Sporting yesteryear

40 years ago


Brechin Vics, 2; Downfield, 3

Vics played six trialists, all whom gave a good account themselves but in ding-dong struggle the homesters lost the points by the odd goal. Hill and Beedie were there scorers.

30 years ago


Brechin Primary schools football team, drawn from Andover and Maisondieu, won the Royal British Legion Jubilee Trophy competed for by schools from Brechin, Forfar, Kirriemuir and Montrose. They beat Montrose schools 1-0 in the final at Glebe Park.


The competition for the Civic week Gold Trophy at Trinity attracted 100 entries, the last out finishing their round in darkness at 10.30pm.

Winner of the trophy was Ken Mackie with a net of 60, playing off a handicap of 13

20 years ago


Frankie Conway has signed on again for Brechin leaving only Bobby Brown still to resign for the club.

The Glebe Park side’s manager, John Ritchie, said negotiations with Bobby are at an advanced stage.

John has been speaking to a striker released by a Premier League side by they couldn’t agree terms.


Result of the competition held on Saturday for the Simpson’s Plaque are as follows:-

Scratch- 1 R. M. Robertson 69; 2 G. Fulton 70; 3 I. Campbell 70.

Handicap- 1, A. Smith 77-15, 62; 2 I. Wallace 79-15, 64; 3, G. Fulton 70-6, 64.

Ron Swan, of Arbroath, while playing over the Brechin course, in the Ian Gerrard Memorial Outing, holed his tee shot at the 165 yard 16th hole. He was partnered by G. Oulton, G. Loudon and R. Cargill.