I Sport is listed as diary: by sport. then by day, then by event.
I Glasgow Lions v ManchesterAllstars Shawfield Stadium. Ruthcrglen Road. Glasgow. 2pm. Despite the horrendous start to the season. having lost the 4 opening matchesofthe Ill-game league (twice against the Manchester Spartans). the Lions still play to very respectable crowds. in the region of 1600. Perhapsthis is because they have at least run their opponents close.
I Glasgow Lions v Gateshead Senators Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglen Road. (ilasgow. 2pm.
CRICKET Saturday 20
HALL WESTERN UNION
I Ayr V Kelbume (‘ambusdoon. Allow-ay, 1.15pm.
I Ferguslie v Kilmarnock Meikleriggs. Paisley. 1.15pm.
I West of Scotland v Drumpellier l lamilton Crescent. Peel Street. (ilasgow. 1.15pm. I Clydesdale v Greenock 'l‘itwood. Beaton Road. (ilasgow. 1.15pm.
I Uddingston v Poloc Bothwell (‘astle Policies. L'ddings‘lon. 1.15pm.
HYOEN EAST LEAGUE
I Heriots V Freuchie (ioldenacre. lnverleith Row. lidinburgh. 1.30pm.
I Edinburgh Acads V Carlton Raeburn Place. Stockbridge. lidinburgh. 1.30pm. I Cuparv Watsonians Duffas Park. ('upar. 1.30pm.
I Kirkaldy V Royal High Bennochy. Kirkaldy'. 1.30pm.
I Stenhousemuir v Grange 'I'he Tryst. Larbert. 1.30pm.
STOOOAHT COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
I Stirling County v Strathmore County Williamfield. Stirling. 1pm.
I Fifeshire v Aberdeenshire McKanc Park. Dunfermline. 1pm.
I West Lothian v Ayrshire Boghall. l.inlithgow. 1pm.
HALL WESTERN UNION
I Drumpellier v Uddingston Langloan. ('oatbridge. 1.15pm.
I Kelbume v Ferguslie \Vhitehaugh. Paisley. l.l5pm.
I Poloc v Clydesdale Shawholm. Pollockshaws. (ilasgow. 1.15pm.
I Greenock v West of Scotland (ilenpark. Brisbane Street. (ireenock. 1.15pm.
I Kilmarnock V Ayr Kirkstyle. Kilmarnock. 1.15pm.
HYOEN EAST LEAGUE
I Watsonians v Edinburgh Acads Myreside. (‘olinton Road. lidinburgh. 1.30pm.
I Carlton V Heriots The Pavilion. (irange Loan. Edinburgh. 1.30pm.
I Freuchie v Stenhousemuir Public Park. Freuchie. l-‘ife. l.3l)pm.
I Grange v Kirkcaldy Raeburn Place. Stockbridge. lidinburgh. 1.30pm.
I Royal High V Cupar Jock's Lodge. Edinburgh. 1.30pm.
STOODART COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
I Clackmannan County v Strathmore County
The Arns. Alloa. 1pm.
its 87 miles. before returning to Leven by about 2pm.
I Race Days 'l’uesday. Thursday and Saturday. Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglen Road. (ilasgow. There are ten races( 12 on Saturday) in each meeting. starting at 7.45pm (7.30pm Saturday).
I Race Days ’l‘uesday. Thursday and Saturday. Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road. lidinburgh. There are ten races( IE on Saturday) in each meeting. starting at 7.30pm ( 7. 15pm Saturday).
FOOTBALL Saturday 20
SCOTTISH FA CUP FINAL
I Hangers V Celticf larnpden Park. (ilasgow (5 mins Mount Florida and Kings Park stations). 3pm. Rangers make a bid to win the domestic treble. haying won the Skol (‘up and the Premier League. (‘eltic have been been on the receiving end of one or two heavy defeats at the hands of their ()ld l-‘irm rivals this season. Should ('eltic lose by any more than three goals. perhaps even two. then sortie of the squad might be looking to collect their l’45s. However. this wottld be infinitely preferable to crucifixion. (‘eltic will need to perform as well as they did against Hibernian in the semi-final.
I Fiteshire V Forfarshire McKane park. [)unfermline. lprn.
I Ayrshire v Arbroath County The ()val. Prestwick. lprn.
CYCLING Saturday 27 and Sunday
TOUR UPTHE KINGDOM 'I‘ltispresligiolts tour ranks behind the professional Kelloggs and amateur .‘vlilk Race events and consists of 3 stages around the kingdom of File. The lllllcompctitors. representing mainly district learns. will first negotiate a ()5 mile stage. starting in Dunfermline's(ilengate at 10.30am and finishing in St Andrews at around 13.45pm. This will be followed by (135 mile 2nd stage on the same day . departing St Andrews at 3pm and heading for (ilenrothes. which they will reach within the hour. The final leg will commence the following day at 10.30am from l.even. taking in Wormit and Auchtcrmuchty in
oninefls a.) will be iiisiting the Kelvin Hall. Calum McNeil, no doubt encouraged by his Silver medal victory
in the Commonwealth Championships,
As one of the four mandatory contests that leads to selection for the British squad, the Scottish Open Championships will attract the country's top wrestlers, some of whom will see the event as a valuable preliminary for the national championships a fortnight hence. Although the Greco-Roman style still retains a place on the Olympic curriculum, the competition will be a Freestyle event—typical of the wrestling practised in the UK and more exciting because tackling of the legs is not prohibited, as it is with Greco-Roman. In the 90kg event, plenty of interest will be focused on Scotsman, Graeme English, just back from a cartilage operation, but having participated in Seoul. His main threat is likely to come from Dutchman, Ate Postma. one of a handful of
in the 52kg class, David Connelly, from Cumbernauld, will be looking to show
onlookers that he would have been a contender for Olympic selection had he not been struck by injury. Having won a Bronze medal in the Commonwealth Championships, Connelly‘s sights will
probably be trained on Paul Morris,
from Bolton, who won a place in the UK
contingent forSeoul. With fights scheduled to last for no more than five minutes, the spectacle will not want for slack moments, and even though each competitor has to lose two contests before being eliminated, the organisers expect to stage the finals in
the early afternoon, around about 2pm. (Mike Wilson)
which took place in Malta this year, will ' be competing in the 74kg section; while ’
whereupon they displayed their traditional talent for fast-moving. free-flowing football.
I Scotland V England! lampden Park. (.ilasgow. 3pm. Since the days of the late. great Jock Stein. this fixture has taken on a welcome drop in stature. No longer isit seen by the vast majority ofScots supporters as a potential sequel to Bannockburn. Mind you. a simple 4-0 victory against Bobby Robson's team will not offend this correspondent. though perhaps a 3-0 win is all that can be
e spected with ex-liast l-‘ile player. (iordon Duric. out of the team due to injury.
OVD HUM JUNIOH CUP FINAL
I Cumnockv Ormiston Rugby Park. Kilmarnock. 3pm. A header by Derek love sent (’umnock to the final with a l-() victory against Shotts lion Accord.though ()rmiston's win was even more slender. w:th a penalty shoot-out separating them from semi-finalists. l.esmahagow .
I Scotland V Chilet lampden Park. (ilasgow. Spin. Having seen the effortless skillsof the (‘olumbians last year. there is every reason to suggest that the Scots might find their South American adversaries just as tricky a proposition. However. the only previous meeting between the two sides. in 1977’, says the Scots score 4 to the ( ~hilean's 2'. and this away from borne in the less than salubrious setting of Santiagostadium.
Hamilton Park Bothwcll Road. I larnilton. liasy access by the MS. M74 and A74. (‘Iub LII). paddock L45“ ( paddock concessions available). The first of the six races begins at o. 30pm.
Edinburgh Miissclburgh Racecourse. Musselburgh. (’lub LS. paddock Lilli) (paddock concessions available). Racing in this flat meeting begins at 2. l5pm.
SPEEDWAY Friday 19
FOUR TEAM EVENT
I Glasgow-Edinburgh-Middlesbrough-Berwick Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglen Road. (ilasgow. \Vith the top two from four legs progressing into the finals lll Peterborough. it will be difficult to separate these teams. Bcrw ick Bandits enter the competition buoy ed up with a remarkable record of home \ ictorics behind them.
FOUH TEAM EVENT
I Edinburgh-Glasgow-Middlesbrough-Berwick Powderhall Stadium. Beaver hall Road. lidinbtrrgh. ‘I'hc Monarchs host the 2nd leg.
NATIONAL LEAGUE I Glasgow Lions v Exeter Shaw r mid Stadium. Rutherglen Road. ( ilasgow
MOTHERWELL TROPHY I District Champions (Men) in :oltl
SPorts('cntre. l‘alkirk. from 'm. As Kclty (‘hiets showed this year many winnersofthrs tournament itlL .ible to
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