From the sports’ archives: 40 years ago

Football: Alloa 1, Brechin City 0.
City lost a goal early on and though the whole team played doggedly, with the defence holding out very well, the visitors were unable to find the net. Injuries had restricted team selection. Weir and Jim Young were badly missed and many chances went abegging.

Football: Brechin Vics 2, Luncarty 3.
After half an hour Janish put Luncarty ahead when his lob over a packed defence took the ‘keeper unawares and bounced high into the corner of the net. Luncarty added two more in the second half. The homesters fought back sturdily and Soutar and Milne both netted. The equaliser, however, eluded them.