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HEY JIM; Can you settle an argument.

Please settle this one - who did Third Lanark play in their final league game in Scottish football and what was the score? - Finlay Chalmers, East Kilbride.

Thirds went out on a low note, losing 5-1 in a Second Division match at Dumbarton on April 28, 1967. Drew Busby scored their goal. It may be of interest that an excellent history of Thirds - Still Seeing Red by Bert Bell - is now in the shops and this should settle most arguments about the defunct club.

WHEN Morton topped the Premier League, how long did they stay there? - W Munro, Greenock.

Morton went top on goal difference from Celtic after a 0-0 draw with St Mirren on November 3, 1979, the Glasgow club having lost 2-0 at Kilmarnock. They were there for two weeks, then Celts overtook them on goal difference. Morton got back to the top on goal difference for one more week on December 1 before Celts replaced them again.

DID Alex Venters (Rangers) and Dougie Wallace (Clyde) get sent off after an infringement with Stan Cullis (Wolves) in a Scotland-England game at Hampden around 1944? And can you say if Wallace was a South African? - Archie Guthrie, Kilwinning.

You must mean the international at Hampden on April 17, 1943, which England won 4-0. No one was sent off, but there was a mystery incident which ended with Cullis being injured. An SFA official said the offending player would never play for Scotland again, but refused to name him. He was subsequently identified as Wallace. As for his origins, Clyde did indeed spot him while on a tour of South Africa and quickly signed him up.

WHAT colour and style of jerseys did Eintracht Frankfurt wear in their two 1960 European Cup semi-final games with Rangers and the final against Real Madrid? - Paisley PCs.

They wore red shirts with white sleeves and a white round neck, which featured a lace.

DID East Fife play their third choice keeper against Rangers in the 1950 Scottish Cup Final? Please name teams and scorers. - JS, Kelvindale.

Yes, 20-year-old Gordon Easson made his first team debut in the final at Hampden on April 22, 1950, because first choice Johnny Niven and reserve, McGarrity, were injured. He lost a goal to Willie Findlay after just 30 seconds and Willie Thornton added two more as Rangers won the match 3-0. East Fife - Easson, Laird, Stewart, Philp, Finlay, Aitken, Black, Fleming, Morris, Brown, Duncan. Rangers - Brown, Young, Shaw, McColl, Woodburn, Cox, Rutherford, Findlay, Thornton, Duncanson, Rae.

CAN you name the managers of Dunfermline between 1960 and 1970? - Peem, The Cambridge Bar, Addiewell, West Lothian.

Andy Dickson began that decade as boss and he was followed by Jock Stein, Willie Cunningham, George Farm and Alex Wright.

THERE'S a spectacular 1970s goal by Mickey Walsh which is often shown on TV. Can you say if he was playing for Blackpool or Luton at the time and who it was against? Lots of cash on this. - Davie and Martin, DRS Agency, Cowglen.

Walsh's unstoppable shot helped Blackpool beat Sunderland 3-2 in a league match at Bloomfield Road on February 1, 1975.

WHO did Rangers play the day Partick Thistle beat Celtic in the League Cup Final? - QS, Rumours Lounge.

The date was October 23, 1971, and Rangers beat Motherwell 4-0 in a league game at Ibrox. Scorers were Graham Fyfe (2), Alex MacDonald and Sandy Jardine.

CAN you confirm that Newarthill Hearts, of the Lanarkshire Junior League, won four trophies in six days in 1948-49? - Andy Murray, Peterhead.

Seven days, actually. They won the Lanarkshire League Cup Final on June 11 (4- 1 v Douglas Water Thistle), the West of Scotland Cup Final on June 13 (2-1 v new Scottish Junior Cup holders Auchinleck Talbot), the Lanarkshire Central Cup Final on June 15 (2-0 v Blantyre Celtic) and the Lanarkshire Junior League Championship Final on June 17 (2- 1 v Douglas Water Thistle).

WHAT age was Willie Waddell when he made his first team debut for Rangers and who were their opponents? - Gibby, Alexandra Park Bowling Club.

He was 17 years old and the game was a friendly with Arsenal at Ibrox on Monday, August 29, 1938. It finished 1-0 and Waddell got the goal.

CONFIRM that Celtic went down 4-3 or 5-4 to Dundee United at some point in the 1950s when United were an average Second Division side. At the time this was a shock on the same kind of scale as Rangers losing at Berwick. - Paisley PCs.

This was a Scottish Cup first round tie at Tannadice on January 22, 1949, when United were sitting 10th in Division B. The score was United 4 (McKay 2, 1 pen, Dickson, Cruickshank), Celtic 3 (Tully, J Gallacher 2).

Send your queries to: Jim, Daily Record Sports Desk, Anderston Quay, Glasgow G3 8DA.
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Date:Sep 23, 1996
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