50 years ago

Football: Fifteen year old Billy Spink, the YMCA centre half, whose home is at Ferguson Avenue, Brechin, is to spend two weeks as the guest of Chelsea. Billy, an apprentice plasterer, is the youngest of a family of six. Two older brothers, Johnny and Dave, at one time formed Brechin United’s full-back partnership.

Football: Raith Rovers, 2; Brechin City, 0.
Both teams lost innumerable chances through bad finishing; Rovers got through often enough to scrape the points but could have had many more goals. If it wasn’t Brechin’s ‘keeper McVittie who baulked them it was the bar. The City defence stood out well against the steady pressure.