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§gturday 14 and Sunday

Scottish Invitation Singles Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh. The best players in Scotland in a special invitation event. On the Saturday from ll)am—6.3()pm are all the rounds up to and including the quarter-finals. On Sunday. the semi-finals begin at 11.30am and the finals at 2pm. Admission each day is£1 .50 (75p).

EE— Glasgow

I Race Days Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, Shawficld Stadium, Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. There are ten races in each meeting, starting at 7.45pm. £2.

Edinburgh

I Race Days Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, Powderhall Stadium, Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh. Each meeting includes ten races, starting at 7.30pm. £2.50 Stand; £1 .50 Ground. Race programme free with admission.

FOOTBALL Saturday 7

TENNENT'S SCOTTISH CUP 1st ROUND

I Albion Rovers v Arbroath Cliftonhill. Coatbridge. 3pm.

I Alloa Athletic V Hawick Recreation Park. Alloa. 3pm.

I East Stirling v Dumbarton Firs Park. Firs Street, Falkirk. 2pm.

PREMIER LEAGUE

I Airdrie V Aberdeen Broomfield. Airdrie. 3pm. Hopefully Aberdecn‘s keeper can manage to aim his fists at the ball rather than opponents‘ faces in this game. Ifhe can control himself. it should be a comfortable afternoon for the Dons.

I Dundee Utd V Celtic Tannadice Park. Tannadice Street. Dundee. 3pm. Two almost-sides this year, although Brady has certainly instilled a good deal ofstyle back into his team. Celtic to win. 2-3.

I Dunlermline v Hearts East End Park. Dunlermline. 3pm. Just what the championship pace-setters need at this time of year an easy work-out against the woeful Fifers.

I Falkirit V Motherwell Brockville. Falkirk. 3pm. Falkirk are still just about holding their own in the Premier League, whilst Motherwell look like they may have to battle right to the end of the season.

I Hibs V St Mirren Easter Road Stadium. Albion Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. And another even more impressive ‘91 success story. Hibs. looks set to carry on rolling. But if the Saints can win at lbrox.thcy‘re capable of doing it anywhere.

I Rangers v St Johnstone Ibrox Stadium. Glasgow. 3pm. Another lowly team for Walter Smith‘s men to find difficulty with. no doubt.

FIRST DIVISION

I Clydebanltv Dundee Kilbowie Park. Clydebank. 3pm. Leaders Dundee in what could be a hard-fought battle against the improving Clydcbank.

I Kilmamoclt v Stirling Albion Rugby Park. L Kilmarnock. 3pm.

Fencing: just one of the sports on oller at Kelvin Hall

1991 , for those who didn’t know, has been the Year of Sport in Scotland. The aim ol the organisers, the Scottish Sports Council, has been to raise interest and participation in sports generally and also to encourage local authorities to continue their investment in sportiacilities.

Now, with the end of the year approaching, the Kelvin Hall sports centre will be opening its doors tor a iinal celebration. ‘There’s going to be a real party atmosphere’ says Pauline Williams oi the SSC, ‘and what we want most oi all is ior people to come along and be prepared to have a go. So bring your kit.’

And there is plenty to have a go at. All oi the hall's iacilities will be available tor the day so, in addition having access to the running track and badminton courts, participants will be able to have lree iitness tests and try out organised keep iit sessions.

There are also some sports which are

not so familiar. Those who wince at the prospect oi aerobics orcircuittraining could try iencing while sharp- shooters might take part in indoor clay-pigeon shooting. There’s no need to be put oil by the prospect oi ricocheting bullets though, because the ammunition will be a laser.

One at the successes oi Channel 4's innovative sports broadcasting policy, Kabbadi, will also have an airing. The Strathclyde Asian Sports Association will demonstrate this elaborate torm ol tag.

To complete the itinerary, Radio Clyde’s roadshow will be in attendance, and theirwill be both a celebrity sports challenge and a junior sports quiz. Last, but by no means least, all the day‘s events will be tree, so there really is no excuse.

(Philip Parr) Year of Sport Festival, Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Sun 8 Dec.

I Meadowbank Thistle v Raith Rovers Meadowbank Stadium. London Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.

I Morton v Particlt Thistle Cappielow Park.

Grecnock. 3pm. Sunday8

D G 0 CUP FINAL

I Aer Hamilton Fir Park. Motherwell. 2.30pm. This is the big one. OK. sothat may be something of an exaggeration but it's good to see that. of all the teamsthat could have come this far. it‘s two ofthe most stylish who have actually made it. Please note that the match is all-ticket.

Saturday 14

PREMIER LEAGUE

I Airdrie V Hibernian Broomfield. Airdrie. 3 m.

I Celtic v St Mirren Celtic Park. Gallowgate. Glasgow. 3pm. Well. the Saints have already conquered Rangers. maybe now it‘s the Celts' turn. Don't hold your breath though.

I Dundee Utd v Dunlermline Tannadice Park. Tannadice Street. Dundee. 3pm.

I Falltirlt V Rangers Brockville. Falkii'k. 3pm.

I Hearts v Motherwell 'I‘ynccastlc Park. (iorgic Road. Izdinburgh. 3pm.

“The List 6— 19 December 1991

Motherwell should present no problem to Joe Jordon‘s genuine contenders.

FIRST DIVISION

I Ayr V Particlt Thistle Somerset Park. Somerset Road. Ayr. 3pm.

I Clydebank v Kilmarnoclt Kilbowic Park. Clytlcbar1k.3prtt.

I Hamilton V Forlar Douglas Park. Ilamilton. 3pm.

I Morton V Dundee Cappielow Park. Greenock. 3pm.

I Raith Rovers v Stirling Albion Stark's Park. Pratt Street. Kirkcaldy. 3pm. SECOND DIVISION

I Alloa Athletic V Stranraer Recreation Park. Alloa. 3pm.

I Dumbarton v Cowdenbeath Boghcad. Dumbarton. 3pm.

I East Stirling v Clyde Firs- Park. Firs Street. Falkirk. 3pm.

I Queen's Park V Arbroath llampden Park. Glasgow. 3pm.

GEE}— Monday 9 and Saturday 14

I Edinburgh Musselburgh Racecourse. Musselburgh. Club £8, paddock £4. Two meetings over the sticks. First race at 12.45pm on Monday and 12.40pm on Saturday.

ICE HOCKEY

Friday 6

CAPITAL FOODS CHALLENGE

l Murraylield Racers v File Flyers Murrayfield ice-rink. Edinburgh. The third in a special five-match series which lst division Flyers currently lead 2-(l. Their Premier Division opponents will be looking for revenge in this one. Face-offis at 7.30 am.

LTl-SPORT Sunday8

I Year ol Sport Celebration Kelvin l lall. Glasgow. See Panel.

RUGBY Saturday 7

McEWAN'S NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION 1 I Edinburgh Academicals v Watsonians Raeburn Place. Stockbridgc. Edinburgh. 2pm. One ofthe most flamboyant teamsin the league. Edinburgh Accies. take on perhaps the surprise of the year so far— newly promoted and riding high. Watsonians.

I Glasgow High/Kelvinside v Wesloi Scotland Old Anniesland. Crow Road. Glasgow. 2pm. A bottom ofthe table clash which GI IK should win.

I Heriot's FP V Currie Goldenacre. Bangholm Terrace. Edinburgh. 3pm. Both mid-table at the moment but certainly don’t expect lieriot's to stay there. After a shaky start. they are getting well into their stride.

McEWAN'S NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION 2 I Corsiorphine v Wiglownshire Union Park. North Saughton Road. Edinburgh. 2pm.

I Edinburgh Wanderers v Preston Lodge FP Murrayfield. (’orstorphine. Edinburgh. 2pm. At the time of going to press. there was little to separate these two sides. Expect a close battle with Edinburgh just shading it.

I Glasgow Academicals v Dunlermline New I Anniesland. Ilelensburgh Drive. Glasgow. 2pm.

I Kirkcaldy v Kilmarnock Bcvcridge Park. Balwearie Road. Kirkcaldy. 2pm.

I Royal High V Ayr Barnton. [iast Barnton Avenue. Edinburgh. 2pm.

Saturday 14

MCEWAN'S NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION 1 I Boroughmuirv Jed Forest .‘yleggetland. (‘olinton Road. Edinburgh. 2pm. An interesting test for Boroughmuir who. after two defeats in their first two matches of the season. now seem content to play a very conservative game in order to secure victory. Jed. third last year but languishing at the bottom of the table this. haven’t tried a similartactic . . .yet.

I Stewart'slMelville FP v Heriot's FP lnverleith. Ferry Road. Edinburgh. 2pm. I West oI Scotland V Gala Burnbrae. Milngavie. Glasgow. 2pm. A tough test for last year‘s promoted West ofScotland as they take on the impressive Gala with Peter Dods looking as solid as ever. McEWAN'S NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION 2 I Musselburgh v Corsiorphine Stoncyhill. Stoneyhill Farm Road. Musselburgh. 2pm.