Sporting yesteryear

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40 years ago

WITH the cancellation of the West End v Kirrie Thistle game, the only junior game to take place was the local derby at Guthrie Park between East End and Celtic.

The Enders were twice in the lead before Celtic finally took command and finished with a two goal win. Before the match the teams observed a minute’s silence in memory of Pat Newton.

East End went into the lead as early as five minutes from a Hutcheon header. Celtic equalised when Guthrie beat two defenders and netted with a low shot from 18 yards. East again took the lead through Boath but Celtic equalised through Munro and goals from Nicoll in the 65th and 75th minutes made sure of both points.

david Pattullo moved to the top of the Punch Bowl League in curling with a surprisingly comfortable 15-2 win over Danny Bell. There was little to choose between the two teams in the early stages of the match, although any breaks that were going went to the Pattullo rink.

30 years ago

Forfar Athletic had no injury problems for their Scottish Cup fourth round tie against Hearts.

However, they were unable to field new signing John Porter as his registration wasn’t lodged within the stipulated 14 days.

Three Forfar boxers took part in a bill staged at the Reid Hall on Sunday night when a team from County Kerry, Eire took on a Midlands Select side.

Two of the three local boxers were beaten. The sole victor of the three was T. Stewart (Forfar St Fergus) who defeated J. Walsh in a light welterweight contest.

J. Higgins (Forfar St Fergus) went down in the first round of his light heavyweight contest against G. Lawlor when the referee stopped the bout, and in a lightweight contest, J. Stewart (Forfar St Fergus) was beaten by P. Ging.

20 years ago

THe problems facing three Angus clubs escalated.

In Division One, Forfar Albion and Montrose continue to struggle. They are now red-hot favourites to drop into Division Two. The Sky Blues suffered their 21st defeat of the season, losing 4-1 to Stirling Albion.

STRATHMORE recorded their highest league win so far this year, beating Stirling university 29 - 4.

They overpowered the Stirling students at Inchmacoble on Saturday. It was a fine performance by the Forfar side, especially after losing their last league game and playing so poorly.

Strathmore - I. Patterson, J. Brodie, A. Crozier, S. Scott, E. Milne, M. Bruce, H. Rowlands, F. Easson, C. Lindsay, G. Strachan, J. Hamilton, R. Borthwick, B. Cowie, G. Donald, E. McLean. Subs - D. Innes, G. Reid, G. Crozier.