Sporting Yesteryear

30 years ago

THE FORFAR Boys’ Club under-13s suffered two defeats during their Easter trip to the West Coast.

They went down 5-1 to hosts Bishopton B.C. on the Saturday and then they were defeated 5-0 by Erskine B.C. on Sunday.

During their stay in Paisley, the party made a visit to Love Street where they were shown around the dressing rooms and park before watching the St. Mirren’s premier league match against Dundee United.

THE FORFAR League Pool team defeated Kirriemuir in the Commercial Hotel on Sunday afternoon.

The next super league game for Forfar is a return match at Kirriemuir a week on Sunday and the finals will take place next Thursday evening at the Big Six at 7.30 p.m.

A meeting of the pool committee and team captains will be held in the Stag Hotel on Monday and both present and new teams are asked to be represented.

20 years ago

THE EDITORS of the Loonatic, Forfar Athletic’s fanzine, have decided to call it quits after three years in business.

The publication will appear for the very last time prior to this Saturday’s home clash with Berwick Rangers.

Loonatic chiefs Kevin Brown and Bruce Hammond blamed rising production costs and Forfar’s relegation to the second division as the main reasons for shutting up shop.

THE ANGUS Cycling Club’s run last week was to the Reekie Linn.

The group went out the Glamis road and turned off for Drumgley.

They then made for Balindarg and Roundyhill. It was then out to Alyth and Alyth Hill where stunning views were had.

The cyclists came back to Forfar via Padanaram and the Logie Sawmill.

10 years ago

LOCAL runners are making final preparations for spring marathons in London and Rotterdam this Sunday.

A final work-out last Sunday saw Alex Ironside record a 57:19 at the Tom Scott 10-mile road race at Motherwell.

Elsewhere, 200 runners ran in the inaugural Tartan Day 10 kilometre event in Fettercairn.

KIRRIE Thistle crashed out of the North End Challenge Cup on Saturday.

The men from Westview Park lost by four goals to two at Scone Thistle in a second round tie.

Forfar West End lost by the odd goal in three at home to Arbroath Vics in a premier league fixture, while, in the first division, ever-improving Forfar Albion did their promotion aspirations no harm at all with a two-one victory at Blairgowrie.