Sporting yesteryear

30 years ago

A TOTAL of 48 members of the Kirriemuir Bowling Club attended the opening match on Saturday.

President Ivor Franchi welcomed the company and his wife, Norma, threw the first jack of the 1983 season.

FORFAR stock car driver Eric Brown had an unfortunate start to his racing at Newton Grange on Saturday.

In the first heat he developed fuel problems whilst in a commanding lead and it was left to Wormit’s Keith Stanford to chase Jock Threadgill to the line.

In the second heat Brown again built up a substantial lead only to be slowed down by oil that was dropped on the track.

Stanford this time came through to win. In the final, however, Eric Brown made no mistakes, beating Jock Threadgill.

20 years ago

DUNDEE Drugs Prevention Team have organised a charity football match in aid of Radio Tay’s ‘Caring for Kids’ appeal.

The match, to be staged at Tannadice on Sunday is between Dukla Pumpherston Sawmill and Tannery FC and a Tay Territory Team.

KIRRIE Boys FC is holding its annual presentation of prizes this Monday in the Kirrie Thistle Social Club.

Guests of honour will be Forfar Athletic manager Tommy Campbell, the assistant manager Brian McLaughlin and players.

There will be the opportunity to meet with Tommy Campbell and guests after the presentations.

THE SUNDAY run took members of Angus Cycling Club to St Andrews.

They travelled out the Lour Road to Whig Street and then headed for Wellbank and Kellas and into Dundee at Baldovie.

10 years ago

THE VISITING batsmen had the upper hand at the Lochside home of Strathmore Cricket Club over the weekend.

Meigle were the visitors on Saturday, in a Strathmore Union Premier Division fixture.

The visitors had first lease of the wicket and rattled up a score of 232 for the loss of only three wickets.

AT THE latest Forfar Road Runners club meeting members had the opportunity to get expert advice on running shoes using a ‘FootScan’ computerised mat capable of producing an image of foot impact.

The club thanked ‘New Generation’ running shop for providing the service.

FORFAR Albion’s hopes of winning the Tayside first division suffered set-back on Saturday

They lost out by two goals to one at home to Lochee Harp. The defeat, Albion’s first in eight league outings, leaves the Guthrie Park side in second place.