Sporting yesteryear

40 years ago

Golf

Playing in the worst of the weather during a day of cold blustery wind and showers, G Stewart returned an impressive scratch 69 to win the Uig Villa Cup in Brechin Golf Club’s open tournament on Saturday.

There was an entry of 141 from throughout the North-East.

K Bruce won the Christieson Cup (handicap) with (88-16) 62.

Playing in his own club’s open tournament on Saturday, the Brechin club secretary, Alistair Robertson, won the £50 offered for a hole in one at the 16th.

He did it with a five iron.

30 years ago

Football

Brechin City Supporters Club spent nearly £2000 last year on improvement to Glebe Park and for the benefit of the football club.

This was reported at their annual meeting last week, when it was stated it was hoped to do even more for the football club in the coming year.

The supporters’ club turnover last year was £6613.

Golf

On May 26th Miss Nancy Duncan had a scratch score of 70 which is a new course record for ladies at Brechin.

She achieved this the week after reaching the last 16 of the Scottish Ladies at Troon.

The Brechin open golf championship was won by Billy Taylor, champion of the Brechin club with a scratch 64

20 years ago

Football

Dockers 4, Brechin 1

Dockers climbed onto the five point mark with an emphatic victory over Brechin on Thursday.

Dockers took the lead in 15 minutes when Colin Wilson fired home a cross.

Brechin missed a chance to draw level when Mitchell hit the bar with a penalty awarded after a hand-ball.

Dockers made it two nil a minute into the second half when Graham Stephen beat three men and bent the ball round the advancing keeper.

On the hour mark Jimmy Walker made it three nil from the edge of the box, then in 70 minutes Scott McIntosh beat two men before adding number four.

Brechin got a consolation goal in 75 minutes when Scott McCombie scored from the spot after a hand ball.