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50 years ago

Football: Brechin YM under-18s were defeated 3-1 by Forfar Renton last Tuesday, Beedie scored YM’s goal. The under-16s had a good 3-2 victory however against the Renton under-16s. Scorers for Brechin were Collie, Balfour and Belford.

On Thursday, at the public park, the YM seniors were in a scoring mood and Findlay (3), Morton (2), Irvine (2), Fulton and Fraser made the score 9-0 against Mearns united.

The under-18s’ last league game (which they must win to be sure of the league championship) is against Montrose Vics next week.

Brechin YM have still to beat the Montrose side this season. Mr Robertson, the team manager, is confident of a win this time.

40 years ago

Cricket: Dundee University v Brechin

Sunday was a very cold day hardly suitable for cricket. The Brechiners put up a very good show. Once again Panchasara showed his calibre and it was good to see Philip Christie get in some good practice for the weeks ahead.

A notable feature of the game was the brilliant run out by Panchasara from cover point to dismiss the University’s outstanding opener, Wilson.

Scores - Brechin 161 for seven wickets declared; Panchasara, 41; P. Christie, 31; R. McCombie, 24; W. J. Duthie, 21.

Dundee University 89 for six wickets. R. Hunter, 41 not out, W. J. Duthie took two wickets for 18 runs, W. Allison two wickets for six runs.

30 years ago

Swimming: The wet, dismal weather on Saturday morning did not dampen the spirits of the 24 Brechin Beaver swimmers who set off from Brechin at 7 a.m., to compete in the Scottish Amateur Swimming Association’s Midland District ‘B’ Championships held at Perth. Fifteen clubs were participating which involved 900 entries.

The Brechin swimmers did very well with the following qualifying in their races:- Nicola Black, 10 years and under girls breast stroke; Andrew Mowatt, 12/13 years boys breast stroke; Rachael Duncan, 12/13 girls breast stroke; Anita Burnett, 10 years and under girls back stroke; Cameron Nicol, 12/13 years boys freestyle.

The 14/15 years girls Medley Relay team gained reserve position for the finals.

Fifty-six finals were held on Sunday with Rachael Duncan gaining second place in the 12/13 years girls breast stroke and Anita Burnett third in the 10 years girls back stroke.

On times in gained in these Championships Rachael Duncan has qualified for the ‘A’ Championships and this may be the next goal under consideration by the club.