Sporting yesteryear

40 years ago

EAST END and West End both made their exits from the Scottish Junior Cup after the first round ties at the weekend.

At Strathmore Park on Saturday, West were well beaten by Blairgowrie, who knocked in five goals to the Enders’ 1.

The First Division side took command from the start and rarely gave West a look in.

Robertson got the Forfar side’s consolation goal.

East End came very close to pipping Buckie Rovers. The game was closely fought throughout, but the visitors were one ahead at the interval.

In the second half they netted again, but a tremendous fight-back from the Enders had them flustered in the closing stages.

However, East could not manage to get an equaliser.

30 years ago

LAST week the Gents’ Squash first side had an excellent win over Dundee University I by 3-2.

Jim Estill at five played some extraordinary shots to beat Alistair Murray 3-2. At four, Dave Low lost 3-0 to Bob Seaton. Adam Robertson at three also played impressively to beat Drew McKenzie 3-2.

Ron Milne lost 3-0 to I. Stevenson and at one, Bob Donelly turned it on again to defeat Ross Haston 3-1.

FORFAR lost their 100 per cent league record on Saturday when they could only manage to draw with the Morgan third side.

The early pressure came from the Dundee side who opened the scoring after 15 minutes. The right-winger lost his marker at a free hit and he fired home from close range.

20 years ago

A GOAL-HUNGRY Forfar Albion tasted derby day delights on Saturday.

Their emphatic win over Kirrie Thistle put them joint fifth in Division One with Carnoustie Panmure.

In fact, Albion clash with the Gowfers this week.

Whoever comes out on top could actually move into fourth spot as North End are on OVD Cup duty again.

Albion’s win at Westview, Kirrie, was their sixth league success in 11 games this season.

FORFAR Athletic have been dealt a major injury blow – at a time when the goals have dried up!

Greig Donaldson, who was forming a great partnership with Stewart Petrie up front, has been told that he will almost certainly be out of action for the rest of the season.