I Sport is listed as diary: by sport. then by day. then by event.

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I Glasgow Lions v Manchester Spartans Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. 2pm. The l.ions‘ second home fixture in the new Northern Conference.


I Capital Bowl Meadow'bank Spot ts (‘entre. I.ondon Road. Izdinburgh. lprn. Adult £3.50; (‘hild ()Al’il. lidinburgh Phoenix take on Musselburgh Magnums in this popular annual event.

BADMINON Saturday 22

I Yonex Scottish Men's Doubles Championships (‘ockburn (‘entre. 4t) Bogmoor l’lace. Glasgow. From 9.30am.

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I St Andrews Sporting Club Albany I lotel. Bothwell Street. Glasgow. Members only Details of bottts are still to be finalised —- for information and enquiries phone (HI-248 2650.

CYCLING Sunday23

I McEwan's Low Alcohol City Centre Cycling Race Princes Street. Edinburgh. 2-5pm. ()ne professional and one amateur race will take place. As we go to press it is unclear whether the consumption of non-intoxicating froth will be compulsory for all competing cyclists.


I Race Days Tuesday . Thursday and Saturday. Shaw field Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. There are ten races in each meeting. starting at 7.45pm. £2.


I Race Days 'l'uesday. Thursday and Saturday. l’ow’derhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road. lidinburgh. l-iach meetingineludes Ill races. startingat 7.30pm. £25” Stand: £1 .50 Ground. Race programme free with admission.

F0 1 TBALL Saturday 22


I Celtic V Dundee ( ‘eItic l’ark. Gallow gate. Glasgow. 3pm.

I Dundee Utd V Motherwell 'l'annadice Park. Tannadiee Street. Dundee. 3pm.

I Hamilton V Hibs Douglas l’ark. l lamilton (100 yards Hamilton West station ). 3pm. The away team will be confident of strengthening their claim for a place in Europe with a victory here. especially as their two rivals for the l 'Iil‘A (‘up spot— lleartsand StMirren havetougher fixtures today.

I Hearts V Aberdeen Ty'necastle Park. Gorgie Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. The Dons left Edinburgh with two points earlier in the month. and seem a fair bet to repeat that here against a Hearts team whose

I Morton V Kilmarnoclt Cappielow Park. Greenock (5 mins (‘artsdy'ke station).

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I Raith Rovers v Forfar Stark's Park. Pratt Street. Kirkcaldy. 3pm.


I Albion Rovers v Dumbarton (‘liftonhilL ('oatbridge ( 10 mins (‘oatdy'ke station). 3pm.

I Queen's Parlt v East Fife llampdcn Park. Glasgow (5 mins Mount Florida and King‘s Park stations). 3pm.

Tuesday 25


I Scotland V Cyprus llampden Park. Glasgow (5 mins Mount Florida and King's I’ark stations). 8pm. See panel.

Saturday 29


I Dundee v Hamilton Dens Park. Sandeman Street. Dundee. 3pm.

I Hibs V Dundee Utd liaster Road Stadium. Albion Road. Iidinburgh. 3pm.

I Motherwell v St Mirren l‘ir Park. .‘ylotherwell (all Motherwell buses pass ground). 3pm.

I Rangers v Hearts lbrox Stadium. Glasgow (2 mins lbrox underground). 3pm. With Aberdeen at home to a (‘eltic side whose composition and performance are both unpredictable to say the least. a result here could effectively win the league

indiscipline is such that they may only be able to field five or six first team regulars. I St Mirren V Rangers Love Street. Paisley (5 mins from Gilmour Street station). 3pm. Each Rangers victory must be ever more dispiriting for Aberdeen. their closest challengers. and this match should continue the run of good results for the title favourites.


I Ayrv Dunfermline Somerset I’ark. Somerset Road. Ayr. 3pm.

I Clyde v Oueen ofthe South I-‘irhill. I-‘irhill Road. Glasgow. 3pm.

I Clydebanlt v Particlt Thistle Kilbow ie Park. (‘Iy'debank (2 mitts from Singer station). 3pm.

I Meadowbanlt Thistle vAirdrie Meadowbank Stadium. London Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.

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and of the true ability of the Cypriot team. Was their performance in Limassol perceived as good only because Scotland's was so bad, or is it the case, as the cliche mongers would have it, that standards have levelled off and there are no longer any easy games in world football?

A victory for Scotland would almost ensure a place in next year's World Cup finals in Italy, where the likeliest scenario is that they will be drawn in a group with Argentina, Holland and Burkina Faso. and tail to qualify forthe second round because despite beating Maradona's team 1—0, they concede a point to Burkina Faso through a last


Shake in your shoes, it‘s the Cypriots. Scotland may have seven points out of eight afterthe first four fixtures in the World Cup qualifying group, but although the only statistical blemish was occasioned by Yugoslavia's draw at Hampden, no one who saw the live broadcast of the game in Cyprus will need any reminding of how close Scotland’s World Cup hopes came to being it not destroyed at least bit over the head quite hard with a rubber hammer.

The return match in Glasgow on Tuesday 25 will be a good test of the Scottish team's professionalism minute Richard Gough own goal. over-confidence is the major danger— (Stuart Bathgate)

for Rangers.


I Airdrie V Falkirlt Broomfield. Airdrie (5 mins Airdrie station) 3pm. A draw is useless for either side if they want to overhaul Dunfermline in the race for the one promotion spot.

I Clyde V Morton Firhill. Firhill Road. Glasgow. 3pm.

I Kilmarnocltv Particlt Thistle Rugby Park. Kilmarnock ( If) mitts from bus station). 3pm.

I Raith Rovers v Clydebanlt Stark's‘ Park. Pratt Street. Kirkcaldy. 3pm.


I East Stirling v Queen's Parlt Firs Park. Firs Street. Falkirk. 3pm.

ICE SKATING Saturday 22 Sunday 23

I Scottish Figure Skating Championships Murray'field Ice Rink. Risersdale Crescent. Edinburgh. Between 5. 15pm and 7pm on the first day the compulsory exercises will take place for primary and novice ladies. and novice and senior men. Activity on Sunday begins around 9am with competitions for s ery young skaters. then from around 4.3llpm the free skating competitions begin. There are also artistic competitions later on on Sunday.

. INDOOR BOWLS Saturday 22 Sunday 23

IWomen's Singles Tournament Iidinburgh Indoor Bowling (‘lub. Milton Street. Edinburgh. Organised by the World Indoor Bowls ('ouncil Ladies' Section. the‘ event w ill run from 9.30am until around 9pm on the Saturday. then from 9.30am the following day. with the semi-finals due to begin at 2.30pm. and the final taking place at 5pm. There w ill be cornpetttors from Scotland. Ireland. Wales. Guernsey and Iingland.

I Sunday 23

I Scottish Club Team Championships Meadowbank Sports Centre. I.ondon Road. Edinburgh. From lllam.

KEEP FIT Sunday23

I Scottish Keep Fit Association National Championships Meadow bank Sports (‘entre. I.ondon Road. l-Zdinburgh. I-‘rom 2.30pm.

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i=riday 21


I Glasgow 261 Tigers v Milton Keynes Shaw field Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. 7.3llpm. The Tigers' first league fixture of the season.

I Edinburgh Belmont Monarchs v Wimbledon Dons l’owderhall Stadium. Beayerhall Road. lidinburgh. (i..‘~llpm. The first National league match of the season againsf a team w ho include Australian Todd Wiltshire and recent re-signing Neville Tatum.

Friday 28


I Glasgow 261 Tigers v Hackney Shaw Ile‘ltl Stadium. Rutherglen Road. ( ilasgow. ".3llpm,

Friday 21 Sunday 23

I Seventh Motorola East Kilbride Amateur Swimming Club Swim Meet l)ollan Baths. Town ('entre l’ark. liast Kilbride I'I'l from 5.45pm; Sat and Sun sessions throughout the day from 9am l-ull

()ly rnpic programme. plus an open 5” metres sprint. with participating swimmers frorn England and Northern Ireland as well as throughout Scotland.

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