From the sports’ archives: 30 years ago

Football: St Johnstone 1, Brechin City 1.
Both managers were agreed they were lucky to get a point. Said manager Fleming of Brechin: “We played well for the first 75 minutes but at the end were lucky to draw. We stopped playing completely after Saints equalised.” The Brechin goal was a tragic own goal for the homesters. Ken Eadie’s shot beat the ‘keeper and as the ball ran across the line, McVicars attempt to clear it saw the ball rebound off the post and into the net.

Football: Brechin FPs clinched the Montrose and District Welfare First Division title when they defeated Laurencekirk Royals 2-1 at the Public Park. It wasn’t a great display from Brechin, but they did enough to take the two points they needed.