Sporting yesteryear

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40 years ago

East End was the only Forfar junior club in action at the weekend and they went down to St. Joseph’s by five goals to nil at Guthrie Park.

The Enders, fielding a trialist ‘keeper and their new signing, Duncan Taylor, at centre-half, started briskly but after only ten minutes a 20-yard volley from the left caught the visitors by surprise and put the visitors one up.

This weekend sees the start of the cricket season and Strathmore First and Second Elevens have their first games away from home.

On Saturday the First Eleven travel to Bennochy Park, Kirkcaldy. On Sunday, the team will travel to Dundee to face Dundee University at Downfield.

30 years ago

The annual indoor championships of the Forfar Lochside Bowmen were staged in Forfar Leisure Centre last Wednesday evening.

The club president, Jean Duncan won the Sandy Boyd trophy in the ladies’ tournament finishing with 407 points. In second place, with 260 points, was Kathleen Milne.

In the gents’ tournament, the MacGillvray trophy was won by Sandy Boyd with John Milne the runner-up.

Forfar Athletic finally bowed out of the Scottish Cup last Tuesday evening, but they did not give in without an almighty fight.

Although naturally disappointed at being knocked out of a competition in which his team had done so very well, manager Alex Rae had nothing but praise for the way his men went about their business even when reduced to ten men.

20 years ago

The exciting sport of moto-cross is coming to the Forfar area later this month.

Scottish and English riders will compete in the first Classic Motor Cycle Race of the season.

It takes place at Gordon Beattie’s Carsegownie Farm, near Aberlemno, on Sunday, April 26.

The race has been organised by the Scottish Classic Racing Club under the auspices of the Scottish Auto Cycle Union.

Lady luck deserted Forfar Central on Saturday in the quarter-finals of the Thomson Trophy.

Instead, she joined forces with Ashdale to bring Forfar’s cup aspirations to a swift end.

Promoted Forfar Albion said farewell to Division Two with a goal glut against struggling Luncarty.

With a place in next season’s top flight now secured, the Forfar side won their last league game at a canter.