottish Farm v Su Ragazzi Columba Sports Centre. School Street. Whiffiet. Coatbridge.
I Team Novasport DV v Elliott Sports Jets Hamilton Grammar School. Auchincampbell Road. Hamilton.
50 The List 24 February - 9 March