With away wins recorded In recent years against both Holland and Belgium, there are excellent prospects at an overall Scottish victory in this triangular match (see listings, Sat 5, Meadowbank). There will be thirty litters, in eight ol the ten weight categories, competing during the altemoon. The absentees are in the biggest divisions, so the Scottish strength In the lighter ranks will be put to good use. Apart from the obvious demands oi the match ltseli, the added

pressure on the Scots Is the need to impress the selectors enough to secure a permanent place in the team. The Commonwealth Games lilting events will be in the same venue In 1986 and it is through their perlormances in team events like this that individuals can make sure of selection lor next July. With the retirement oi longstanding team members like Jack Hynd, a number oi younger men are lorclng their way into the squad, like 17 year-old Alan Ogilvie oi Meadowbank

and llorrie Cunningham (20), irom Kilmamock. They will be out to justlly selection while still Juniors, but the men Scotland will be looking to lor maximum points will be the experienced Charles Revoita (sliver medallist in the last Commonwealth Games) and John Mcliiven, now joined in the team by his son, John ir. Spectators are welcome. There may be a small entry lee, but only it the sponsors don't cough up enough.

(Mark Ellis)

Second Div. Fine Fare League. Central Park. 3pm.

0 llaith Rovers vArbroath Second Div. Fine Fare League. Stark’s Park. 3pm.

Wednesday 9

0 Rangers v Hibernian Skol Cup semi-final 2nd leg. Ibrox Stadium. 7.30pm. They may be propping up the Premier Division, but if Hibs can hang on to their 2-goal lead at Ibrox they will have knocked out both Old Firm clubs and can look forward with some confidence to the Skol Cup Final with either Aberdeen or Dundee Utd.

Saturday 12

0 Celtic v Hearts Prem Div. Fine Fare League. Celtic Park. 3pm. Few signs in Hearts‘ away form so far suggest that this will be anything other than a gentle stroll for David Hay‘s men.

0 Ciydebank v Motherwell Prem Div. Fine Fare League. Kilbowie Park. 3pm. The Bankies have started better, but with players like former Dons Gardiner, Dornan and Harrow in the Motherwell squad. Tommy McLean can still be hopeful of a permanent place in the top ten.

0 Hibernian vaerdeen Prem Div. Fine Fare League. Easter Road. 3pm. One ofthe Scotland keepers is going to be kept busy this afternoon, and it won’t be J Leighton.

0 St Mirren v Dundee Prem Div. Fine Fare League. St Mirren Park. 3pm. High-scoring game in prospect, since tactics at Love Street seem to have been refined to simply getting more goals than the opposition.

O Airdie vAyr Ulll First Div. Fine Fare League. Broomfield Park. 3pm.

0 Clyde v Dumbarton First Div. Fine Fare League. Shawfield. 3pm.

0 Hamilton v Alioa First Div. Fine Fare League. Douglas Park. 3pm.

0 Albion llovers v Arbroath Second Div. Fine Fare League. 3pm.

0 Dunlermline v Meadowbank Second Div. Fine Fare League. 3pm.

Wednesday 16

0 Scotland V E Germany Hampden, 7.30pm. A friendly international.


Saturday 6

0 Mortal Chase Moffat Town Centre. Start 11.00am finish approx 2.00pm. Fifty runners expected to take part in the final 18 mile race of the 1985 Championship series, which takes them up to heights of5000 feet. including current Scottish champion and points leader, Andy Curtis. Entries £2.00. accepted up to the day of the race, to R L Morris. 33 Momingside Road, Edinburgh. 447 8846.


0 Kelso National Hunt. Sat 5,


0 Musselburgh Flat. Mon 7, 2.15pm.

0 Perth National Hunt. Wed 9. 2.15pm.

0 Perth National Hunt. Thurs 10, 2.15pm.

0 Ayr National Hunt. Sat 12, 1.30pm.

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