Boys’ football

Forfar Boys Under-14s saw off Brechin with a devastating away display last Sunday.

They ran out winners by eight goals to one as they swept their opponents aside with a brilliant and often very skilful performance based on tireless strength and excellent determination.

The Forfar squad was Beattie, Rigby, Shortridge, Norrie, Roy, Simpson, Duncan, Baillie, Edward, Davidson, Crozier and Ferrier.

Forfar started on the front foot and Edward had an effort on goal saved before Davidson just failed to connect with a cross at the back post.

Simpson forced a save from the home keeper, but he wasn’t to be denied as soon afterwards he finished brilliantly after Edward put him in on the left.

Man-of-the-match Rigby then powered down the left to set up Crozier for Forfar’s second goal.

Beattie in the Forfar goal pulled off a terrific save to palm a shot round the post and although Brechin pulled a goal back from the resultant corner, it wasn’t long before Forfar restored their two goal advantage when Rigby scored after combining brilliantly with Simpson.

Crozier made in four for Forfar when he showed great strength to burst through the middle and fire the ball into the net.

A quick throw from Baillie found Roy, who was a constant danger to the Brechin defence, and when he played the ball into the box Simpson was on hand to finish with his left foot and give Forfar their sixth goal.

Baillie then fired in a pin-point free-kick from the right straight on to the head of Shortridge who gave the keeper no chance for a seventh.

A sublime pass through the inside left channel from Ferrier found Simpson, but his effort was blocked by the home keeper.

However, Simpson also got his third goal of the game, and Forfar’s eighth, when he forced the ball home under pressure from the home defence after being found in the box by Roy.

Road runners

CONGRATULATIONS go to Forfar Road Runner Sandra Pattie who ran her debut marathon at London on Sunday, superbly even pacing to finish in an impressive 4 hrs 36 mins 2 seconds.

Meanwhile, at the Balfron 10k Lynn Henderson had a great run to finish the hilly course as fifth female in 41.40, while her club-mate Jack Davies had another strong run, finishing 9th in his age category in a time of 45.46.

Closer to home, Elizabeth Montgomery-Fox ran a season’s best at Sunday’s Angus Half Marathon, clocking a time of one hour 53 minutes 52 seconds.

As usual, the club’s monthly meeting will take place at 7.30 pm this Sunday evening at the Osnaburg Bar.

Finally, there are still places available for the club’s charity quiz night at the West End Social Club at 7.30 pm, on Friday, May 11.

Teams of four are invited at £5 per head, with all money raised going towards this year’s Forfar Marafun. See the club website for details.


THE inclement weather has been keeping the fish down on Lintrathen Loch recently.

Some anglers have been in luck however, getting out when the temperature has been on the rise and taking some good bags.

There has been a lot of brownies up on the surface but anglers who have taken them have returned most.

Another new boat has been delivered and launched last week.

Some more new engines are due later in the season.

Best tactics recently have been using an intermediate line with various coloured snatchers and buzzers.

Some very good fish have been taken well down with a sinking line and Cormorants, Ace of Spades and Black Boobies.

Club results were as follows:- Newtyle & Meigle, seven boats, 54 fish for 80lbs 9ozs; Wiremills AC, nine boats, 51 for 59lbs 8ozs (including 18 brownies); BT Aberdeen, two boats, four for 6lbs.

Individual boats:- Paul McMillan (Kirriemuir), four for 8lbs; Jim Stanger (Aberdeen), three for 5lbs; Willie Milligan & Alec Ewart (Kirriemuir), five for 8lbs 3ozs; Mr Slamon & partner, three for 6lbs 12ozs; Gavin Ferguson & partner ( Kirriemuir), eight for 13lbs; Mr Kirk, five for 11lbs 8ozs( including one at 5lbs 8ozs);Messrs Robertson,Smith & Martin (Alyth), ten for 16lbs; Tom Melville& Stuart Ferrier (Alyth), four for 9lbs.

Sunday amateurs

RFC Porty are the Forfar and District Sunday Amateur League’s League Cup champs.

In the final played on Sunday past they defeated Carnoustie All Stars by two goals to one.

The results of the two league matches played at the weekend were as follows:-

AFC Plough 0, Millgate Bar 3; Westport Bar 1, FC Porty 2.

The fixtures for this Sunday are as follows:-

League - AS Tutties v FC Plough (G Adams, Arbroath); Carnoustie All Stars v Kirrie Thistle Social Club (M. Harrison, Carnoustie House); Finavon Hotel v FC Porty (P. Aiken, Lochside); Letham Hotel v FC Steg (K. Beats, Letham).

Fixture for Thursday, May 3:- League - FC Steg v Craw’s Nest (A. Kennedy, Arbroath).