The List selection oi the best In sporting events overthe next lortnight. Sport Is listed tirst by event and then bydey.

Saturday 24

I Scottish Six-Stage noad Belay Championship Livingston South Railway Station, noon. The defending champions are Edinburgh Southern Harriers.



I City oi Edinburgh V HIM Meadowbank Sports Centre, London Road, Edinburgh, 6.30pm.

I East End V Paisley Eastbank Academy, Academy Street, Shettleston, Glasgow,



I City of Edinburgh v Bo'ness Wildcats Meadowbank Sports Centre, London Road, Edinburgh, 8.15pm.

Sunday 25


I Milli V Edinburgh Royals The Forum. Livingston, 1pm.


I HIM V Cumnoclt The Forum, Livingston, 3pm.

I Kitchen: Plus Saints v CIty oi Edinburgh Newbattle High School, Dalkeith, near Edinburgh, 4.15pm.

Friday 30 and Saturday 31

I 11-17 Four iiatlons Championships (Men) lnverclyde Recreation Centre, Largs. Phone 031 317 7260 for details.

Saturday 31

I Chalnnan's Cup (Man 8. Women) Meadowbank Sports Centre, London Road, Edinburgh, 4pm. The Cup Final for those teams who lost their first ties in the Scottish Cup.



I East End V Dundee Eastbank Academy, Academy Street, Shettleston, Glasgow, 3.20pm.

I Cumnoclt V IAIIA Cumnock Academy, Ayr Road, Cumnock, 3pm.

Monday 26

I Donnie ilood v Keith Wallace, Alex Dickson v Bruno Vaterro Hospitality lnn, Cambridge Street, Glasgow, 7.30pm , £30. Interestingly, the more prestigious fight, between Dickson and Vaterro, is scheduled as a supporting bout to the Hood-Wallace contest, which is an offical British bantamweight eliminator. Wallace, from Liverpool, is a former Commonwealth champion in the flyweight division. and Hood is the current Scottish title-holder at the lighter weight. Dickson, the former British lightweight champion, is staging a bit of a comeback, having had a bit of a rough time in the last year. However, his work will be cut out against Vaterro, who has lost only two out of sixteen fights.


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The World Cup hovers above the nation like a dark brooding cloud on the horizon, as Iiicllvanney might put it, in his ilowery commentary box-speak. Well, ii we can’twin the thing we can at least talk exhaustiver about it. Prior to the summer deluge oi Iootball, the next topic on the agendas oi the bar-room coaches are the iriendly matches against Yugoslavia B and Argentina, on 27 and 28 March.

Choosing the squads tor these two test-matches seems to have brought

out the schoolteacher in Mr noxburgh. He has punished the Liverpool duo,

Gillespie and tilcol, ior playing truant from the class trip to Genoa, and shown his suspicion of the sick notes that McClair and Leighton proiiered by relegatlng them to the B squad and the bench respectively. ‘Teach has made It clear that he will brook no Indlscipiine In his meticulous preparations tor this summer's prize-giving In Italy. Besides his star pupils (Altiten, Cough, Johnston, McColst, McLeish and head-boy McStay) he will probably give one or two oi the scholarship lads a chance to shine In the ilrst eleven (Leveln and Collins). Meanwhile the B intematlonal at Fir Park will provide a great opportunity for those whose report cards have not been up to scratch to ‘try harder’.

Chanting his mantra ‘There are no easy games In lntemational iootbail’ Boxburgh will ultimately be planning renovations, ratherthan a dramatic rebuilding oi the team.

As tor the opposition, it is lilter that the walking soap opera - Maradona will be on the pitch having recovered irom an anirle injury. Apparently it’s only his hand which receives special attention from on high. The Rape" strilrer can put the wind up any deience in the world, never mind one as protligate as Scotland’s. The rest oi his side are no slouches either. Hence It may well prove to be a teaming experience-ior us, ratherthan them. (Boss Parsons)

Scotland B vs Yugoslavia B, Fir Park, Motherwell. 27 Mar. Scotland vs Argentina, Hampden Park, Glasgow, 28 Mar.

Thursday 29

I Scottish ABA Championships Grangemouth Sports Centre, Abbots Road, Grangemouth, 7.30pm, £5 and £4. The finals in all weights.

Friday 23—Sunday 25

I Bank oi Scotland Scottish Schools Championship Murrayfield Ice Rink, Riversdale Crescent, Edinburgh. Friday 2pm; Saturday 9am; Sunday first semi lOam, fina12pm. Defending champions, Breadalbane Academy from Atholl, will be competing, but with a different line-up.


I Race Days Greyhound racing now takes place five times a week: on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays. Fridays and Saturdays; with 10 races on a Monday and Friday. 11 on a Tuesday and Thursday, 12

on a Saturday. All races begin at 7.45pm, except on a Saturday, when proceedings commence at 7.30pm. Shawfield Stadium, RuthergIen Road, Glasgow.


I Race Days Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, Powderhall Stadium, Beaverhall Road, Edinburgh. Each meeting begins at 7. 15pm, with 10 races on Mondays and 12 on Wednesdays and Saturdays. There's a BAGS meeting on Thursday 5 beginning at 1.22pm.


Saturday 24


I iiearts V St iAIrren Tynecastle Park, Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, 3pm.

I Duniennllne V Celtic East End Park, Halbeath Road, Dunfermline, 3pm.

I Bangers v Hibernian Ibrox Stadium, Govan , Glasgow (2 mins Ibrox underground), 3pm.


I Clydebank V ilaith Rovers Kilbowie Park,

Clydebank (2 mins from Singer station),


I Clyde V Albion hovers Firhill, Maryhill, Glasgow (from Hope Street, buses 60, 61 and 66) , 3pm.

I Ayr United V Falkirir Somerset Park, Ayr, 3pm.

I Meadowbank v PartlchThistle Meadowbank Stadium, London Road, Edinburgh (from Princes Street, buses 26, 86, 85, 4, 44,15), 3pm.

I Morton V Foriar Cappielow Park, Greenock (5 mins Cartsdyke station), 3pm.

I iiarnllton V St Johnstone Douglas Park, Hamilton (2 mins from Hamilton West station), 3pm.

I Airdrie V Alioa Broomfield , Airdrie (5 mins from Airdrie station), 3pm. SECOND DIVISION

I East Stirling v Stanhousarnuir Firs Park, Falkirk (5 mins Grahamston station),

3 m.

I Dumbarton v Kilmamocir Boghead, Dumbarton (10 mins Dumbarton East station), 3pm.

I Stirling Albion v Stranraer Annfieid, Stirling, 3pm.

Sunday 25

I Indoor Sixes Coasters Arena, Grangemouth Road, Falkirk. 1pm, £1.50. A variety of teams from the three 8&0 divisions, including Hearts, Dunfermline, Stirling Albion, Alloa, Falkirk and East Stirling, will be taking part. Additionally, as a curtain-raiser to the final, there will be an exhibition match, featuring the Scottish women‘s international side playing a team taken from their U-21 squad.

Tuesday 27

I Friendly International: Scotland Bv Yugoslavia D Fir Park, Motherwell. Stand: £6, ground £2, 7.30pm.

Wednesday 28

I Friendly lntamational: Scotland v Argentina Hampden Park, Glasgow (5 mins Mount Florida and King‘s Park stations). Centre stand £10, wing £8, front stand £6, ground £2; family section £2 (parent), £1 (child), 8pm. See panel.

Saturday 31


I Dunierrnilne v Dundee United East End Park, Halbeath Road, Dunfermline, 3pm. I Bangers v Dundee Ibrox Stadium, Govan, Glasgow (2 mins Ibrox underground), 3pm.

I Hibernian V Hearts Easter Road Stadium, Albion Road, Edinburgh, 3pm. I St Iirren V Iotherwaii Love Street, Paisley (5 mins Gilmour Street station), 3pm.


I Partick Thistle V Clydebank Firhill Park , Maryhill, Glasgow (from Hope Street, buses nos 60, 61 and 66), 3pm.

I Falkirir v Morton Brockville, Falkirk (100 yards Grahamston station), 3pm

I Albion Rovers v Meadowbank Cliftonhill, Coatbridge (10 mins from Coatdykc station), 3pm.

64 The List 23 March 5 April 1990