Sporting yesteryear

40 years ago

WHEN the Athletic travel to Stranraer on Saturday they may be without their latest signing Jim Kyles, who is wanted by his junior club North End for the league cup game with Kirriemuir Thistle.

Manager Alan Kennedy said that, because Kyles was only signed on a provisional form, the Athletic must honour all of North End’s demands.

Nevertheless, he would be putting in some hard bargaining to enable Kyles to join the Stranraer party.

Apart from Kyles, there are no other ‘doubtfuls’ for Saturday’s game, which should be a tough contest.

Stranraer will be no push-over at the weekend, despite their relatively low position in the league.

30 years ago

THE STRATHMORE team produced probably one of their worst performances of the season in a friendly at Inchmacoble last Saturday.

Lacking slightly in effort, the team found themselves trailing by a total of 10 points at the interval and then in the second period the team just could not dig deep enough into the reserves of strength to pull them back into the game.

In a bid to get a victory under their belts, Strathmore are set to face Wade Academy in a friendly at Inchmacoble on Wednesday.

Then, this coming Saturday, the team are set to travel to Stonehaven for yet another friendly with the opposition being Mackie Academy.

20 years ago

CONGRATULATIONS to Heather Farquhar, Joan Fraser, Helen Christie and Sybil Nicoll in winning the Henderson Bishop which was held at Forfar Indoor Sports.

They won all four games convincingly and will go on to the final at Ayr in February.

In the Angus League, Janet Waddell, Eleanor Russell, Maureen Beattie and Eileen Duff were defeated in their game against Suttieside.

THE ANGUS Cycling Club run on Sunday past took members to the Bridge of Dun.

Members travelled out the Montrose Road, past Rescobie Loch and on past Mosston Muir to Montreathmont crossroads.

The journey continued to Bonnyton, before turning down by Barnhead to Bridge of Dun.

The return trip for the Cycling Club was by the way of Balwyllo, Brechin, Aberlemno and Lunanhead.

The racing squad were involved in a training run which took them to Arbroath and then back to Friockheim.