From the sports’ archives: 40 years ago

Football: BRechin Vics 2, Alyth 4.
It was a dull first half. Alyth forced the first corner after 20 minutes. Keeper Smith slipped up for Alyth but Norrie failed to take advantage. After 37 minutes Gallazzi put the visitors ahead from a Forbes cross. Fyfe equalised in 70 minutes but Alyth surged ahead with three goals in 15 minutes through Murphy and W. Smith (2). In the 86th minute Munro pulled one back.

Football: Meadowbank Thistle 0, Brechin City 0.
A game City would have won had they been able to drive home even one of their many chances and had they not been up against an outstanding ‘keeper as Derek Gary who frustrated the efforts of the City attack over and over again.