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Forth Wanderers win Clydesdale Cup final with 1-0 success over Lanark United

A brilliant first half strike from Scott Watson won Forth Wanderers the Clydesdale Cup for the first time in seven years on Monday night.

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Andy Murray played at Queen's Club but decided against taking to the courts at Wimbledon due to a hip injury which kept him out for a year (Pic by Steven Paston)

Andy Murray's injury absence has hurt Wimbledon tennis spectacle

The mesmerising overall quality of matches at this summer’s football World Cup has kept millions of fans around the globe glued to their television sets, writes Craig Goldthorp.
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Jessica Taylor after receiving her gold medal (Submitted pic)

Carluke gymnastics ace Jessica Taylor was flipping marvellous winning British tumbling title

Sprinting across the mat before producing stunning mid-air flips and twists, Carluke gymnastics ace Jessica Taylor then wowed the judges further by landing perfectly, without so much as a flinch.

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Keith Dalgleish rode around 300 winners before quitting as a jockey back in 2004

Carluke trainer Keith Dalgleish once had to quit riding as he was 6ft tall and weighed 14 stones

Carluke horse trainer Keith Dalgleish has been reminiscing about his former riding career, which was cut short as he was just too big.

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Forth Wanderers players celebrate the goal which gave them a 1-0 success over Lesmahagow Juniors in the opening semi-final (Pic by Elaine Robertson)

It's Forth Wanderers v Lanark United in Clydesdale Cup final next Monday night

Forth Wanderers will host Lanark United in junior football's Clydesdale Cup final next Monday, July 16, kick-off 7pm, writes Craig Goldthorp.

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On course for fun, the Lanark and Upperward Pony Club during its visit to the Silver Bell's new home

Visit gives starters orders for Silver Bell

With the Lanark Silver Bell Race due to be held at Hamilton Park Racecourse for the tenth time since the event was revived, a local group of young equestrians made a timely visit to the course.

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Motherwell Times sports reporter Craig Goldthorp

World Cup Sports Comment by Craig Goldthorp

The thrilling excitement going on at this year’s football World Cup has been the best for at least two decades, with almost as many talking points as there were tattoos on the bodies of your average Argentinian squad member, writes Craig Goldthorp.
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Ian Watt in action for Carluke Rovers last season

Ex-senior ace could replace top scorer Ian Watt at Carluke Rovers

Carluke Rovers chairman Ian McKnight is confident the club can replace departed top scorer Ian Watt who joined Lanark United this summer.

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Keith Dalgleish has trained more winners at Hamilton Park than anyone else since 2013

9/1 winner keeps Carluke trainer Keith Dalgleish at Hamilton Park summit

Prolific Carluke trainer Keith Dalgleish further improved his phenomenal strike rate at Hamilton Park Racecourse on Thursday evening.

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Anna McDiarmid (second from left in second row) is pictured with her fellow Sports Panel members (Submitted pic)

Biggar’s Anna McDiarmid picked in key development role

A Biggar teenager is set to play a key role in developing sport in Scotland over the next two years as part of the Young People’s Sports Panel (YPSP).

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Lesmahagow Juniors players are pictured after winning last year's Clydesdale Cup

It’s Lanark United v Carluke Rovers in Clydesdale Cup semis

The draw for next month’s Clydesdale Cup semi-finals has produced a clash between old rivals Lanark United and Carluke Rovers, writes Craig Goldthorp.

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Emma Ruthven got her gong from Provost Ian McAllan

South Lanarkshire Junior Female award goes to Carluke karate girl Emma Ruthven

Carluke karate sensation Emma Ruthven has crowned a fantastic couple of years by landing a prestigious South Lanarkshire Sports Award.

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Swimmer Mark Ford is pictured after receiving his prize from Councillor Mark Horsham

Clydesdale trio are true toppers at South Lanarkshire Sports Awards!

A fantastic night for Clydesdale saw three of our own win overall prizes at this month’s South Lanarkshire Sports Awards in Hamilton.

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Aileen Campbell is backing the Changing Lives initiative

South Lanarkshire sport shares in £1 million cash investment

Community-based sport and physical activity projects in South Lanarkshire will share a £1million cash investment thanks to a new programme aimed at changing lives and creating a more inclusive and healthier nation.

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Motherwell target Ali Crawford

Motherwell FC signing target Ali Crawford lives 'on Fir Park doorstep' but Hearts look favourites to get him

Motherwell signing target Ali Crawford has begun a trial period at Scottish Premiership rivals Hearts, writes Craig Goldthorp.

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Lanark gents first team (from left): Andrew Jack, Aaron Napier, Theo Philip, David Gemmell, Peter Stewart and Donald Stewart. Not pictured: Colin Thomson and George Lang.

Lanark Tennis Club gents win league in first competitive season for 15 years

The fairytale revival at Lanark Tennis Club continues with the gents’ first team winning their league and securing promotion in their first season back in competitive action after 15 years.

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A goal by Costa Rica's Juan Cayaso (right) was enough to see off Dave MacPherson (also pictured) and his Scotland team-mates at the 1990 World Cup in Italy

World Cup Sports Comment

Only once in my life have I feared being lynched by a baying mob of England fans due to the inflammatory actions of a nine-year-old family member, writes Craig Goldthorp.

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Ian Watt spent five seasons playing at Carluke Rovers

Lanark United view Ian Watt as direct replacement for departed top scorer Ronan Kearney

A Lanark United spokesman reckons new signing Ian Watt will thrive on the magnificent grass playing surface at Moor Park, writes Craig Goldthorp.

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David Weatherston has previewed the World Cup competitors. He is an ambassador for Support in Mind Scotland. Picture John Devlin.

World Cup 2018: David Weatherston’s preview

The greatest show on earth is upon us today when Russia kick off against Saudi Arabia.

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View from the stands as Scotland take on Brazil in 1982

What we miss as Scotland fans: the 1982 World Cup revisited

One of the lucky ones, sports writer Ian MacLean is the only member of the Johnston Press Weeklies Sport department to follow Scotland at a World Cup.
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