Sports news, reports and information.
FALKIRK FLYDRESSERS. Classes for beginners and advanced tyers will re-commence on Tuesday, October 13, at 7.30 p.m. in the Ochiltree Social Club. New members are welcome. See www.falkirkflydressers.co.uk for further information.
SWANSWATER. Another excellent week with Thursday and Friday the best two days. The cooler, more settled weather is suiting the fish and they are very active. Fish are being seen moving all over the water and most are still being caught just below the surface. They are keen to chase and a wide variety of small lures, nymphs and wet flies are working well with a few being tempted by dries such as hoppers, sedges and daddy long legs. Other favourite patterns included damsel, cat's whisker, dancer, blob, buzzer, Montana, Diawl Bach, hare's ear, Kate Mclaren and black pennel. Blues in the 6-8lb range were landed with the biggest at 8lb 2oz. The small ponds have been fishing well and are proving popular, especially on the windier days when they offer a bit more shelter. John Ryan (Denny) a 7lb 12oz blue; Allan McLachlan (Plean) a 7lb gold; Danny Doherty (Denny) five for 15lb; Glen Anderson (Haggs) two for 7lb 8oz.
EAST STIRLINGSHIRE ANGLING CLUB. The club will fish Loch Ness at the weekend and the bus will leave Grangemouth Stadium at noon. To book seats contact G. Henry on (01324) 637310 or 07999 912303.
BURNHOUSE LOCHAN. The weather has been kind, not cold and above all dry, but the wind has been a problem. The colour that fished best was black and green in the form of a small lure. Other lures taking fish: cat's whisker, black and green fritz, cormorant and ace of spaces. Fly tying starts on October 15, check website for details. Some best catches: Neil West (Falkirk) two for 8lb; Steven Todd (Larbert) two for 6lb; William Darrie (Denny) one for 6lb 10oz; Ian Harvey (Falkirk) one for 5lb 8oz; Craig Summerville (Falkirk) one for 3lb 8oz; Steven Lawrie (Denny) one for 4lb 8oz.
BOWDEN SPRINGS. Both lochs fishing well with many sizeable fish showing in the catch returns. On the fly loch a few in the 9-14lb range being caught and released. R. Gordon (Polmont) a rainbow for 14lb; E. Gibson (Falkirk) a 9lb 2oz rainbow; M. Barker (Grangemouth) an 8lb 10oz rainbow. On the bait loch many leaving with limit bags. M. Zebbi (Falkirk) a 5lb 14oz rainbow; M. Lucas (Polmont) a 5lb 7oz rainbow. Worm maggot or Power Bait seem to be working well.
CLARK ERIKSSON FURY 91
PERTH PHOENIX 50
National League Junior Men
ALI Fraser continued where he left off from the previous night's senior men's encounter with a 27-point – five dunk – game in under 30 minutes. The Fury centre and the whole starting five took visitors Perth Phoenix apart 32-4 in the opening quarter – their understanding in terms of fast breaking, pressing basketball is second to none. Euan Cameron hit 13 of the first 27 points and could play a big part in Scotland's Euro B campaign in 2010, easily becoming one of six Fury players in the side.
Playing a balanced offence, Cameron, Jonny Bunyan and Bryan Munnoch constantly produced the goods while, inside, Fraser and Cameron Buchan completely dominated the lacklustre Perth side. A 24-9 scoreline in the third, when Fury's starting five again played together for about five minutes, showed these teams are poles apart. Fury ran their bench in the second and fourth quarters and it was a more even affair, but a 41-point win gave Fraser 27, Cameron 19, Bunyan 17 and Buchan 10.
This Sunday the juniors play what could be their toughest opponents all season – St Mirren at Linwood. Tip 1.40 p.m.
CLARK ERIKSSON FURY 79
GLASGOW ROCKS 38
National League Cadette Women
TWO wins from two sees Fury's new-look cadette girls team off to a great start to the season and sit top with rivals St Mirren. Robyn MacDonald was Fury's shooting star with 28 points while 14-year-old Emma Murray had 18. A 24-12 opening quarter saw Murray hit a series of great shots from around the key with Macdonald and point guard Ailie Gardner supplying the rest. 13-year-old Shannon Flippard came into Fury's starting line-up with the unavailability of centre Nikoline Laidlaw, and the aggressive guard was impressive with a series of drives to the basket and an equally good rebounding performance. Flippard, Gardner and the hard working Meghan Plummer combined to disrupt the Rocks guards as Fury's trapping defence brought repeated turnovers. Fury ran their bench throughout and a 28-11 second period saw them go in at the half 52-23, a points tally seldom seen in women's basketball.
Fury maintained their defensive pressure throughout, holding the Rocks to four points in the final quarter. There was a solid performance from Heather Innes off the bench but it was Macdonald and Gardner who continue to show what a formidable combination they are – and give Fury belief they could repeat last year's championship winning season.
CLARK ERIKSSON FURY 52
PERTH PHOENIX 46
National League Cadet Men
A MATCH that Fury should have won easily changed when starting guard Matthew Spalding was injured following a fairly innocuous collision in the first period. Spalding – Fury's most experienced cadet – had hit six early points to take them clear but, when he didn't return to the action, the Clark Eriksson side had to fight all the way. Martin Comrie was key to Fury's win – playing great defence and finishing as top scorer on 11 points. Comrie, who patiently sat on the bench last year, looks a real force this season. New players into Fury's ranks – Ross Gibson and Darren Leitch – both hit eight and showed real promise with decent inside offence but, like the rest of the team, some shaky defence. Ben Chok – like Spalding, the only other player who saw any real court time last season – showed nice touches on offence with nine points.
Coach Neil Connell was happy to take the win and singled out 14-year-old guard Ian Rooney for praise as he replaced the injured Spalding and led Fury at the point to a well deserved win. Fury could threaten in the league and they will get a real measure of where they are when they face the strong favourites for the title, St Mirren, on Sunday.
CLARK ERIKSSON FURY 52
GLASGOW ROCKS 83
National League Senior Women
FURY basketball club suffered their first loss of the season when their women's team went down to the newly formed Glasgow Rocks. The Rocks, a combination of former champions St Mirren and St Maurice, are favourites for this year's championship and, despite solid performances in all quarters, Fury's inability to execute two or three key baskets in each period, coupled with simple turnovers, meant they lost each one in high single figures. Never completely outplayed but lacking overall composure and finish, Fury struggled throughout. Alicia McFadden, Jennifer Gallacher and Gillian Baird were all on double digits – 13, 12 and 11 respectively – and with six juniors in this season's side, the Fury will have to play to their strengths if they are to have a top four finish.
The junior women, who are unbeaten, did not play and are away to Highland this weekend and the senior women are not in action.
FALKIRK INDOOR. The gents are playing at Aberdeen on Saturday in their first Premier League game. The bus leaves the club at 10 a.m. Gary Hutchison has qualified for both the World Indoor Singles championships at Potters in January and The Welsh International Open Singles in Swansea in February. The club wishes him well in both competitions.
ZETLAND. The Peter McFeat Trophy was won by June Struthers; r/up: Les Hunter. Hat night winners: Duncan Peterson and Willie Wilkie.
BA. A big thank you to Mary Craig for sponsoring the Provost Trophy in aid of Strathcarron Hospice, also The Martell, Wallaces Express and everyone who helped raise the magnificent sum of 1800 last Saturday. Winners: S. Brown, J. Wright, T. Wright (skip); r/up: K. Shovlin, F. Baird, D. Allan, M. Docherty.
GRAHAMSTON. A meeting will be held in the clubhouse tomorrow (Friday) at 7.30 p.m. to discuss next year's bowling tour.
BONNYBRIDGE. The club's joint closing day was a great success and enjoyed by everyone with 14 ends of mixed rinks. The day got underway by vice president Graham Binnie. Highest up rink: Alan Bellingham, Kay Winning, Mike Robinson, Seona Black; r/up: Nancy Cook, Margaret McIntyre, Graham Binnie, Ian Mochrie. The Spider was won by Tom Monro. After a great buffet meal there was the presentation of the season's trophies.
BURNHEAD. Senior Section winners 2009 – Championship: H. Paterson. Fish Trophy: G. Hill. Wilson Trophy: J. Edgar. Young Trophy: J. Edgar and J. Reid. Mallis Trophy: J. Edgar and P. Martin.
Competition Championship: W. Munn Jnr; r/up: J. Lindsay. Presidents: A. Thomson; r/up: I. Reid. Two Bowl Singles: G. Fleming; r/up: R. Laurie. Scottish Pairs: B. McGregor, S. Sneddon; r/up: R Kennedy, A. Walton. Scottish Triples: B. McGregor, W. Munn Jnr, H. Paterson; r/up: J. Kilpatrick, R. Campbell, K. Mitchell. Scottish Rinks: A. Thomson, M. Roy, G. Fleming, F. Baird; r/up: I. Reid, R. Kennedy, W. MacMurray, G. Kerr. Four Bowl Pairs: I. Reid, a. Walton; r/up: J. Binnie, R. McCroary. Two Bowl Pairs: I. Reid, J. Morrison; r/up: P. Reid, F. Baird. Winners: W. Gray; r/up: J. Gibb. Non winners: R. McCroary; r/up: C. Millar. Three Set Singles: A. Thomson; r/up: G. Fleming. Handicap: G. Hill; r/up: D. Halcrow. Under-25: I. Reynolds. Under-30: I. Reynolds. Novices: G. Kerr. Mixed Pairs: J. Kilpatrick, C. McCroary; r/up: R. McCroary, B. Sharp.
ALLANDALE. Honours List for 2009 – Gents Championship: D. Miller; r/up: J. Welsh. Presidents: A. Kerr; r/up: J. Smith. Birse: R. McIntosh; r/up: J. Welsh. Handicap: A. Kerr; r/up: J. Whyte. Bert Welsh: D. Miller; r/up: F. Dow; Four Bowl Pairs: W. Ross, A. Kerr; r/up: A. Rattray, T. Jackson; Two Bowl Pairs: A. Beck, D. Pigott; r/up: W. Buchanan, J. Welsh. Mixed Pairs: R. Leishman, R. McIntosh; r/up: W. Beck, J. Kettles. Triples: S. Lewis, J. Smith, A. Murray; r/up: J. Webb, R. Lowe, W. Buchanan. Points Shield: A. Rattray.
Ladies Championship: S. Hutchison; r/up: S. Jamieson; Skol Shield: M. Erskine; r/up: S. Jamieson. Logan Quaich: S. Jamieson; r/up: L. Parker. MacKenzie Shield: S. Hutchison; r/up: R. Leishman. Dalrymple Cup: S. Jamieson; r/up: E. Hayes. Two Bowl Singles: E. Hayes; r/up: M. Erskine. Two Bowl Pairs: D. Whyte, K. Pigott; r/up: L. Parker, M. Dawson. Four Bowl Pairs: U. Fargie, S. Jamieson; r/up: M. Erskine, W. Beck. Fours: A. Dunn, U. Fargie, E. Hayes, J. Dunsmore; r/up: M. Welsh, A. Clezy, A. McAlpine, M. McDougall. Points Shield: M. Welsh.
Seniors Championship: M. Miller; r/up: S. Thorburn. MacLachlan: R. Harley. Canning: W. Ross. Two Bowl Pairs: W. Ross, G. Sherman. Four Bowl Pairs: J. Stewart, R. Harley. Moffat Cup: E. Hayes, D. Bishop, T. Jackson. D. McAlpine Shield: W. Hayes, M. McDougall, G. Sherman.
CASTINGS. Gents Roll of Honour 2009 – Championship: T. Maley; r/up: S. Wardlaw; Presidents: J. Ormond; r/up: R. Ross. The Smith: J. Ormond; r/up: R. Easton. The Hunter: T. Wright; r/up: F. Scott. Club Pairs: M. Kennedy, J. Sliwinski; r/up: R. Kennedy, R. Easton. Two Bowl Singles: C. Anderson; r/up: J. Maxwell. Two Bowl Pairs J. Maxwell, J. Anderson r/up: R. Easton, J. Craigie. Nominated Pairs: R. Ross, J. Ormond; r/up: S. Wardlaw, J. Craigie. Triples: T. Wright, T. Maley, J. Sliwinski; r/up: G. Ormond, R. Ross, J. Ormond. Rinks: J. Tait, R. McKinlay, T. Anderson, T. Maley; r/up: R. Kennedy, A. Whitelaw, M. Kennedy, R. Easton. George Stewart Shield: J. Ormond; r/up: J. Baird. Veterans Championship: W. Sharp; r/up: J. Craigie. McGavin: S. Wardlaw; r/up: G. Ormond. William Blair: G. Ormond, S. Wardlaw; r/up: T. Copeman, R. Heggie. Mixed Pairs: S. Whitelaw, A. Whitelaw; r/up: S. Sharp, M. Douglas.
Ladies Roll of Honour 2009 – Championship: M. Douglas; r/up: F. Tait. Presidents: M. Douglas; r/up: C. Easton. John Ferrier: C. Ramsay; r/up: C. Easton. Jane Paterson: H. Ormond; r/up: A. Milne. Nominated Pairs: M. Pacitti, H. Ormond; r/up: J. Baird, M. Douglas. Club Pairs: B. Jamieson, H. Ormond; r/up: I. Hastings, M. Douglas. Two Bowl Pairs: H. McGovern, B. Jamieson; r/up: H. Anderson, M. Douglas. Triples: H. McGovern, A. Milne, J. Baird; r/up: B. Jamieson, M. Pacitti, M. Douglas. Rinks: L. Crothers, L. Moran, E. Kemp, M. Douglas; r/up: E. Anderson, H. Anderson, J. Baird, S. Marshall. Senior Fours: L. Crothers, D. Stewart, O. Buchanan, M. Douglas; r/up: I. Hastings, E. Anderson, A. Milne, J. Baird.
DUNMORE. Trophy Winners 2009 – Ladies, Championship: J. McGeachie; r/up: A. Docherty. Wilson Memorial: A. Docherty; r/up: C. Evans. Pairs: C. Evans, B. Martin; r/up: J. McGeachie, E. MacKenzie.
Gents, Championship: C. Scott; r/up: B. Mason. Derks Trophy: C. Scott; r/up: A. McGeachie. Pairs: T. Docherty, A. Sloan; r/up: C. Scott, J. Cameron. Biffo Memorial: A. Sloan; r/up: C. Scott.
Mixed Pairs: R. Booden, A. Docherty; r/up: A. Sloan, L. Booden. Ferguson Shield: C. Penn; r/up: B. Mason. Slamannan Pairs: a. Sloan, C. Penn; r/up: A. Duffie, B. Mason. Louden Pairs: G. Menzies, B. Martin; r/up: J. Cameron, M. Bissett. Munnoch Triples: A. Sloan, E. MacKenzie, J. MacDonald; r/up: J. Stuart, R. Booden, G. Menzies.
BAINSFORD. Roll of Honour 2009 – Championship: R. Stirling; r/up: R. Cowie. President: R. Stirling; r/up: T. Graham. Happer: R. Stirling; r/up: Gram. Two Bowl: S. Kane; r/up: W. Hill. Hamilton: W. Paterson; r/up: J. Kemp. Juniors: E. Logan; r/up: G. Marshall. Under-25s: S. McBride; r/up: S. Adams. Rinks: R. Stirling, T. Graham, W. Mitchell, R. McTaggart; r/up: T. Russell, C. Russell, J. Mitchell, S. Kane. Triples: J. Kemp, J. Stewart, H. Lyon; r/up: P. Cunningham, W. Paterson, H. Wilson. Pairs: W. Henderson, M. Dyer; r/up: J. Kemp, S. Kane. Two Bowl Pairs: R. Stirling, H. Lyon; r/up: J. Kemp, S. Kane. Senior Rinks: W. Henderson, J. Stewart, J. Smith, A. Polson; r/up: R. McInally, A. Watson, R. Muirhead, R. Strachan.
STENHOUSEMUIR. Ladies Roll of Honour 2009 – Championship: M. Graham; r/up: A. Rodgers. Presidents Cup: M. Graham; r/up: M. Mitchell. Club Pairs: M. Graham, A. Kirkbride; r/up: A. Whitehead, R. Seton. Nominated Pairs: A. Whitehead, M. McLay; r/up: M. Graham, E. Gibb. Four Bowl Pairs: M. Graham, A. Forsyth; r/up: C. Williamson, A. Rodgers. Builders Trophy: B. Leishman. A. Kemp; r/up: M. McGregor, A. Rodgers. Underhill Triples: M. Somerville, R. Seton, A. Rodgers; r/up: B. Leishman, E. Gibb, L. Jackson.
TRYST. Results – North South: 1. Margaret Henderson, Evelyn Roberts 63.75; 2. Winifred MacCallum, Marion Jack 61.46; 3. Susan Frew, Mike Scully 55.63. East/West: 1. Sandra Hutton, Helen Niven 62.27; 2. Stewart Anderson, Margaret Anderson 60.45; 3. Alan Dick, Allan Hutton 57.73.
BOWHOUSE. Results – The Solway Cup (handicap match point pairs) round 1: 1. A. Dick, S. Morrison 73.0; 2. I. McWilliams, G. Rettie 61.3; 3. J. Archibald, I. Campbell 57.5. Bridge is played every Tuesday at 6.50 for 7 p.m. All welcome. For information call Rhoda Swan on (01506) 823705.
FALKIRK. Results – Cembler & Marks round 1 (match pointed pairs): North/South 1. Muriel Leith, Simon Muir; 2. Andy Philip, Joan Mercer; 3. Jenny McCartney, David Perry. East/West 1. Brendan Clark, Harry Mahoney; 2. Anne Martin, Andrew Symons; 3. Margaret Johnstone, Margaret Lambie.
DENNY CURLING CLUB. The club held its opening bonspiel on Monday, September 14, at the Peak. Winners – Team B: David Andrew, Bill Watson, Ellen Wilson and Robert Weir. Anyone interested in curling visit royalcaledoniancurlingclub.org and navigate to the Denny home page.
DENNY DISTRICT DARTS LEAGUE. Results – Mcdonald Trophy final, September 7: Red Hoose beat Bonnybridge SC. Semi-finals: Red Hoose beat Railway Inn, Bonnybridge SC beat Wheatsheaf. Quarter finals, : Red Hoose beat Cornhill Inn; Railway Inn beat Mallard; Bonnybridge SC beat Anchor Inn; Wheatsheaf beat Curling Stone. League, September 14: Broch 2, Red Hoose 10; Mallard 12, Wheatsheaf 0, BSC 6, Cornhill Inn 6, Anchor Inn 3, Curling Stone 9; 180s C. Davidson (Curling Stone). Highest checkout D. Miller 110 (Cornhill Inn). September 21: Broch 6, Mallard 6; Curling Stone 0, Railway Inn 12, Cornhill 8, Anchor Inn 4; Wheatsheaf 1, BSC 11; 180s S. Gordon (Cornhill Inn), B. Boyd, I. Abercrombie (Railway Inn). Least darts: B. Boyd 16 (Railway Inn).
FALKIRK VICTORY DARTS LEAGUE. Results: Pennies Bar 8, Mill Bar 2; Pennies Lounge 9, Avongrange 1; Roman Bar 7, Dreamteam 3; Brightons Inn 7, Ochilview Bar 3.
Fixtures: Pennies Bar v Pennies Lounge, Dreamteam v Young Team, Brightons Inn v Roman Bar, Avongrange v Ochilview Bar.
This Saturday East Stirlingshire Inter County Darts team are at home to Highlands. Game starts at 10.30 a.m.
CLACKMANNAN COUNTY DARTS. John Lowe, Bobby George, Bob Anderson and Dennis Prestley will be in exhibition at Alloa Town Hall on Friday, October 16. Tel. 07872 078715 for details.
CARRONBRAES. Results: Castings 9, Mariner 3; Colonial 7, Magpie 5; Tavern 5, Star 7.
Fixtures: Carronshore v Colonial, Magpie v Star, Mariner v Tavern, Union Inn v Castings.
There will be a league meeting on Wednesday, October 7, in the Star Inn at 8 p.m. All team sheets should be lodged at the meeting. Concerns and questions will be dealt with only at these meetings.
SYNGENTA JUVENILES under-13s (born 1997) are looking for players to strengthen their existing squad. Anyone interested should call Davie Johnston on (01324) 631761.
GRAHAMSTON FC U15S are looking players born in 1995 or 1996 to build their squad. If you are interest contact Alf Sheppard on 07901 855066
GRAHAMSTON FC '98s are looking for experienced players (born in 1998) to play 11-a-side in the present season. To arrange a trial and for further information contact Robert on either 07779 404911 or (01324) 551582.
INEOS COMMUNITY FC is looking for players for 2001 and 2002 to play seven-a-side football. Call Davy on 07786 491727.
INEOS COMMUNITY FC under-13s are looking for players (born 1997). Contact Ronnie Hunt on (01324) 714629, Jim Skelton (01324) 553573, Jim Callaghan 07817 452431 or Russell Gray (01324) 553309 to arrange training.
FALKIRK & DISTRICT SUNDAY AMATEURS. League Results: Cumbernauld 3, Auld Toll 4; Hallglen 10, Broomage 0; Inchyra 2, Glensburgh 4; North Broomage 3, Mahratta 4; The Ranch 5, Union Inn 1; Westquarter 5, Haggs Tavern 1.
League Fixtures: Glensburgh v Auld Toll.
STIRLING & DISTRICT AFA. Results – Mathieson Trophy round 1: Forth 0, Braehead 12. Premier Division: Condorrat Club 2, Tullibody 1; Falkirk 6, Maddiston 1; Carse Thistle 3, Bluebell 3; California 2, Fallin 4; Grangemouth 0, Carronshore 3; Redbrae 1, Slamannan 1. Div 1: Dunipace Thistle 0, Camelon Thistle 4; Drumpellier Thistle 4, KMW 3; Moodiesburn 3, Dunblane Thistle 2; Stirling Boys' Club 0, Stenhousemuir 3. Div 2: Linlithgow Rose 7, Condorrat 1; Caldercruix 3, Alloa 3; Stirling University 5, Riverside 3; Stirling Thistle 0, AFC Milton 4; Bonnybridge 4, Stables 2. Div 3: Bo'ness 1, Zetland 4; Bannockburn 8, Laurieston Thistle 1; Camelon Albion 6, Callander 0; Tullibody Comm 2, Greenhill 0. Premier Division League Cup semi-final: Maddiston 3, Bluebell 5 (aet).
Fixtures – Scottish Cup round 1: Ancrum v Forth, Bonnybridge v AFC Milton, California v Riverside, Livingston v Dunblane Thistle, Linlithgow Rose v St Bernard's, Star Hearts v Fallin, Stirling Boys' Club v Kinross, Uphall v Camelon Thistle, West Pilton Albion v Zetland; Bannockburn v Bosco Juniors, Barrhill v Dean Thistle, Glenvale v Weir Rec, Yett Farm v Moodiesburn. Mathieson Trophy round 2: Grangemouth v Condorrat Club, Stables v Callander Thistle, Dunipace Thistle v Braehead. JF Colley Trophy round 1: Kirkintilloch Miners Welfare v Alloa. Round 2: Camelon Albion v Stirling Thistle. Premier Division: Carronshore v Maddiston, Tullibody v Carse Thistle, Slamannan v Falkirk. Div 1: Drumpellier Thistle v Stenhousemuir. Div 2: Stirling University v Caldercruix, Greenhill v Bo'ness. Div 3: Loganlea United v Tullibody Community.
FVFDA. Results – Under-14s: Alloa Saints 0, Crieff Juniors Blue 7; Alva Swifts 6, Hillfoots Community Club Blue 1; Bannockburn Bravehearts 1, Young Falkirk 3; Bowhouse 1, Riverside 1; Callander Thistle 1, Castleview 4; Crieff Juniors Red 10, Stirling Albion Young Reds 1; Dunblane Soccer Club 3, Grahamston 0; Hillfoots Community Club Red 3, Central Rio 0; Strathendrick 2, Falkirk in the Community 4. Under-15s: Cumbernauld Colts 4, Riverside Athletic 1; Dunblane Soccer Club 4, Carse Thistle 3; Falkirk in the Community 3, Strathendrick 4; Grange Athletic 0, Claremont 8; Riverside 4, Young Falkirk 0; Sauchie Athletic 8, Grahamston 3. Under-16s: Claremont 5 Callander Thistle 2; Crieff Juniors 3, Dunipace Thistle 3; Falkirk in the Community Blue 4, Jimmy Johnstone Academy 4; Riverside 3, Cumbernauld Colts 2; Tullibody Community 0, JBM 10; Tullibody Thistle 4, Falkirk in the Community White 1. Under-17s: Bowhouse 3, Dunbeth Boys' Club 6; Brunswick Rovers 1, Cumbernauld Colts 0; Callander Thistle 1, Craigmarloch 4; Hillfoots Community Club 1, Alloa Albion 5; Paton Colts 4, Maddiston 4; Steins Thistle 2, Falkirk in the Community 2; Westfield Colts 6, Castleview 3. Under-19s: Callander Thistle 0, Stirling City 4; Claremont 4, Glenrothes Strollers 2; Milton 3, Sunnyside Thistle 1.
Fixtures – Under-14s: Bannockburn Bravehearts v Callander Thistle, Central Rio v Crieff Juniors Red, Crieff Juniors Blue v Alva Swifts, Grahamston v Falkirk in the Community, Larbert Athletic v Dunblane Soccer Club, Stirling Albion Young Reds v Alloa Saints, Young Falkirk v Bowhouse. Under-15s: Carse Thistle v Young Falkirk, Dunblane Soccer Club v Grange Athletic, Falkirk in the Community v Sauchie Athletic, Strathendrick v Riverside. Under-16s: Callander Thistle v Crieff Juniors, Dunipace Thistle v Cumbernauld Colts, Falkirk in the Community White v Riverside, JBM v Falkirk in the Community Blue, Jimmy Johnstone Academy v Claremont, KLM Colts v Tullibody Thistle, Milton v Tullibody Community. Under-17s: Alloa Albion v Paton Colts, Craigmarloch v Castleview, Cumbernauld Colts v Callander Thistle, Dunbeth Boys' Club v Brunswick Rovers, Falkirk in the Community v Milton, Hillfoots Community Club v Steins Thistle, Oxgang v Westfield Colts, Riverside v Bowhouse. Under-19s: Falkirk Athletic v Milton, Glenrothes Strollers v Donibristle, Stirling City v Claremont, Sunnyside Thistle v Callander Thistle.
DUNIPACE THISTLE 0
CAMELON THISTLE 4
Stirling and District AFA First Division
THERE were few chances created in the first half but the outcome of this match hinged on an incident just before the break when Sinclair and Johnston clashed following a clumsy challenge. Referee Jack Fenton gave Dunipace's Sinclair his marching orders while Johnston remained on the park. And he took advantage of his good fortune minutes later when he collected the ball on the edge of the box and fired a low drive into the corner.
The game was then killed off just after the interval when a Johnston pass found Carson, who had no hesitation in dispatching the ball behind the advancing keeper. A corner midway through the second half saw Camelon extend their lead further when Sands blasted a short corner high into the net. And, with 20 minutes remaining, Carson completed the scoring when poor defensive play by Dunipace allowed Johnston to again find Carson who sidefooted home. Sands had a late run and effort that came back off the Dunipace crossbar but the score remained 4-0 for Camelon Thistle, who now sit at the top of the First Division.
Elsewhere, in the Third Division, the other Camelon team – Camelon Albion – enjoyed a 6-0 victory against Callendar Thistle after leading 4-0 at half-time. The goalscorers were Burden (3), Anderson (2) and Grant.
JAGS TRUST 4
BRAES were desperate to kick-start their season with a first win but this game couldn't have started any worse as Binnie fluffed a bye-kick straight to a Jags forward, who then managed to force the ball beyond Duffie. However, the equaliser arrived with some style when Watson swung in a cross for Grainger, who leapt highest to nod into the empty net. Macrae, Duffie and Biddulph went close to grabbing the lead while Binnie pulled off a couple of great saves, but Jags still scored on the stroke of half time when a cross deflected off Simpson and landed at the feet of the Jags forward who fired into the top corner.
Braes pinned their opponents further back after the break and Biddulph pounced on a dropped cross by the keeper to bury high into the net. The scores remained level until Jags' menacing Romanian went to ground and the referee awarded a penalty which was dispatched high into the net. But Braes were back on level terms within seconds when Simpson was released in the box and he placed the ball in the corner with sublime ease. Then, with five minutes remaining, Braes looked to have won the game following Watson's left foot strike. But, in their last attack, Jags forced a corner and their unmarked defender buried the ball home.
League whipping boys Cadzow Hamilton are up next and Braes will be looking to take full points from the encounter.
Firkins MOM: Watson
Homefront Signs MOM: O'Neill
STEINS THISTLE 5
Fosters League Div One
STEINS always looked the stronger team but still took almost 25 minutes to break the deadlock, thanks to a back post header from Barry Stuart which went across goal for Davy Maley to nod home. Ross Greenwell, Michael McCafferty and Davy Weir went close but, just after the half hour mark, Gordon McRoberts was fouled in the penalty box and he converted it himself. Graham Bennet then blazed over the bar from six yards but, seven minutes before half time, right back Scott Cunningham, playing only his second full game since arriving back from Australia, stormed forward and worked a brilliant one-two with Weir before calmly slotting the ball into the net.
The Sporting keeper pulled off a brilliant save, tipping Greenwell's shot over the bar and, minutes later, a mix-up in the Sporting defence saw McRoberts make no mistake, lobbing the advancing minder for 4-0. A brilliant turn and volley by Greenwell was then superbly turned round the post and it was left to player/manager Richard Fox to help make it five when his powerful shot, three minutes from the end, could not be held by the keeper and Greenwell pounced on to the rebound to fire into the net for, amazingly, his only goal of the game.
This weekend Steins are at home to Millbank in the league.
GLENBERVIE. Results – Gents Saturday Medal (SSS 71) Class 1: 1. G. Hawthorn (8) 69; 2. A. Gray (9) 70 (bih); 3. A. Gillespie (7) 70 (bih), Class 2: 1. A. Risk (10) 67; 2. M. McNally (15) 68; 3. G. Comrie (11) 69 (bih). Class 3: 1. D. Kerr (17) 70; 2. C. Marshall (23) 71; 3. W. Arthur (19) 72 (bih).
TRYST. Results – Danny Cruickshank Trophy (CSS 69) Lowest gross score: C. Comrie 70. Div 1: 1. W. MacDonald 70 (6) 64; 2. I. Hunter 73 (8) 65; 3. C. Comrie 70 (4) 66. Div 2: 1. S. Watkins 77 (13) 64; 2. G. Franks 77 (12) 65; 3. S. Boslem 78 (12) 66 (bih). Div 3: 1. S. Richardson 87 (20) 67; 2. B. McKinnon Jnr 86 (18) 68; 3. F. Dickinson 84 (15) 69 (bih).
Ladies Invitation Greensomes: 1. Chris Hannah, Rhona Wilson (67.5); 2. Fay Comrie, Margo Bain (71.5). Closing Nine Hole 1. Sheila Hogan; 2. Nicole Underhill; 3. Grace Johnston.
POLMONT. Results – Centenary Cup, Class A: 1. W. Breen 78 (12) 66; 2. A. Sheppard 78 (11) 67; 3. J. Sharples 79 (9) 70. Class B: 1. T. Murray 81 (15) 66; 2. I. Sharp 86 (15) 71 (bih); 3. L. Stewart 87 (16) 71. Class C: 1. J. Taylor 89 (23) 66 (bih); 2. M. Langan 91 (25) 66; 3. T. Hunter 97 (27) 70. All Winners and Consolation Trophies, Class A: 1. C. McIntosh 70 (5) 65; 2. D. Irwin 74 (6) 68; 3. W. MacFarlane 81 (11) 70. Class B: 1. D. Balmer 84 (18) 66; 2. D. Ferguson 83 (13) 70 (bih); 3. S. Hubbard 83 (13) 70. Class C: 1. R. Watson 93 (27) 66; 2. A. Breen 95 (21) 74; 3. M. Langan 98 (22) 76 (bih).
National League Division 2
FALKIRK returned to competitive action in the district for the first time in almost 15 years, and earned Ross Drummond his opening win as 1st XI captain with a thrilling victory at St Mungo's over top of the table Waverly. The visitors made a good start but once Falkirk found their attacking feet they were rewarded with a series of penalty corners as Waverly continually broke up play in and around the box. From the opening penalty corner, Douglas Nicol's deflection was cleared off the line and, after the frustration of further missed opportunities, Falkirk eventually took the lead when Nicol forced home another corner. Waverly snatched an equaliser with a quick breakaway but Gordon Anderson converted a penalty corner to give Falkirk a half-time lead.
The home side continued their good work in the second half and Nicol scored again with a close range deflection from Watson's cross before Stafford Dickson slotted home another penalty corner high into the net. Waverly got themselves back into the game with a period of attacking play that had Falkirk on the back foot, and this time it was the home side that were penalised for breaking down the play, as Waverly converted two penalty corners in as many minutes. Falkirk were in danger of capitulating for the second week in a row before Douglas Nicol steadied the ship with a wonder goal to complete his hat-trick, gathering the ball midway inside his own half and embarking on a strong run through the heart of the Waverly defence, before exchanging passes with Iain Fraser and slotting home from the top of the box. A fourth Waverly goal volleyed in from close range after Thomson's double save gave the home side a nervy last few minutes but, with the last play of the game, Gordon Anderson showed great strength to burst through a couple of robust challenges, round the keeper and flick home his second of the day to seal the three points.
FALKIRK & DISTRICT POOL LEAGUE. Results – Tavern Trophy round 2: Crown Dennyloanhead 7, Ellwyn 1; Clachan 7, Fallin 3; Fusco's 7, Stables 4; Mill Inn 7, Corner Pocket B 4; Bowhouse 7, Colonial 5.
The Tavern Trophy round 3 will be played today (Thursday): Star Inn or Corner Pocket A v Pennies A or Gilmours, Fusco's v Crown Dennyloanhead, Pennies B or Bonnybridge v Clachan, Mill Inn v Bowhouse.
A League Fixtures for October 6: Bonnybridge v Star Inn, Bowhouse v Tam Bain, Carronbridge v Tavern, Clachan v Fusco's, Colonial v Mariner, Corner Pocket A v Mill Inn, Ellwyn v Stables. B League: Bannockburn v Torbrex, Corner Pocket B v Pennies A, Pennies B v Fallin, Gilmours v Rene's.