From the sports’ archives: 30 years ago

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Swimming: On September 14 Brechin Beavers entered a team in the First Division Gala at Arbroath, where they came fourth overall. The following week the team went to Aberdeen to compete against Stonehaven Otters. This was a close, exciting gala, with the final score being Brechin Beavers 214, Stonehaven Otters 208.

Football: St Johnstone 0, Brechin City 1.
Although Saints dominated Play at Muirton in the first half - it was the 24th minute before their ‘keeper touched the ball - they were hopeless at finding the net and it was City’s goal in the 81st minute which took the points. “Saints should have hammered us in the first half,” said Ian Fleming, who was a surprised as anyone that Saints did not equalise.