Sporting yesteryear

40 years ago

On Thursday night, at Kirriemuir, Forfar East End were beaten by a strong Kirrie Thistle side 11-2.

Both Murray and Dickson had hat-tricks, while Herd, Piggot, Falconer and Nicoll completed the scoring for Kirrie. East End’s goals were scored by Hutcheson and Cargill. On Saturday, this time at Forfar in the League Cup, Thistle again won convincingly, by 7-0 this time. Six goals came in the second half, and Murray notched four of the goals. Downie, Piggot and Buttar got the others.

FORFAR and District Stock Car Club’s race meeting at Stoneybriggs, near Brechin, on Sunday, attracted over 1000 spectators. Twenty-six cars entered for 16 races and the drivers provided some exciting entertainment in excellent conditions. Robert McGonnagal and Michael Harper, both new members, had their first taste of competition and showed great potential.

30 years ago

The 1982-83 hockey season officially opened last Saturday with the Bell Tournament at St. Andrews. The draw did not favour Forfar, who were grouped with Perthshire, Dundee High School and Bell-Baxter.

Their first game, against Dundee High School, saw Forfar earning a full four points with a well-deserved 1-0 victory. The goal was well executed by left-winger J. Birse, who controlled a cross-goal pass before hitting a hard and accurate shot past the goalkeeper.

THERE were mixed fortunes for Forfar Bowling Club on Saturday. At Forfar, they defeated Alyth by 112 shots to 74 but at Hillcrest they went down by 149 shots to 85.

RECENTLY formed football team, Kirkton, stayed at the top of their league cup section with a 3-2 win over the British Legion, Arbroath, at the weekend. Playing with only nine men, Kirkton withstood a great deal of pressure before scoring on the break through N. Lawson.

20 years ago

As the season draws to a close, three finals were held on the Forfar green last week.

In the Handicap final, Liam Sturrok beat Brian Thomson jnr. 19 shots to six to lift the title.

The junior singles was won by Mark Small who defeated Liam Sturrock 21-15 in the final. And Ian Henderson, David Sutherand and Andrew Robertson won the triples title. They beat David Stewart, Liam Sturrock and Ian Laird 14-12 in a closely contested final. Last Thursday, Forfar travelled to Brechin to play Parkview in a mixed game and won 66-56.

Jean Sutherland, Pat Sturrok and Mary Franchi were the winners of the Monday competition organised by the Kirriemuir Bowling Club, Ladies Section.