The List selection at the best in sporting events overthe next Iortnight. Sport is listed Iirst by event and then byday.



I East End V Dundee Eastbank Academy. Academy Street. Shettleston. Glasgow. 8pm.



I Boroughmuir Aces v Boyal Deeside Meadowbank Sports Centre. London Road. Edinburgh. 1.15pm.

I Paisley v Edinburgh Royals Barrhead Sports Centre. Main Street. Barrhead. 1.45pm.


I Boroughmuir v Kitchens Plus Mcadowbank Sports Centre. London Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.

I Paisley V Cumnocit Barrhead Sports Centre..Main Street. Barrhead. 3.45pm. Cumnock. who were. at the beginning of the season. considered to be likely challengers to MlM have not had the most convincing of starts. Out ofthe opening four fixtures. they lost the first two. against MlM ( 1 18-77) and East End (84-78). Paisley. by contrast. look better placed. having won their first three games. the last against Boroughmuir (73-61)).

Friday 3


I All Blacks v MIM Livingston Meadowbank Sports Centre. London Road. Edinburgh. 6.30pm.

I Edinburgh Royals v BoroughmuirAces Forrester High School. Broomhouse Road. Edinburgh. 7.45pm.


I City at Edinburgh v MIM Livingston Mcadowbank Sports Centre. London Road. Edinburgh. 8.30pm. With illness having led to the postponement ofCity‘s matches with Boroughmuir on the 13th and Cumnock on the 15th. there is every possibility that should a team be put out. it might well be under-strength in some capacity or other.

Sunday 5


I Ilth Livingston v Paisley The Forum. Livingston. 1pm.


I MIM Livingston v Paisley The Forum. Livingston. 3pm.

I Cumnoclt Academvaoroughmuir Cumnock Academy. Ayr Road. Cumnock. 3pm.

I Kitchens Plus v East End Newbattle High School. Dalkeith. near Edinburgh. 4.15pm. Kitchens Plus were formerly Dalkeith Saints. who. along with City of Edinburgh. won promotion from Division 2.


Saturday 4

I Scottish National Boccia Championships Jack Kane Centre. Niddrie Mains Road. Edinburgh. 10am. Boccia is basically a

version of French Boules which can be played by disabled and chairbound people. including those who are severely physically disabled. The championship is being organised by the Scottish Council for Spastics.


I Race Days Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. There are 11) races on a Tuesday. 11 on a Thursday and 12 on a Saturday. Tuesday and Thursday meetings begin at 7.45pm; Saturday‘s starts at 7.30pm.


I Race Days Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh. There are 11) races on Tuesday and Thursday. 12 on a Saturday; starting at 7.30pm forTuesday and Thursday. 7. 15pm for Saturday.

FOOTBALL Saturday 28


I Bangers v Hibernian lbrox Stadium. Glasgow (2 mins lbrox underground). 3pm.

I Duniermline v Celtic East End Park. lrlalbeith Road. Dunfermline. 3pm.

I Hearts V SI Mirren Tynecastlc Park. Gorgie Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.


3I Clyde V Falklrk Firhill Park. Glasgow.

Iptllorton V Albion Rovers Cappielow Park. Greenock (5 mins from Cartsdyke station). 3pm. After a reasonably good start to the season. Albion Rovers are rooted firmly to the bottom ofthe Division. and are unlikely to take any points from a Morton side who has performed well against both St Johnstone and Partick Thistle in recent weeks.

I Airdrie v Fortar Athletic Broomfieid. Airdrie (5 mins Airdrie station). 3pm.

I Hamilton Accies v Baith Rovers Douglas Park. Hamilton. 3pm.

I Meadowbanlt vAyr United Meadowbank

Stadium. London Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.

SECOND DIVISION I East Stirling v Cowdenbeath Firs Park.


Cumbernauld International Open Swim Meet, Tryst Sports Centre, 3—5 Nov, 0236 722131.

The aquatic equivalent at High Noon will take place in the rather unlikely setting at Cumbernauld on 4 and 5 November. when Adrian Moorhouse and Nick Gillingham meet in competition tor the tirst time since their European Championship gold medal in the summer. The venue tor the swimming showdown, the second event in the Milk In Action British Grand Prix. is to be the town's Tryst Sports Centre. As well as Moorhouse, the world record holder in the 100m breast-stroke, and Gillingham, who equalled the world record in the 200m breast-stroke, providing a major draw on their own, the organisers have ‘1 succeeded in attracting around a dozen other tinalists lrom the European

Championships as well as many at the Scottish team tor the Commonwealth Games next year.

So tar the selectors ol the national ‘pool’ at swimmers tor the Commonwealth Games have managed to avoid the troubled waters that have embroiled their counterparts in athletics. The latter encountered a somewhat petulant response lrom athletes who welcomed the squad limitations with the same relish that Bob Cratchit might have had tor a stall outing. Scottish swimmers still have the opportunity to quality at a later meeting at Leeds, though the results at Cumbernauld may be used as supporting evidence. However, the central Scotland meet will provide a great opportunity to see two at the tavourites tor Commonwealth Gold in action. (Boss Parsons)

Falkirk. 3pm.

I Kilmarnoclt v Dumbarton Rugby Park. Rugby Road. Kilmarnock. 3pm.

I Queen's Park v Stirling Albion llampden Park. Glasgow (5 mins Mount Florida and King‘s Park stations). 3pm.

I Stenhousemuir v Oueen oi the South Ochilview Park. Larbert. 3pm.

Saturday 4

PREMIER LEAGUE I Rangers v Celtic lbrox Stadium. Glasgow (2 mins lbrox underground). 3pm. Despite Souness‘s categorical denial of the rumour that he might be job-swapping with Kenny Dalglish. manager of Liverpool. the pressures on him to steer Rangers back into Europe. and especially the European (.‘up. still remain. Certainly. this match like so many Old Firm encounters could have an important impact on the the destination of the League title. even at this early stage ofthe season. I Hibernian v Hearts Easter Road stadium. Albion Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. The 3—0 defeat of Scotland by France in the World Cup qualifying match has added further weight to the view that fOotball skills are being sacrificed for Premier Division survival. This argument is usually accompanied by the assertion that fans should receive some of the blame for this trend because they apparently demand football which is faster and more physical than the versions available on the continent. Well. on the strength of the last derby match between these two clubs. held at Tynecastlc on a very wet Saturday afternoon in August. you would have been hard-pressed to find a handful of fans who would concur with this hypothesis. Not even Hearts fans. who at least had a victory to enjoy. could argue that what they had seen was the most edifying of spectacles. It might have been fast. it might have been furious. but it was nothing but scrappy and very poor entertainment. Derby matches tend to be nothing else. but this game reached new lows. Surely. neither the weather nor the standard of play can be as bad this time around. can it? I St Mirren v Motherwell Love Street. Paisley (5 mins from Gilmour Street station). 3pm. 1n the past. this fixture has commanded about as much attention as a Tory hustings in Castlemilk. With this fixture clashing with the Old Firm match not many miles away in what is reputedly SNP territory. there might be further reasons to feel that no more than the proverbial one man and his scruffy dog will journey to the often windswept terraces of Love Street. However. Motherwell have their own version ofthe Old Firm in former lbrox players. Paterson. Russell and Cooper. and are beginning to look like candidates for something a bit more respectable than the ill-fitting grey trenchcoat ofnear relegation that has been their garb in the recent past. As for St Mirren. to lose five against Dunfermline was shameful. Manager. Tony Fitzpatrick. said as much

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