Sporting yesteryear 07.06.12

40 years ago

strathie had a convincing victory against Gordonians at Aberdeen on Saturday. Strathie’s inning was dominated by an excellent 77 not out by Nigel Hazel. It included one six and 12 fours and took only 80 minutes. He was supported by Graham Ogilvie, who hit a brisk 25.

DAVE Morton left the Forfar golf clubhouse after last Wednesday’s quarter-finals of the Championship, promising to tell his grandchildren of how he took Sandy Saddler to the 17th before bowing out to defeat, whilst another outsider, Alec Flett, disposed of seeded Ian Petrie. The other seeds, Ian Fraser and Jock Murray, came good against Gordon Raitt and Derek Sievwright.

Forfar Boys u-14s 7, Arbroath Am 7

THIS Supporters’ Cup Final at Strathmore Park gave the large crowd plenty to shout about. In fact,this game was a moral victory for Forfar Boys. Playing against a bigger, stronger Arbroath team, they earned this draw through sheer determination and first class football.

30 years ago

forfar West End will be playing second division football in the Tayside Junior League next season.

That was made certain on Saturday when they crashed three-one at Jeanfield Swifts in their final league outing.

A bold bid to revive the once popular Forfar-five-aside football tournament is being made by Forfar Youth Club leader Colin Brown of Lilybank Farm house. He is planning the event so it will not clash with World Cup television viewing. It will cover every age group and will be played at the Myre football pitch.

FORFAR Youth Club rounded off another successful season when they added the Businessman’s Cup to their earlier Nelson Cup triumph, beating Arbroath Accies 4-1.

20 years ago

forfar Albion’s hopes of finishing the 1991-92 season in a blaze of glory were shot down in the Perth sunshine.

The local club were hoping to add the Consolation Cup to the BRS Cup which they retained the previous week.

Instead they found themselves on the receiving end of a 4-0 scoreline - their worst defeat this season.

LEG-WEARY Barbara Redford completed a remarkable achievement last month. She became only the second lady member of Forfar & District Hillwalking Club to bag all 277 Munros. Barbara was accompanied to Stob Binnien by 28 colleagues who witnessed her final climb.

ALAN Taylor, Baldoukie Farm, Tannadice, had a hole in one on Sunday. The 16-year-old recorded his ace on Kirriemuir’s second hole with a nine iron. His playing partners were Keith Anderson, Peter Dunning and Paul McGuigan.