Sporting yesteryear

30 years ago

DESPITE being in front twice, Forfar Boys under-12 team could not hold on to the victory that would have take them into the semi-final of the Scottish Cup.

Playing Kilpatrick Boys at Station Park on Sunday afternoon, they drew two-each and must now travel to play in Glasgow this Sunday.

THE FORFAR Boxing Club is to stage its first ever show in St Fergus Hall on Thursday evening.

The event will be sponsored by Paddy’s Market and taking part will be nine members of the local club as well as boxers from Perth, Dundee and Arbroath.

The Forfar boxers are Thomas Kinnaird, David Orr, Neil Mackintosh, James Stewart, Andy Brechin, Marcus Stewart, Sandy Bruce, Kevin McInally and Thomas Lindsay.

20 years ago

MATCH mascot for Forfar Athletic’s clash with East Fife last Saturday was seven-year-old Wellbrae School pupil Adair Simpson.

FORFAR Athletic reserves lost again last Monday night, going down to Alloa 1-0 at Station Park.

The Loons did have the ball in the net, but player coach Ian McPhee’s second-half strike was disallowed for handball.

SCOTLAND Juniors under-23 (Tayside Select) Squad lost their trial match last week.

The team, compromising the best of the region’s young juniors, lost 1-0 to Dunfermline at Simpson Park, Perth.

The players were Kevin Taylor, Dougie Craig, Michael Clarke and Darren Taylor, all Albion, and Scott Peters, of West End. Albion’s Neil Scott withdrew because of injury.

10 years ago

THE WEATHER once again knocked out most of the weekend’s matches in the Forfar and District Sunday Amateur Football League.

The only game to beat the freezing conditions was the division two clash between National Bar and Hooks Hotel, which ended in a two-each draw.

RICHARD Moore and navigator Suzanne Emiliani recorded a solid start to their 2003 Scottish Rally Championship season when they finished 22nd out of a total of 95 cars at the Arnold Clark Snowman Rally.

The conditions on the forest stages were very treacherous, with snow and ice lurking in the shadows to catch out the speeding crews.

This saw many of the cars finish with bodywork damage.

Richard’s car will now be made ready for the Border Counties Rally in March.