Sporting yesteryear 25.10.12

40 years ago

OVER 200 forms for the National Elbow Wrestling Contest, organised jointly by Forfar Round Table and the Stars for Scotland Organisation, have been delivered to commercial and industrial premises, clubs and pubs throughout the Forfar district.

The competition, which is sponsored by Red Hackle Whisky, is being run to provide funds for the Round Table to build a paddling pool in the Reid Park and the Scottish Spastics Appeal.

Each competitor pays a 10 pence entry fee and if successful can win a case of whisky and you can enter as many times as you wish.

The Table will then organise the district finals which will most likely be in the Reid Hall in early December and the Forfar winner will go forward to the area finals in Dundee in January.

30 years ago

FORFAR Athletic aim to continue their revival this Saturday when they travel to face Albion Rovers at Coatbridge

With seven points out of ten from their recent league outings, Forfar now look to be in a position to start weaving their way through the division’s middle order and get back on the tails of the leaders.

Forfar must fancy their chances of taking something from Cliftonhill this week, especially as Rovers are struggling at the moment.

On Saturday they travelled south to face Berwick Rangers and were hit for four.

Much of their credit for their most recent win must go to young Billy Gallacher who certainly seems to have struck form at the right time.

The other news on the club front is that Jimmy Allan has been placed on the open to transfer list.

20 years ago

IT WAS a disappointing result for Forfar against a strong Harris hockey team.

Early in the first half, Harris scored with a skilful deflection from a long corner.

Forfar, however, pushed hard and created a number of chances which failed to beat the ‘keeper.

In the second half, again play was evenly balanced, although Forfar found the Harris defence difficult to break down.

The final goal was a thundering shot of a penalty pass, leaving the Forfar rear-guard no chance.

Sunday’s Angus Cycling Club run saw the members cycling to Smiddy Hill.

The cyclists made their way out the Montrose Road past Rescobie Loch and then onto Monthreathmont Forest where a fire was lit and coffee was enjoyed before making the return journey via Brechin and Aberlemno,