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40 years ago

In a derby match against Montrose the outcome was 0-0.

Forfar were strong at the back, with Jim Milne in excellent form. Williams impressed in mid-field with Mollison and Lowe giving good support, but there was a distinct lack of punch in the forward line with Pat Rourke disappointing. There was, however, definite hopes that there could be a good number of points in the Loons locker before the end of April.

Due to power cuts the curling match against Dundee Ladies had to be cancelled. Meanwhile, the annual competition for the Swiss Clocks took place on Friday. Unfortunately Forfar slipped up in the last game and were denied the runner-up position.

30 years ago

The Captain’s Cup competition in the Forfar Dominoes League attracted an entry on 27.

The opening rounds have been completed and the following have reached the semi-finals, the draw for which has still to be made - J. Watt, R. Raitt, R. Melville and C. Cassidy.

A RUN of six undefeated games for Forfar Boys’ Club under-11s came to an end on Sunday when they crashed 6-2 to Downfield.

The team played far below their best and were made to pay for their mistakes. New boy Michael Johnston, who came on in the second half, showed some fine touches. The Forfar scorers were S Cormie and P Thomson.

20 years ago

A YOUNG Letham footballer made his home debut for Scotland this week.

Scott Easton (16) played for Scotland U16S in a friendly against Denmark at East End park, Dunfermline. The youngster, who attended Forfar Academy, was on an S-form with Arbroath FC.

Scott took part in the U16s European Nations tournament in Genoa the previous year but this was the first time he pulled on a Scotland jersey on home soil.

PRESIDENT Sheena Reid welcomed the ladies to the weekly games afternoon at Kirriemuir Bowling Club.

Pat Sturrock was the most accurate with the woods and won the bowls competition.

Meanwhile, Mary Franchi was spot on to collect the dominoes title, and Grace Warrender produced a pinpoint performance in the darts event.

KIRRIE Pool League’s Division One champions were held to a draw last week. Ogilvy C had to settle for a share of the spoils with their pub challengers in the B team.

Kirrie Bowling Club maintained their grip on second place following a draw with nearest rivals Ogilvy D.