Events are listed alphabetically by sport. . then by day. Sport Listings compiled byTom ' Lappin.
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. I’owderhall Stadium. Beay'erhall Road. Iidinburgh. Each meeting includes ten races. startingat 7.30pm. £2.50 Stand. Race programme free with admission.
FOOTBALL Saturday 28
PREMIER LEAGUE I Airdrie v St Johnstone Broomfield. Airdrie. 3pm. Airdrie will need to make the most ofgames like this if they are to keep clear of the relegation zone. St Johnstone have still to find the form that made them last year's surprise team.
I Dundee Utd v Motherwell 'l‘annadice Park. 'I'annadice Street. Dundee. 3pm.
I Dunlermline v St Mirren East End Park. Dunfermline. 3pm. Already Iookinglike the two heading down. and it‘sonly October. I Falkirk v Hearts Brocky'ille. I’alkirk. 3pm. I‘alkirk. just about holding theirown in the Premier so far. take on the surprise leaders. with Joe Jordan's team looking to pick up a couple of important away points. I Hibs V Celtic Easter Road Stadium. Albion Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. Ilibs' miraculous start to the season is still enthralling their fans. Down at Paradise. things aren‘t going so well for Brady‘s boys. An intriguing clash in prospect.
I Rangers v Aberdeen Ibrox Stadium. Glasgow. 3pm. The champions take on the runners-up in a match that could assume vital importance towards the end ofthe season. Rangers seem to have been getting by cruising in neutral so far. but will need to step up a gear for the visit of the Dons.
I Clydebank v Stirling Albion Kilbow‘ie Park. Clydebank. 3pm.
I Kilmarnock v Raith Rovers Rugby I’ark. Kilmarnock. 3pm.
I Meadowbank Thistlev NamilfonMeadow-bank Stadium. London Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.
I Morton v Ayr United (‘appielow Park. Greenock. 3pm.
I Albion Rovers v Brechin (‘liftonhilL Coatbridge. 3pm.
I Cowdenbeath v Berwick (‘entral Park. Cowdenbeath. 3pm.
I Dumbarton V East Fife Boghead. Dumbarton. 3pm.
I East Stirling v Stenhousemuir Firs I’ark. Firs Street. I’alkirk. 3pm.
I Queen's Park v Queen Of The South I Ilampden Park. (ilasgow. 3pm. L___ - _.
It the smell of petrol and the mighty throb oi 500cc ol highly-tuned motorbike pounding round a miniscule
- track at 70mph leaves you weak at the
knees, then you’ll probably be praying for a dry afternoon on Sunday 6. The Shawtield Speedway Stadium in Glasgow will be hosting the deciding Inter-Nations Championship match of the 1991 season — abandoned atterjust a few races in July due to torrential rain.
The top 21 riders from Britain,
' Australia and Sweden will be
competing in the eighteen~race meeting, with the Swedes generally
thought to have the strongest team.
. Although the British team has recently ‘ lost some of their better riders due to
injury, both they and the Swedes took
one of the previous heats each.
While they are not in with much of a chance, promoter Neil Maciarlane reckons thatthe local support will be
behind the Australian team who are fielding the in-torm Jason Lyons. ‘He onlyjoined us (Glasgow Tigers) last year as a rookie, but already he’s one of the hottest prospects to come out of Australia recently,‘ says Maciarlane. Lyons will be ably supported by Shane Bowes, who is currently wowing the thousands who regularly turn out for speedway in Poland.
But the real throttle-merchants to thrill the young audience at Shawlands will be world number two Tony Rickardsson and Henka Gustasson of Sweden. ‘They are young, dynamic and don’t know the meaning of the word “accident”, according to Maciarlane, who says that Speedway makes for a different breed oi people. ‘They are just nutters. Would you hurtle round a bend at 70 miles an hour on a motorbike with no brakes?‘ (Thom Dibdin)
The Inter-Nations match is at Shawtield Stadium, Glasgow at 3pm on Sunday 6.
I Airdrie v Rangers Broomfield. Airdrie. 3pm.
I Celtic V Hearts (‘eltic I’ark. (iallowgate. (ilasgow'. 3pm. A tough test for I learts. who despite their Itiin League position have a tendency to struggle at I’arkhead. I Falkirk v Dundee United Brockyille. Falkirk. 3pm. An entertaining game in prospect. with Dundee L'nited's Argentinian signing Rojas offering a
touch of the esotic in a provincial league game.
I Hibs v Dunlermline lizister Road Stadium. Albion Road. Iidinburgh. 3pm. 'I‘wo points for I libs should consolidate their healthy League placing.
I Ayr V Stirling Albion Somerset I’ark. Somerset Road. Ayr. 3pm.
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I Clydebank v Meadowbank Kilbowie I’ark. ('Iydebank. 3pm.
I Dundee v Partick Thistle Dens I’ark. Sandeman Street. Dundee. 3pm. Dundee blew their promotion chances at the last gasp. last season. 'I'hey‘y'e started well this year. but inconsistency could still be their downfall.
I Morton V Montrose (’appielow I’ark. (ircenock. 3pm.
I Raith Rovers v Hamilton Stark's I’ark. I’ratt Street. Kirkcaldy 3pm.
I Alloa Athletic V Dumbarton Recreation Park. Alloa. 3pm.
I Clyde v Queen's Park Douglas I’ark. Ilamilton, 3pm.
PREMIER LEAGUE I Dunlermline v Fatkirk Iias‘t lind I’ark.
I Dunlermline. i ._~tipm
I Motherwell v Celtic l-‘ir l’at k.
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I Rangers v Hibernian Ibros Stadium. (ilasflow . 7.3“pm. .-\ sterner test for I libs taking on the champions in IIicit‘own backyard
I Kilmarnock v Morton Rugby I’ark. Kilmarnock. 7.3tlpm. IPartick IIIISIIBVCIVUCDRRNI'ITITIII. l
I Hearts v Aberdeen ‘i'y tic-castle I’at‘k. Iidinbttrgh. 7.30pm.
I St Mirrenv StJohnstone I.t)\‘c‘ Street. I’aisley . 7.30pm.
I Hamilton v AyrUnited Douglas I’ark. Ilamilton. 7.3(lpm.
I Meadowbank Thistle v Fortar Meadow batik Stadium. Izdinburgh. 7.3llpm.
RUGBY Saturday 5
RUGBY WORLD CUP
I Scotland v Japan Meadow bank Stadium. Izdinburgh. The start of the World ( 'up with the Scots taking on one ofthc unknowns. As they say 'therc are no minnows at this Ieyel’. and ‘it only takesa second to score a try '. See feature.
RUGBY WORLD CUP
I Scotland V Zimbabwe Meadowbank Stadium. Iidinburgh. Scotland's second group match with the team hoping togct the points in the bag before they meet the Irish. See feature.
I Brett Saunders Testimonial I’owdcrhall Stadium. Ileayerhall Road. Iidinburgh.
7. I5pm. A benefit for the Iidinburgh (iulf Monarchs skipper tn his tenth year with
the club. A great array of talent on display should ensure a memorable night.
I Edinburgh Gull Monarchs v Exeter Falcons l’owdet'hall Stadium. Ileayerhall Road. Iidinburgh. 7. 15pm. 'I‘he penultimate Suttbrite League match. with Monarchs requiring toseore 52 towin theaggregatc bonus point. Steye Regeling's I-"alcons won‘t make it easy.
I Australia v Denmark v Great Britain
Shawlteld Stadium. (ilztsgtiys'. 3pm. A rare chance for(ilaswegianstosee someofthe world's best riders in action in this ; three-way international challenge. I
STOCK CAR RACING Saturday 5 i
I Racing Racew'all. ('ow denbeath. 7pm. I-‘ormula 2. Saloons. Bangers and Minis
are the attractions juddering around the I‘ifc track.