A Cistercian lay brother of medieval Airdrie. The lands around Airdrie and Coatbridge made up an estate belonging to the Abbey of Newbattle forty miles away in Midlothian, and are still sometimes referred to as the Monklands. A match between Airdrieonians and Albion Rovers is the Monklands Derby. Learn about it.
Morton visit Excelsior Stadium to tangle with Airdrieonians in League One action. It is the third meeting between the Greenock and Airdrie clubs this month of November, and the second in five days.
The Ton have seven wins in league play so far, which is one more than they earned all of last season.
Morton enter today's play in third place, just one point out of first. If Morton win, Forfar and Dunfermline must also win to stay ahead of them. Forfar are away at Brechin, and Dunfermline are at Stenny.
[Morton win 0 - 1. Goal by Jamie McCluskey. Neither Forfar nor Dunfermline win, so Morton take over first place.]
Rangers meet Alloa in their Challenge Cup demi-final today. [Wrong! It's just a league game. The cup game is December 3rd.]
The final of the Scottish Women's Cup takes place tomorrow: Glasgow City [5 - 0] Spartans.
Greenock Morton have entered into a partnership with Greenock Hockey Club, becoming a multi-sport club, like AIK. Greenock HC (who play field hockey) end their relationship with Greenock Cricket Club, who were always a bit stuck up anyway.
Tomorrow Grulla Morioka visit Parciero Nagano. Parciero are angling for a promotion playoff spot. [Parciero win 3 - 0 and end the day in second place.]