From the sports’ archives: 40 years ago

Bowls: Mrs Marjory Black has donated a new trophy to the Brechin Bowling Club (Ladies’ Section) to be known as the ‘Wendy Trophy’. It will be competed for by the senior lady members.

Squash: Brechin played North Fife on January 28. Brechin players won every match. The scores were: J. Osborne beat R. Scott 9-2, 9-4, 9-4; A. Campbell beat I. Hunter 9-1, 9-2, 9-1; R. Evans beat F. Ritchie 9-1, 9-0, 9-0; A. Christie beat K. Smith 9-6, 9-6, 7-9, 9-5; D. Reid walk over.

Football: Heavy rain played havoc with football on Saturday, With no interest in the Scottish Cup Brechin City and Forfar Athletic were play their first round Forfarshire Cup tie, but Station Park was pronounced unplayable.