40 years ago

Cricket: In this Strathmore Union decider between Arbroath and Brechin, Brechin were the better side with all round performances for most of their recognised players. At the end they had to share the spoils but had it not been fro some valuable catches going down Brechin would today be sitting at the top of the Union table.

Football: Brechin City, 2; Clydebank, 2.
City had to settle for a point in their fourth league cup game on Saturday after being ahead since the 11th minute. Clydebank got the counter which meant a point with only a minute of the game to go. Brechin were two up by half-time but the visitors fought back determined and successfully, though finishing was poor.