Sporting Yesteryear

30 years ago

SIX MEMBERS of the Lochside Bowmen travelled to Meadowbank Stadium on March 13 to attend the Scottish Archery Indoor Championships.

Treasurer Kathleen Milne won the unclassified lady’s medal with an impressive score of 426.

Kathleen recently became the club’s first qualified coach after two arduous courses at Largs followed by a final exam.

THE STRATHMORE Rugby Club came so very close to notching a victory in their last league match of the season.

They were leading by 18 points to 15 and more or less dominating the match when two minutes from time, Paisley broke away to snatch a match-winning try.

In an excellent game, Strathie played well throughout and were leading by 12 points to six at the break.

20 years ago

YOUNG Forfar golfer Keith Law is taking part in the Scottish Champion of Champions competition in Fife next month.

It will be staged over Leven Links on April 3 and 4 and hosted by Leven Golfing Society.

Keith has been paired with Ewan Forbes, of Grantown-on-Spey, in the 36-hole contest.

FORFAR rally driver Bill Nicoll is placed 26th in the 1993 Burmah Scottish Rally Championship.

He finished 15th in the recent Scotphone Stages Rally to pick up his only points of the championship so far.

Kirriemuir driver Ian Archer has not got off to such a good start, however, he lies in 38th position having picked up five points from the first two rallies.

10 years ago

FORFAR Athletic chairman David McGregor will be in his element this coming Friday, when he will be one of only a handful of men at a ladies function.

The event is, of course, the first ever Forfar Athletic Football Club ladies’ dinner, which has been fully booked for some weeks now.

FORFAR West End bowed out of the NCR Cup at the quarter-final stage on Saturday, going down 5-2 at home to Turiff United.

But there was cup joy for Kirrie Thistle with a 3-2 home victory over Arbroath Vics to progress to round two of the Findlay and Co. tourney.

Forfar Albion recorded a narrow division victory away to Luncarty, their single goal win keeping them in the race for the step up.

This coming Saturday, Forfar West End bid to reach the final of the D.J. Laing League Cup, when they visit Downfield for their semi-final tie and the game will kick off at 2 p.m.