Sporting yesteryear

40 years ago

Saturday evening’s chill and sour conditions were not alleviated by any brilliant golf on the part of the finalists in the Angus County Match Play Championship.

Hutcheon played somewhat tiredly if steadily to be out in 36 and four up on Spankie, who could not judge the lack of pace in the greens.

It was a disappointing game and one that both players will not want to include in their better memories.

Tay Week finished last Thursday with another strong wind which caused very fast, exciting sailing and also many retirals and capsizes.

Nevertheless, the fact that sailing was possible at all was very welcome as Wednesday’s programme for the dinghies had been blown off.

30 years ago

The once popular Forfar five-a-side tournament is back to stay.

Such was the success of last weekend’s event that Colin Brown had no hesitation in declaring that it will again be held on an annual basis.

In all, a total 91 matches were played on the Saturday and Sunday at the Myre, with the various sections being sponsored by local shopkeepers and businesses.

Forfar Athletic also contributed by lending goals which were transported to and from the Myre by Ramsay Ladders Ltd.

Bicycle motorcross, the action packed sport which has swept through the United States in recent years, is catching the eye in this country.

And, it seems the young cyclists of Forfar want to get in on the act. At a recent meeting of Forfar Community Council, Mr. W. Simpson told members that he had been approached by quite a number of people inquiring about a proper BMX track in the area.

20 years ago

ForFAR West End JFC celebrated its centenary with a special dinner dance in the Reid Hall last Friday.

A company of around 200, including former players and supporters, attended.

President Clune Stewart Jnr welcomed everyone and introduced the honoured guests.

A NEW Karate club was formed for Forfar enthusiasts.

The Seisin club will meet in St Fergus Chapel Hall on Thursdays between 6.30pm and 8pm.

STEWART Kennedy - arguably Forfar Athletic’s best ever signing - is back at Station Park.

The ex-Ranger was released by St Johnstone at the end of this past season and has agreed to take over the role of goalkeeping coach.