Sporting yesteryear

40 years ago

FORFAR Celtic got through to the third round of the Scottish Junior Cup with a one goal win over Forres at Station Park on Saturday.

The Celts’ goal came in the 15th minute when captain Billy Moir netted out of a melee in the goalmouth.

The Forfar side had several near misses in the second half, and although they got no further goals, they never looked in danger.

Celtic now face a third round tie with the Dundee First Division side St Joseph’s.

IN THE local derby between West End and East End at Strathmore Park on Sunday, the home side came out 4-1 winners. West were four up at the interval through goals by both Allardice and Nelson.

East End were still having injury troubles and were without Strachan and Ritchie which was a disadvantage.

30 years ago

DESPITE the rain, four members of Angus Cycling Club enjoyed last Sunday’s run to Douglas Wood.

In the evening the club delegates attended the annual general meeting of the Dundee Centre of the Scottish Cyclists Union where various items of business were discussed.

Among the centre officials, Jim Keddie of the Angus Cycling Club was unanimously re-elected as vice chairman which, along with the two delegates allowed, gives the club a strong voice in the Tayside cycling scene.

This coming Sunday, the club run is to Finavon Hotel where the annual presentation of prizes will be held in the evening.

The format is lunch followed by the presentation of the prizes and a social afternoon for the cyclists to enjoy.

20 years ago

CLYDE celebrated Christmas a month early at Station Park on Saturday.

For Forfar Athletic took the role of Santa Claus to gift the Bully Wee two points. Mother Nature merely set the scene with a shower of snow and a frost-bound pitch.

The Sky Blues’ rear guard were in a particularly charitable mood against Clyde and the visitors pounced time and time again to punish blunders by the back four.

Manager Tommy Campbell was a little more critical with his remarks following the match. “The defence was a complete joke, and you can quote me on that!” the boss blasted.

The manager added: “It was annoying to see experienced players at fault.”

Forfar showed more promise in the second half and managed to claw their way back into the match.

So far this season, Forfar have lost 20 goals, with 15 coming at Station Park.