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40 years ago

Berwick Rangers 3, Brechin City 0

Brechin City took the same team to Shielfield Park on Saturday as had taken a point from Queen of the South the previous week but found that they could not hold the strong-going Rangers.

Brechin’s long journey took considerably longer than they had anticipated. The train broke down on the other side of Edinburgh and they were two hours late reaching Berwick - only 25 minutes before the kick-off!

It was not that they did not fight all the way - and the conditions of driving rain and a water logged pitch were deplorable - but the homesters carried the finishing punch which resulted in a substantial victory. Brechin never looked capable of making up their three-goal deficit.

30 years ago

Brechin Harp 15, Abroath Timmergreens 0

As the scoreline suggests this was a one-sided affair with the Brechin under 13’s boys completely on top, and Scott Davidson living up to the obvious potential that the manager and coach know that he has.

Also taking the eye were Kevin Collie, Gavin Brymer, Gary Beattie and Kevin Pearson, with D. Balfour showing how a penalty should be taken.

Galaxo 4, Brechin East End 5

East End went top of the league after this hard-fought game against a strong Glaxo team.

Glaxo scored first but East End got back on level terms when Clark scored. They then took the lead through D Mitchell. The home team equalised but A. Mitchell put the visitors back ahead before half time.

Glaxo levelled the score but D Mitchell put the visitors back in front. Glaxo were awarded a penalty and levelled the score yet again.

Ten minutes later Emslie secured both points for the visitors.

20 years ago

Two girls and eight boys from the Mudanshakawi Judo Club in Brechin entered the Region 3 junior boys and girls championships which were held in Grangemouth. A record haul of ten medals were won showing that the Brechin club is fast becoming one of the strongest clubs in the Scottish Judo Federation Region 3.

The players who won medals in their weight categories were:- Sharon Keating (silver), Diane Rutherford (gold), John McLean (gold), Scott Mclean (silver), Greg Peterson (silver), Brent Lawson (silver) and Mark Beatt (bronze).

In the over 44kg open girls championship Diane Rutherford won a second gold. In the over 45kg open boys championship Scott Mclean won a second silver and Greg Peterson won a bronze.