From the sports’ archives: 50 years ago

Football: Cowdenbeath 2, Brechin City 3.
In their last League Cup game, v Cowdenbeath, on Saturday Brechin secured an unexpected win. Right through ‘Beath had been the likelier winners though a hard-working City defence kept them in check; and it was only a great last-minute spurt which gave the visitors a victory they had scarcely looked for.

Football: Dumbarton 1, Brechin City 3.
City, with the same team, collected another two points on Tuesday, this time in a League game at Boghead. They really put up a great show. The forwards, quick on the ball showed themselves real opportunists; the defence was very sound and McVittie’s series of brilliant saved paved the way to final victory.