Sporting yesteryear

40 years ago

with the last games in the preliminary round of the Midland League Cup being played on Saturday, the tournament is now over as far as Forfar’s three junior teams are concerned. None of them managed to make the last eight. Celtic and East End, with one win each out of four games, managed to make the last eight.

Last week’s winning numbers for the pigeon club were 1 and 15. As this was the last race of the season, the officials and members of the Forfar Racing Pigeon Club would like to thank ticket-holders for their support during the season.

Strathmore 38, Waid Academy F.P. 3. Strathie chalked up an excellent win over Waid on Saturday. There was some confusion at the start of the game when Waid turned out in black jerseys but after some discussion, both captains agreed to start play, leaving the referee with some problems of identification,

Waid opened the scoring with a nearly-taken dropped goal by stand-off Morris. Strathmore forwards pressed hard, however, and earned their reward with a try by hooker Gillies. Before half-time, two more tries by G. Low and A. Low boosted the home total, but on both occasions the conversions went wide.

30 years ago

Forfar Golf Club Champion, Ian Petrie, notched his sixth hole in one at the club’s autumn meeting on Saturday. Playing with David Bruce, he aced his 141-metre 16th with a seven iron.

Two rinks from Kirriemuir Bowling Club staved off the challenge of other Tayside bowling clubs to win the Henderson Trophy.

The rink comprising A. Taylor, L. Neave, J. Kerr and J. Watson finished 24 shots up and the rink comprising J. Lamond, E. Herd, C. Fotheringham and G. Milne ended up 14 shots up.

The combined shots were sufficient to give Kirrie the trophy.

Two girls from Lochside Trampoline Club took part in the open championship at Barrhead on Sunday. Wendy Crichton finished ninth in her first competition at this level whilst Pamela Robb, unfortunately, had a disappointing day when she failed to complete her routine.

20 years ago

Forfar have drawn Alloa in the second round of the Reserve League Cup. The Wasps stung Albion Rovers with a last minute goal in the first round of the competition. The match takes place at Station Park some time in October.

The Angus Cycling Club run on Sunday took members on a journey to the Reekie Linn. They travelled out via the Glamis Road and went down via Drumgley and then along past Ballindarg and the Logie Sawmill. The group then continued along Bogside Road and then up to Ruthven, They continued by the way of Den of Airlie and along towards Alyth, before then making their way over the Barrie Hill to the Reekie Linn.