Sporting yesteryear

40 years ago

As anticipated the Forfar Golf Club AGM attracted a large number of members, the new lounge and guest room being required to accomodate the gathering.

President Alex Gordon delivered a lengthy report on the club’s activities during the Centenary Year, and Treasurer Neil Leighton followed with an even longer and detailed report on the financial affairs. Many questions were asked and views expressed, and the members present were satisfied with explanations given.

Alex Gordon vacated the chair to the new president, Neil Leighton who nominated Ian Fraser as vice president.

The new president thanked retiring members for their services, making particular reference to George S. Peters for the interest he created through a column in the Forfar Dispatch.

Forfar Athletic were cursed with a harsh defeat at the hands of Stranraer when they were beaten six-nil away from home.

30 years ago

The Forfar Boys Club under 11 team were knocked out of the David Lowe Cup on Sunday. In a hard fought game they went down by the odd goal in seven to Douglas Lads.

Two-nil down at one stage, the Forfar boys fought back well and were level at three-each at half time. The game looked like finishing all square until Forfar gave away a silly goal five minutes from time.

The Tin Cup, the far from glamourous yet so popular trophy that has circulated public houses and hotels in Kirriemuir for nearly 80 years, seems to have found a permanent resting place for the time being.

The prize in the much loved Kirrie dominoes challenge tournament, the Cup is currently held by the team from the Airlie Arms Hotel who have successfully defended it after a complete round of challenges from other Kirrie hostelries.

20 years ago

Lochside Volleyball Club have played another two league fixtures - and are now top of the league.

Canmore Angling Club launched a scheme to recruit youngsters.

They were offering junior anglers the chance to learn the art of fly fishing through a range of classes.

During the season the club were also planning to stage separate competitions for the juniors.

A FORMER Forfar Athletic favourite was on the move again.

John Hendry was a smash-hit with the Station Park fans during season 1989/90.

On loan from Dundee, the Glasgow-born striker rescued Forfar from a drop into Division Two. He was brought to the attention of Tottenham Hotspur but failed to land a first team place. As a result, he was on the move again to Charlton Athletic.