Sporting yesteryear

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40 years ago

THE COMMITTEE agreed to terminate the lease by the Swifts Football Club of the clubrooms in the old Slaughterhouse at Lochside Road, because the club is in arrears with rent. The Town Clerk told the committee that a court decree had been obtained for recovery of the £26 rent which was due, but since then the amount has increased further. In addition to this, the club had not paid their electricity bill for a period of time and as a result, the supply to the clubrooms and the building had to be cut off.

The Canmore Bowling Club Match will be held Saturday, 30 September at 2.30pm, and will be president vs vice-president. All are welcome to this event this coming Saturday afternoon.

30 years ago

FORFAR Albion did more than hold their own in the first period but eventually were forced to take second place to a strong-going Dundee side. Lochee attacked from the start and Flynn came close to opening the scoring on a couple of occasions. Baikie eventually opened the scoring, converting a pass from Nisbet.

A recent holiday down south brought success and victory for a local golfer. Allan Clark, a member of Forfar Golf Club, partnered his brother James in the Gordon Wright Motors open golf invitation at Tewksbury Park Golf and Country Club. Out of the field of 188, they came out tops.

20 years ago

KIRRIE Bowling Club ladies afternoon competition winners were Phyllis Aitchison, Anne Smith and Margaret Scott who finished nine shots up. The Monday afternoon competition winners at Kirrie Bowling Club ladies section were Jean Sangster, Anne Smith and Chris Charlton who were six shots up.

Forfar Athletic boss Tommy Campbell has an important date in town this Saturday. Not at Station Park, but instead the clubhouse of Strathmore Cricket Club. Tommy will make the final draw in the SCCC 350 club. Joining him will be Forfar player-coach Ian McPhee.

Forfar Boys under-13s picked up their first points of the season last Sunday. Every player gave 100 per cent effort, goals coming from Steven Milne, Christopher Dean, Neil Robbie and Kevin Adams.

Forfar’s best were Milne, Robbie, Neil Stewart, Paul Donaldson and Stuart Lees.