Concerns over future of Forfar West End

THERE are fears over the future of one of the area’s most successful junior sides in recent years.

Forfar West End Football Club have failed to field a side on two successive Saturdays, following a series of heavy defeats.

It is understood they had insufficient numbers to put a side out at home to Linlithgow Rose a week past Saturday and again failed to fulfil a league fixture at Kelty Hearts on Saturday past.

West are due to entertain Bankfoot in the opening round of the GA Engineering Cup this coming Saturday – but whether or not that game goes ahead will very much depend on the outcome of meetings which, it is understood, are being held this week.

Hopefully West’s position will become clear before this Saturday’s fixtures.

The Strathmore Park side also have an Emirates Scottish Junior Cup second round tie to look forward to on Saturday, October 29 – having been drawn at home to Girvan.

Meanwhile, the other Forfar junior side, Albion, bowed out of the national tourney on Saturday.

In a first round replay at Nairn St. Ninians, they held the hosts to a goal-less draw, but went down five-three in a penalty shoot-out.

There were no goals at Westview Park on Saturday, Kirrie Thistle sharing the spoils in an East North League encounter against an East Craigie side reduced to ten men when Craig Scrimgeour was sent packing.

This Saturday, both Albion and Thistle are involved in the opening round of the GA Engineering Cup.

The former travel to take on Dundee Violet and Thistle entertain Dundee North End (kick-offs 2.30 pm).