From the sports’ archives: 50 years ago

Hockey: Brechin 1, United College 0.
Brechin’s first win of the season puts them third in the league table. Illingworth was the mainstay of the Wards Parkers’ tight defence which was always able to clear the lines of trouble. 
The visit defence, too was very good, although they lost control when it dawned on them that this Brechin team was not going to give in easily. This was probably the deciding factor of the game.
Reid was the scorer with a snap shot which put the ‘keeper the wrong way.

Football: Mr Norman Christie, Montrose FC manager, has accepted an offer to become honorary coach to the football team run by the US Navy base at Edzell.