The List selection ol the best in sporting events over the next lortnight. Sport is listed first by event and then by day.
ATHLETICS Saturday 26/Sunday 27
I Scottish National lndoorChampionships Kelvin Hall. Glasgow. 10am-5pm. This top indoor meeting will attract many of Scotland‘s best athletes and gives them a chance to check on the progress oftheir winter training. The event that immediately catches the eye is the Men’s (10m. with Elliot Bunney and Jamie Henderson taking on the favourite from York. Stephen Gookcy.
I Open Graded indoor Athletics Meeting Kelvin Hall. Glasgow. 7—9pm.
I Race Days Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. There are ten races in each meeting. starting at 7.45pm. £2.
I Race Days Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. Powderhall Stadium. Beavcrhall Road. Edinburgh. Each meeting includes 10 races. starting at 7.30pm. £2.50 Stand; £1.50 Ground. Race programme free with admission.
FOOTBALL Saturday 26
TENNENT'S SCOTTISH CUP THIRD ROUND I Airdrie V Hearts Broomfield. Airdrie 3pm. A very difficult away tie for Hearts. Even though Airdrie have suffered a loss of form recently the Edinburgh side will underestimate them at their peril.
I Clydebank v Ayr United Kilbowie Park. Clydebank. 3pm.
I Dundee v Brechin City Dens Park. Sandeman Street. Dundee. 3pm.
I East File v Dundee United Bayview Park. Methil. Fife. 3pm.
I Kilmarnock V Arbroath Rugby Park. Kilmarnock. 3pm.
I Partick Thistle v Falkirk Firhill. Firhiil Road. (ilasgow. 3pm.
I Raith Rovers v Hamilton Academicals Stark‘s Park. Pratt Street. Kirkcaldy. 3pm. -
I St Johnstone v Berwick Rangers McDiarmid Park. Perth. 3pm. St Johnstone's exploits in the last two Scottish Cups have both been ended by Glasgow Rangers. Still. Berwiek themselves once had a nice little result against the (ilasgow outfit a mere 30years ago. lsthis an omen for the I:ng|ishe|ub'.’ I Stirling Albion v Morton Annlield. Stirling. 3pm.
I East Stirling v Cowdenbeath Firs Park. l-‘alkirk. 3pm
I Queen‘s Park v Berwick Rangers llampden Park. ( ilasgow. 3pm.
I Stenhousemuir v Albion Rovers ()chilview Park. l.arbert. 3pm.
" WHOSEOUNDIIS m
January: month ol postponed matches and the third round of the Scottish Cup. It’s the time when the Davids dust all their slingshots and the Goliaths, despite their boss's orders, don’t sleep very well. Last year this stage at the competition produced only one real upset, when lnvemess Caley slipped through 5-4 on penalties against Airdrie. ln lact we had to wait until the fourth round tor the real shocker at last season’s competition, when Celtic were drawn against Rangers. Who said the authorities would never have the
balls to do it? This year, Rangers have copped an
. easier draw, for starters anyhow. They
are at home to Dunlermllne (Tue 29). Celtic again have to travel to Forlar where they scraped through last year by the odd goal. The most attractive ties, however, are at Broomlield where Airdrie take on Hearts, and at Firhlll where Partick Thistle eventually get the chance to square up to lirst division leaders Falklrk. (The recent league llxture between the two was abandoned only a couple oi hours before the kick-oil.) Clydebank may have to rely on their memories of last year’s semi-final against Celtic tor a longtime to come -Ayr United at home may prove too much for the Kllbowie club. And, alter their remarkable exploits in the league recently, St Johnstone, who meet Berwick Rangers at home, would appear to be likely candidates for a good cup run. In 1989, they reached the semi-ﬁnals only to be soundly thrashed by Rangers alter lorcing a replay. The ’Gers also put them out last year, in the third round.
So, who’s going to to tilt the trophy in 1991? Celtic, because it’s about time they had some good fortune and because I've got a tenner on them. (Ross Parsons)
TENNENT'S SCOTTISH CUP THIRD ROUND I Clyde V Hibernian Firhill. Firhill Road. Glasgow. 7.30pm.
I Rangers v Dunlennline lbrox Stadium. Glasgow. 7.30pm.
I Celtic V Dundee UItI Celtic Park . Gallowgate. Glasgow. 3pm. The Celtic board have done nothing. apart from a couple of face-saving exercises. to inspire the team's massive support. Perhaps ifthe loyal legions had been more fickle in their affections for the team then McGinn and co would have had their bottoms kicked earlier. llas all hope of matchingthe set—up at lbrox gone west‘.’ Will Celtic fans be rewarded for their trust'.’ Or will the youngsters from Tannadice add further to the pall of misery hanging over Parkhead'.’ I Hibernian V Motherwell Easter Road Stadium. Albion Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. Both teams will breathe a sigh of reliefif the proposed restructuring ofthe leagues means no relegation from the Premier Division this season. in the meantime.
I libs have the unenviable task of tryingto get out of their worst slump in living memory.
I St Johnstone v Rangers Mcl)iarmid Park. Perth. 3pm. Can anyone halt
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Rangers‘ glide toward the Championship title? The McDiarmid Park mob will be hoping to have a go.
I St htirren v Dunlermline Love Street. Paisley. 3pm. Still unable to find awinning formula. St Mirren have had. as Victor put it. ‘very bad luck for the side.‘ lfthings don‘t change soon this could translate to very bad luck for the manager.
I Dundee v Hamilton Dens Park. Sandeman Street. Dundee. 3pm. After the confusion of the recent spate oflate call-offs. the Scottish League recommend that fans contact Mystic Meg before travelling to the stadium.
I Kilmamock v Clydebank Rugby Park. Kilmarnock. 3pm. Killie are still hopeful of winning promotion to the top ﬂight.
I Meadowbank Thistle vAirdrie Meadowbank Stadium. London Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.
I Morton V Falkirk Cappielow Park. Greenoek. 3pm.
I Partick Thistle v Ayr United Firhill. Firhill Road. Glasgow. 3pm.
I Albion Rovers v Stirling Albion Cliftonhill, Coatbridge. 3pm.
I Alloa AIItleIiC V Stranraer Recreation Park. Alloa. 3pm.
I Cowdenbeath v Arbroath Central Park. Cowdenbeath. 3pm.
I Dumbarton v Stenhousemuir Boghead. Dumbarton. 3pm.
I East File v Queen's Park Bayview Park. Methil. Fife. 3pm.
ICE HOCKEY ' Saturday 26
BRITISH PREMIER LEAGUE
I Ayr Raiders v Cardltl Devils Ayr Ice Rink, Limekilns Road. Ayr. 7pm. The troubled Ayr club have slipped up badly in their recent league fixtures and the Devils will be determined to exploit their opponents’ vulnerability.
I File Flyers v Nottingham Panthers Kirkcaldy Ice Rink. Kirkealdy.7.15pm. £3 (£1.75). Fife get first shot at the Panthers. on their trip north.
I Murraylield Racers v Nottingham Panthers Murrayfield Ice Rink, Riversdale Crescent, Edinburgh. 6.30pm. £4 (£2.50). The Flyers are currently the best bet for bringing the title north ofthe border again and Nottingham are unlikely to dent their ambitions much.
I Murraylield Racers v White Bay Warriors Murrayfield lce Rink. Riversdale Crescent. Edinburgh. 6.30pm. £4 (£2.50). I File Flyers v Solihull Barons Kirkcaldy Ice Rink. Kirkcaldy, 7.15pm. £3 (£1 .75). NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION 1
I Glasgow Summit Saints v Slough Jets Summit Centre, Minerva Way. Finnieston. Glasgow. 4.45pm. £3.50 (£2).
BRITISH PREMIER LEAGUE
I Murraylield Racers v File Flyers Murrayfield Ice Rink. Riversdale Crescent. Edinburgh. 6.30pm. £4 (£2.50). One ofthe hardest fought local derbies in the game.
RUGBY Saturday 26
MCEWAN'S NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION 1 I Stewart's/Melville FP v Kelso Inverleith. Ferry Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. Although Edinburgh sides currently dominate the First Division of the McEwan‘s League with Heriot‘s. Edinburgh Academicals and Boroughmuir occupying the t0p three places respectively. Stewart‘s/Melville are way behind them. In fact they are level on points with the bottom club Kelso. MCEWAN'S NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION 2 I Corstorphine v Kirkcaldy Union Park. North Saughton Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. I Glasgow Academicals v West at Scotland New Anniesland. Hclcnsburgh Drive, Glasgow. 3pm.
I Hillhead/Jordanhlll v Royal High Hughenden. Hughenden Road. Glasgow. 3pm.
I Watsonians v Ayr Myreside. Myresidc Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.
I Scotland V Wales Murrayﬁeld. Edinburgh. 2pm. A guaranteed full house will be expecting Scotland to repeat the kind of form they showed last season.