From the sports’ archives: 50 years ago

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Football: Brechin City 2, Alloa 3.
Brechin should have won this game against Alloa at Glebe Park, they had most of the game in the first half although they changed round on level terms, Rutherford scoring for Alloa and Junior for City. Irvin put them into a 2-1 lead two minutes after the restart. Then City ceased to play as a team and Smith equalised in the 80th minute, and Rutherford gave the visitors the lead.

Hockey: At Dawson Park on Saturday, Brechin gave one of their best displays in a six-a-side tourney for many years. Playing a total of five games, they won two, drew two and lost one. Morgan was the team to take both points from Brechin, but they were defeated in the semi-final.