From the sports’ archives: 40 years ago

Football: Lochee United 2, Brechin Vics 5.
Vics took the lead when a cross from Marnie was taken up by Hutcheon who scored with a low drive into the net. United tried to equalise but Vics’ defence gave nothing away. In the second half United got on level terms but Vics gained the lead with a Michie penalty. United again scored, but goals by Robbie, Marnie and Swankie gave Vics a good win.

Football: Brechin City 0, Meadowbank Thistle 1.
City, after their poor show (which evoked an official apology) against Clydebank last week, put up an even sorrier performance at the Glebe this weekend when they let Thistle, the Edinburgh new team, away with both points, their first in senior football.