Sporting yesteryear

40 years ago

WEst End got their second win of the season last weekend when they beat Errol 3-1 at Strathmore Park.

The visitors fielded four trialists in their line-up and the team never really got settled.

They got off to a good start, however, and went into the lead after only a few minutes with a well-taken goal, but West End fought back and goals by Allardyce, Stewart, and an own goal gave them a secure lead.

Arnold Smith and Donald Ritchie gave the home team good service.

The Forfar Boys Under 14 side travelled to Montrose and narrowly lost by a disputed last-minute goal, to go down 5-4.

Scorers for Forfar were Angus Carnegie (2), Ian McLean and John Sweeney.

THIS week’s two Punch Bowl games went strictly to form, although David Patullo had quite a struggle before getting the better of Bill Duff.

30 years ago

tHE decision of the SFA to turn down Forfar Athletic’s plea for a switch from Hampden for the replay with Rangers naturally incensed thousands of Sky Blue followers.

Many feel that it was grossly unfair that Forfar should have to travel the 200-mile round trip to Glasgow twice within four days, particularly so when Aberdeen were successful in their bid to have their reply switched to Dens park.

THE Forfar Badminton Club knockout championships were completed last week, with michael Thomson and David Wilson scoring a thrilling three set victory over Clark Low, Roy Rennie in the final of the gents doubles.

THE Forfar Boys’ Club under 10 side have won their way through to thr semi-finals of the David Laird Cup.

20 years ago

forfar Athletic’s eight-year reign in the Scottish first division ended in an evening of high drama at Station Park last night.

No sooner had the Sky Blues’ return to the second division been sealed, following defeat at the hands of promotion-chasing Hamilton Accies, then it was announced that full-time manager Paul Hegarty had been dismissed.

letham Tennis Club has bounced back after a shutdown for the winter months.

FORFAR secured a draw with arch-rivals Arbroath in the Tayside Darts Super League.

The local winners were Mike Tocher, George Carney, Derek Sleet, Bruce Milne, Bob McCubbin and Raymond Gill.

Forfar’s man of the match was Mike Tocher.