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40 years ago

Football: A crowd of 300 or so saw Brechin City, after an uncertain start, bring off a good win against Clydesbank at Glebe Park on Wednesday evening.

A goal behind at half time the homesters scored three times in 17 minutes to claim the points.

The fans had been disgruntled at the way City were continually being caught offside but it was this trap that eventually won the match for Brechin.

The wee live-wire, Cunningham, going on for the last 25 minutes, changed the complexion of the game.

He was tireless himself in his pusuit of the ball and his keenness brought the best out of his mates who really began to play as a team.

Bankies, on the other hand, lost their earlier cohesion.

30 years ago

Football: Brechin Harp kicked-off against a gale force wind and were soon defending and it was no surprise that they went one down to a beautifully taken goal by Arbroath Rancel.

A cross from the right was headed in by the Arbroath centre.But Harp fought back and an equally good goal by Billy Reid levelled the scores.

Five minutes later Billy scored his second.

Football: Brechin City had already played the East Fife team twice this season in the Scottish Cup.

The first game at Methil was a 0-0 draw but at Glebe Park Brechin had a 4-0 win.

Last Wednesday’s league game at home again ended in stalemate, with neither side seeming able to find the net.

City were triers but for the fans it was a rather dull and depressing game.

20 years ago

Football: The under 13s finally got their season started after having two blank weeks becuase of bad weather.

Brechin played Brazil boys from Dundee at the Matrix Park.

The boys didn’t start too well losing an early goal through slack defending, but they fought back well and finished the first half 3-1 in front, Wayne Deane scoring all three goals.

Into the second half Brechin increased their lead to 4-1, Bryan Forbes scoring.

Brechin seemed to ease up slightly and allowed Brazil to score again 4-2.

Brechin pressed forward and Wayne Deane scored again taking his total to four and Brechin’s score to five.

Brazil kept playing away and scored again making a final score of Brechin 5, Brazil 3.