Weather decimates junior programme

IT IS a frustrating time for all followers of junior football with the weather constantly interrupting the programme.

Yet again it was frost, which caused the damage with only a handful of fixtures going ahead throughout Scotland, and those which did were played on all-weather surfaces.

Unfortunately for Arbroath Vics they do not have the luxury of an artificial pitch and their league match at home to Coupar Angus was postponed for the second successive week. Early morning rain only served to exacerbate the problem with water lying on top of the already frozen surface.

Although Vics have managed to fit in a couple of friendlies, they have only seen competitive action twice since the end of November last year, with frost being the culprit on every occasion.

Tomorrow (Saturday), Vics will be hoping for better luck when they again try to get the match against Coupar Angus played at Ogilvy Park. Kick-off is at 2 p.m.

160 Club

Winners for the previous two weeks were: £70 – No. 50, Jim Mowatt; £30 – No. 111, Kenny Esslemont; £15 – No. 119, Lorraine Hodson; £15 – No. 115, Gareth Ruxton; £10 – No. 71, Eddie Forbes; £10 – No. 12, Matty Johnston; £5 – No. 53, Willie Rattray; £5 – No. 114, Joel Cooper.

Under-13s want new additions

ARBROATH Lads’ Club under-13s are seeking new players to add to their current squad.

Any boys born in the year 1999 who are interested should contact Gary Bruce on 01241 875911.

All of the club’s fixtures for Sunday were postponed.

Fixtures for Sunday are as follows: 12.30 p.m. kick-offs – Under-13s home v ACSC, league; under-14s away v Broughty Athletic, league; under-15s home v Dundee Villa, league.

2 p.m. kick-offs – Under-16s away v Broughty Athletic, league; Under-19s home v Kirriemuir, Section A, J. Cord Cup.

The youth development sessions are on Saturdays, 10 to 11.30 a.m. at the Saltire Leisure Centre. for further details contact Gav Paterson on 07939986386.


Local success

TWO ARBROATH curlers were members of a Letham Grange curling club who won the Grant Trophy at the weekend, representing the North and South Esk province.

Around 26 clubs representing four provinces from Dundee to Aberdeen, competed for the silverware and Forfar ice rink. Letham Grange scored 13 shots to four against Aberdeen Rotary Club with a team comprising of Andrew Baird, Ian McGurk, John Hall and Jackie Hall.

Also representing North and South Esk were Arbroath Curling Club who had a 6-3 victory over Aberdeen. More results can be accessed online at


Artisan Golf Club

SUNDAY Sweep and Winter League, entry 48, CSS 67. Results: scratch to 12 - K. Graham (11) 63; A. Burnett (9) 65; D. Blue (12) 66. 13 to 28 - J. McKenzie (17) 62; P.C. Smith (15) 65; A. Ward (16) 67 (bih).

Letham Grange Ladies’ Golf Club, Vazana Trophy (13 hole winter stableford), Friday, February 3 – 1, E. Reid 34 pts (32); 2, C. Manz 27 (28). There was no Sunday play.