Busy time for Arbroath Boxing Club

With the ACSC's provisional fixture against Invergowrie narrowly failing to beat the winter frost it was the perfect opportunity for both teams to receive their new playing kits from the club's main sponsor The Townhouse Hotel. Townhouse proprietor Graeme Gersok happily handed the kits over to manager Billy Gunning. Pictured are, from left, back - Kevin Longmuir, Richard Swan, Jason McKenzie, Andrew Powrie, Sean Gatrick, Scott McDowell, Alex Cargill, Scott Pearson, Stuart Gersok, Paul Gardiner, James Forbes, Rikki Gillespie and Drew Gillespie: front - Gavin Swan, Gary Cook, Ben Jackson, Gareth Pyott, Matthew Swan, Andrew Gunning, Graeme Gersok, Townhouse Hotel; Stevie Reid, Steven Hamilton, Chris Nicol, Dale Barron, Gary McLaren, Dean Hardie and Brogan Milne. Missing from the photo were Euan Graham, Lee Jones, Matthew Gall, Ivan Grovez, Mirek Spurek, Gordon Smith, Scott Mattheson and Corey McCulloch.
With the ACSC's provisional fixture against Invergowrie narrowly failing to beat the winter frost it was the perfect opportunity for both teams to receive their new playing kits from the club's main sponsor The Townhouse Hotel. Townhouse proprietor Graeme Gersok happily handed the kits over to manager Billy Gunning. Pictured are, from left, back - Kevin Longmuir, Richard Swan, Jason McKenzie, Andrew Powrie, Sean Gatrick, Scott McDowell, Alex Cargill, Scott Pearson, Stuart Gersok, Paul Gardiner, James Forbes, Rikki Gillespie and Drew Gillespie: front - Gavin Swan, Gary Cook, Ben Jackson, Gareth Pyott, Matthew Swan, Andrew Gunning, Graeme Gersok, Townhouse Hotel; Stevie Reid, Steven Hamilton, Chris Nicol, Dale Barron, Gary McLaren, Dean Hardie and Brogan Milne. Missing from the photo were Euan Graham, Lee Jones, Matthew Gall, Ivan Grovez, Mirek Spurek, Gordon Smith, Scott Mattheson and Corey McCulloch.

Arbroath boxers and officials had a busy weekend, competing and officiating in three shows from Saturday through to Monday.

Appearing in a show in Dundee on Saturday promoted by Dundee ABC, Haydon Hill was matched at short notice against the more experienced Ryan Sinclair, Dundee.

From the first bell Hill took control with fast two-fisted attacks and chased and harried his opponent around the ring. In two he kept up the pressure, keeping Sinclair on the ropes and landing with good shots.

Sinclair had some success with counters as Hill pressed home but in the third Hill once more took control, racking up the points as, in only his second bout, he boxed with assurance and won a handsome points victory. Haydon Hill is a definite one to watch on this showing.

On Sunday the action returned to Dundee for a show sponsored by St Francis ABC in Dundee FC Social Club. No local boxers took part but referee David Strachan was involved in the majority of bouts where his vast experience was put to good use.

On Monday Bewly Hall, Condor, was the venue when two Arbroath boxers took part in a show at the camp.

Ben Gibson faced Marine Daiken in a middleweight contest over three action packed rounds.

Gibson used his height and reach to good advantage in the opening round, landing stiff left jabs and firm right crosses. Daiken, roared to the rafters by a sporting but partisan packed hall of fellow marines, responded with short right crosses.

Round two saw Gibson really take control as he moved to the left of his southpaw opponent and landed with firm left hooks. Daiken was strong and came back with crisp counters.

In the third Gibson’s work rate dropped and Daiken forced forward at every opportunity. Gibson responded but Daiken had clearly won the final round. The judges scores reflected the closeness of the contest with Ben Gibson gaining a narrow but deserved points win over a very gutsy opponent.

Roman Tamborsky had a light-heavyweight contest with Marine Elsender. This contest got off to a blistering start as Elsender flew at his opponent throwing a multitude of punches, most of which missed. Tamborsky kept cool under pressure and using better technique rattled Elsender with straight lefts and right uppercuts.

The pace never varied into the second but Tamborsky kept landing with clean shots while Elsender’s frantic attacks were being blocked on arms and elbows. When he did land a punch, he was cheered on by his comrades.

In the final session the pace dropped slightly which only allowed Tamborsky to show his dominance as he bullied Elsender around the ring landing with firm right crosses and his crisp right uppercut.

Both boxers got a standing ovation from the crowd at the end of a thrilling contest. Roman Tamborsky in his first competitive contest won by a clear points margin.

Both boxers were a credit to the coaching team and the hard work they put in at the gym.

Pool

Burns Bar lose 100 per cent record

Portcullis 1 is now the only team in Arbroath and District Pool League with its 100 per cent record intact after Burns Bar was held to a draw in Division Two by West Port 1.

Portcullis 1 has a lead of three points in Division One, with Cliffburn 1 and Ram’s Heid 2 heading the chasing pack.

In Division Two, Burns Bar hold on to their lead and they have a three point advantage over West Port 2, with West Port 1 a further point behind.

Division One

Results: Legion 1 3, Railway 1 9; Letham 1 3, Cliffburn 1 9; Merchants 8, Abbey 4; Newgate 1 5, Portcullis 1 7; Portcullis 2 4, Ram’s Heid 2 8; Ram’s Heid 1 8, Bowlers 1 4.

P W D L Pts

Portcullis 1 11 11 0 0 22

Cliffburn 1 11 9 1 1 19

Ram’s Heid 2 11 9 1 1 19

Abbey 11 8 0 3 16

Newgate 1 11 6 1 4 13

Letham 1 11 5 2 4 12

Merchants 11 5 1 5 11

Railway 1 11 3 1 7 7

Ram’s Heid 1 11 3 1 7 7

Portcullis 2 11 2 2 7 6

Bowlers 1 11 2 0 9 4

Newgate 2 11 2 0 9 4

Legion 1* 12 2 0 10 3

*deducted 1 point  

Fixtures: Abbey v Ram’s Heid 2; Bowlers 1 v Railway 1; Cliffburn 1 v Portcullis 1; Newgate 2 v Merchants; Portcullis 2 v Newgate 1; Ram’s Heid 1 v Letham 1. Bye. Legion 1.

Division Two

Results: Bowlers 2 5, Station 7; Burns Bar 6, West Port 1 6; Cliffburn 2 12, Stag 0; Legion 2 5, Fishermans 7; Railway 2 4, Letham 2 8; West Port 2 7, Portcullis 3 5.

P W D L Pts

Burns Bar 10 9 1 0 19

West Port 2 10 8 0 2 16

West Port 1 10 7 1 2 15

Portcullis 3 10 7 0 3 14

Railway 2 10 6 0 4 12

Cliffburn 2 10 5 1 4 11

Station 10 5 0 5 10

Fishermans 10 4 0 6 8

Letham 2 10 3 2 5 8

Legion 2 10 2 2 6 6

Bowlers 2 10 0 1 9 1

Stag 10 0 0 10 0

Fixtures: Letham 2 v West Port 1; Portcullis 3 v Burns Bar; Railway 2 v Cliffburn 2; Stag v Bowlers 2; Station v Fishermans; West Port 2 v Legion 2.

Usual 8 p.m. sign in. Home captain to text or ‘phone the score to the match secretary upon completion of the match. These are the last league fixtures of 2013. Arbroath and District Pool League will commence its Christmas break after these fixtures and will resume with the singles preliminary round on Tuesday, January 7. The league will recommence on Tuesday, January 14.

Kelbie Metals Singles

The Arbroath and District Pool League Kelbie Metals flagship singles event will commence on Tuesday, January 7.

With 149 entries this year a preliminary round draw is required to whittle the field down to 128.

The draw for this will be carried out by the committee and published in the Herald and on the Arbroath pool website (www.arbroath.scottishpool.com).

There will be a full committee meeting on Monday (December 16) at the Royal British Legion Scotland clubrooms, starting at 7.30 p.m. Full committee attendance is requested.

football

Six-a-side League

Arbroath Monday

League

Premier Division

P W D L F A Pt

Florentina Turner 2 2 0 0 9 3 4

Athletico Tesco 2 1 1 0 9 4 3

Carnoustie Boys 2 1 1 0 5 0 3

Dishy Warriors 2 1 0 1 12 8 2

Blood, Sweat & Balls 2 1 0 1 9 7 2

Montrose Galacticos 2 1 0 1 8 6 2

Scott Wanns Team 2 1 0 1 5 5 2

Deportivo Lacka Talent 2 0 2 0 0 0 2

Shacktar Karabandys 2 1 0 1 6 8 2

Inter YM 2 0 1 1 4 9 1

Nobody’s 2 0 1 1 2 9 1

A team is wanted to take part in the league. Contact Adam 07896 151 0442