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40 years ago

FRIENDS in Forfar of Constable James Hay, who is serving with the Glasgow Police, will be interested to hear of his recent nomination by the Glasgow Police Athletics Association as ‘Sportsman of the Year.’

Among the achievments which led to his nomination were: winner of the Scottish Police Singles Championship; winner of the Police Athletics Association (West Region) Championship and numerous other pairs and singles victories. In putting Jim’s name forward for the title, his fellow members of the bowling section of the G.P.P.A. also commended him as a hard working secretary, a post which he has held since 1967.

The Athletic team should be at full strength for the visit at Cowdenbeath on Saturday. Willie Coburn, was left out of the team for last week’s match at Hampden.

30 years ago

forfar Ladies Basketball Team were narrowly defeated on Monday evening by the Monifieth Team.

The game started well for Forfar with two baskets being scored in the first three minutes. Monifieth came back quickly with a basket in minute six but Forfar sustained the pressure and by the end of the first half were leading by one point.

In the second half the Forfar team found they were under quite a bit of pressure, particularly as they were tiring.

Forfar again opened the scoring but Monifieth quickly fought back and they stretched their lead to 21-24. Forfar kept the pressure on but Monifieth ran out the winners with the final score 21-26. The top scorer during the game was K. Smith.

20 years ago

THREE Forfar Albion players have been on trial for Angus senior clubs.

Kevin Burns played for Arbroath in a reserve game against Meadowbank on Monday last night and last week Gary Ogilvie and Mark Hutton lined up for Montrose’s second string against Dunfermline.

Meanwhile, Forfar Albion have released Davie Wilson and made Kevin Hird and Mark Fleming available for transfer. Both players now work in the Aberdeen area which will make travelling to Forfar for training difficult.

Albion have strengthened their pool by signing Stephen Cree from Broughty Athletic.

Former Forfar Athletic defender Phil Smith has been released by East Fife. Smith (32) who spent nine years at Station Park, joined the Bayview side one year ago.