Sports round-up: Rugby, juniors and basketball wins

Photo: John Devlin. 13/12/13. PAISLEY. Lagoon Leisure Centre. St Mirren v Clark Eriksson Fury. DO
Photo: John Devlin. 13/12/13. PAISLEY. Lagoon Leisure Centre. St Mirren v Clark Eriksson Fury. DO

Weather lashed the weekend’s sports card - but Fury took advantage of their indoor facilities to record an important victory.

John Bunyan’s Falkirk basketball side were in Paisley to meet nearest rivals in the Senior Mens’ Basketball league, St. Mirren.

And the Clark Eriksson sponsored side prevailed with a 72-56 win at The Lagoon. Fury are now clear at the top of the league by four points, with St Mirren having a game in hand.

There was also some high scoring in the Junior football games with Falkirk Juniors defeating Lochgelly at Grangemouth stadium 5-0 and Camelon taking three points with a 4-1 win in Kelty.

In the senior football games, only East Stirlingshire managed to get game played and finished - a 2-0 defeat in Berwick.

Falkirk’s tie at Dumfries’ Palmerston Park was abandoned after 26 minutes with the Bairns and Queen of the South trudging to a 0-0 score as the half-hour approached.

Barely minutes before referee Iain Brines pulled the plug on that one, sten housemuir announced their televised home match with Rangers was to be postponed with a covering on the new Ochilview east stand coming loose in the gales and local flooding.

In rugby, Falkirk were in Kirkcaldy and enjoyed a return to winning ways with a 22-12 win. Grangemouth Stags also followed up their win 80-5 win over Madras with a close fought 24-12 win in Alloa.

See The Falkirk Herald and www.falkirkherald.co.uk this week for reports and images from the week’s big sports fixtures.