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LAURIESTON ANGLING CLUB. The club will fish Dores and Foyers on Saturday. The bus will leave Rumford at 12.45 p.m. For details call Drew on 07894 804220.

FRANDY. Falkirk Tight Lines caught eight fish for 16lb. The favourite flies/lures were kate maclaren, black pennel, CDC hoppers, daddy longlegs, damsel fished with either a floating or intermediate line. The best area was the north shore.

BURNHOUSE LOCHAN. The weather has been quite changeable this week. An intermediate line has been doing the job, fished with a small yellow cat's whisker on a long leader slowly. The yellow dancer and orange blob are still working well. Various coloured buzzers, blood worm, black and green fritz, red fritz and small nymphs took some good fish. John Ross (Banknock) caught a nice rainbow that weighed in at 7lb. Some best catches: John Chalmers (Falkirk) three for 8lb; Craig Campbell (Camelon) four for 13lb 2oz; Robert Tuddenham (Banknock) one for 6lb 8oz; John Campbell (Camelon) four for 14lb 8oz; Colin Kemp (Denny) two for 6lb.

MILLHALL RESERVOIR. The fishing has been very good this week for both boat and bank anglers. Fish are being caught at all levels from dries, hoppers, cdc and traditional wets on floating lines during warm evening rises especially at the grassy margins at Firwood Point and the south shore to boobies, buzzers and lures during spells of bright sunshine from the dam wall with damsel variants, yellow dancer, vivas, mini cats and black or claret buzzers catching most fish. Good bags went to: David Niven (Grangemouth) four for 10lb 8oz; David Naismith (Muiravonside) four for 12lb; Charlie Bennie (Denny) two for 8lb 4oz; Jimmy Anderson (California) four for 10lb 12oz including a tagged fish to win 100 which he shared with his boat partner. The reservoir will be closed on Sunday for the members only Memorial Shield. There are still places left so contact the clubhouse on (01324) 714190. Boats will be available to anyone not entering the competition. Evening sessions have now finished.

ORCHILL LOCH. The water is a lot cooler now and is still clear with the fish moving all over taking daddies, hoppers, muddlers, bloodworm, PTN, buzzers, damsels and various fritz. A wide variety of small traditional type flies are also working with changing speeds of retrieve doing best. David Pitcaithley (Falkirk) caught three for 10lb, best 6lb, on buzzers.

SWANSWATER. With cooler night temperatures the fish are becoming more active but the bright sunshine during the day is putting them down three to four feet. The browns certainly seem to be enjoying the conditions more than they have for a couple of months and several are now being taken both during the day and in the evenings. One double figure rainbow was landed this week along with several more of the big blues in the 5-9lb range. Nymphs, especially damsel and diawl bach, buzzers and traditional wet flies were the best patterns with daddy longlegs and other dries doing well in the evenins. The small ponds continue to fish well with some good sized blues being caught. Danny Doherty (Denny) took five for 20lb 8oz including a 7lb 14oz blue.

WELLSFIELD. The late night evening sessions are still ongoing. High catches for anglers with the right fly or bait was typical last week. The average fish size was 3lb 4oz with many at the 4-5lb mark. Many larger fish are coming off at the moment with rainbows, blues and browns featuring amongst the catches. Fritz blobs, dancers and daddies are deadly at the moment for fly fishers. For bait anglers spinners, powerbait and maggots were most successful. Three Troutmasters specimens and a yellow 50 prize tag were caught this week. R. Cooper (Larbert) landed a cracking 12lb 8oz rainbow in his three for 18lb using lures; F. Sharp (Falkirk) landed a fine 11lb 12oz rainbow using maggots in his four for 19lb from the bait pond. A. Williams (Kincardine) caught a 50 yellow prize tag using a black tadpole. Some nice catches included: McDonald (Dunipace), five for 21lb; Fletcher (Falkirk), five for 20lb; Ogilvie (Airth), five for 19lb; Reid (Falkirk), five for 17lb 8oz; Wilson (Falkirk), five for 17lb; Henderson (Camelon), five for 16lb; McIntyre (Bonnybridge), three for 9lb 8oz; Mason (Grangemouth), three for 9lb; W. Storie (Brightons), five for 13lb 8oz; D. Inglis (Stenhousemuir), two for 7lb.

EAST STIRLINGSHIRE ANGLING CLUB. The club fished Loch Ness on Saturday. Results: 1 I. Miller; 2 G. Paton; 3 A. Roy. Juniors – G. Steen. The next meeting is on Monday, September 18, at 8 p.m. in the Victoria Inn, Carronshore.


FALKIRK VICTORIA HARRIERS. Athletes from Falkirk Victoria Harriers have been on top form in recent road races. Both Fiona Matheson and Sharon Gunn recorded excellent new personal best performances in the recent Fresh 'n' Low Glasgow Half Marathon. In one of Scotland's largest races, Fiona took full advantage of a position on the start line to record a magnificent new personal best of 1hr 19min 32sec, when finishing 13th woman and an amazing 84th overall in the world-class field. Not to be outdone Sharon also recorded a new personal best at 1hr 33min 2sec, finishing 522nd from a field of over 8000 runners. The race was the final one in the Scottish Athletics Road Race Grand Prix series which started with Grangemouth's Round the Houses 10k race last April. A busy season on the roads for Sharon was rewarded with second place overall in the series, a tremendous achievement. Charlie Lyons completed the Vics' trio with a solid run in 859th in 1hr 37min 37sec.

Last Wednesday, masters Kenny Rankin and Doug Gillespie were in Edinburgh's Meadows contesting the Sri Chinmoy 5k road race. Fine runs from both Vics saw Kenny claim the silver medal in the over-40 age group in a time of 18min 2sec in 7th place overall. Doug took the over-50 title in style finishing 10th overall in 18min 17sec.

Junior man Colin McCluskie has ran well recently at Kirkcaldy Beveridge Park 5k race and the Fresh 'n' Low 3k.

Two Vics were selected for the Scotland team which travelled south for the inter area under-20 match. Kenneth Robertson again produced a consistent series of throws in the javelin while Stephanie McKenzie performed well in the women's pole vault.

This weekend sees the club track championships held at Grangemouth stadium with the action starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday.


BAINSFORD BC. Finals weekend results: Scottish Pairs – 1 J. Kemp and S. Kane 17, 2 N. Mitchell and B. Ford 14. County Pairs – 1 H. Lyon and R. Stirling, 2 A. Ballantyne and H. Hankinson. Scottish Triples – 1 T. Graham, W. Mitchell and R. Stirling, 2 A. McLay, S. Marshall and I. Clark. President's Final – 1 P. Cunningham 21, 2S. Kane 11. Two Bowl Singles – 1 T. Graham 20, 2 S. Kane 11. Belhaven Pairs winners were T. Graham and J. Young. Runners-up were W. Henderson and I. Waugh, with S. Adams and A. McInally ,and A. Ballantyne and H. Wilson the losing semi-finalists. Members are asked to note the closing of the green will be on Sunday, September 24, and not the Saturday as previously advertised.

CALLENDAR MINERS WELFARE. Results: Ladies' section, Championship – 1 Violet Smith; 2 Helen Gillespie. Marshall Trophy – 1 Helen Gillespie; 2 Wilma Crosbie; Allardyce Trophy – 1 Helen Gillespie, 2 Margaret White. E. English Trophy – 1 Margaret Bryce; 2 Violet Smith; Dalrymple Trophy – 1 Helen Gillespie; 2 Moira Williams; Minor Trophy – 1 Allison Rae; 2 Helen Penman. Club Pairs – 1 Helen Gillespie and Helen McPhail; 2 Anne White and Wilma Crosbie.

GRANGEMOUTH. Results: Hat night – A. Kerr and S. Calaby. Frank Gatherer Trophy – 1 A. Moore and G. Moore; 2 T. Cochrane and T. Cochrane. Consolation – 1 J. Lowrie; 2 T. Russell. Club Pairs – 1 J. Allison and K. Wallace; 2 W. Cummings and W. Goodwin. Two Bowl Ballot Pairs – 1 W. Crossan and S. Simpson; 2 I. Watt and A. Shepherd. Vet Singles – 1 J. Stirling; 2 J. Allison.

GRANGEMOUTH RAILWAY. Results: Junior rinks – 1 Dean Marley, Nicola Bell, James Robertson, Lee Hunter (Slamannan); 2 William Bailie, John Thomson, James Reid, Ivan Houghton (Railway); Semi finalists, Ian Reynolds, Darren Ross, Bobby Reynolds, John Talbot (Dunmore); J. Lenaghen, L. Lenaghen, Kirsty Gardner, Stacey McKee (Grangemouth).

CASTINGS. Results: Ladies Day – 1 I. Hastings and H. Anderson 16 shots up. Bunnet Night – A. Baird, J. Craigie and J. Sliwinski 18 shots up.

The gents welcomed teams from Adrian for the final friendly game of the season. Excellent weather was the order of the day with the host teams winning on aggregate 19 shots up.

ZENECA. Friday's hat night winners were T. Main, W. Cramb and S. Bell 7 shots up.

The club's juniors team of Dan Crawford (skip), Greg Wallace and Sarah McDonald won the Falkirk & Ditrsict Triples beating Polmont by 12 shots. The fun day was played on Satuday and everybody won!

CAMELON. Results: Ladies Presidents Cup – 1 Margaret Burt; 2 Eleanor Prentice. This was Margaret's fifth successive finals win in a row. Alexander Pairs – 1 Elizabeth Shand and Margaret Bryans (skip); 2 Catherine Kulczycka and Margaret Burt. The bunnet game was won by Betty McQueen and John Watt (skip).

ALLANDALE BOWLING CLUB. Results: Friday hat night – R. McKeown, D. Miller, A. Hill, W. McConechy 13 up. Peter Lyons Rosebowl – 1 S. Thomson; 2 T. Cochrane; 3 A. Buchanan, W. Hutchison. Many thanks to the various people who sponsored this game.


FALKIRK AND DISTRICT BRIDGE ASSOCIATION. The Bruno Serafini Teams of Four Trophy and the second division salver will be contested on Wednesday, September 20, at Earslgates at 7 p.m. Entries to Valerie 01506 847977.

DENNY & DUNIPACE. Results of round one of the Rosebowl: North/South – 1 A. Barclay and W. McArdle +1840, 2 M. Dunlop and L. Ross +1670, 3 D. Watson and J. Holmes +1189. East/West – 1 J. Tallintire and R. McKenzie +1040, 2 J. Watson and D. Holmes +1020, 3 H. Hislop and M. Anderson +280.

THE HURLET. Results: North/South – 1 Maude Binnie and Nick Miller 60.23, 2 Marion Jack and Winifred MacCallum 56.98, 3 David Brown and Barbara Muir 53.26. East/West – 1 Dave Skinner and Roy Marr 60.47, 2 Alistair Hislop and Alex Dalrymple 57.44, 3 Allan Dick and Jimmy Stewart 54.65.

The club commences its winter season on Monday, September 18.


SEA CADETS. Local sea cadets were successful at the National Canoeing Regatta at Excel Centre, London, on September 2, when five cadets from Grangemouth represented Scotland and the North of England. Claire Sutherland (Grangemouth) and Ben Brown (Bo'ness) (14 years) won gold medals in the mixed double sprint, while Sarah Ure (Grangemouth) and Claire Sutherland won silver in the girls' junior doubles marathon. They were also fourth in the junior girls double marathon. Emma Boa (Grangemouth) (15 years) won bronze in the mixed doubles sprint with John Lymburn (Greenock). Emma also took bronze for senior girls single sprint.


CARRONBRAES DARTS LEAGUE. The first round of the Carronshore Cup will be held on Monday, September 18. Format for first round only will be seven singles, 501, double start, best of three. This will revert back to 301 for finals night. Fixtures: Hurlet v Bowhouse, Star Inn v Mariner, Colonial v Cavalier, Tam Bain v Railway Tavern.

EAST STIRLINGSHIRE. The Inter County AGM will be held in Pennies Bar on Sunday at noon. Areas involved are Pennies Premier League, Falkirk & District Victory League and Bo'ness & Carriden League.

Last Sunday was the area play-offs for the Scottish doubles. The three pairs to go through to the Scottish finals at Bannockburn Club on Saturday, October 21, are Alex Lister and John Donaldson, Duncan Hastings and Barrie Strathie, and Peter Johnstone and his son Steven, who is a fast-rising star in the world of darts. The County World singles qualifier was played on the same day and eventually New County signing Kimmin Smith beat Don Haughton in one semi-final and Barry Strathie beat ex-international John Donaldson in the other. Kimmin Smith emerged as the eventual winner and now travels to Bridlington on October 12 to complete for a place in the Lakeside finals.

East Stirlingshire County travel to Highlands (Inverness Portland Club) on October 7 in the first game of the season.

CENTRAL SCOTLAND DARTS. The former world champion, Andy Fordham, will be in exhibition at the Devonvale Hall, Tillicoultry, on Saturday. The event is to mark the 70th anniversary of the Alloa Darts League. Tickets are 8 and can be booked from Davie Hanson on 07904 884456. There is a buffet and disco with a prize raffle on the night. The Champion of Champions will be held in BMW on Sunday, register 12.30 p.m. The Central play-offs for ladies and gents Scottish pairs will be held in BMW on Sunday, September 24, at 12.30 p.m. All county players should attend a meeting on Sunday, September 24, at BMW, noon start. All shirt sizes will be taken for new shirts. Any player unable to attend should contact a committee member with size. World Championships gents' play-offs are on Sunday, October 1, at BMW, register 12.30 p.m., entry 5 on the day. The ladies' play-offs are on Sunday, September 24, after the pairs, 5 on the day. The world No.1, Gary Anderson, and Gary Robson will be in exhibition at the Lion and Unicorn in Thornhill on Friday, October 6. Contact the venue or Trevor Palmer for tickets.


FALKIRK & DISTRICT SUNDAY AMATEURS. Results: JH Kilt Hire cup round 1 – Auld Toll 1, Linlithgow 2. Premier League – Aberforth Rangers 2, Victoria Inn 3; Haggs Tavern 5, Finnforest 1; Hallglen 1, Inchyra Thistle 2; Westquarter 1, Camelon Thistle 1. Division 1 – Bainsford Colonial 1, North Broomage 4; Westquarter Violet 5, Ellwyn 2.

Fixtures: Premier League – Bonnybridge Royal v Haggs Tavern, Camelon Thistle v Aberforth Rangers, Finnforest v Inchyra Thistle, Victoria Inn v Pennies Bar, Westquarter v Hallglen. Division 1 – Bowhouse v Auld Toll, Linlithgow v Glensburgh, Orchard v Ellwyn.

JOHN SMITH'S CENTRAL SCOTTISH AFL. Results: Premier Division – Colville Park 5, Waterside 1; Harestanes 1, Leith Athletic 0; Kilsyth 5, Drumchapel United 0; Steins Thistle 2, Motherwell Miners 5; The Spartans 1, Arthurlie United 0; Wellhouse 1, Redbrae 0. League Division 1A – Buchanan Thistle 2, Bank of Scotland 0; Cumbernauld Clyde 1, Cumbernauld Thistle 2; Uddingston 5, Millbank 1; Scotia Athletic 2, Mearns 0; Stedfast 3, Leven Valley 3. League Division 1B – Eastfield United 4, East Kilbride 0; Laurieston Villa 4, St Peters 3; Rannoch 2, Stenhouse Athletic 1.

Fixtures: Premier Division – Arthurlie United v Harestanes, Steins Thistle v Kilsyth, Waterside v Wellhouse. League Division 1A: Millbank v Bank of Scotland, Cumbernauld Thistle v Stedfast, Leven Valley v Buchanan Thistle, Mearns v Scotia Athletic. League Division 1B – Denny v Brightons, East Kilbride v Rannoch, Stenhouse Athletic v Laurieston Villa, St Peters v Eastfield United. Bunrigh League Cup quarter-finals – Leith Athletic v Redbrae, Motherwell Miners v Colville Park. Bunrigh League Cup section 6 – The Spartans v Drumchapel United.

FVFDA. 17s, results: Tullibody United 4, East Stirlingshire Colts 2; Riverside FC 1, Bannockburn Amateurs 1; Camelon Juniors 4, Sunnyside Thistle 1; Sunnyside United 0, Bo'ness Star 6.

Fixtures: East Stirlingshsire Colts v Sunnyside United, Bannockburn Amateurs v Tullibody United, Bo'ness Star v Camelon Juniors, Sunnyside Thistle v Riverside FC.

16s, results: Claremont 5, Bowhouse 4; Crieff Juniors 6, Milton Boys' Club 2; Donibristle 1, Rosyth United 3; Dunblane 3, Riverside 2; East Fife JSC 5, Kirkcaldy Colts 1; Glenrothes Strollers 0, NMDS 2; Ochil Boys' Club 9, Sunnyside Thistle 0.

Fixtures: Braehead Wallace v Calremont, Bowhouse v Ochil Boys' Club, Kirkcaldy Colts v Glenrothes Strollers, Milton Boys' Club v Kirkcaldy Town, NMDS v Crieff Juniors, Riverside v East Fife JSA, Rosyth United v Dunblane, Sunnyside Thistle v Dunblane.

CENTRAL FA. Results: Under-12s – Ineos CFC 0, Carse Thistle A 0; Bonnybridge YFC 1, Cumbernauld United 1; Gairdoch United 1, Syngenta Juveniles 6; Carse Thistle 2, Strathclyde Colts 1; Beechwood Boys' Club 1, Cowie Colts 1; Westfield Colts 3, Valleyfied 0.

Under-13s – East Stirlingshire 1, Clyde FC Soccer 2; Steins Thistle 1, Gairdoch United 11; Innovene Community 1, Tullibody Thistle 2; Grangemouth Boys' Club 4, Castlebridge Colts 6.

Under-14s – Cumbernauld United 6, Westfield Colts 2; Bonnybridge YFC 0, Gairdoch United 8; Gairdoch United A 11, Alloa Villa 1; Laurieston Boys' Club 4, Steins Thistle 0.

Under-15s – Carse Thistle 0, Syngenta Juveniles 4; Kilsyth Rangers 4, Grangemouth Boys' Club Colts 1; Young Falkirk FC 3, Cumbernauld United 3; Airdrie United Youth 5, Steins Thistle 0; Glenboig United 5, Bonnybridge Colts 0; Bonnybridge YFC 10, Campsie Boys' Club 1.

Under-19s – Campsie Boys' Club 1, Strathclyde Colts FC 4; Cowie 2, Steins Thistle 8; Bonnybridge YFC 4, Stirlingshire Thistle 4; Glenboig United 3, Beechwood FC 1.

Fixtures: Under-12s – Valleyfield v Gairdoch United A; Ineos Star v Grangemouth Boys' Club, Cowie Colts v Glenboig United, Strathclyde Colts v Grange Athletic, Syngenta Juveniles v Beechwood Boys' Club, Cumbernauld United v Carse Thistle, Carse Thistle A v Bonnybridge YFC, Westfield Colts v Ineos CFC.

Under-13s – Grangemouth Boys' Club v Tullibody Thistle, Clyde FC Soccer v Innovene Community, East Stirlingshire v Steins Thistle, Gairdoch United v Castlebridge Colts. Under-14s: Syngenta Juveniles v Steins Thistle, Bonnybridge YFC v Alloa Villa, Gairdoch United v Cumbernauld United, Carse Thistle v Westfield Colts, Laurieston Boys' Club v Gairdoch United A.

Under-15s – Cumbernauld United v Grangemouth Boys' Club Colts, Glenboig United v Carse Thistle, Steins Thistle v Bonnybridge Colts, Young Falkirk FC v Bonnybridge YFC, Airdrie United Youth v Kilsyth Rangers, Campsie Boys' Club v Syngenta Juveniles.

Under-19s – Steins Thistle v Bonnybridge YFC, Glenboig United v Stirlingshire Thistle, Cumbernauld Colts v Campsie Boys' Club, Strathclyde Colts FC v Beechwood FC.

STIRLING & DISTRICT AMATEURS. Fixtures: JF Colley Trophy round 1 – California v Stirling University, Plean v Condorrat, Slamannan v RS Moodiesburn; Round 2 – Falkirk Amateurs v AFC Falkirk, KMW v Falkirk United, Carronshore v Milton Battlefield, Stirling City v Denny, Fallin v Condorrat Club, Kirkintilloch v Townhead, Barrwood v Forth, Barrhill v Moodiesburn Red Star, Stirling Boys' Club v Campsie Minerva, Bluewell v Cornton, Maddiston v Cowie, Grangemouth v Glenvale. Division 1 – Redbrae v Milton. Division 2 – Drumpellier v Redding.

STIRLINGSHIRE FA. Results: Dynamo Fargo 2, Camelon Mariners 5; Bo'ness United 2, Milton Amateurs 5; California FC 4, Linlithgow Rose 2.

Fixtures: Carse Thistle v Dynamo Fargo, Linlithgow Rose v Camelon Mariners, California FC v Bo'ness United.

GAIRDOCH UNITED. Last weekend saw two wins for the U14 sides. Gairdoch won a physical game at Bonnybridge 8-0 with Taylor Gordon scoring a hat-trick and the A side made it three wins in a row by beating Alloa Villa 11-1 at home. The U13s also made it three in a row by winning comfortably at Steins 11-1. The U12 A side's match with Grangemouth was postponed while the other U12 side lost 6-1 at home to Syngenta.



FINNFOREST started this game well, creating chances but never testing the keeper.

The home side took the lead midway through the first half then quickly made it two from the penalty spot.

Finnforest began the second period the same way as the first with plenty of possession, and got one back after Graham McKinnon's pass opened up the defence for Derek Findlay to knock it past the keeper.

The home side scored another three after some sloppy defending. Haggs were then reduced to ten men after their midfielder was sent off for violent conduct. Finnforest tried hard to get some respect from this game but couldn't find the end product.

Finnforest man of the match: Derek Findlay



CAMELON took the fight to Dynamo in the first half and goals from A. Forsyth, J. Matheson, A. Oliver, and a penalty from S. Mackie saw Camelon four up by half-time.

After the break, M. Docherty scored a fifth to increase the lead, but Dynamo got two late goals back. However, it was Camelon that ran out worthy winners.

Camelon men of the match: B. Blackhall and G. Penman


GRANGEMOUTH. Ladies' results: Captain's Prize, silver – E. Heron 90 (20) 70; bronze – C. Pace 87 (22) 65.

POLMONT. Results: Iain Morrison Cup, Class A – 1 K. McNaughton 72 (5) 67 (bih); 2 C. McIntosh Jnr 71 (4) 67; 3 S. Cairney 77 (9) 68 (bih). Class B: 1 J. Malcolm 85 (20) 65 (bih); 2 A. Marquis 83 (18) 65; 3 A. Day 87 (20) 67 (bih). Class C: 1 J. Strang 88 (22) 66; 2 M. Rock 91 (23) 68; 3 G. Flaherty 97 (24) 73.

Colston Trophy, Class A – 1 M. Rae 69 (5) 64; 2 C. Byrne 70 (3) 67; 3 C. McIntosh Jnr 73 (4) 69. Class B – 1 D. Stewart 84 (18) 66 (bih); 2 M. Brown 83 (17) 66; 3 T. Craig 86 (17) 69 (bih). Class C – 1 P. Quigley 88 (21) 67; 2 A. Morrow 90 (21) 69 (bih); 3 J. Easton 90 (21) 69.

September Medal, Class A – 1 A. Marshall 77 (8) 69 (bih); 2 A. Marshall 72 (3) 69; 3 J. Sharples 79 (9) 70 (bih). Class B – 1 W. Clark 83 (18) 65; 2 D. Wilkinson 84 (17) 67 (bih); 3 J. Lindsay 86 (19) 67 (bih). Class C – 1 J. Reynolds 92 (22) 70; 2 A. MacIntosh 92 (21) 71; 3 R. Watson 97 (25) 72 (bih).

BONNYBRIDGE. Results: Wednesday Sweep (SSS 70 CSS 69), Class 1 – 1 J. Kelly (9) 66; 2 S. Miller (18) 69; 3 K. Guckin (6) 70; 4 D. Scobbie (10) 70. Lowest gross – S. Nicol 74.

GLENBERVIE. Results: Men's Wednesday Medal (SSS 71 CSS 71) , Class 1 – 1 D. Murray (3) 66 (bih); 2 G. Johnston (4) 66; 3 T. Boyle (6) 68 (bih). Class 2 – 1 E. Hogarth (13) 69 (bih); 2 A. Smith (12) 69; 3 A. Howson (14) 70. Class 3 – 1 I. Wallace (28) 67; 2 I. Lowe (18) 68; 3 A. Barker (19) 70. Scratch winner – D. Murray 69. Medal winner – D. Murray net 66.

Ladies Stableford (SSS 72 CSS 75) – 1 B. Macleod (22) 33 pts; 2 E. Miller (27) 32 pts (bih).

FALKIRK TRYST. Results: Gent's Medal (CSS 69), best scratch – David Buchanan 67. Division 1 – 1 K. Finnegan 72 (7) 65; 2 H. Harris 73 (7) 66 (bih); 3 D. Inglis 72 (6) 66. Division 2 – 1 H. Sinclair 83 (17) 66 (bih); 2 H. McNicol 80 (14) 66; 3 A. Bayes 77 (10) 67 (bih). Division 3 – 1 A. Fleming 87 (18) 69; 2 L. Moore 88 (18) 70; 3 S. Morrison 92 (20) 72 (bih).




IT didn't take long for Linlithgow to open their goalscoring account in East League Division One following last season's promotion.

After only two minutes, Ashleigh Macdonald broke away from a static Waverley defence to net a stunning opener. Linlithgow tried to press home their advantage, but the visitors' confidence slowly began to grow and, is it did, Linlithgow's diminished.

The equaliser had something of a comic touch about it, as a speculative shot from the edge of the home 'D' somehow managed to trundle under a succession of sticks to limply make it over the line. Susan Wilkie, in her first competitive match in goal, was blameless, as indeed she was when Waverley took the lead early in the second half.

A brief revival saw Lauren Macdonald score with ten minutes to go, finishing off a sweeping move. Linlithgow could have held on for an undeserved point, but with only four minutes remaining Waverley netted the winner – again taking advantage of hesitancy in the ladies' defence.


BONNYBRIDGE HS. Results from Alnwick 1 when 208 birds were liberated: 1 Mr & Mrs Conlin 1052; 2 J. Ramsay 1050; 3 Cairns & Hardie 1041; 4 M. Fawcett 1040; 5 W. Horne 1036; 6 G. Ure 1031; 7 J. Loney 1030; 8 M. Fawcett 1017; 9 Mr & Mrs Conlin 1015; 10 H. Menzies 979.

Results from Alnwick 2 when 82 birds were liberated: 1 J. Loney 1707; 2,3 M. Fawcett 1376, 1373; 4 J. Loney 1371; 5,6 M. Fawcett 1360, 1356; 7 V. Couper 1355; 8 Cairns & Hardie 1352; 9,10 W. Templeman 1351, 1344.

STENHOUSEMUIR HS. Results from Wakefield when four members sent 11 birds: 1. R. Templeman 906; 2. B. Stewart 881; 3, 4 A. McGonigal 879, 827.

AIRTH & DISTRICT HS. Results from Wakefield: 1 Conway & Richarson 953; 2,3 C. & M. Fenna 888, 865; 4 K. & Gray 860; 5 C. & M. Fenna 800.


BRAES POOL LEAGUE. Results: Pennies Lounge Cup, semi-finals – Pennies A 6, Pennies B 5; Avongrange 3, Uncle Sam's 6. Quarter-finals – Quoit Bar 2, Pennies A 6; Pennies B 6, Clachan Bar B 4; Avongrange 6, Pennies Lounge 3; Clachan Bar A 5, Uncle Sam's 6. The final will be played tomorrow (Thursday) between Pennies A and Uncle Sam's.

League Cup week 1 – Quoit Bar 2, Pennies B 5; Avongrange 5, Pennies Lounge 3; Clachan Bar B 3, Uncle Sam's 5; Auld Toll 4, Pennies A 5.

The draw for the prelim ties of the Hurlet Cup to be played on September 21 is: Avongrange v Hurlet, Pennies B v Uncle Sam's. The winners will play on September 28. Other quarter-final ties on September 28 are Clachan B v Pennies Lounge, Quoit Bar v Clachan A and Auld Toll v Pennies A.

Players wishing to be considered for the team please give names to any member of the committee.

FALKIRK AND DISTRICT POOL LEAGUE. Results for Tuesday, September 1: Bowhouse A 7 Mariner 5, Carronbridge 7 Stables 3, Cavalier 6 Carbrain 6, Colonial 6 Bonnybridge Social Club 6, Crown Larbert 3 Tavern 7, Gilmours 6 Bowhouse B 6.

Fixtures for Tuesday, September 19: Stables v Bowhouse A, Carbrain v Carronbridge, Bonnybridge Social Club v Cavalier, Tavern v Colonial, Bowhouse B v Crown Larbert, Mariner v Gilmours.




ALTHOUGH the scoreline suggests that Grangemouth seconds were outplayed against their Bishopbriggs opponents, this was far from a game where the scoreline told the whole story.

Grangemouth fielded a largely inexperienced team, with only three players aged over 25. However, there was an exciting backline with plenty of pace, and a lineout that had won plenty of ball the previous week.

From the kick-off, there was an early exchange of breaks but Allan Glens were first to translate pressure into points by playing expansive side-to-side rugby which stretched the Port side defence.

This, in fact, proved to be the pattern of the first half with Grangemouth struggling to get out of their own territory.

Glens, fielding a much more experienced and larger pack, were eventually able to bully the younger Grangemouth Colts, and found success on four occasions, crashing over after some poor tackling and marking.

Matters were compounded when Grangemouth were to lose Davie Mac, their key lineout jumper, through injury.

The second half could not come quick enough, trailing 20 points to nil. Things looked ominous at this point.

During the break the Port coaching staff made numerous tactical changes. These had an instant effect with all the pressure now coming from the youthful Grangemouth side.

They took the game to their opponents and had them running all over the pitch but lack of composure in the final quarter meant no points were scored.

At the time of writing GRFC are trying to set up a fixture for this coming weekend – log onto for further information.


FALKIRK AND DISTRICT SNOOKER LEAGUE. Results for Tuesday, September 12: League Cup – Premier 4 Carronshore B 2, Carronshore A 4 Legion 2, Creamery A 2 Creamery B 4, Spencers A 5 Spencers B 1.

Fixtures for Tuesday, September 19: League Cup second round – Carronshore B v Creamery A, Creamery B v Premier, Legion v Spencers A, Spencers B v Carronshore A.

Results should now be texted to J. Smith on Tuesday nights – 07870 437234.


COWDENBEATH RACEWALL. Gordon Moodie brought both his formula II cars with him and was then paraded to the fans showing off his gold roof and World Championship trophy. After a hectic Scottish Championship, he took another parade lap this time as the new Scottish champion.

Amongst the 35 formula II drivers in action were defending champion Chris Burgoyne (Airth), Evan Clark (Falkirk) and Alex Hamilton (Denny).

Heat one went to Gary Coffey who led home Garry Sime and Robert Henderson. In the second heat, it was Burgoyne who was first home ahead of Moodie and Keith Brown. The consolation heat saw Paul Ford go through to win from Hamilton and Martin Ford.

All 24 qualifiers lined up for the final in graded order but the the race was stopped at the end of the first lap with Tam Meikle's car against the top bend wall. On the restart, Hamilton made a good start with Henderson leading the chase, but a couple of laps later the race was suspended again when Ally Noble was shunted into the wall.

This was playing into the hands of the star drivers who were able to close the gap and, although Hamilton led the pack away, within a couple of laps Burgoyne was leading with Moodie appearing in second a couple of laps later.

The gap between the leaders closed and on lap ten Moodie went through into the lead as Burgoyne pulled out.

The yellows appeared on lap 18 when Lee McGill was sent crashing into the wall with his car shedding a wheel in the process.

Moodie got the race restarted and he eased away from the pack before going through for an easy win.

Ministox drivers in action included Fraser Clark (Camelon). The drivers were in top form but, due to incidents in their races, they only got two outings. Josh Duff only lasted a couple of laps on his debut when he was in a shunt and needed help out of his car and then Ian Hadden was hurt and taken to hospital after his car was hit as he was trying to get out of it.

In heat two Lyndsey Clyne needed help out of her car after she was spun and then hit by the cars in close order.

The opening heat went to Frankie Cunningham who led home Andrew Chesher and Graeme Shevill with Clark sixth place. In the second race Siobhan Martin came through to win from Shevill and Chesher with Clark eighth.

Amongst the prostox drivers in action were Tam Taylor (Bannockburn), John Taylor (Alloa), Ian Taylor (Alloa) and Stuart Cowie (Falkirk).

They were racing for their World Cup and were split into two heats. Willie Mitchell went through to win the opening heat from Scott Gilmour, I. Taylor and T. Taylor. Tam Ross got the better of the exchanges in heat two to take the win from Jim Pitcaithly and Norman Moore. John Mason won the consolation race leading home John Rugg and Dave McCluskey.

The race had to be stopped after Ross crashed heavily into a marker tyre whilst T. Taylor was spun and his car was left across the track.

Mitchell ran away with the World Cup final on the restart and was almost the length of a straight clear of second placed Craig Strathie with Tam Linden coming home in third.

This Saturday the formula IIs are joined by the minis and banger drivers with the meeting getting under way at 6 p.m.


ELLIOTS FSC. The club will run a bus to Inverness for the SPL game next Tuesday night. Seats are available. Contact Brian on (01324) 883565 to book.

FALKIRK FC SENIOR BAIRNS. The bus for Inverness on Tuesday night leaves the stadium at 3.30 p.m. sharp. A few spaces are available to non-members. To book a place call (01324) 611423.

Members are reminded that the monthly meetings start again on Monday, Sepember 18, in the Hotel Cladhan at 10 a.m., for a 10.30 a.m. start. The topic will be Scottish football history delivered by one of the curators from the Scottish Football Museum at Hampden Park. Membership fees will be collected on the day and a full programme for the season issued. New members welcomed.

EARLSGATE FSC. The supporters' bus leaves from the social club at 4 p.m. Seats are available. Call Paul on (01324) 634358.


GRANGEMOUTH ASC. At the West District Championships in Ayr on September 2 and 3, Ryan Davidson took gol