Sporting yesteryear

40 years ago

WEST End suffered another trouncing at the hands of Arbroath Vics at the weekend when they lost six goals without reply at Strathmore Park.

West End had a trialist in goal and he put up a spirited performance under the circumstances.

The former West End centre-forward Brian Smith hit a hat-trick against his old team.

THE cricket season ended in bitter disappointment for Strathmore when, what would have been the deciding game of the season against Brechin on Sunday, was rained off without a ball being bowled.

30 years ago

FORFAR Athletic have an early-season problem. How to regain their goal-scoring touch.

In seven competitive matches to date they have found the back of the net a mere five times and only once have they scored more than one goal in a game.

That was against Clyde in the opening League Cup game of the season at Station Park when Forfar ran out winners by two goals to nil.

GIRLS from Lochside Trampoline Club took two national titles and were runners up in a third at the Scottish Synchronised Pairs championship at John Wright Sports Centre, East Kilbride, on Saturday.

WORLD and Scottish champions Forfar retained the Harrison Trophy in the open tug-o’-war contest at New Elgin and Ashgrove Public Hall annual sports last Saturday.

Elgin were second and Strathspey came third. Five teams took part.

20 years ago

FORFAR Athletic have released youngster Craig Johnston.

The 19-year-old left Station Park by mutual agreement.

He is due to start studies at Jordanhill College in Glasgow shortly and would have found travelling difficult.

Johnston was called up by former boss Paul Hegarty last season.

AT the end of an enjoyable but unsuccessful season, Kirriemuir Cricket Club ventured forth to Brechin on Saturday to play their final match.

Brechin, with a sprinkling of first team players, batted first.

The season’s honours went to Alan Tucker (batting) and Steve Walker (bowling), Bill Gibson was runner up for both awards.

SIXTEEN hardy souls braved several hours of atrocious weather on Sunday to walk the 20-odd miles of the Gaick Pass, the original A9, from Dalnacardoch Lodge to Glen Tromie Bridge near Kingussie.