From the sports’ archives: 40 years ago

Football: Brechin City 1, Montrose 2.
Nine hundred saw this local derby at Glebe Park on Saturday, but for the home fans particularly it was a poor game, in which there were no points for Brechin but still more injuries to players. Montrose only took the points by the odd goal in three but on play were worth a much bigger win.

Football: Brechin City 4, Stenhousemuir 5.
Brechin, with a three-goal lead, had really no excuse for being beaten in this high-scoring League game at Glebe Park. After 25 minutes City were three goals up but a few minutes later Gillespie had to go off with a recurrence of the groin strain which has dogged him all season and without the veteran the home defence simply went to pieces.