From the sports’ archives: 50 years ago

Football: Brechin City 3, Hamilton 6.
The Brechin defence must shoulder the blame for this defeat, everyone one of the visitors’ goals was a defensive blunder. As one staunch supporter was heard saying: “They keep playing trialist forwards, but it’s defenders they need, they haven’t had a decent defence since the days of Hodge and Co.”
Irvin, Newman and Reid were all on target for the homeside.
Brechin are at home to Raith Rovers on Saturday.

Football: Brechin High School’s Under-15s squad had a 2-0 victory over Laurencekirk. The Under-13s, however suffered an 8-1 defeat to their Laurencekirk opponents.