Sporting yesteryear

40 years ago

Thanks to the poor refereeing at Kirkcaldy last week, the Athies were cheated out of the reward for what looked like being their most promising display of the season. The three penalty decisions in the first half knocked both teams out of their stride and spoiled a game that had all the makings of an excellent encounter. Providing the same does not happen again on Saturday, Forfarians can look forward to an entertaining ninety minutes and on current form, the Athletic should be in with a good chance of getting both points

30 years ago

Over £20,000 is to be spent by Angus District Council parks department on ten football pitches in the local area which became unplayable and damaged during the adverse weather conditions. One pitch at Padanaram and another at Steele Park, Forfar, will be regraded and given better drainage systems in order to prevent this sort of damage in the future. At a recent meeting of the leisure and recreation committee, it was explained that there was no purpose built football pitches in the county and the provision of such facilities had received a low priority since 1975.

AT Forfar Ladies Golf Club the winner of the September medal was Helen Prophet with a score of nett 72. Helen also won the SLGU Pendant with that same score.

20 years ago

Forfar Indoor Bowling Club has split into two different teams.

As opposed to just one, there are now clubs for both ladies’ and men. The decision was taken last week at the AGM held last week in Forfar Indoor Sports. Mrs Margaret Webster was appointed the president of the ladies’ club and the secretary’s post went to Mrs Helen Low with Mrs Chrissie Brymer as treasurer.

In the men’s club, Dave Crighton was selected as president in the election of office-bearers and Charlie Milne was chosen as vice president.

MICHAEL Gordon had the honour of leading Forfar Athletic out on Saturday. The Forfar Academy youngster was selected as match mascot for the visit of Stenhousemuir. Michael lists his interests as football, swimming and darts. The youngster’s favourite Forfar player is goal grabbing Stewart Petrie.

FORFAR have drawn Alloa in the second round of the Reserve League Cup. The Wasps stung the Albion Rovers with a last minute goal in the first round of the competition. The match takes place at Station Park some time next month.