Sports Digest

Published: 20 Jan 2013 09:30

A round up of all the latest local sport



After some extremely cold weather at the start of December we're enjoying some lovely mild weather over the last two weeks. The milder weather has been ideal for winter trout fishing and the catches here at Harviestoun have certainly reflected this. Best tactics first thing in the morning have been slowed fished lures followed by buzzers and even dries later on when the water has warmed. The water has been extremely busy over the holiday period and although overall catches have been excellent on Saturday the fish proved a bit difficult to catch at times despite good conditions. The next day was the complete opposite with excellent catches although similair conditions.

Some good catches; Shug Williams (Oakely) two for 10lb; David Morrison (Falkirk) 5 for 13lb; Paul Coyle (Tillicoultry); 3 for 7lb 12oz; Jim Donnelly (Tullibody) 9 for 23lb in three visits; Ian Taylor (Tullibody) 6 for 17lb; John Blyth (Menstrie) 4lb 7oz Tiger.

Wellsfield Trout Fishery­

Weekly Report for Week Ending: 14/1/2013

The mild weather has produced some fantastic catches of trout at the fishery on all 3 ponds for both fly fishers and bait fishers. The fishery continues to be stocked heavily with plenty of trout in all sizes including plenty of specimen fish. Wellsfield Fishery is open 7 days from 8am till 5pm.

The fishery is now taking Club bookings for the 2013 Season. Please call 01324 822800 or email: to make your club booking and secure your outing date.

The 2013 Troutmasters Fishing Competition has started.  Its on all year, and free to enter.  All you have to do is catch a specimen trout, fill in a form and send it off to Trout Fisherman Magazine, the UK's best selling fly fishing monthly.  For more details contact the fishery on 01324 822800 or email:

BIG FISH (see photos below):

10lb 5oz Rainbow Trout - D Bell (Denny)

10lb Rainbow Trout - C Marshall (Menstrie)

6lb Rainbow Trout - D Bell (Denny)

Best flies this week: Bloodworm, Lime Green Fritz, Green Pea, Craft Eye Cat, PTN, Diawl Bachs. Best Baits: Worms, Maggots, Powerbait and Mepp Spinners.

Best Catches for this week:

A Gallagher (Stirling) 5 for 16lb, best 5lb rainbow trout,

B Wilkie (Polmont) 5 for 16lb, best 5lb rainbow trout,

I Jenkins (Alva) 5 for 15lb,

C Perry (Alloa) 5 for 13lb,

D Bell (Denny) 3 for 16lb 8oz, best 10lb 8oz rainbow trout,

P Paterson (Menstrie) 3 for 15lb 12oz, best 10lb rainbow trout,

D Kirkwood (Denny) 2 for 6lb 4oz,

A Bennie (Denny) 2 for 6lb,

D Forsyth (Sauchie) 2 for 6lb,


These are the latest results from Alloa & District Rifle Club

SSRA Fife & Kinross league,

Div 1 Round 7

Alloa A v Dunfemline A Dunfermline A won by 12 points

R.Law 98 Miss.S.Mcintosh 98 T.Kenny 97 N.Brown 93 W.Crawford 91 team total 477 ex 500

Div 4 Round 7

Alloa B v Sands B Alloa B won by 27 points

A.McAulay 96 H.Gregory 96 K.Miller 96 W.McAulay 95 T.Bear 92 team total 475 ex 500

SSRA team prone league

Div 1 Round 1

Alloa A v Banff & MacDuff A Alloa A won by 1 point

R.Law 100 G.Winch 99 T.Kenny 98 D.McIntosh 94 team total 391 ex 400

Div 3 Round 1

Alloa B v Aberdeen Univ.B Alloa B won by 35 points

W.Crawford 98 A.McAulay 96 N.Brown 92 W.McAulay 90 team total 376 ex 400

Div 4 Round 1

Alloa C v shot against the average score of 354

H.Gregory 95 E.Bear 94 Miss.R.Tilley 90 A.Nicol 89 team total 368 ex 400


Dollar Golf Club - Results

Saturday 12th January - Polish Cup (Round 6)

Div 1: 1st David Borrowman (10) 40 pts; 2nd Brian Miller (10) 40 pts; 3rd Jeff McCluskie (11) 40 pts.

Div 2: 1st Robert Hamilton (14) 40 pts; 2nd Charles Norman (15) 40 pts; 3rd David Brodie (14) 40 pts.



Results from 12th Jan:

Scottish Cup 3rd rd: Symington Tinto 6 Cumbernauld Ath 4; 4th rd: Braehead 3 Houston 2; Carronshore 3 Rosyth CS 2;

Garrowhill 2 Slamannan 3; 5th rd: Cambusbarron 3 Loganlea 1;

Mathieson trophy 1st rd:Caldercruix 4 Denny 1; 2nd rd:Fallin 3 AFC Milton 3(7-8 Pen); Glenvale 4 Campsie 0; Barrhill 7 Forth Th 2.

Premier: Div:Camelon Th(now Falkirk Villa) 2 Camelon Albion 4; Dunipace Th 2 Stenhousemuir 3;

1st Div:Redbrae 3 Tillicoultry 3; Bannockburn 3 Tullibody Community 6; Dunblane Th 2 Maddiston 3.

2nd Div:Callander Th 4 Sunnyside 1; Riverside 1 Gormac Th 2; Independent FC 3 Stirling Boys Club 1.

3rd Div:Doune 2 Polmont 4; Condorrat 0 Hillfoots 0.

West of Scotland Cup 2nd rd:KMW 3 Port Glasgow 2; Bannerman 6 Auchengeich Miners Welfare 1.

East of Scotland Cup 2nd rd:Bonnybridge YFP 6 Edinburgh Southern 1; Drumpellier 0 California 10; Zetland 2 Newhall leith Vics 3; Brightons 4 Greenhill 3.

3rd rd: Milton 5 North Edinburgh Wdrs 3.

Fixtures for 19/1/13

Scottish Cup 5th rd:Braehead v Colville Park; Greenock v Carronshore; Slamannan v Dumbarton.

Premier Div:Kirkintilloch MW v Caldercruix; Dunipace Th v AFC Milton; Camelon Albion v Stenhousemuir; Falkirk Villa v Bonnybridge YFP.

1st Div:California v Redbrae; Maddiston v Bannockburn; Loganlea v Zetland; Dunblane Th v Tillicoultry; Tullibody Community v Barrhill.

2nd Div:Denny v Drumpellier Th; Fallin v Forth Th; Gormac Th v Greenhill; Riverside v Independent FC; Stirling Boys Club v Callander Th; Cumbernauld Ath v Sunnyside.

3rd Div:Hillfoots v Campsie; Polmont v Glenvale; Auchengeich MW v Linlithgow Rose; Alloa v Condorrat.


Sunday 13.1.13

JACK BRYSON SC CUP: Tullibody Inn 0 Castleview 3; Oakwood FC 5 St Ninians 2; Gartmorn 2 Hollytree 4

LEAGUE: Vinneys Bar 1 Horseshoe 6; Bank FC 1 Star Inn 1

Fixtures for 20.1.13

LEAGUE: Hollytree v Star Inn; Horseshoe v Castleview; Oakwood FC v Gartmorn FC; Bank FC v St Ninians

TOM HUNTER CUP QTR FINAL: Wallace Arms v Vinneys Bar

GEORGE MUIR CUP QTR FINAL: Dollar Glen FC v Tullibody Inn


Central Athletic Club's Senior Men started the day in third place, some 66 points behind Corstorphine AAC and 36 points behind Edinburgh University Hare and Hounds. With places up for grabs in Central's Team for the European Clubs Cross Country in Spain in early February there was hot competition for places with Central fielding a host of their top Senior runners. The early running over the three lap course (8.7 kilometres) saw the race pattern set with six yellow and blue vests soon filling the first six places. A first lap fall by John Newsom saw the Club's ambitions to fill the top six places derailed for a while but John worked his way back to his Club colleagues as the yellow and blue train once again took control. With two former Scottish Cross Country Champions, Robert Russell and Alastair Hay setting the pace there was never any real challenge to Central's total dominance and indeed it was Robert who broke away on the last lap to record the win (29min 35secs) with Alastair in second (29.44). Alex Hendry showed improved form to finish third (29.49) and with Andrew Butchart (29.54), Lewis Millar (29.57) and John Newsom (30.24) filling the next three places it was an unprecedented and comprehensive win, taking the League Trophy on the way.

Sean Reilly (11th; 31.03) and Michael Wright (13th; 31.18) were the next Central runners providing the necessary back up and there were more gutsy performances throughout the field from Under 20 Tom Watson (48th; 34.44), Phil Williams (51st; 34.48), Will Hensman (58th; 35.12), David Eckersley (70th; 35.45), David Lindsay (92nd; 36.41), Andy Turnbull (95th; 36.41), Sam Fraser (105th; 37.33), Richard Coombs (124th; 38.36), Fraser Harris (130th; 38.54), Jonathon Barlow (131st; 38.54), Alan Gall (173rd; 41.26), Cameron Campbell (191st; 43.18), George McHardy (218th; 48.18) and Kenny Hislop (220th; 49.40) as Central finished some 22 runners in this race.

A much more consistent result by the Senior Women saw them complete all matches in leading position and a successful defence of the league trophy. The Senior Ladies were always well placed to retain the league trophy going into the final match with a good lead over Edinburgh AC. Jennifer Emsley led her team home again (third with 22.50) closely followed by Fiona Thompson (fourth; 22.59) and with Lyndsay Morrison (13th; 24.04) the trophy was assured. Hazel Dean (22nd; 25.27), Claire Houston (25th; 25.57), Kate Weldon (42nd; 27.32), Elinor Coombs (69th; 29.45), Sue Woods (73rd; 30.22) and Fiona Logan (84th, 32.11) completed a strong team.

For the combined Under 15/Under 17 4 kilometre race, Eilidh MacCorquodale (14th 17.46) ran an improved race followed in by Eilidh Russell (24th,18.18) and Jodie Currie (31st ,19.42). There was more committed running in the 4 kilometre Under 15 Boys race with Iain Davies and Jack Kerr vying for the early lead. As the race developed it was Perth's Ben Greenwood (14min 17secs) who took control to win, closely followed by Iain (14.28) and Jack (14.38) in close up second and third places ahead of Kieran Potter's fine effort to finish 35th in 18minutes exactly.

The Under 13 Boys and Girls races were held over 2.9 kilometres with Kate Gallagher having another storming runto win her race with a time of 11mins 45secs. Heather Scott (18th;13.46), Eleanor Hanson (43rd; 15.03) and Hannah Blanche (45th;15.21) all performed strongly. The Boys race saw gritty efforts from Central's Craig Palmer (18th; 12.21), Thomas Hanson (21st; 12.31) and Elliot Harris (37th; 13.31).

There was an encouraging turn out from Central's Under 11 Boys with Cameron Blanche (39th; 7min 40secs), Ben Hughes (40th; 7.40) and Euan Smith (43rd, 7.42) packing well over this 1.6 kilometre course. Jonathon Hanson (51st; 8.00), Callum Turnbull (64th; 8.31) and Ross Coombs (69th; 8.43) showed great character on this testing course. The Under 11 Girls faced the same 1.6 kilometre challenge with Elizabeth Thompson (ninth; 7.40) always showing well, but finishing in a crowd with Sian Scott-Angell (14th; 7.42) also running well. Charlie Gallagher showed improved form as she finished close at hand in 17th with 8.07.



Week 11 - 10 January - Results: Clackmannan 3 - Alva South B 6; Alva South A 3 - Tillicoultry 6; Burns Club A 5 - Menstrie 4; Alloa East End 5 - Dollar 4; Tulliallan 6 - Burns Club B 3.

Week 12 - 17 January - Fixtures: Alva South A v Tulliallan; Menstrie v Clackmannan; Burns Club B v Alva South A; Alloa East End v Tillicoultry; Dollar v Burns Club A.



Congratulations to both local bowlers to reaching the semi-finals. Unfortunately both lost out against strong opposition.

Gents Singles: Steven Allan 11 - Johnathon Ross 21.

Gents under 25 Singles: Kevin Wallace 19 - Callum Logan 21.


Steven Allan 5-5 / 13-3 Neil Furman - USA.

Steven Allan 11-3 / 9-3 K K Wung - Hong Kong.

Steven Allan 9-1 / 10-3 James MacGowan - Canada.

Steven Allan 12-2 / 11-3 Amir Yaron - Israel.

An excellent performance from Steven who has now qualified for the last 32. He now plays Simon Skelton (England) today (Wednesday) 16 January at 2pm and with all our best wishes we will see him in the final on Saturday 26 January 2013.


At home to Stirling Alloa were only 2 shots ahead after 5 ends but after 10 ends they were coasting and 21 shots up. The final result ended with 3 winning teams and 28 shots in front.

Alloa (A) 76 - Stirling (S) 48.

J Brown, A Noblett, R Spencer, P Stark (A) 8 - I Carrachan (S) 17.

A Deas, R Docherty, D Bisio, S Harris (A) 19 - B McGlaughlin (S) 13.

R Grandison, P Masterson, G Crawford, C Walker (A) 24 - J Binnie (S) 11.

H Malkievicz, J Smith, J Rodgers, J Budge (A) 25 - H Milne (S) 7.

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