Sporting yesteryear

30 years ago

STRATHMORE’S first weekend of the cricket season produced one convincing victory and one defeat.

However, it was definitely more promising than their opening weekend the previous season.

A PACKED house enjoyed an enthralling evening’s boxing at St. Fergus Hall.

The highlight of the evening, which included a contest between a team from Ireland and a Scottish selection was the bout between D. Henesey and Dundee Camperdown’s J. Bannon which had the crowd on its feet on a number of occasions.

The evening opened with some junior contests involving members of St Fergus Boxing Club.

FORFAR Sailing Club held its members opening regatta in windy conditions on Forfar Loch. The winner of the Inch Cup was Eric Sorrie, crewed by Gavin Ferguson.

20 years ago

FIFTEEN members of Forfar Racing Pigeon Club sent 287 birds to the Tinto Hills race last weekend.

Picking up first place was Morrice Diplexcito with the Liddle partnership of Dave and Danny finishing second.

They also scored four other top 12 placings – fourth, eighth, ninth and tenth.

FORFAR Albion moved into third place in Division One last Wednesday night.

The Guthrie Parkers dominated their league match with bottom-of-the-table East Craigie. But despite ruling the show, Albion only had two goals to show for their endeavours.

TWO FORFAR golfers finished a creditable third in a top tournament recently.

Robert Myles and Fiona Prentice, representing Forfar Golf Club, were taking part in the 1993 Benson and Hedges Champions Final at Gleneagles. They came second to William Lumsden and Janice Moody.

10 years ago

THE LINKS Bar B side were celebrating last Sunday after securing the Forfar and District Sunday Amateur Football League’s Second Division Cup.

They beat Bolag Bar 4-0 to lift the trophy.

RICHARD Moore and navigator Suzanne Emiliani were looking to get back in action at the third round of the Scottish Rally Championship.

Starting and finishing in Aberdeen, the organisers picked a route using four forest stages with the old aerodrome at Fordoun being used as a service area for the event.

MARTIN Bavidge was the goalscoring hero as Forfar Athletic spoiled the Raith Rovers’ promotion party at Starks Park.

Without doubt it was the Second Division result of the day as the Loons turned Raith over for the second time in a matter of weeks. The end result was 1-0 to the visitors.