THERE will be no nine-in-a-row for Livingston Bulls in the Scottish Cup and there is sure to be a new name on the trophy this season following yesterday's surprising semi-finals.

Bulls' amazing charge came to an end at Easterhouse yesterday when Glasgow Sports Division triumphed 69-61. Glasgow's hero was Alan Kiddie, who top-scored with 21 points. In the final at Meadowbank on Sunday, April 20, Glasgow will meet Edinburgh Burger Kings, who came from behind to defeat Paisley 86-67 at Linwood.

The women's cup final will be between favourites Polonia Phoenix and Dalkeith's Edinburgh Travel Saints. Polonia had little trouble overcoming Boroughmuir Aces 77-50 at Wester Hailes while Saints held off injury-hit Edinburgh Kool Kats 69-61 at Newbattle.

Edinburgh Burger Kings reached their second final when they beat Denny Knights 83-75 to qualify to meet Dunfermline in the Bank of Scotland Junior Cup final. Dunfermline overwhelmed Troon. Results:

Scottish Cup. Men: semi-finals - Paisley 67, Edinburgh Burger Kings 86; Glasgow Sports Division 69, Livingston Bulls 61. Women: Semi-finals - Boroughmuir Aces 50, Polonia Phoenix 77; Dalkeith Edinburgh Travel Saints 69, Edinburgh Kool Kats 61.

Junior Men's Cup: Semi-finals - Edinburgh Burger Kings 83, Denny Knights 75; Troon 60, Dunfermline 82.

Scottish President's Cup. Men's second round: Kilmarnock 89, Penicuik 63. Women's semi-final: Pentland Star 71, Paisley (holders) 49.

Women's National League: Musselburgh 71, Bo'ness Wildcats 47.

Junior Men: Paisley 51, Kilmarnock 65; Fife Institute Wolverines 54, Kilmarnock 68; Arbroath Musketeers 96, Boroughmuir 76. Cadet: Dalkeith Saints 40, Denny Knights 77; Kinross Kickers 60, Armadale 47; Glasgow Sports Division 77, Paisley 89; Edinburgh Burger Kings 100, Denny Knights 74; Kilmarnock 58, Falkirk Fury 96; Dalkeith Saints 57, Tulloch Highland 86; Dunfermline 85, City of Aberdeen Leopards 60; Arbroath Musketeers 81, Boroughmuir 42. Junior women: Musselburgh 106, ATC Cosmetics 46.

Scottish Schools Cups: Boys' open, second round: Woodmill 41, Queen Anne (Dunfermline) 71; Bridge of Don Acad 63, Hillhead 47. U-14 semi-final: Marr Coll 87, St David's (Dalkeith) 34. U-13: Marr 57, Arbroath 52. Girls' open, second round: St David's (Dalkeith) 77, Boroughmuir 75; Nicolson Inst (Stornoway) 22, Castlebay CHS (Barra) 77. Semi-finals: boys' U-15: A - Stirling 65, Lourdes 59; Portobello 73, Arbroath 53. B - Woodmill (Dunfermline) 59, Earlston 32; Milne's High (Fochabers) 45, Moffat 42. U-14: A - Gryffe 101, Tain 54; Marr Coll 87, St David's (Dalkeith) 34. B - Bridge of Don 61, St Mungo's 58; Bathgate 49, St Thomas of Aquin's 47. U-13: Marr Coll 52, Arbroath 47; St Augustine's (Edinburgh) 73, Loudon 30.


AUCHINLECK, inaugural winners in 1986, are through to the semi-finals of the Greengauge Scottish Team Championship after beating Ayrshire rivals Prestwick 6-2 at The Galleon. Coatbridge, the winners back in 1988, scraped through after a 74-73 win over Garioch at East Fife after the sides had finished all square at 4-4. There were 6-2 quarter-final wins also for holders Midlothian, over East Lothian, and Turriff, who beat Whiteinch.


THE Inverclyde Velo team of Stewart Daisley, Alan Holmes and Robert McCreadie won the first race of the season yesterday, an 18-mile three-man team time trial at Drybridge, near Dreghorn, Ayrshire, in a time of 39min 13sec. Second were Billy McFarlane, Kenny McQuade, and Jim Goldie of promoting club Fullarton Wheelers in 39-27.



Belgium: Harelbeke 2, Mouscron 2; Ghent 1, Anderlecht 2; FC Bruges 8, Lokeren 2.

Holland: RKC Waalwijk 3, Nijmegen 1; FC Utrecht 0, Sparta Rotterdam 1; FC Volendam 2, Fortuna Sittard 0; Vitesse Arnhem 6, FC Groningen 1; Ajax 3, Feyenoord 0.

Italy: A Bologna 0, Udinese 0; Cagliari 3, Verona 2; Fiorentina 1, Juventus 1; Inter Milan 2, Atalanta 0; Napoli 1, Sampdoria 1; Perugia 1, AC Milan 0; AS Roma 2, Reggiana 2; Vicenza 1, Piacenza 1; Parma 2, Lazio 0.

Spain: Sevilla 1, Logrones 4; Sporting de Gijon 2, Tenerife 1; Barcelona 4, Zaragoza 1; Valladolid 3, Real Sociedad 0; Atletico de Bilbao 2, Racing de Santander 2; Extremadura 3, Espanyol 0; Real Madrid 6, Oviedo 1; Celta 2, Rayo Vallecano 0.

Portugal: FC Porto 1, Salgueiros 2; Benfica 1, Leiria 0; Leca 1, Amadora 1; Belenenses 1, Gil Vicente 1; Farense 3, Espinho 1; Rio Ave 0, Boavista 0.


GLASGOW were beaten 10-6 at Firhill Sports Complex yesterday by holders Edinburgh in the second leg of the Mackay Cup, but will share the trophy, having won the opening leg, also by 10-6, in Edinburgh two months ago. Saturday's results:

National League - Glasgow Univ 5 (Robertson 2, Betts, Eckersley, Willis), Capital Catchers 4 (Reid 2, Monaghan, Ross). Placings - Edinburgh Thistle played five, 25pts; Edinburgh Univ 7-25; Clyde Caledonia 5-20; Glasgow Univ 6-15; St Andrews Univ 4-10; Stirling Univ 5-10; Capital Cradlers 6-5; Aberdeen Univ 2-0; Capital Catchers 4-0.

Men's hockey

SATURDAY: National League Div 1: CIBA Kelburne 1, Inverleith 2; Edinburgh Univ 3, Watsonians 0; Grange 4, Insights Menzieshill 1; Torbrex Wands 2, D&A Gordonians 5; MIM 1, Western Grasshopper 3. Div 2: Stronachs 2, Grove DHS 1; Comware Carnegie 1, Dundee Univ 0; Pender Uddingston 1, Insights Harris 2; Perthshire 1, Hazlehead 0; Stepps 1, Clydesdale 2. Div 3: Clydebank 4, East Kilbride 1; Grangemouth 2, Stirling 2; Inveresk 2, Westcars Motherwell 4; Morgan 3, Devol Greenock 1. Div 4: Ayr 1, Anchor 2; Aberdeen Univ 1, Kirkcaldy 1; Cochrane Park 13, Strathclyde Univ 0; Heriot Watt Univ 3, Hillhead 4; Highland 3, Stirling Univ 0; Monifeith 1, St Andrews Univ 3.

YESTERDAY: National League Div 1: D&T Gordonians 3, CIBA Kelburne 5; Inverleith 4, Edinburgh Univ 1. Div 2: Dundee Univ 0, Clydesdale 6.


FORMER Scottish champion Ray Munro (Inverness) claimed his first victory in the Mintex National Rally Championship when he won the Bournemouth Winter Rally. Driving an MG Metro 6R4, he held off a late challenge from Steve Hill (Oxford) in a Mitsubishi, to win the first of the seven rounds by 37 seconds.

Round 1 - 1, R Munro/G Brunton (Inverness) MG Metro 6R4 1-03-18; 2, S Hill/J Rabbett (Oxford) Mitsubishi Lancer 1-03-55; 3, S Smith/J Kitson (North Allerton) Lancia Delta 1-04-24; 4, M Grierson/S Merry (Dalbeattie) Subaru Impreza 1-04-31; 5, M Dodd/S McAuley (Poole) Ford Escort Cosworth 1-04-54; 6, N Worswick/C Molyneux (Blackburn) Ford Sierra 1-05-20; 7, P Vassallo/R Pulleyn (Hexham) Subaru Impreza 1-06-36; 8, S Dalgarno/S Taylor (Aberdeen) Ford Escort Cosworth 1-07-10; 9, R DAvies/R Skinner (Shrewsbury) Ford Escort Cosworth 1-08-02; 10, S Petch/P Croft (Bishop Auckland) Subaru Impreza 1-08-18. Other Scots: 21, D Weston/S Harris (Aberdeen) Vauxhall Nova GSi 1-11-35; 39, A Tennant/D Tennant (Inverness) Peugeot 205 GTi 1-22-11.

LANARKSHIRE Car Club Road Race. Open - 1, C Brown and N Turner (Lanarkshire CC) 3 penalties; 2, M Shanks and P Martin (Lanarkshire CC) 19 pens, 1 fail. Club - 1, G Hastie and C Hastie (Scottish Sport CC) 1 pen; 2, P MacKay and F MacKay (Lanarkshire CC) 2 fails.


GLENMORANGIE Camanachd Cup first round - Caberfeidh 0, Oban Camanachd 3; Kyles Ath 8, Lovat 1; Lochaber 6, Glenorchy 4; Oban Celtic 0, Newtonmore 2; Tayforth 1, Kingussie 11. Marine Harvest North Div 1 - Strathglass 4, Kinlochshiel 3. Div 2 - Glenurquhart 4, Kilmallie 2; Newtonmore 2, Kingussie 1. South Div 2 - Edinburgh Univ 0, Ballachulish 4; Glasgow Mid Argyll 2, Kintyre 2.


SCOTTISH champion Claire Waddell scored an upset win over Scotland's No.1 Senga Macfie in the semi-finals, but failed to stage a repeat against England's Tracey Shenton in the final of the North of Scotland Open, sponsored by Mr Chips and G M Shepherd, in Aberdeen, yesterday. Shenton justified No.1 seeding with a 9-1, 10-8, 9-7 scoreline.

In the men's final Ireland's world No.17 Derek Ryan also lived up to his tag of favourite with a comfortable 9-3, 9-4, 9-3 victory over John Dale, the Englishman who represents Glasgow Accies in the Scottish League.


JAMIE Salter helped put the new City of Edinburgh team on the map yesterday when he collected his second victory at the Speedo British Grand Prix meet in Leeds. The Englishman, who competed in last year's Olympics, moved north from Birmingham to continue to work with coach Tim Jones.

Last week he was named in the British team for the world short-course championships in Sweden in April, and he celebrated with victory in the 50m butterfly and 400m free-style.

In the sprint event he clocked 26.06sec to hold off a challenge from Bolton's Robert Greenwood, while a 4min 01.40sec free-style secured a comfortable win over the vastly experienced Ian Wilson.

Carnegie's Bryan Morgan, who is on course to retain his place in the British team for the European junior championships at Glasgow's Tollcross Centre in July, also hit form to come home with three medals. After a golden double on the opening day, he claimed the bronze in the 100m back-stroke yesterday in 1-04.2 behind British internationalists Neil Willey and Adam Ruckwood.

York's Michael Cole was the other Scottish medallist on the final session, third in the 200m medley in 2-10.67.

There was also a good swim from City of Edinburgh's David Leith, another contender for the British junior team. He finished fifth in the 100m free-style in 53.82, ahead of clubmate Salter, who was seventh in the final.

Table tennis

DRUMCHAPEL Glasgow eased their relegation fears with an 8-6 win over Vymura in Glasgow yesterday in the Premier Division of the British League.

Irishman Jonathan Cowan won all three of his singles ties and partnered Gordon Clancey for a doubles win.

It was a treble for the Glasgow club, with Drumchapel II beating Abbeydale 5-3 in Sheffield and Drumchapel III winning 5-3 at CWS Manchester.


ROSS Matheson made a successful comeback to tournaments when he clinched his first victory in the Scottish Indoor Championships at Edinburgh's Craiglockhart Tennis Centre yesterday. The 26-year-old from Lochwinnoch, ranked No.246 in the world in 1994 but now 1220 on the ATP computer, has spent the past six months coaching at the David Lloyd Club in Renfrew but proved that he had lost little of his competitive edge as he powered his way through five matches without dropping a set.

Having survived a 5-0 deficit in the second set tie-break before overcoming Bridge of Allan full-timer Graeme Darlington 6-4, 7-6 in a hard-fought semi-final, Matheson needed just 58 minutes to dismiss fifth seed Ben O'Connor 6-2, 6-4 to lift the #250 first prize.

Heather Lockhart recorded her third victory in seven years in the women's event with a 6-1, 6-2 win over surprise finalist Mhairi Brown. The 24-year-old trainee teacher had been extended to three sets by teenage full-timer Lyndsay Reilly in the last four, but dealt out a lesson in baseline consistency to the Scottish junior champion, who had earlier accounted for Scottish No.4 Nicola Burns. Singles results:

Men's quarter-final - R Matheson (David Lloyd) beat M Aitken (St Andrews) 6-1, 6-2; G Darlington (Bridge of Allan) beat O Hadden (Scone) 6-1, 6-2; B O'Connor (Middlesbrough) beat B Saunders (Perth) 6-4, 6-2; M Watt (Newlands) beat C McKnight (Newlands) 7-6, 6-4. Semi-final - Matheson beat Darlington 6-4, 7-6; O'Connor beat Watt 6-0, 6-1. Final - Matheson beat O'Connor 6-2, 6-4.

Women's quarter-final - H Lockhart (Newlands) beat F MacMillan (Barnton Park) 6-0, 6-3; L Reilly (unattached) beat R Orsi (Clarkston) 6-4, 6-0; M Brown (Kirkcaldy) beat K Webster (Derby) 7-6, 1-6, 6-3; N Burns (Whitecraigs) beat D Forrest (Newlands) 1-6, 6-2, 7-6. Semi-final - Lockhart beat Reilly 6-3, 2-6, 6-0; Brown beat Burns 6-1, 6-4. Final - Lockhart beat Brown 6-1, 6-2.


CITY of Glasgow Ragazzi clinched their fifth successive Scottish men's title ahead of schedule. They dumped bottom club Falkirk 15-8, 15-9, 15-6 in the Royal Bank Scottish League to go outwith the reach of second-placed Jets, even with three matches left. Jets beat Team Blantyre 15-12, 15-10, 15-8. Results:

Royal Bank Scottish League: Men: Div I - Kilmarnock 3, Team Fife 0 (15-7, 15-12, 15-13); Jets 3, Team Blantyre 0 (15-12, 15-10, 15-8); Falkirk 0, City of Glasgow Ragazzi 3 (8-15, 9-15, 6-15); Dundee 0, Bon Accord 3 (12-15, 10-15, 10-15); Bellshill Cardinals 3, Paisley Trailblazers 1 (10-15, 17-15, 15-9, 15-2).

Women: Div I - Kyle 3, Glenrothes Olympiad 0 (15-3, 15-4, 15-6); Jets 3, Vol Hala 1 (14-16, 15-4, 15-12, 15-10); Team Stirling 0, Su Ragazzi 3 (11-15, 4-15, 5-15). Div II - Edinburgh Univ 3, Heriot Watt 0; Cambridge Jets 1, Team Blantyre 3; Team Stirling II 0, Tullos Jets 3; Balerno NUVOC 3, Cavalry Park 0.


RESULTS from the British under-20s championships at Crystal Palace included: 54kg: Silver - G Cameron, Easterhouse; 70kg: fourth - Mark Ferns, Easterhouse.

Women's football

Scottish Cup Third Round - Aberdeen LFC 3, Ayr United 4; Baillieston 1, Airdrie 2; Clyde 2, Maryhill 0; Cove Rangers 6, Cumbernauld 4; Stewarton 8, Hamilton 3.

Women's rugby

FLANKER Jeni Sheerin scored two tries as Scotland achieved their biggest win over Ireland in yesterday's home championship match at Pennypit. Scotland's other tries came from scrum half Sandra Colimartino and left wing Pogo Paterson. Half-time substitute Paula Chalmers kicked one conversion and their other points came from Rima Lewis with a penalty and drop goal.