3pm. Having lost their Second Round Cup match to Stranraer on penalties, Kilmarnock will be looking for revenge, especially if their hope of securing promotion to the First Division is to be sustained.
I Stenhousemuirv Dumbarton Ochilview Park, Larbert, 3pm.
Sunday 28—Monday 29
I Tennents Sixes Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow. Sessions 1 and 2 (2-5pm and 7-10pm on Sunday) each cost £5 for adults, £2.50 for children. Session 3 (6.45—1(l.30pm on Monday) is already sold out. See panel.
I Hibernian v Motherwell Easter Road Stadium, Albion Road, Edinburgh, 3pm. Having recently scored an important away victory against Motherwell in a rearranged fixture which was played a couple of weeks ago, I libs must be confident of repeating the exercise, even if their home form has been appalling in the last couple of months. However, for a team who seem to prefer playing as far away from their home support as possible, prior to the Cup match against Brechin they had not scored a goal in aSaturday away match since last season. When? Answers on a postcard.
I Dunfermline V SI Mirren East End Park, Halbeath Road, Dunfermline, 3pm. Again, a recent rearranged fixture between these two suggests a St Mirren victory. which, if it was to happen, could place Dunfermline in the second-to-last spot in the league and not too many points ahead of Dundee (who are at home to Celtic today).
I Rangers v Dundee United lbrox stadium, Glasgow (2 mins lbrox underground), 3pm. All of a sudden. United are being tipped as king-makers. with an ability to steal points offthe title challengers.
I Ayr United v Partick Thistle Somerset Park, Ayr, 3pm. Didn‘t this column say, ages ago, that misgivings were beginning to surface amongst the Thistle support suggesting that Sandy Clark was not the right man for the job as manager ofthe team? With defeats becoming a regular feature of the Jags season, it would seem that his position at the club is already becoming untenable, though it would be outrageous if the board were to consider giving him the sack at such an early stage of his tenure.
IAlbion Roversv Falkirk Cliftonhill Park, Coatbridge (10 mins Coatdyke station), 3pm.
I Clyde V Airdrie Firhill Park, Maryhill, Glasgow (from Hope Street, buses nos 60, 61 and 66),3pm.
I Hamilton v Clydebank Douglas Park. Hamilton (2 mins Hamilton West station), 3pm.
I Morton v Alioa Cappielow Park, Greenock (5 mins Cartsdyke station), 3pm. SECOND DIVISION
I Stirling Albion v Queen's Park Annﬁeld Park, Stirling, 3pm.
I Dumbarton v Kilmamock Boghead, Dumbarton (10 mins Dumbarton East station), 3pm.
HOCKEY Saturday 27
I Women's indoor Club Championship Bell‘s Sports Centre, Hay Street, Perth, l0am. After the success of this year's Glenfiddich Tournament, where Dundee‘s NMP Menzieshill narrowly lost, 7-6, to defending champions, Club An Der Alsterm from Hamburg, this event should be welcomed by recent converts to the game. The tournament will be organised on a league basis, and, as usual, the participants have been selected as district representatives. Although defending
56 The List 26 January - 8 February 1990
OFF THE BAR
Brewers’ money flows into football these days as swiftly as their products pour in (and out) of the punters. The result, to deftly use a footballing phrase, is that some trophy cabinets have begun to resemble drinks cabinets. The Skol Cup, the Bells' Manager of the Month Award and the Tennents’ Scottish Cup are all on offer. Some teams of course, are on the wagon.
The next collusion between brewery sponsorship and Scottish football will be the seventh Tennents' Sixes, 28 and 29 January at the SECC. Though often regarded as the Des O’Connor of the Football season - lightly diverting but of no real import, the beer boys have poured £130,000 oi prize-money into if. Hence, all ten Premier League clubs will again participate. Last year’s winners Rangers along with Ribs, St Mirren and the two Dundee sides form group one; playing each other on the afternoon of Sunday 28. The other five Premier League teams will battle it out that evening with the top two teams
_ from each group graduating to the final
stages the following evening.
Although the clubs involved tend to field, or ratherfloor, a mixed pool of first team players and lesser known faces, they play with the enthusiasm if not the ‘total commitment’ of a Souness challenge. The audience too will be enthusiastic if not passionate. Tickets for the tournament are currently selling out faster than for a ferry leaving Beirut. Meanwhile, the armchair punters will be hoping to toast the kind of flowing footy that keeps Jock Brown searching for synonyms of ‘marvellous'. (Ross Parsons) The Tennents’ Sixes, SECC, Glasgow. 2-5pm and 7—10pm Sun 28 Jan; GAS-10.30pm Mon 29 Jan.
champions, Glasgow Western Kiick Photopoint, are tipped to win the championship again, they will be hard-pressed by all the other teams, namely Edinburgh Bruntsfield Sports, Aberdeen Bon Accord, Perthshire PSPC and Melrose Burts.
Saturday 3 and Sunday 4
I Senior Indoor Inter-District Hockey Tournament (Women) Wishaw Sports Centre, Alexander Street, Wishaw, starts 9am on both days. A district version ofthe club championship, with East and West current joint favourites.
[HEE— Friday 26 and Saturday 27
I Ayr Ayr Racecourse. Whitietts Road, Ayr. Club £10, Paddock £5, Carrick Stand concessionsi‘l. National Hunt racing on both days, each starting at 1pm. with Friday‘s racing including the West of Scotland Pattern Chase and Saturday‘s featuring the Seagram 100 Piper‘s Championship (Qualifier) (4 year-old novices hurdle race).
ICE HOCKEY Tuesday 30
CAPITAL FOODS SCOTTISH LEAGUE I Ayr Raiders v Murrayfield Racers Murrayfield Ice Rink, Riversdaie Crescent, Edinburgh, 8pm. Because Ayr couldn't ﬁnd ice, this match has had to be switched to Edinburgh. The Raiders should be playing Keith Gretzky, whose brother, Wayne, is reputed to be the highest-paid sportsman in the world and is readily acknowledged to be the world‘s most accomplished ice hockey player. While Wayne plays for the Los Angeles Kings, bought for 36m from the Edmonton Oilers, Keith has come to Scotland to ﬁll in for the injured Danny Shea. Despite being jet-lagged and beleaguered by a considerable amount of press attention (including a TV crew from
Canada), he made a very favourable impression in his debut match, against Peterborough Pirates. In comparison to Shea, Gretzky has already shown himself to be a much more direct player, alwayson the lookout for a goal-scoring opportunity.
HEINEKEN BRITISH PREMIER LEAGUE
I Murrayfield Racers v Whitley Warriors Murrayfield Ice Rink, Riversdaie Crescent, Edinburgh, 6.30pm.
I Fife Flyers v Durham Wasps Kirkcaldy Ice Rink, 7.15pm.
I Ayr Raiders v Nottingham Panthers Ayr Ice Rink, Limekilns Road, Ayr, 7pm. With Gretzky now established in the ranks, Ayr‘s hopes of finishing in the top six ofthe league, and therefore qualifying for the play~offs which take place in April. seem a good deal more likely.
I Murrayfield Racers v Nottingham Panthers Murrayfield Ice Rink, Riversdaie Crescent, Edinburgh, 6.30pm.
I Ayr Raiders v Whitley Warriors Summit Centre, Minerva Way, Finnieston Cross, Glasgow, 4.30pm.
I Scottish Kendo Championships Burnhill Sports Centre, Toryglen Road, Rutherglen, Glasgow, 2pm. Kendo— the way of the sword — is the ancient fencing style of the Japanese Samuri , and although it is not nearly as popular as many other martial arts, there are five clubs who teach this venerable practice.
LACROSSE Saturday 3
I Glasgow v Edinburgh Springburn Park,
Broomfield Road. Glasgow. noon. See DaneL
NETBALL Saturday 3
I Home International Kelvin Hall. Argyle Street, Glasgow, 12.30pm, £5(£3). The annual clash between Scotland and England. in this case involving the U-21 and senior sides, sees Scotland looking for revenge in a sport which the English have dominated the fixture for years. The last time netball received any sort ofmajor coverage by the media was in 1987, when Crownpoint, Glasgow, hosted a World Tournament, where Scotland finished joint 9th and England 4th, and it is perhaps time for interest in the sport to pick up again. However, the failure oflast year‘s pilot National League has not helped improve the sport‘s profile, with the return ofthe District Leagues perhaps perpetuating limited ambitions. Ofall the Districts, Glasgow‘s is the strongest . with Scotstoun and St Margaret Mary‘s the dominant teams.
Scotland‘s participation in Five Nations Championship kicks-off with a match against Ireland in Dublin on Saturday 3, with the Scots confident that they could figure highly in the final placings. Despite one or two concerns about the fitness of the front row, excepting prop, David Sole, of course, the Scots‘ pack looks set to win a lot of ball for the backs from both the set-piece and the loose.
MCEWAN'S NATIONAL LEAGUE, DIVISION ‘I I Stewart's-Melville v Gala lnverlcith. Ferry Road, Edinburgh, 2.30pm.
I Boroughmuir v Glasgow High/Kelvinside Meggetland, Colinton Road, Edinburgh, 2.30pm.
I West of Scotland v Edinburgh Acads Burnbrae. Glasgow Road, Milngavie, 2.30pm.
MCEWAN'S NATIONAL LEAGUE, DIVISION 2 I Corstorphine v Watsonians Union Park. Carricknowe Parkway, Edinburgh. 2.30pm.
I Edinburgh Wands v Kirkcaldy Murrayfield, Corstorphine Road. Edinburgh. 2.30pm.
VOLLEYBALL Saturday 27
ROYAL BANK NATIONAL LEAGUE, MEN'S DIVISION ONE
I Airdrie V Krystal Kiear Columba Sports Centre, Coatbridge, 2.30pm.
I Bellshill Cardinals v East Kilbride Cardinal Newman High School, Bellshill, Glasgow, noon.
I So Ragani v Faikirk St Ninian‘s High School. Rouken Glen Road, Eastwood, Glasgow. 2.30pm.
ROYAL BANK NATIONAL LEAGUE, WOMEN'S DIVISION ONE
I Airdrie v Hydrasun Tullos Columba Sports Centre. Coatbridge, 12.30pm.
I Glasgow Bannennan v Falkirk Bannerman CEC. Glasgow Road. Ballieston, 2.30pm.
ROYAL BANK NATIONAL LEAGUE, MEN'S DIVISION ONE
I Airdrie V EBSI Kilbride Columba Sports Centre, Coatbridge, 2.30pm.
I Su Ragazzi v Krystal Kiear St Ninian's High School, Rouken Glen Road. Eastwood, Glasgow, 2.30pm.
I Bellshill Cardinals v Kinleith Plant Cardinal Newman High School. Bellshill, Glasgow, noon.
ROYAL BANK NATIONAL LEAGUE, WOMEN’S DIVISION ONE
I Airdrie v Provincial Insurance (‘olumba Sports Centre. Coatbridge, 12.30pm.
I Glasgow Bannennan v Hydrasun Tullos Bannerman CEC. Glasgow Road, Ballieston, 2.30pm.