Sporting yesteryear

40 years ago

Brechin City 2, Forfar Athletic 1

After their victory over Alloa, the Loons came back down to earth when they lost by the odd goal in three in what was, at times, a scrappy local derby at Glebe Park last Wednesday.

Forfar started off with some enterprising play and deservedly took the lead. Once Brechin had equalised, however, Forfar lost all their earlier cohesion and their play, in the second half especially, was very disappointing.

IN their second home game of the season against Hamilton on Saturday, the Athletic managed to dispel the gloom of their mid-week defeat at Brechin and, although their play was somewhat erratic, it provides good reason for optimism. Forfar won one-nil in front of a crowds of 1097.

CENTRE-FORWARD Harry Milne scored all six goals for Lowson United in their six all draw with Brechin YMCA at Brechin on Saturday.

30 years ago

THE County enjoyed a champagne celebration after winning the Skol League Cup at Strathmore Park. Leading one-nil against the Burns A at half time, the County went on to score another three before their opponents notched a consolation goal. During the match Gerry Morrison of Bensons Bar handed over an £82 donation to the John Mitchell Fund, the money which was raised by means of customer donations and a raffle being accepted by Forfar centre John Clark.

A team of Kirriemuir lady bowlers won the Bowling Fours sponsored by the East of Scotland Women’s Bowling Association. Ann Clark, Chris Aitchison, Isabel Fullerton and Nan Hampton (skip) beat Whitburn at Linlithgow.

20 years ago

THE Strathmore Bowling League finals were held on Sunday at Boyle Park. The champion of champions singles title went to Fraser McKenzie of Rattray. He defeated J. Watt of Boyle Park 21-18 in a nail-biting final.

The Strathmore Doubles trophy was won by Strathmore’s C. Leaver and E. Anderson.

FORFAR Athletic has pledged to keep fighting football’s hierarchy. Chariman George Enston is determined to gain compensation for losing Gary Whyte and Paul Paton.

The players, worth in the region of £50,000, joined Highland League outfit Huntly under freedom of contract. Forfar expected to receive some form of compensation and took their case to the SFA. But the executive rubber stamped Huntly’s registrations of the two players.

DUNDEE North End left Strathmore Park on Saturday totally dumbfounded. For a whirlwind start by West End left the visitors dead and buried 3-0 after just five minutes.