Death of fifties City player

A FORMER Brechin City player has died Down Under.

James Molloy was born on Montrose Street and attended Damacre School.

On leaving school James trained as an electrician working in Brechin’s factories.

In his youth James played junior football with the Matrix and Brechin Vics.

During the 1950s James played for Brechin City and Cowdenbeath.

Football took Jim to Australia when in 1962 he travelled across the globe to play for Juventus in the Victorian football league as a centre forward.

During this time he was called to play for the world cup.

Following his time in Australian football Jim returned to his home country of Scotland living in Portlethan with his family.

However, the pull of Australia was just too much for Jim and his family and they soon returned to Victoria Australia.

Jim is survived by wife Alexa, son Gary, daughter-in-law Sian, daughter Joanne and five grand-children.

Jim had a second son, Grant, who has sadly passed away.