Football: Arbroath aim to save blushes

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The Independent Online
WHEN Arbroath face Rangers today, in the second round of the Scottish Coca-Cola Cup, they will be hoping to avoid the kind of ignominy they suffered in the same competition last year - when they were beaten 9-1 by Celtic.

George Mackie, manager of the Scottish Third Division club, has urged his part-timers simply to 'try to keep the score down.'

The tie presents Mark Hateley with the perfect opportunity to chalk up a century of goals for Rangers since his transfer from Monaco in 1990. Hateley is on 98 after scoring his first goal of the season on Saturday.

A Czech midfielder Michal Vana has been sacked by the Singapore Football Association after being charged with corruption. He allegedly took bribes to influence four Malaysian Premier League games.