Hockey: Perth, 6; Brechin, 0. This was Brechin’s fourth defeat in a row. No points and no excuses either (although they had two goals disallowed). Outplayed through this league game, Brechin just couldn’t find the form to beat a very good Perth side. Once again the forwards failed to score. Surely this sorry run of defeats must end soon.
Football: Inverurie Loco, 1; Matrix, 3. Matrix travelled to Inverurie for the first round of the Scottish Cup. Nearly 500 spectators watched Matrix play a very strong Loco side. The Brechin team rose to the occasion and good goals by Crabb, Carnegie and Douglas saw them through to the second round of the ‘Scottish’.