From the sports’ archives: 40 years ago

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Football: Alyth 5, Brehcin Vics 3.
This was a great tussle and though Vics had to conceded the points (with an own goal by a hard pressed defender) they put up a good fight. There was some fine goalkeeping on both sides. Murphy put the homesters ahead and Fyffe equalised before half-time, In the second half, Murphy completed his hat-trick and Galazzi had Alyth’s fourth. Other scorers for Vics were Munro and Marnie.

Football: Brechin City 0, Queen of the South 4.
Though they often played attractive football, and had a lot of the ball, the home team never looked liked scoring. Finishing failed them over and over again. Queen’s tactics were simple - but got results.