From the sports’ archives: 40 years ago

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Golf: At Tain, in the handicap section for the Stirling Cup, winner was 16-year-old Paul Christie, Brechin, a member of the Edzell Club. On the way to the final Paul beat his father, Mr Norman Christie, former manager of Montrose FC.

Football: Meadowbank Thistle 1, Brechin City 4.
Last Wednesday at Meadowbank Stadium City wound up their Scottish Cup programme with a convincing win over Thistle, the new Edinburgh team in the Second Division. Goals by Young and Sutherland put City well on their way to victory in the first half. Wilson increased City’s lead in the second half, before Crawford pulled a goal back for Thistle. Young ensured victory with a goal five minutes before time.