Sporting yesteryear

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50 years ago

Hockey – Brechin travelled to Arbroath where the Wards Parkers were clearly the better hockey playing side to turn up.

The forwards were to take the blame for the blank score sheet as they had created ample chances throughout, failing to convert them into goals.

Brechin’s defense were solid throughout the match with new edition Jock Smith settling in well at centre-half. Full time: Brechin, 0; Condor, 1.

Football – The Forfarshire Cup, 2nd Round was played at Nursery Park where the Vics were first to attack. The visitors took the lead in the 18th minute.

The Vics quickly had a chance to equalise when a shot from Hill beat Farrow, but Curran ran in to stop the ball at the post.

Ten minutes from the interval, King increased the Osborne’s lead and shortly after Simpson took advantage of the defensive slip striking a third into the net.

Just on half-time King got a fourth goal for the Dundee side leaving the score 4-1 mid way through.

The second half was uneventful with a couple more chances for the Osborne’s, none of which were netted.

Matrix had an easy 7-2 win over Arbroath Vics, Jimmy Malloy taking the star of the show.

Brechin City prepares to play Arbroath at the weekend.

40 years ago

Football – Graham McKinlay made his second appearance for Brechin City and showed himself to be a hard worker despite the side being 2-0 down at half time. Littlejohn captained the side, threatening Stranraer with the help of Miller, and the duo at 66 minutes split the Stranraer defense with Littlejohn beating Duff and setting Miller up perfectly in the 6-yard box.

Seven minutes later, Littlejohn was upended, winning a penalty, which was taken by Clark who scored the equalizer.

Full time: Brechin City, 2; Stranraer, 2.

30 Years Ago

Football - City’s last minute goal against rivals Queen of the South at Glebe Park proves enough to confirm them at the top of the table, just three points ahead of Meadowbank.

Brechin still have seven games left to play in the League this season and will need to work hard to keep their current standing at the top.

Gordon Crammond takes to the pitch as a surprise trialist.

The score remains 0-0 at half-time despite a tense first half with chances from Elvin and Mackie and pressure piled onto the home side by the determined visitors. At last, in the 85th minute Paterson scored a winning goal for the home side, headering an Elvin free kick into the back of the net.

Full time: Brechin City, 1; Queen of the South, 0.