Sporting yesteryear

40 years ago

Like everyone else in Forfar, the Dispatch takes a holiday and we will ask you to note that there will be no issue on July 27.

We will be back the following week, however, when we hope to be able to report a continuation of the good weather we have been having over the past week.

30 years ago

Over 20 squash enthusiasts from Dundee, Montrose, Arbroath and Forfar attended a squash course organised by Angus District Council in Lochside Leisure Centre, Forfar, last week.

Taking charge of the course was Stuart Wilson from Barnsley who is a qualified Squash Racquests Association Coach.

Training sessions were held every evening and they proved very successful. The council hopes to arrange another course.

Kirrie Thistle Football Club broke new ground recently when, with a group from the Town Twinning Association, they travelled to Volvic in the Auvergne, France, to play three matches against Volvic Equipe de Football.

The matches, because of the weather, turned out to be a test of stamina similar to that experienced by the Scottish side in the World Cup.

However, a German visitor was so impressed by the prowess of the Kirrie team that he offered to bring his team to Kirrie for a challenge match the following year.

Forfar West End under 18s have been accepted into the Dundee and District Juvenile Sunday League.

They have appointed the following committee - president P. Stewart, vice-president C. Stewart; treasurer R. Mackay; secretary C. Gowans; committee members I. Gowans, F. Douglas; team manager C. Gowans, assistant manager L. Craig.

20 years ago

FORFAR Athletic refused to be overawed by their more illustrious opponents - Sheffield United - last Tuesday.

The result was Forfar Athletic 1, Sheffield United 2.

Forfar Albion has appointed its first female treasurer.

Taking charge of the club’s financial affairs is 23-year-old Alison Craig.

She was elected to the post at last week’s AGM.

FORFAR West End have set themselves up as serious contenders for the Division One championship this season.

The Strathmore Park side showed they mean business in 1992-93 by taking on a strong Arbroath FC select last Wednesday night.

West End included Raymond Smith in their line-up. He is a former Arbroath striker. The Lichties fielded ex-Forfar player Brian McNaughton and several promising youngsters.

Paul Tosh opened the scoring for the home side in seven minutes.