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ello and a warm welcome to our fourth successful edition of ‘The Wishaw HUB’, North Lanarkshire’s best and newest FREE publication. Well as you are aware, it is getting colder now, so do not forget your woolly hats and boots when you go out to grab your Free edition of The Wishaw HUB. New developments are happening everyday in the Wishaw HUB, and the positive comments are coming hard and fast through various mediums, be it in a letter, email or even through our first ever testimonial! The support has seen the Saj Sabri LLB Hons, LLM, CCNA, successful launch of some new sections, Editor in Chief including the Cookery HUB, the Golf HUB, our new long-awaited MMA Sports HUB, and soon to come Extreme Sports HUB. As always, our main aim at The Wishaw HUB is to provide as diverse a paper as possible, with good positive news from within your community. Keep sending us all your good news stories and any funny pictures you feel may warrant our attention. From myself and my team - think positive and keep believing. Saj Sabri, Editor

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riday 24th September 2010 again witnessed Macmillan Cancer Support’s attempt at organising the World’s Biggest Coffee morning. Local supporters included EU Congregational Church in Shotts, The Hub Cafe in Motherwell, and Bell’s Hawthorn Bakery in Torbothie, Shotts. The first National World’s Biggest Coffee Morning was in 1991, when 2,600 people registered to hold coffee

mornings across the country. Since then it has raised over £60 million in total for Macmillan Cancer Support. Last year 43,000 people registered to hold a coffee morning raising £7.9 million, and this year on the 24th of September the charity aimed to raise £8 million. The Wishaw HUB team started the day by firstly visiting the EU Congregational Church on Station Road, Shotts where the ladies were like busy bees

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preparing for the next two hours ahead. The HUB then travelled to The Hub Cafe in Motherwell and spoke to Diane Boyle, who said “Although I am just starting out in business by running my new cafe I am more than happy to help a good cause like Macmillan Cancer Support.” Diane managed to raise £135 on the day, but will continue to fund raise within her Cafe. Then at 3pm The Wishaw HUB team returned to Shotts and visited Bell’s Hawthorn Bakery in Torbothie Shotts. Bells managed to raise a whopping £1,000 by arranging a prize draw with prizes donated by many local businesses including the Co-Operative in Shotts, Wishaw’s Pink Turban Restaurant, and new business “PhotoShotts”. Bell’s receptionist, and host Davina Green, dressed up for the day in a blonde wig and saloon outfit to highlight their theme of “Wear a Wig for Macmillan”. Davina said “We were overwhelmed by the support from local businesses and suppliers who donated cakes and biscuits for the event, but as always, the staff were extremely generous and their

Church volunteers enjoying their coffee morning. enthusiasm made the day a huge success. Eleven of our staff members had, in fact, been fundraising since April in other sponsored events which helped keep them motivated and further boosted our total.” Davina added, “Macmillan is an iconic charity, and affects so many of us in our lives. They support people throughout their cancer journey, from diagnosis to recovery, and this makes a difference to patients’ lives and their families.” The First prize was a Family Portrait donated

by PhotoShoots’ Tommy Cochrane, with second and third prizes donated by The Co-Operative (Shotts) and The Pink Turban (Wishaw). Over the years, Macmillan Cancer Supporters have made several record attempts, including the Highest Coffee Morning (on a jet fighter in 2004), the Most Distant Coffee Morning (in Antarctica in 2002) and the World’s Deepest Coffee Morning (down Poldark Mine in Cornwall in 2002).

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Crime Beat Recent Police incidents in our area WISHAW AREA HOUSEBREAKINGS Strathclyde Police are appealing for any information with regards to the theft of several thousand pounds of jewellery and cash from a house near to the Garrion Bridge. The incident occurred between 11am and 1pm on Friday 24th September 2010. Any information to Detective Sergeant Neil at Wishaw CID or alternatively call Crimestoppers. Strathclyde Police are appealing for any information with regards to the theft of a lap-top, mobile phone, two televisions, chainsaw and various other items from a house in Overtown. The incident occurred between 2pm and 4pm on Friday 24th September 2010. Any information to Detective Constable Limond at Wishaw CID. Strathclyde Police are appealing for any information with regards to the theft of a child’s’ boom box and a free view box from a house on Etive Street, Wishaw. The incident occurred between 11am on Tuesday 21st September and 11am on Thursday 23rd September 2010. Any information to Constable Welsh at Wishaw Police Office. Strathclyde Police are appealing for any information with regards to the theft of a portable television from a house on Tiree Crescent, Newmains. The incident occurred between midday on Friday 24th September and 9.45 pm on Saturday 25th September 2010. Any information to Constable McAllister at the Communities Unit at Newmains Police Office. Strathclyde Police are appealing for any information with regards to the theft of a lap-top valued at £700 from a house on Morningside Road, Newmains. The incident occurred between 1pm and midnight on Wednesday 22nd September 2010. Any information to Constable Graham at Wishaw Police Office. Strathclyde Police are appealing for any information with regards to the theft of a quantity of cigarettes valued at around £1,300 from the premises of Cooper Brothers, Newmains. The incident occurred at around 3am on Saturday morning 25th September 2010. A male was seen running away from the premises and is described as of stocky build wearing a camouflage type jacket and trousers and a hooded top under the jacket. Any information to Constable Bennie at Wishaw Police Office. THEFT OF LEAD ROOFING Strathclyde Police are appealing for any information with regards to the theft of lead lining from the roof of Murdostoun Castle in Newmains. The thieves were disturbed and made off on police arrival in a white transit van which was later found abandoned off-road in a wooded area at the rear of Crindledyke Crescent. The incident occurred at around 1.30am on Monday morning 27th September 2010. Any information to Constable Durie at Shotts Police Office. SHOTTS AREA THEFT BY HOUSEBREAKING Strathclyde Police are appealing for any information with regards to the theft of a quantity of alcohol from the 30 Social Club on West Main Street, Harthill. The incident occurred between 8pm on Sunday 26th September and 7.30am on Monday 27th September 2010. Any information to Constable Reid at Shotts Police Office.

MOTHERWELL AREA THEFT BY HOUSEBREAKINGS Strathclyde Police are appealing for any information with regards to the theft of computer equipment and a quantity of cash from premises within the Motherwell Business Centre on Dalziel Street, Motherwell. The incidents occurred between 10pm on Monday 20th September and 7.30am on Tuesday 21st September 2010. Any information to Constable Naismith at the Communities Unit at Motherwell Police Office or alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Strathclyde Police are appealing for any information with regards to the theft of a quantity of alcohol and cash from the till from The Bullfrog Public House on Shields Road, Motherwell. The incident occurred at ten minutes to one on Monday morning 28th September 2010. Two youths were captured on CCTV kicking in the front door of the property in order to gain entry. One male is described as aged 14-18 years old, 5’6” tall and wearing a light coloured hooded top and grey or blue trousers, the other male is aged 10-13 years old, 5’0” tall, and wearing a dark top with stripe or lettering to the front. Any information to Constable Grant at Wishaw Police Office or alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. THEFT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE Strathclyde Police are appealing for any information with regards to the theft of a black Volkswagen Golf valued at around £11,000 from outside a house on Connell Grove, Wishaw. The incident occurred between 10pm on Tuesday 21st September and 10am and Wednesday 22nd September 2010. Any information to Constable Bryson at the Communities Unit at Motherwell Police Office or alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. THEFT OF SAT NAV Strathclyde Police are appealing for any information with regards to the theft of a Tom Tom Sat Nav system from a black BMW 318i parked at Wishaw General Hospital. The incident occurred between midday and 7.30pm on Sunday 26th September 2010. Any information to Constable Sharkey at the Communities Unit at Motherwell Police Office or alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. GOOD DETECTIONS Strathclyde Police can confirm that two males will be subject of a Report to the Procurator Fiscal in relation to a housebreaking on Main Street, Overtown on Saturday night 26th September 2010. The two males aged 39 and 30 were found within the premises and apprehended on police arrival. Strathclyde Police can confirm that a 32 year old male will be the subject of a Report to the Procurator Fiscal in relation to a number of drugs related offences after yet another cannabis cultivation was discovered in a house in Motherwell. Police attended the area after neighbours had reported a suspicious smell coming from the house. This is the fourth cannabis cultivation to be reported in as many weeks since the national awareness campaign was launched by Crimestoppers on Monday 30th August 2010.

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in knife crime of 16% in the Strathclyde force area. We have put more than 500 extra police officers on the streets which has seen overall crime drop by 11% in North Lanarkshire since the SNP came to power. “The police are doing a fantastic job and it is only by putting police on the streets that we can cut crime. That is why we have surpassed our target to employ an extra 1000 ploice officers across Scotland so that they can carry out even more stop and searches. “But we cannot be complacent. Knife crime is a scourge on our society and we must work hard

to stamp it out. These figures show that our approach is working and we will continue to fight knife crime.”

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lex Neil MSP, the Scottish Government Minister for Housing and Communities, has described the UK Government’s proposed cuts to housing benefits as “inhumane and unacceptable”. The Central Scotland MSP has warned that many poorer tenants in Lanarkshire would be left in a dire situation from the loss of income, and he has pledged to take the case to the UK Government. The Liberal-Tory administration wants to cut £15 billion from the

benefits budget, with housing and mortgage support in line for cuts. Hundreds of thousands of households are to receive letters saying their support will be cut by 40% within two weeks. Mr Neil says that the cuts will hit those who need the support most the hardest: “These proposals, to cut billions from the housing benefits budget, would leave countless families across Lanarkshire in a dire situation. “It’s bad enough that they’re suffering such a reduction -

to get only two weeks notice of it is totally inhumane and unacceptable. “They are being proposed by the Lib Dem-Tory coalition but have been backed this week by Labour. The SNP Scottish Government has deep concerns about these proposals and I will be making sure that Scotland’s voice is heard in Whitehall. “Many families who I see week in week out at my surgeries depend on housing benefit - it is a very clear way of supporting our more vulnerable people.”



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CHAS-tastic Jordanian Trek! G

reat things should be written about great people, in recognition of their achievements and contributions to their fellow humans. Two such remarkable individuals are Shott’s couple Nicola Hanley and David Clark. After the untimely death of their two year old son Ethan to Cerebral Palsy, they took their grief and sorrow and bundled it into something positive by deciding to raise money for the Children’s Hospice Association

Scotland (CHAS) by organising a charity event in Shotts and taking part in a 50km charity trek in the Middle East. With the help of Nicola’s sister Allison Hanley and Clair Trainor, together they organised a charity event at the Torbothie Club in Shotts on Saturday 28th September. The family wished to express their sincerest thanks to all those who attended and to the businesses who kindly donated prizes to the raffle. With free performances by

the dance group ‘Steps’ and entertainment from local band ‘102 Miles’, the evening was a huge success raising £827 for CHAS. But this story doesn’t end here... David and Nicola plan to leave on the 28th of October 2010 to compete in a sponsored charity trek in Jordan. To date their fundraising for this stands at £1500, with all the money raised going to CHAS as David and Nicola are paying for the trek themselves. Ethan lost his brave battle against Cerebral Palsy on the 27th of May 2010. The Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) provided necessary emergency care and support to wee Ethan and his family at CHAS hospice Robin House in Balloch. Nicola told The Wishaw HUB: “We are very grateful for the unconditional help offered to us by CHAS and the staff at Robin House these past two years. David and I wished to show our appreciation and decided

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Chicken Manchurian Ingredients: 8oz of boneless chicken. Cut into cubes. Boiled in 1 cup of water for 15 minutes. 3 tablespoons of Self Raising flour 1 tablespoon of corn flour 1 egg 1 tablespoon of soya sauce Salt and pepper to taste. Little water if needed Method: Mix all the ingredients together to make a thick batter. Remove the chicken pieces from the stack and marinate in the batter for an hour. Add some water in the stock to make 1 cup. Keep aside. Deep fry the chicken pieces and keep aside.

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bushing and damper settings on both axles, and Brembo brakes with colour-keyed callipers and vented/cross-drilled discs. At the heart of the Insignia VXR is Vauxhall’s advanced 2.8-litre V6 Turbo ECOTEC engine with its micro-alloy forged steel crank, classic 60-degree cylinder angle and die-cast alloy oil sump — all features found in many a race engine. Producing 321bhp, the engine uses a single, twin-scroll turbocharger and variable valve control for quick throttle response. On the styling front, the Insignia VXR has a deeper bumper incorporating bold, twin mesh grilles either side of the main grille and, at the tail, all models gain a rear spoiler and a bespoke bumper moulding incorporating dual matt chrome exhausts. This sporting theme continues in the cabin. Recaro front seats, a new VXR steering wheel, VXR gearknob and unique mouldings are standard on all cars, along with different instrument graphics, VXR sill plates and a black headlining. As the replacement for the Vectra, the Insignia is more or less

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likely to be the next ‘rep mobile’ therefore space is essential. A 540-litre load space behind its 60:40 split rear seats increases to 1,530 litres with the seats down. Access to the load area is easy and convenient thanks to the standard fit electronic tailgate, which can be operated from the driver’s key fob or via a rotary knob on the inside of the driver’s door. I believe that the VXR will sell well, but as a second hand car and suspect that new sales will be in the form of fleet purchases. It is costly to buy from new, and not to mention the costs of running such a brute, particularly in the current climate, with consumers watching their pennies more so now than ever before. That said, there is lots to like about the VXR. You have to admire the pace, the ride and the styling to name but a few! What Vauxhall have done with the VXR is try and poach some customers from the sports premium badge brigade – and they may very well just do that. However, it still has the executive express feel to it rather than all out brute.

Vauxhall have always been producing sports cars throughout their range for years now, and with the new Insignia, they have let rip with the new VXR. Packing a heavy weight 321BHP (same as an older generation BMW M3) and a sophisticated four-wheel-drive chassis, the VXR posts a sub-six second 0-60mph time and a top speed limited to 155mph – which makes it fast enough to match most high performance cars at twice the price!


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Your Stars... Aries Mar 20 - Apr 20 The presence of Jupiter and Uranus, retrograde in Pisces, is emphasising the most private and sensitive area of your solar chart indicating the action is going on behind closed doors right now. Mercury’s change of direction is indicating a new start or fresh approach on the work front.

Taurus 20 Apr - 20 May


It is often in times of crisis that you prove most resourceful, providing considerable support to friends and loved ones. However this is also likely to be a time when you’ll find it

the romantic and/or creative front.

emotion so it is important to seek out those who can offer you the help you give so freely to others.

Sagittarius 22 Nov - 21 Dec

However, you need to be mindful

The emphasis on the Virgo-Pisces

not to be too critical of loved ones

axis indicates that this a time of

or you risk alienating those whose affection matters most.

Gemini 21 May - 21 Jun There can be no denying that this is likely to be a bit of a stressful time for you. While this will pass, it is at such times that the company of family and loved ones can be a considerable source of comfort and help.

significant others in your life could prove to weigh heavily upon you.

Capricorn 22 Dec - 19 Jan The presence of Jupiter in Pisces and Saturn in Libra indicates the very busy period for you, You should be able to make considerable progress especially since the Sun’s move into Libra is also emphasising the area of your solar chart concerned with your

With Mercury finally moving forward again it’s time to get your financial house in order and where necessary, make arrangements to reschedule financial commitments that have become restrictive or

and financial commitments.

burdensome.With the Sun entering

Virgo 23 Aug - 22 Sep

Libra, a romantic holiday, love

If you’ve been feeling dazed and

the colour back in your cheeks.

confused lately you can relax, a little, now that Mercury is moving forward again, clarifying where you go from

park the car during it. The feature contains a disclaimer where we state that we don’t want to offend anyone, and that it’s just a bit of fun. Well, one reader not only seems unoffended, but actually quite likes the idea of appearing in it. You see folks, I was suspicious when I recognised several of the cars and locations, and wondered if they were owned by the same person. Upon

Aquarius 20 Jan - 18 Feb

the financial front is imminent.

stressing, the area of, money, credit


worldly ambitions and aims in life.

It looks like a new development on

houses, emphasising, and

Yes, for months my mate Spanner, who works in a garage, has been taking the cars out on “test runs”, and parking them in all sorts of interesting manners. Then, he took photographs of them, emailed them to us under different names, and felt good about himself.

the past and the demands of the

especially on the home front

Mercury in Virgo, your money

investigation, I discovered that they were.

Shame on you Spanner. Wait till your mum finds out.

and professional life. Thoughts of

The events of recent weeks are likely to have left you feeling particularly vulnerable and sensitive to the pain and suffering around you. Thankfully, communications are set to improve with Mercury moving forward again and the Sun entering Libra this week.

presence of Jupiter in Pisces and

Regular readers of The Hub will have noticed that we have a feature on “Dodgy Parking”, whereby you can email us a picture of someone who would fail their test if they had to take it again, due to having to

and upheaval in your personal

Cancer 22 Jun - 22 Jul

This could well be connected to the


significant change, transformation

coming weeks are likely to be a

Leo 23 Jul - 22 Aug

The HUB is pleased to have the infamous ‘Q, from Airdrie’ writing for the Entertainment Pages, to give you all some comic relief. As a regular contributor to the Glasgow Metro newspaper, and a regular in the comedy scene in Glasgow and Edinburgh, Q has given the HUB an exclusive column, which we are sure will have you wanting for more in the next edition of the HUB!

difficult to express your own needs without being overwhelmed by

letter or flirtatious e-mail could put

Pisces 19 Feb - 20 Mar

At time of writing, The Bill has come to an end after 27 years on ITV. In the final episode, Superintendent

Jack Meadows said in a press conference “Today one of my officers had a gun pointed at his head, someone was

murdered, and someone was brutally assaulted. Today was a good day”. Well, I’ve actually toned down his exact words because they were spoken after the watershed. But the question we must ask ourselves is- if this is Sun Hill on a good day, what must a bad day there be like? A nuclear attack on the station? The army having to take over policing of Sun Hill? Indeed, given the number officers murdered in Sun Hill in recent years, and number times the station has been blown up, those scenarios could well have been expected. The Bill used to be exciting an exciting drama which explored current issues, yet remained realistic and well written. One day, some bright spark thought it should be turned into a crappy soap opera, and it became so bad that STV thought Underbelly would be a better

ACROSS 1. Floorshow (7) 4. Spooky (5) 7. Detection device (5) 9. Vertical (7) 10. Inactivity (7) 11. Measuring implement (5) 12. Dictator (6) 14. Ecclesiastic (6) 18. Copious (5) 20. Drawn (7) 22. Pouch worn with a kilt (7) 23. Diadem (5) 24. Admittance (5) 25. Spiny anteater (7)

suggests a period of greater

dreams are telling you one thing

emotional or financial sacrifice is

while certain people are saying

2. Emblem (5)

on the cards as you put the needs of

something different, don’t ignore

3. Tropical bird (6)

the guiding voice within. That’s not

4. Mistake (5)

always easy when money rears its

5. Dependable follower (7)

With Mercury finally getting it’s act together a new start or fresh approach is indicated in the area of you solar chart concerned with

ugly head, or that serpent called desire stirs your basic instincts. That’s not to say you shouldn’t enjoy

the spiritual dimension of life.

yourself and take a risk or two on

Whether this represents a new

life and love.

search for meaning or a growing certainty and faith, this aspect of your life is likely to be greatly emphasised in the weeks ahead.

have your say


If your hunches and night

Libra 23 Sep - 23 Oct

replacement for it. Given the number of cop dramas on our screens, I give it a week before ITV launch another one in its place. They could do worse than go back to the original formula for The Bill all those years ago. NUMPTY OF THE WEEK This week, Q’s Views has an exclusive scoop that cannot be found in any UK newspaper, mainly because the persons responsible have tried to cover it up. However, one of them forgot that in the 21st century the words “In the strictest of confidence” don’t carry much weight with some people, hence the story has been leaked to me. An ecologist working in London put out a “bat box”, a device which captures bats in order that they can be examined. Once a bat is captured, the ecologist checks the condition of it, gives it a unique tag, and released back into the wild unharmed. Bats are an endangered species, therefore it is crucial that information is kept on their numbers and locations. Unfortunately, this ecologist did not clearly label his bat box to tell people who it belonged to, and who to contact. Therefore a concerned member of the public saw it, panicked, called the police…who carried out a controlled explosion on it with a bat inside. As I say, bats are an endangered species. But only in recent times have they come under threat from the bomb squad.


here. With Jupiter back in Pisces, this

others before your own.


Q’s Views!

Scorpio 24 Oct - 21 Nov

After a number of false starts this week could see a new beginning on

take five, with the entertainment




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1. Transported (7)

6. Go in (5) 8. Magnitude relation (5) 13. Reinforcement (7) 15. Reasoned judgment (5) 16. Musical passage (7) 17. Opportunity (6) 18. Part of a church (5) 19. Ahead of time (5) 21. Obviate (5) Answers on page 15

AND FINALLY Having seen what can go wrong at a comedy gig, I was pleasantly surprised to see that Mr Jason C Murphy (fellow comedian) has started a website entitled “When Gigs Go Bad”. It tells of the very worst things that can happen at a gig, and by the time you read this there should be some contributions from Yours Truly plus some comedians who are even funnier and better looking than me (99% of the comedy population to be precise). Go to www.whengigsgobad. com and enjoy!

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By David Park, PGA Golf Professional This weekend sees the Ryder Cup being played at Celtic Manor, the official tournament starts on Friday although the players arrived for practice on Monday. Colin Montgomerie has made a brave decision to leave out world No 9 Paul Casey. Captain Monty was not too pleased with Casey’s decision to snub the European tour event at Gleneagles and looks to have left him out despite his high world ranking. The big talking point will be the inclusion of 3 time Major winner Padraig Harrington. Although out of form, I guess

the whole of Europe hopes he has made the right decision. See our team stripped for action (right). Lets hope Monty is holding the trophy on Sunday evening. The big news on the USA team front is of course the inclusion of Tiger Woods, surely the correct decision from their Captain Corey Pavin. Tiger, after all his troubles, will be looking to show what he is really made of. He did however arrive alone and will be hoping his team mates can rally round him. No matter what happens in the end, we are sure for some great golf and I cant wait for it all to start on Friday. I will report on the result in the next edition of the Golf Hub.

Golf Driving Tips

Short and wide golf swing beats a long and narrow one

Golfers often think that a longer golf swing equates to longer tee shots. However to gain those extra yards off the tee – short and wide is better than long and narrow. By swinging the club too far back, all you do is lose width and control. In fact, you actually lose power from a position like this because you get narrow and the angle of attack becomes too steep. Also notice how much weight is on my left leg at the top of the backswing. This is known as a reverse pivot and will result in poor weight transfer through the ball.

David is the teaching professional at Wishaw Golf Club from April to October. He winters in Bahrain from November to March. Please feel free to email David with any of your golfing questions and he will be sure to answer.

The above picture shows a much more powerful position for straighter and longer golf drives. You can get all the power you need from little more than a three-quarter-length backswing, as long as you have a correct wrist hinge and full body turn. With this simple golf driving tip, you will get much more width into your golf swing resulting in more consistent longer drives.

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• • Softball • •

HOLYTOWN PHOENIX 5 ALLANTON MINERS 7 that he is best at scoring goals. Having put in a tireless shift, he must have covered 5 miles of grass in total, and his efforts were rewarded with a glorious hat-trick. The partnership of McHale and Forsyth up front is really starting to flourish, and a few more weeks to get really in tandem could be devasting for opponents. Goalkeeper Johnny Nielson managed to get himself an

In parts of the game, Allanton showed a capability to play at the highest level, but there was also schoolboy errors in other parts of the match. The hot and cold play, from both sides it has to be said, created this ludicrous scoreline, but at least it was entertaining for the fans. Lets start by saying that Allanton Forward Alan McHale does many things well, but he proved today

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W 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 0

From Holytowns point of view, they created some good goals and usually scoring 5 is enough to win a match, but where Allanton have one of the worst defensive records in the league, they are now also one of the top scoring teams. It was Allantons 1st competative victory, and has catapulted them from 2nd bottom into the top half of the league.

Lanarkshire Team ‘The Hairy Coo’s’ participated in the annual Edinburgh Festiball Softball Tournament. The team, made up of players mainly from Lanarkshire, finished a credible 6th place from an entry list of 36 teams. The tournament hosted teams from all over the UK playing and some international teams descended into Edinburgh to also play. Keeping with the American theme, this year there were also officials flown in from the states to keep control of the games. The HUBs Creative Director Vicki was participating in the team and said; “It was a hard tournament with some very strong teams playing this year. We are delighted to have come 6th overall!”


Junior Football

League Central District Second Div Larkhall Thistle F.C. 2 Lesmahagow Juniors F.C. 2 St. Roch's F.C. 1 Stonehouse Violet F.C. 0 Maryhill F.C. 0 Wishaw Juniors F.C. 4

League Super League First Division Clydebank F.C. 2 v 0 Bellshill Athletic F.C. Annbank United F.C. 0 v 6 Cumbernauld United F.C. East Kilbride Thistle F.C. 1 v 0 Vale of Clyde F.C. Girvan F.C 5 v 0 Glenafton Athletic F.C. Kilwinning Rangers F.C. 3 v 2 Ashfield F.C. Renfrew F.C. 0 v 2 Shotts Bon Accord F.C. Whitletts Victoria F.C. 3 v 2 Hurlford United F.C. Super League First Division Team Whitletts Victoria F.C. Hurlford United F.C. Clydebank F.C. Girvan F.C Ashfield F.C. Renfrew F.C. Kilwinning Rangers F.C. East Kilbride Thistle F.C. Cumbernauld United F.C. Shotts Bon Accord F.C. Bellshill Athletic F.C. Glenafton Athletic F.C. Vale of Clyde F.C. Annbank United F.C.

assist, after his powerful goal kick landed in Forsyths path who almost burst the net from 12 yards. Most of the other goals for Allanton were created down the left flank, where Woods, Gibson and McHale linked up consistently and couldnt be matched by Holytown's defence. A couple of assists each, and Woods managed to get himself on the scoresheet also.

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F 15 14 6 17 16 5 11 6 13 5 8 3 8 5

A 7 10 3 6 12 5 18 4 10 6 12 8 11 20

GD 8 4 3 11 4 0 -7 2 3 -1 -4 -5 -3 -15

Pts 14 12 11 10 9 9 9 8 6 6 4 4 3 0

Central District Second Div Pos Yoker Athletic F.C. Carluke Rovers F.C. Royal Albert F.C. Lesmahagow Juniors F.C. Larkhall Thistle F.C. St. Roch's F.C. Stonehouse Violet F.C. Wishaw Juniors F.C. Benburb F.C. Newmains United F.C. Forth Wanderers F.C. Maryhill F.C.

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0 Benburb F.C. 0 Forth Wanderers F.C. 0 Royal Albert F.C. 3 Carluke Rovers F.C. 4 Yoker Athletic F.C. 2 Newmains United F.C. D 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 1

L 0 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 2 3 3 4

F 16 13 7 14 11 9 12 9 6 8 3 1

A 4 7 3 7 8 7 12 10 10 15 12 14

GD 12 6 4 7 3 2 0 -1 -4 -7 -9 -13

• • Running • • Pts 13 12 10 9 9 9 6 6 5 4 2 1

The Great Scottish Run on Sunday attracted a record 23,000 runners in Glasgow competing in the 10k and Half Marathon and the harriers were out in force for this race. 10k Results Andy Mclinden M55 - 37.52; John Berry M50 - 41.36; Davie Kelly M50 - 56.50; Julie Rankin 54.33 Grant Mckenna - 56050 Half Marathon Results Jim Breen M40 1.23.36; Dave Adams Jnr = 1.30.21; Michael Maxton -1.34.22; Paulo Leite Harriers at the Great Scottish Run -1.34.57; David Hay M40 1.44.49; David Dawson M40 1.46.47; Claire Purdie Fv40 1.49.43; Joanne Melarkey - 1.53.53; Cheryl Mcnulty - 1.54.41; Helen Whyte Fv55 - 2.08.12; Peter Middleton M40 - 2.10.10



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from all over Scotland. The night kicked off with a amateur bout, both fighters squaring off and using full skill to over come each others attacks ending in 3rd round by submission for Craig Harrower. The first few fights were from mainly Scottish MMA Clubs moving onto a Thai fight , Kyle Cassidy representing Fighters Hive opened up with a barrage of Kicks and punches overcoming his opponent, Mark Doyle fought back relentlessly but was unable to sustain attack with his opponent Kyle Cassidy coming back with vicious kicks getting the win by unanimous points

decision. Robert Hamilton representing hostile territory also defeated polish fighter Powel Konopka in a semi-pro mma bout a very close fight going the distance great effort by both fighters. On to the Lee Pringle v Scott Morrison representing Aberdeen fight School team Jigoku both fighters let loose with deadly force, full attack with legs blazing and machine gun accuracy throwing lefts and rights in piston fashion with a point’s victory for Lee Pringle in his Thai debut. In the heavyweight division Lee Mcphee from team Viper fought Robert Truesdale representing hostile territory, it was a slugfest, both fighters who were big lads showed no reservation for going slow it was toe to toe ,Punches flew, bodies flew , the crowd where amazed at

the speed of the fight for 2 big men with Lee Mcphee getting a submission win 3rd rnd Moving on there was a lightening fast win from Darren Gilchrist overcoming his opponent Chris martin in a submission win in literally the opening seconds. Finally the main event, sponsored by Exhilarate sports car hire and AGS stores,. It was between Jason Muldoon rep team EFR, who was especially flown in from Ireland with background in pro MMA, and fighting experience from around the world and also a veteran of other Scottish events, he has a background in Thai Boxing and BJJ His opponent, the smooth talking UFC contender Norman paraisy from team ABA Paris. The fight opened up and immediately Norman opened up with spectacular roundhouse kicks and a full volley of punches with devastated Jason Muldoon defences. Paraisy immediately seeing the advantage lifted Muldoon up, crashing him to the ground in a winding smash Muldoon showed great stamina and bottle


Ultimate Fighter Contender Norman Paraisy, recently on the UFC contenders USA, recently made his debut at the Fighters Hive Fight Club event in Bathgate to a roaring reception from the crowd. It was a double whammy for MMA fans at the recent Fighters Hive Fight Club event in Bathgate Room At The Top, not only was it a successful sell out, the audience were Knocked over by the brilliant array of Thai fights and full pro and semi-pro MMA (mixed martial arts). All the fighters raging all out war with no holds barred. The event attracted a wide spectrum of fighters from all over the world, as far away as Ireland, France and Poland, Russia as well as clubs

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absorbing many punches to the faces by the stronger Frenchman, however the constant smashing eventually broke down Muldoon resulting losing in a perfect side guillotine choke. The winner Norman Pariasy in the 1st rnd. Chief Event Organiser Ashe said ,” we are proud to be able to accommodate a fighter of Norman Pariasy’s calibre, we are looking forward to our next show and are currently in talks with another UFC fighter and a recent BAMMA contender. For further event information you can contact Ashe at The Fighters Hive Fight Cell on 07702 751 740

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ishaw bagged the points in the end but their neighbours made it difficult for the home side and but for a few minutes madness just before half time the final outcome could have been much closer. The opening exchanges were fairly even with Wishaw perhaps having slightly more territorial advantage but in truth neither keeper had anything significant to do until Wishaw’s talisman JP McBride opened the scoring in 23 minutes with a beautifully placed shot which gave McAlpine no chance. Earlier, for the home side Airth had headed over from a McBride free kick whilst at the other end Pettigrew drove to the byeline but his cross was poor and easily mopped up. Wishaw didn’t hold on their lead as only a few minutes later former player Murdoch was on hand to slot home a penalty award sending Gallagher the wrong way after Andrew Dyas brought down pacy Newmains midfielder Pettigrew. Wishaw had previously had a penalty claim waved away by the referee in 19 minute when

Kearney appeared to have been brought down. With half time looming disaster struck for the visitors as Hughes and McAlpine got in each others way allowing Paul Airth to nip in and regain the lead for the home side. Three minutes later the former Newmains player was again on hand to drive home from 12 yards to give Wishaw a 3 - 1 half time lead. Newmains battled for a goal to bring themselves back into the game but with the two McBrides controlling the middle of the park and Little and Fleming solid at the back Wishaw appeared to be in no danger until in 65 minutes a seemingly innocuous long range effort rebounded off keeper Gallagher forcing him to race from his box to cover. Unfortunately for him he was disposessed by Pettigrew who lofted the ball over for Rafferty to head into the empty net as the Wishaw defence scrambled to cover. Any thoughts Newmains had of saving the game was ended in the 79th minute when J McBride was allowed time to practise his ball skills before passing

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to Coffey on the right who wasted no time in sending the ball in low and hard where Clarke was racing in to send a diving header into the net. Match Sponsor – The Pink Turban, Waterloo Wishaw - Gallagher, Docherty, Little, Clarke, Fleming, J McBride, Noble, Airth, Kearney, JP McBride, Dyas. Subs – Coffey, Murray, Ward. Newmains - McAlpine, Hurles, Clifford, Frame, Devine, Murdoch, Pettigrew, Roy, Mackie, McCormack, Hamilton. Subs: Airth, Murray, Hipson, Boyle, Rafferty, Kerrigan, Bruce. Wishaw have no fixture this week because of the September holiday weekend and their next match will now be their home Scottish Cup 1st Round clash with Ayrshire side Annbank United on 2 October. Supporters should note this match has a 3.00 kick off.

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