Sporting yesteryear

40 years ago

TAYSIDE Amateur Athletics Club has set up a training group for children in Kirriemuir.

In the six months that the Tayside Amateur Athletics Club has been available at Webster’s Sports Centre there has been a regular group of children attending the Thursday night sessions.

The majority of youngsters attending are pupils who attend Webster’s High.

Group members have competed at various events throughout Scotland, the latest being at the Woolworths Indoor League meet which was at the Kelvin Hall in Glasgow.

There were very good performances by the nine athletes who were involved which then resulted in them breaking five of the club indoor records and also equalling two others.

30 years ago

AFTER a 5-0 trouncing in the McNab Cup by first division opponents, the Vic Bar, it was back to league business for the Friockheim team.

Playing against the second top of the table, the Portcullis Kirkton and they were threatened for the first 20 minutes and duly took the lead.

Robertson quickly took the ball from a Simpson knock down and sent a long pass to Poole who outstripped the defence to score.

Lawson made it to two shortly afterwards when he burst through the defence to shoot low past the keeper.

In the second half, Kirkton missed a very easy chance to add to their tally when Fairweather shot past the post.

In the later stages of the game Portcullis put the Friockheim defence under a lot of pressure and eventually pulled a goal back.

20 years ago

THE CREME de la creme of Scotland’s women footballers arrive in Forfar this weekend and the ladies are after cup glory.

Station Park, the home of Forfar Athletic, is set to host the Scottish Women’s League Cup final on Sunday afternoon.

Taking part are Clyde Ladies from Glasgow and Edinburgh-based Hutchison Vale.

This is the first time that the final has been staged outwith Glasgow and has been organised by the North East district of the Scottish Woman’s FA.

Colin Brown, who runs the Forfar Farmington Ladies and is a member of the SWFA council, thanked Forfar Athletic for the use of their ground.

“I feel clubs like forfar never get credit for the amount of co-operation they give to local clubs when they are staging cup finals etc,” he commented,