Local official at international match

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ARBROATH Boxing Club international referee David Strachan was selected to officiate at a special international match in Coatbridge on Saturday.

Mr Strachan was the referee in Scotland’s match against Sweden, which was held at the Time Capsule in Monklands Leisure Centre.

In a very competitive and well matched contest, Scotland prevailed winning the tournament by seven bouts to six. It was a welcome return to international refereeing duties for Mr Strachan, who was complimented on his performance by the official in charge.

And with two more internationals in the pipeline against Northern Ireland and Wales in January, Arbroath officials are in the running for even more top level officiating duties.