40 years ago

Football: There was another blow for Brechin City at the weekend. Veteran Denis Gillespie announced that he was retiring from football. He is going to a new job with shift work which would make it difficult for him to find time to train. He will stay on the Brechin books, however, so that they can call on him in an emergency.

Football: Hamilton, 3; Brechin City, 1. 
The promotion-seeking Accies put City ahead with an own goal after 25 minutes, but were able to draw level before half-time and clinched victory with a couple more counters early in the second half against a City team that tried hard right to the end but without luck.