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nce again on behalf of all our hard working team, we warmly welcome you to the 20th edition of The Wishaw HUB, our community ‘feel good’ newspaper. There have been so many positive stories happening all across Wishaw and surrounding areas that we’ve struggled to fit everything in, however in the following pages we hope you’ll enjoy reading about the quite bizarre ‘Planking’ Facebook flash-mob that took place in Motherwell Shopping Centre as well as our picture special from Shotts Highland Games. We’re also proud to bring you the coverage of Wishaw High FP’s cup final win against Drumchapel making them Scottish Amateur Cup

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Christine Anderson, Senior Charge Nurse at Wishaw General was keen to pass on her thanks to everyone who performed, supported or attended the evening. “The funds raised will go towards vital equipment to help us continue our work here in the Women’s Health Unit and help even more people across Lanarkshire. It’s great to know that people appreciate the care we give and we’re eternally grateful’. For more information on Easy Tease Burlesque, check out www. easyteaseburlesque.co.uk

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t Thursday the 29th May meeting of the Rotary Club of Motherwell & Wishaw, President John McGeary welcomed members and guests. The monthly numbers draw was made and the winners were Rotarians David McLeod and Charles Keeper. Community Services convenor Tom Agnew confirmed that this years Céilidh would be held on 3/9/11 in St Brides Hall, Motherwell. The guest speaker was Simon Pilpel who is the Landscape & Access Development Officer for the Clyde Walkway. The idea of a walkway from the Falls of Clyde to Glasgow was first mooted in the late 60s and today the walkway is almost complete and runs for 65 kilometres. Simon’s talk was augmented with pictures detailing various parts of the walkway travelling from Glasgow and meandering through both North and South Lanarkshire. Rotarian John McDonald thanked Simon for his very enjoyable and informative talk. This weeks meeting will see two new Rotarians inducted in the Rotary Club of Motherwell & Wishaw.


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ishaw Academy Primary School held their school play on Thursday 26th May where a well attended audience of family, friends and fellow school children saw the seniors put on their performance of Archibald’s War. With the storyline starting just prior to the Second World War, it focussed on a young child’s teddy bear being left behind on a train and rediscovered many years after the war had ended. The young actors and singers all got into the spirit of the show by dressing up in period costumes and put on a fantastic show enjoyed by everyone in attendance.

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Motherwell Football Club is a partner and generous supporter in the development of this special service to young people in the Wishaw area. Wishaw Library’s T Space is being developed in partnership between NLC Libraries, Motherwell Football Club and NLC Community Learning and Development to provide a programme of leisure and educational activities within

Wishaw Library. In the coming months we will be hosting a six week Health and Beauty Programme for young people, the Beautiful Game, that will give tasters on skin care, make up, Zumba and Tai-Chi, to name but a few activities. This will be run by Motherwell Football Club in Wishaw Library. There will also be T Space Reviewers, a discussion group with a difference - it will review

books, films and games. There was a range of fun activities on the day, including the performance by Wells Belles, Cheerleaders, taster sessions of The Beautiful Game with Stephanie Jarvis of Motherwell Football Club and for those that rated their fancy footwork, there was an opportunity to impress Motherwell coaches in a ‘keepy uppie’ contest.


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n innovative new teaching tool has been launched in Lanarkshire to help reduce the number of young smokers. Unfortunately in Lanarkshire 20 per cent of 15-year-olds smoke. ‘Smoke in your Eyes: A Teaching Resource Exploring Tobacco Issues’ aims to tackle this problem. The new resource, developed by NHS Lanarkshire in partnership with North and South Lanarkshire Councils in consultation with young people and parents, is aimed at children and young people aged from three to 18 years. Elspeth Russell, assistant health promotion manager with NHS Lanarkshire said: “Around a quarter of all deaths in Scotland are attributable to smoking and it is implicated as a factor in cancer, coronary heart disease and stroke. If we want to improve the health of our young people then we need to reduce the number of smokers. We hope Smoke in Your Eyes will be used by schools as part of their curriculum to help make a significant impact in reducing the numbers of young smokers and increasing their health.” Written by two local teachers, Danielle Timmons and Graham Parry, Smoke in

your Eyes uses a comic strip format and links closely to the new Curriculum for Excellence framework. Pupils follow the stories of Scott and Hannah, who experience various situations where smoking is an issue – from a grandparent who smokes coming to stay, to dealing with peer pressure as a teenager The two Lanarkshire teachers behind the new resource explained how Smoke in Your Eyes works. Danielle, a teacher at St Vincent’s Primary, East Kilbride, said: “In order to make the lessons more engaging we decided to build in a fictional context with two characters, Scott and Hannah, best friends who have a number of life experiences relating to smoking. Using a comic strip format pupils follow stories about Scott and Hannah growing up, mirroring the age of the pupils in each year group. We believed that the pupils would relate better to characters who are the same age and could better identify with their experiences.” Graham, a teacher with Hamilton Grammar, said: “Smoke in Your Eyes closely follows the Curriculum for

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Lanarkshire woman has been selected as a regional winner in the Scottish ‘Curvette of the Year’ competition. The UK-wide competition organised by the women’s only gym is in its third year and aims to recognise the achievements of Curves members across the UK in achieving a healthier, more positive lifestyle. Beverly Miller from Wishaw, who joined Curves just over 2 years ago, has worked tirelessly to shape up and get fit, resulting in a complete image transformation. The 51-year-old, who attends Curves in Wishaw, has not only dropped six dress sizes and lost over 6 stone, but has also seen a significant improvement to her lifestyle. When she joined, Beverly was fast approaching 50. Fed up with her appearance and back pain Beverly decided she needed to take action and joined her local Curves gym. She was determined to change from being ‘fat at 40 to fit at 50’, so she began working out five times a week and has currently surpassed her target weight loss. Now she feels fantastic and relishes being able to wear size 10 jeans! Curves has already helped millions of women worldwide, many of whom are going to the

gym for the first time in their lives, and now has just under 60 clubs across Scotland. Ann Stigwood of Curves in Wishaw, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Beverly and we are very proud that Curves has helped her to improve her overall quality of life in so many ways. “She was selected from hundreds of Curves members across Scotland and is a real example to those who want to make positive changes to their lifestyle. Everyone at the Wishaw club wishes Beverly the very best of luck in the next stage of the competition.” Beverly was just pipped at the post for the title of Scottish Curvette of the Year, by Curves Paisley member, Kerry Roberts. Kerry, as Scottish Curvette of the Year 2011 will join finalists from across the UK for an exclusive make-over and photo shoot in London with Chat Magazine, before going on to compete for the overall UK Curvette of the Year title. The UK Curvette of the Year will win a luxury 5* all-inclusive holiday for two people worth £3,000, courtesy of Icelolly. com and £250 worth of Next vouchers and a personal styling session. Gill Brady, international marketing manager for Curves,

said: “Curvette of the Year allows us to recognise the women who have not only achieved significant weight loss, but have also changed their lives for the better. “We’ve had some exceptional applications from some of the most motivating and inspiring women across Scotland and all our members who entered the competition should be extremely proud of themselves.” Curves is not a conventional gym- it is designed specifically for women to target all those well documented problem areas and its friendly, womenonly atmosphere makes going to the gym feel less intimidating. A Curves workout lasts just 30 minutes and helps you to keep fit, get healthy, have fun and make new friends whilst shedding the pounds and inches. Its workouts combine strength training and sustained cardiovascular

activity through safe and effective hydraulic resistance, making it suit people of all ages and abilities. With thousands of locations worldwide, Curves is the world’s largest fitness franchise. Many clubs now also offer new Curves® Circuit with Zumba Fitness®, the only 30-minute class that mixes the moves of Zumba® with the proven strength of training of Curves for a wildly effective workout. Beverly, before & after

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he team behind the International Children’s Games are holding open auditions for the chance to take part in one of the biggest shows in Lanarkshire this year – the International Children’s Games opening ceremony. Auditions will be held on 11th June in Motherwell College, between 12pm and 3pm, giving local street dancers the opportunity to show off their moves to win a prized place at this opening ceremony. The opening ceremony will be held on 4th August and will feature a blend of street and highland dance. Anyone auditioning must be 14 years or over and be able to commit to four rehearsal days between 30th July and 2nd August, plus attend a dress rehearsal on August 3 followed by the opening ceremony the next day.

back clubs, authorities, and police in tackling unacceptable behaviour. The £1 million Communities League Cup sponsorship scheme will link SFL clubs to First Minister Alex Salmond commences the draw their local communities and supports First Minister Alex Salmond and Scottish Football League Chief Executive David Longmuir the role clubs can play in with ex-footballer Murdo MacLeod and local children encouraging physical activity, opening up their facilities and to football fans and families irst Minister Alex Salmond the 2011/12 competition at through Active Schools and throughout Scotland. and Scottish Football Ravenscraig Regional Sports Cashback programmes, as It is part of a package of League Chief Executive David Facility in Motherwell. well as promoting positive measures building on the Longmuir have launched the The Cup campaign will use role models and community commitment made at the new Scottish Communities cash seized from criminals to ambassadors. Football Summit in March League Cup, formerly known encourage positive behaviour First Minister Alex Salmond and the ongoing work of the as the Co-operative Insurance and stronger communities, said “The partnership between Joint Action Group to expand League Cup, and made the promoting respect, the Scottish Government and existing community work and draw for the 1st round of responsibility and tolerance

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Scottish Government at this time. Our objectives are firmly aligned – this partnership is one that I believe will result in positive results for the Scottish Government and the Scottish Football League but the wider benefits will be felt by everyone in local communities.” Former Scotland Internationalist and League Cup winner, Murdo MacLeod was on hand to assist with today’s draw and commented, “It’s another boost for Scottish Football to have this kind of support invested in the League Cup competition. Everyone associated with football wants our game to thrive and by giving young people the best opportunities to participate and teaching them how to respect the game and each other, football and the wider community will be the winner.” Full details of the draw are available on the SFL Website


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Planking Mad by Gary McCord

From a concept on Facebook to Motherwell’s Brandon Parade – up to 150 people turned out for a quite random and bizarre flash mob to demonstrate the fine art of planking.

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ever heard of Planking? Don’t worry, most of Lanarkshire hadn’t until a few weeks ago either. That was until a user formed the ‘Motherwell Planking’ page on Facebook, which in its first 24 hours online, attracted over 1,000 locals who posted pictures of themselves rigidly lying face down in random places across Motherwell. The page has now attracted over 4,500 individuals at the time of going to print. Instructed to gather at McDonald’s on Brandon Parade South at 3pm, Tracie McGhie from Motherwell went that extra mile and bought herself an “I’m a Mad Planker” t-shirt printed (pictured) especially for the occasion. She told The Wishaw HUB “I’m so pleased that so many people turned up and I’m glad that we could all come together to be part of something that’s fun, exciting and pleasing to a lot of people”. A presence from Strathclyde Police ensured that all planks remained safe and legal. Supt Connel issued a statement prior to the event advising “Planking is not a criminal offence, but

the circumstances in which it is committed may lead to a charge of breach of the peace or reckless conduct”. The Wishaw HUB would also like to highlight that planking should be fun, safe and legal. Taking unnecessary risks in

a bid to out-do each other for the ultimate photograph not only puts the individuals’ life in danger, but others around them. For more pictures from this event, please visit our Facebook page.

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Question 1) Russell, I’ve had a child and since she was born, I’m really struggling to lose the baby weight. Any tips? First of all, congratulations. To jump straight in and keeping it brief here’s what you’ve got to do. Sort your diet. Eat five or six small meals per day and at each meal have some protein, trying to keep your carbohydrates to sources from dark green leafy vegetables and your protein choices from fish, chicken / turkey and the odd bit of red meat. Limiting your carbohydrates forces your body to use excess fat as fuel and by including protein, you will help your body build some lean tissue and also because protein is hard for your body to break down you’ll also burn more calories simply processing it. Drink lots of water and consider taking a multi vitamin tablet and fish oil tablet daily. Get out there and do some sort of physical activity daily and try to include some form of resistance training as this will help tone everything up and burn off excess fat. Try this weeks circuit and see how you get on or you would be more than welcome to come try my new class, details at the bottom of this page.

Question 2) Russell, I lift weights regularly and my bench press has been stuck at 100kg for some time, what can I do to get it moving again? 100kg is fairly impressive and most people don’t lift anywhere near this much so well done on your accomplishments to date. Try these tips for an instant strength gain. Crush the bar, crushing the bar increases your strength by firing off more muscles to help stabilise and complete the lift. Pull your back muscles down and together whilst on the bench, this creates a super stable structure for you to press off of. Fill your belly full of air, lower the bar to just below your nipples and let the air out in a hissing, high pressure hose sound as you press the weight back up. This should put about 10 kg on your lift straight off the bat. Train your triceps hard, these are the main pressing muscles. Try benching twice per week 5 sets of five reps with 80% of your max adding 5 kg each week that you are able to get the 5 sets of five reps. If you don’t manage to complete the 5 sets of 5 reps, remain at that weight until you can.

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of cash on the event simply devalues it and turns it into a pantomime. Besides, at the rate some parents are spending

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!

A PLEA TO PARENTS he other day I overheard 2 kids listing a large number of toys they were getting. It would take me all day to list every single item, but the most expensive ones on the list included an X-Box, an HD television, a Blu-ray player, and a season ticket for Celtic. These items weren’t for Christmas, or even a birthday. They were for a First Communion. In my considered opinion the whole First Communion thing has got completely out of hand. When I was a kid, it was about receiving the blessed sacrament for the first time, and was a proud day for the first communicants and their families. Now it’s all about who gets the most money and gifts. Indeed, last week as I drove past a church the other day

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anyway, why would the future King of Britain chose to marry in Coatbridge? To any parents reading, I implore you- get a grip. It is an important day in the life of both you and your children, but splashing ludicrous amounts

Sponsored by St. Patrick’s Furniture Project (Shotts) Welcome back to the children’s hub we have an amazing story by Hisham Sabri. He is only six years old and has written a story about his trip to Spain. Hisham has put a lot of effort into it. He tells us about all the things he did and where he went, it is absolutely fantastic and it’s here for you all to see. If anyone wishes to send in their stories, poems, pictures, drawings then send them into childrenshub@thehubpaper.com or you can post it to 209 Main Street, Wishaw, ML2 7NE. I’ll be looking forward to see all the great effort you’ve all put into your work.

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me off of his back and I was sinking. My mum grabbed my hand and pulled me out the deep water. We played beachball and I built a sandcastle with water. Then we went

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Aries (21 March - 20 April) You are entering into a brilliant period for increasing your earning power, and you’ll be busy taking charge of your finances. Money-making opportunities are likely to present themselves, and you feel especially motivated to take advantage of them. Whether it’s a promotion or an all-new position, this is a good time for pursuing your dreams and asking for what you want. Taurus (21 April - 21 May)

Neptune is retro grade from the 3rd of June so be prepared to go within to find the answers you will be drawn into nature, if you follow your instinct and take that walk you will let go of all the negatives of the past and embrace a fresh start as this is indeed time for your new year to begin and a new way of thinking.

Gemini (22 May - 21 June)

Saturn turns direct from the 13th of June and you could face a few restrictions, stay positive and you will overcome them. You seem to have released some of the demons from your past and a lighter much happier Gemini is surfacing. Time to blow away the cobwebs and start again.

Cancer (22 June - 23 July)

As your sign is ruled by the moon the next full moon on the 15th of June is significant for you as you are peeling back your shell and revealing the vulnerable side of yourself which few get to see, and guess what we like it. It is nice to see the real you. Time for change, let go of the past and embrace a warm and bright future.

Leo (24 July - 23 Aug)

The majestic lion, the King of the Beasts, is Leo’s symbol. Throughout history, the lion has symbolized sovereignty, rulership, and courage this month is going to see just that. You have accrued all this power within you this month and all who no longer serve you better watch out. In with the new and out with the old!

Virgo

(24 Aug - 23 Sept) While you’ve been rather introspective recently, dear Virgo, and you continue to be withdrawn in the first week of May, you begin to come out of your shell this month. You are hungry for adventure and experiences that lift you above your usual concerns and daily routine. Educational or travel opportunities are opening up in your life, and will continue to do so throughout 2011.

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(24 Sept - 23 Oct) June is a strong month for taking charge of finances, dear Libra, and in particular those shared with others, debts, and loans. It is a good time for borrowing or settling debts, if necessary. Either way, dealing with debt now tends to generate positive outcomes. Relationships have been making headlines in your life recently, and this month, the more intimate aspects of sharing with a special someone become your primary concern.

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Scorpio (24 Oct - 22 Nov) The first half of June is excellent for work matters, It’s a strong period for personal influence on the job. Some of you might even meet a special someone through your work or health activities. Close partnerships become a major focus as the month progresses. In fact, throughout the remainder of 2011, relationship opportunities are likely to be priority. Sagittarius (23 Nov - 21 Dec)

Whether it’s a new romance or an existing one, passions run high. Casual dating, entertainment, and creative hobbies all fare well now. As June progresses, work matters become a stronger priority, as do any self-care and health programs. It’s an excellent time not only for finding work, but also for relationships on the job.

Capricorn (22 Dec - 20 Jan)

By mid-June, your creative juices stir, and you find more opportunities to enjoy yourself. Romance is highly favored now. Your mood is playful and others more readily appreciate your unique romantic and creative style. Artists can find much success now and in the months ahead, and dabblers can pick up new interests.

Aquarius (21 Jan - 19 Feb) The pace of your life continues to be hectic as you have a finger in many pies now. The first week of the month is excellent for learning and communication. You are getting your message across with charm and grace. By mid-month, you enter an extended period in which home and family life come into strong focus and are set to improve. Pisces (20 Feb - 20 Mar)

While June can begin at a hectic pace, you’re likely to find much solace in home and family as the month progresses. Efforts to make improvements to your home life should be very successful this month, and you’re likely to want to entertain from home or do some redecorating. This month, Jupiter moves to a favorable position in relation to your sign, boosting not only your confidence but also both motivation and ability to communicate effectively with others.

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Hi everyone I hope you are all well and didn’t suffer any damage to life or limb during last week’s gale force winds. Hard to believe you can have weather like that at this time of the year. Despite the calendar telling us summer was almost here mother nature other things on her mind. Never mind the weather men tell us summer is definitely coming, they just don’t know when. So to cheer you up I have come up with a nice all weather summer meal. Open a chilled beer or pour a nice glass of wine and enjoy.

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t was another successful Kickboxing event at the Mega Bar in Motherwell as fans and supporters alike packed into see fighters from across the UK and Ireland. Callum MacGregor lost his Scottish title to Kieran Walton from Edinburgh after putting on a valiant effort before eventually losing on points. Nicola Scullion, also from Rivals Gym, totally obliterated her opponent Laura Wallace, who fought with heart but lacked the brute force and speed of her rival Nicola who claimed victory after a stoppage. Jamie McGinnis v Michael O’Neill fight was one of fireworks and bangs. Plenty of action from the start with both fighters eager to dish out maximum pain. McGinnis finished with fabulous cross, however the fight ended in a draw. A much anticipated fight commenced between Highlanders Darren Clark, Raging Bull, Dundee and Grant Smith Satorshido, Aberdeen. Both gladiators swinging hard, both are looking for a one punch ticket to victory, which never came. Smith coming off worse as Darren Clark claimed the win. Sam Allan from Rivals administered a massive dose of pain through the medium of hands and legs to his rival, Danny Alinson team BMAKA, England for the WKA Anglo/ Scots title. Alinson was severely KO’d in round one as someone shouted, FREEDOM! The fight between Steven White, Kixudo and Darren

Gunnell saw the maestro win his second fight and he is definitely one to watch out for. Steven also recently won Gold in the Scottish IAKSA open in Wishaw Sports Centre. Main fight between “The Title Taker”, Scott Allan, Rivals Gym v Stuart Ferry from Ireland saw a pizzazz of techniques and multiple attacks from young Allan who displayed what it takes to be World Champion. First two rounds saw him ahead and in round three a rapid cross and upper cut and it was lights out baby for the visiting Irishman. Winner by TKO Scott Allan.

Kixudo World Class Master Ronnie White’s Kixudo, Bellshill, had a runaway success in the recent IAKSA Scottish Open with 7 students qualifying for the Scottish international squad. The martial arts club won 3 gold, 5 silver and 1 bronze medal. Master Ronnie told the Wishaw HUB “I am absolutely delighted and proud of my students. Kixudo is a dynamic, fast paced fighting system that really works and the results speak for themselves.” They will represent Team Scotland and Great Britain in the upcoming world championships’ in October 2011 held in Italy. New Students are always welcome, to find out more please contact Ronnie on 07870 216 909.


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everyone for the outstanding support they have been given by all their sponsors and supporters not only at The Final but over the past season. They look forward to every ones continued support next season where although it will be difficult to surpass the achievements of season

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2010/2011 we will try once more to strengthen both on and off the park. Wishaw FP’s would also like to thank The Waverley Bar in Wishaw for allowing them to host their celebrations, putting on the buffet after The Final and for their continued support.

Man of the match, Goalkeeper, Paul O’Hara pulls off his first penalty save of the match played a neat 1-2 in The FPs penalty area and the match official wasted no time in pointing to the spot despite the vociferous complaints from The FPs players. Thankfully the official only seen fit to flash a yellow card at Montgomery which angered The Drum players as they felt that McKay had been denied a clear goal scoring opportunity. McKay dusted himself down and took the penalty himself but FPs Paul O’Hara dived full length to gather the ball at the 2nd attempt. O’Hara continued the heroics as time and again he saved from McKay, Murray and Mulvey. Just as it looked like The FPs might just hold out for a famous victory, Drum substitute Paul Wilson fired in a low corner on 81 minutes which was met superbly by Alex Clearie who headed firmly through a gap between O’Hara and FPs Kevin Burnside who was on the front post and the ball found the back of the net to level the score at 1-1. FPs substitutes Ally Wilson and Steven Murdoch who had replaced the tiring Alan Patrick and Stephen Mackie nearly combined in injury time to sneak it at the end for the FPs when Wilson met a good

cross which came off the Drum crossbar and the rebound fell to midfielder JP Kerr who couldn’t keep his effort down and the ball sailed over the bar from 8 yards out. In the 1st period of extra time play surged from end to end with The FPs having the better of the chances with Brett Ansell shooting just wide from the edge of the box and William Montgomery having a curled effort cleared of the line by a Drum defender. The 2nd period of extra time saw no let up as both sides now tiring gave their all in an effort to win it without the match having to go to the dreaded penalty shoot out. Drum’s Paul Wilson should have scored after he managed to elude his marker at the back post but thankfully his header from close range scraped the paintwork of the FPs post. The FPs driving midfielder Allan Littlejohn nearly won it for the FPs right at the death when he dived full length and must have failed to connect with a superb ball across the Drum 6 yard box from Steven Murdoch by the narrowest of margins. With the match now to be decided by penalties, FPs manager Gary Hailstones looked around to see which of

his players looked confident and there was no shortage of willing participants much to his delight. With the earlier penalty save of O’Hara from David McKay obviously still playing on The Drum players minds, The FPs management team hoped that this would maybe play in The FPs favour and so it turned out with Drum missing the 1st of their penalties before David McCluskey fired the FPs 1st penalty into the corner of the Drum net. Drum scored their next effort before JP Kerr kept the 1 goal penalty advantage intact by slotting his effort home. Drum then missed their 3rd penalty kick before The FPs Ally Wilson coolly slotted his effort home which left Drum having to convert their 4th penalty to keep them in it. Again O’Hara dived low to his left to push the ball to safety and win The Scottish Cup for The FPs for the first time in their 52 year history sparking wild celebrations at the end both on the pitch as O’Hara was mobbed rightly so by his team mates and the large Wishaw support nearly raised the roof in appreciation of a stunning and hard earned victory. FPs manager Gary Hailstones said after the match “The spirit

and belief that these players showed was absolutely 1st class. It’s been a tremendous season with winning promotion and to bring The Scottish Amateur Cup back to Wishaw for the 1st time in our history defies belief. I know we rode our luck today, especially in the 1st half but we dug in and managed to stay with them. We have plenty players out there with experience and that always helps when you’re under the cosh which we were for long periods. The goal which was superbly created by Brett Ansell and put away by Alan Patrick just before half time gave us something to hold onto and I thought we might just have got there in the 90minutes but it wasn’t to be. What can you say about the man of the match performance from Paul O’Hara, it was superb and hopefully he puts off his retirement for another season as we will need him when we are up against quality sides week in week out up in the Premier. As far as I am concerned though, they were all outstanding today and were a credit to the club “ Everyone at Wishaw High School FPs would like to take this opportunity to thank

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n his 2nd appearance, Ian Reade (VM45-49) of Canix won for the 1st time in a time of 16:35. Ross Low(MWC), unattached took second by 80 seconds recording 17:55. Alan Hume, (SM30-34) of Central AC placed third in a time of 18:10. In her 6th appearance, Annmarie McCaffrey (VW40-44) of Kirkintilloch Olympians won in a time of 20:57 for the 1st time. Annmarie McCaffrey beat Clare Barr (VW40-44) representing Motherwell AC by 70 seconds recording 22:07 in the process. Cheryl McNulty, (SW30-34) of Hamilton Harriers placed third in a time of 23:27. In today’s Age Graded competition, Ian Reade recorded a performance of 86.13%. In the points competition Tom Halliday has a lead of 25 points over second placed John Connor. Pauline Henderson leads Janice Clark by 106 in the ladies competition. This week there were 27 first timers. 22 runners recorded PBs, bringing the total number since the Strathclyde started to 1541. In this time, 1511 runners from 83 different clubs have completed the race 5563 times covering a distance of 27815 kilometers. The male course record is held by Rex Banner who ran 14:51 on 31/07/10, event #17. The female equivalent is held by Kerry LANG who ran 17:51 on 19/06/10.

Strathclyde Parkrun Results Pos Athlete Sex 1 Ian READE M 2 Ross LOW M 3 Colette MARTIN F 4 Alan HUME M 5 Chris WATTERS M 6 Harry O’ DONNELL M 7 John WOODS M 8 Unknown ATHLETE 9 Francis HILL M 10 David REYNOLDS M

Time 16:35 17:55 17:56 18:10 19:12 20:16 20:20

Grading 86.13%

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golf@thehubpaper.com Hi Golf Hub readers, welcome to the latest edition, there has been some great golf to watch over the last week which has been great as the weather has been terrible. Hopefully there has not been too much damage to your trees at your club with all this high winds. Ian Poulter denied Luke Donald the World Number One spot as he beat him in the final of the Volvo World Match Play Championship in Spain. Donald was trying for an unprecedented match play double after taking the WGCAccenture title in Arizona in February, but his fellow Englishman triumphed 2 and 1 at Finca Cortesin. So Donald stays second behind Lee Westwood and Poulter celebrated his son Luke’s seventh birthday in exactly the way he hoped - although not the moment when he fell down a bank trying to thrash his way out of a bush. “Happy birthday Luke,” he said. “I thought it would be pretty special to win this today. “I finally started holing some putts. I’ve been frustrated for a few months and you have to hole putts to win.”

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Donald commented: “It was disappointing - I ran out of steam a bit and didn’t take the opportunities I had.” In the first all-English final since the event began at Wentworth in 1964, Poulter, last year’s Tucson champion, was behind three times before levelling again with a 40 footer on the short 12th and then going ahead two holes later. Helped by Donald three-putting the next, missing a three footer that would have taken the hole, Poulter went two up with an approach to two feet on the 464 yard 16th and a half on the next was good enough - although he had to make a seven footer for it. It earned him €800,000, while Donald’s compensation was a cheque for €420,000.

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Wishaw High FP’s 1 Drumchapel Amateurs 1 ( Penalties 3 - 1 AET)

Wishaw High FP’s Win Scottish Amateur Cup by Gavin Torrance

*1 FREE GAME with this Voucher T&C’s apply. See Zone for more details. Offer can be revoked at anytime. Wishaw High FP’s get their hands on the Scottish Amateur Cup

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ishaw High School FPs took on arguably the best side in amateur football on Saturday in the Scottish Amateur Cup Final and after what has been described by many as the best final for many years, the resilient FPs side eventually managed to emerge victorious. This game had everything from the start. FPs manager Gary hailstones opted to field the same side who had done the job in the semi-final against Postal Utd at New Douglas Park back on the 15th April.

In the opening 5 minutes Drumchapel looked as if they might run all over The FPs as the FPs side struggled to get to grips with the pace and probing of the tricky Drum forwards. David Mackay and Alex Clearie in particular were causing considerable problems and only some poor finishing and superb goalkeeping by FPs no 1 Paul O’Hara kept the score sheet blank. Drum’s James Mulvey thought he had given his side the lead on 21 minutes only to see his celebrations cut

short when he noticed the linesman flag for offside, a decision which must have been borderline. With The FPs backline still performing heroics and against the run of play, Brett Ansell battled superbly midway inside The Drum half on 41 minutes and after winning the ball in midfield and driving forward towards the Drum penalty area, he slipped an inviting ball wide to Alan Patrick who curled a stunning shot high over the outstretched dive of Drum keeper Jamie McGall to put

The FPs into a 1-0 lead which stunned the large crowd who had packed the main stand. FPs coach Gus Boyle warned his players to expect more of the same in the 2nd half as Drum would undoubtedly throw the kitchen sink at The FPs as they have done successfully against many Premier sides this season already and only 6 minutes into the 2nd period, FPs full-back William Montgomery was rather harshly adjudged to have checked Drums David McKay as he

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