Sports Listings: This Weekend

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FOOTBALL: Fixture guide, page 20.

RUGBY LEAGUE: See fixture guide.

RUGBY UNION: See fixture guide.

CYCLO-CROSS: Hades RC Fancy Dress Cross (Gateshead). First race 10.30am, main race noon. Gateshead International Stadium is signposted off the Felling by-pass. Easy Glide Grand Prix (Kenilworth). Under-12s 11.15am, main race 11.45am. Kenilworth Common is on A46 towards Coventry, one mile from town centre. Crabwood CC promotion (Southampton). 1pm and 2pm. Southampton SC, Bassett, is to north of city.

MOTOR RACING: Stock Cars Special (Yarmouth). Racing starts at 2.30pm and includes a firework display. Admission: pounds 3.80 adults, pounds 2.80 OAPs, children 14 and under free. Yarmouth Stadium, Caister-on-Sea, Suffolk. (Tel: 0493-720343).


FOOTBALL (3.0 unless stated): FA Carling Premiership: Aston Villa v Manchester City; Everton v Sheffield Wednesday (8.0); Ipswich v West Ham (all ticket); Queen's Park Rangers v Oldham; Southampton v Chelsea (12.0); Swindon v Arsenal (12.0, all-ticket); Tottenham v Norwich. Endsleigh League First Division: Barnsley v Derby; Bolton v Sunderland; Grimsby v Notts Co; Leicester City v Watford (11.30); Millwall v Portsmouth (12.0); Nottingham For v Middlesbrough; Oxford Utd v Crystal Palace; Peterborough v Luton; Southend v Charlton (12.0); Tranmere v Wolverhampton; WBA v Bristol City. Second Division: Bournemouth v Brentford (12.30); Bradford v Rotherham; Brighton v Barnet; Bristol Rovers v Reading (all ticket); Burnley v Wrexham; Fulham v Port Vale; Hartlepool v Huddersfield; Leyton Orient v Cambridge Utd; Stockport v Blackpool; York v Hull. Third Division: Chesterfield v Doncaster; Colchester v Mansfield (11.0); Crewe v Wigan; Darlington v Carlisle; Gillingham v Northampton; Hereford v Shrewsbury (11.0); Lincoln v Scunthorpe; Preston v Chester; Torquay v Wycombe; Walsall v Bury. Scottish League Premier Division: Dundee Utd v Aberdeen; Hibernian v Partick; Kilmarnock v Dundee; Motherwell v Celtic; Raith v St Johnstone; Rangers v Hearts. First Division: Brechin v Hamilton; Clyde v Morton; Clydebank v Ayr; Falkirk v Dunfermline; St Mirren v Airdrie; Stirling v Dumbarton. Second Division: Albion v Montrose; Arbroath v East Fife; Berwick v Queen of the South; Cowdenbeath v Forfar; Queen's Park v Alloa; Stenhousemuir v Meadowbank; Stranraer v East Stirling.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Stones Bitter Championship: Leigh v Sheffield (3.0).

RUGBY UNION: Club Matches (2.30 unless stated): Abertillery v Ebbw Vale; Aspatria v Wigton; Ayr v Clarkston (2.0); Bath v Clifton (3.0); Bedford v Old Paulines (3.0); Birmingham/Solihull v Silhillians; Bradford and Bingley v Morley (3.0); Builth Wells v Llandovery; Camborne v Redruth; Cardiff v Pontypridd (2.30); Cheltenham v Stroud; Coventry v Moseley (3.0); Currie v Boroughmuir (2.0); Durham City v Stockton (2.15); Gala v Melrose (2.0); Glamorgan Wanderers v Newbridge; Glasgow Ac v Glasgow High (2.0); Gloucester v Lydney (2.15); Harrogate v Kendal (2.15); Havant v Bournemouth; Heriot's FP v Watsonians (2.0); Jed-Forest v Hawick (2.0); Laugharne v Tenby Utd; Lichfield v Tamworth; Llanelli v London Welsh; London Irish v Old Millhillians (3.0); Maesteg v Bridgend; Musselburgh v Preston Lodge (2.0); Narberth v Whitland; Neath v Aberavon; Newport v Bristol; Northern v Newcastle Gosforth (2.15); Nuneaton v Rugby (2.15); Old Penarthians v Penarth (11.0); Orrell v Liverpool St Helens; Otley v Leeds; Pontypool v Tredegar; Preston Grasshoppers v Fylde; Rhiwbina v Mountain Ash; Richmond v Harlequins; Sale v Broughton Park; Selkirk v Kelso (2.0); Treorchy v Tylorstown; West Hartlepool v Hartlepool Rovers (2.0); Wigtownshire v Kilmarnock (2.0).

RACING (National Hunt unless stated): Kempton: Club pounds 20; Junior Club (16 to 25-year-olds) pounds 14; Tattersalls pounds 13; Silver Ring pounds 6. (First race 12.45). Ayr: Club pounds 12; Grandstand pounds 6 (OAPs half-price). (12.40). Hereford: Club pounds 11; Tattersalls pounds 8; Course pounds 4. (1.05). Huntingdon: Members pounds 11; Tattersalls pounds 8; Course pounds 4. (12.30). Market Rasen: Club pounds 12; Tattersalls pounds 7 (OAPs who are members of course's Jubilee Club pounds 4); Silver Ring pounds 3.50 (Jubilee Club OAPs pounds 2). (12.55). Newton Abbot: (inspection 10am today) Tattersalls pounds 8.50; Course pounds 4. (12.45). Sedgefield: Paddock pounds 8 (OAPs pounds 3.50); Course pounds 2. (12.50). Wetherby: Club pounds 12 (accompanied under-16s free); Tattersalls pounds 7; Course pounds 2 (OAPs pounds 1). (1.0). Wincanton: Members pounds 11.50 (Junior Members, 17 to 22 years, pounds 6); Tattersalls pounds 8; Course (and cars to course) pounds 4. (Under-16s free into all enclosures). (12.40). WOLVERHAMPTON (All Weather Flat) (first floodlit meeting): Club pounds 10; Tattersalls pounds 5 (OAPs pounds 3). (1.35).

CYCLO-CROSS: Gemini BS Festival Cross (Footscray). First race 11.30am, main race 1pm. Footscray, Kent, is on A20 London to Maidstone road, near Sidcup. Race HQ is at the Outdoor Activities Centre, reached by following camp site signs from the High Street. Notts and Derby League (Heanor). 1pm and 2.15pm. Shipley Country Park, south of Heanor, Derbyshire, off A608 Derby road. Tatchbury Mount Cross (Southampton). 1pm and 2.15pm. Tatchbury Mount Hopsital, Calmore, Southampton. Junction two of M27, then A36 towards Southampton.

MOTOR RACING: Christmas Monday Special (Wimbledon). First race in this stock car meeting starts at 2.30pm and includes a firework display. Admission: pounds 7 adults, pounds 3.50 children under-15/OAPs. Wimbledon Stadium, Plough Lane, London SW17. (Tel: 081-946 5361).


FOOTBALL (3.0 unless stated): FA Carling Premiership: Chelsea v Newcastle; Coventry v Ipswich; Liverpool v Wimbledon; Manchester City v Southampton; West Ham v Tottenham (all ticket). Endsleigh League First Division: Birmingham v West Bromwich; Bristol City v Nottingham For; Derby v Leicester City (all ticket); Notts Co v Barnsley; Portsmouth v Bolton; Sunderland v Millwall; Watford v Peterborough; Wolverhampton v Oxford Utd. Second Division: Blackpool v York; Huddersfield v Cardiff; Hull v Hartlepool; Plymouth v Fulham; Reading v Stockport; Rotherham v Bournemouth; Wrexham v Bristol Rovers. Third Division: Carlisle v Crewe; Chester v Gillingham; Doncaster v Darlington; Mansfield v Hereford; Scarborough v Colchester; Scunthorpe v Chesterfield; Shrewsbury v Lincoln; Wigan v Walsall; Wycombe v Rochdale. Scottish League Second Division: Berwick v Queen of the South (7.30).

RUGBY LEAGUE: Silk Cut Cup Second round: Shaw Cross v Thatto Heath (2.0).

RUGBY UNION: A International: Scotland v Ireland (2.0 at Hillhead-Jordanhill RFC, Hughenden, Hughenden Road, Glasgow. Tel: 041-357 1115). Club Matches (2.30): Bradford and Bingley v Keighley; Leicester v Barbarians (2.45); Swansea v South Wales Police.

RACING: Chepstow: Club pounds 16; Tattersalls pounds 11 (OAPs pounds 5). (12.20). Kempton: Club pounds 15; Junior Club (16 to 25-year-olds) pounds 11; Tattersalls pounds 10; Silver Ring pounds 4. (12.45). Wetherby: as Monday. (1.0). WOLVERHAMPTON: as Monday. (1.40).

DARTS: Skol WDC World Championship (Purfleet). The World Darts Council hold their inaugural World Championship from 28 December to 2 January. Admission for first round on Tuesday: 2pm session pounds 2, 7pm pounds 2. Circus Tavern, Mead's Corner, London Road, Purfleet, Essex. (Tel: 0708-864001/867271).

MOTOR RACING: Christmas Spectacular (Ipswich). The stock car meeting starts at 1pm. Admission: pounds 6 adults, pounds 3 children. Foxhall Heath Stadium, Foxhall Road, Ipswich, Suffolk. (Tel: 0473-254697).