From the sports’ archives: 40 years ago

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Football: Kirrie Thistle 0; Brechin Vics 0. 
The teams were evenly matched from the start. Play swung from end to end. In 19 minutes a Herd free kick for Thistle was deflected for a corner and Robertson headed narrowly past. Just after Herd pulled a muscle and Kerr went on. Thistle were keeping Vics on the defensive but lost many chances themselves. In the second half Reid of Thistle hit the post, the nearest the league leaders came to scoring. At the other end Vics’ substitute shot narrowly past.

At Brechin City F.C.’S dinner and dance in the Mechanics Hall on Saturday skipper Dennis Gillespie was presented with the club’s Player of the Year trophy from chairman David Will.