Sporting yesteryear

40 years ago

Bowling: The Homewood trophy final was played on Thursday.

Finalists were L. Sim (Brechin Public) and W. Stark (Brechin).

Sim beat Start by 21 shots to 15 shots.

The weather was perfect and the spectators enjoyed a feast of good bowling.

Leslie Sim has now won the Homewood trophy, the singles bowling championship of Brechin, eight times.

The collection taken for local charities amounted to £10.

The Old Men’s Club, the Old Age Pensions Association and the W.R.V.S. meals-on-wheels service will each receive £3.33.

30 years ago

Football: City just missed qualifying for the league cup quarter-final tie with Celtic last Wednesday when six minutes from time Partick Thistle forced a draw.

City players and fans had another blow coming to them a minute later. Hamish Mckay was pulled down in the box but the referee refused what looked like a perfectly good penalty.

Football: At Nursery Park on Saturday, Brechin Vics fought back to change a 3-1 deficit to a 4-3 win.

North End went ahead in seven minutes when Stewart lobbed in a 30-yard free kick which sailed over the stranded Vics keeper, Shearer, however, let the visitors down in 25 minutes when he lobbed over from two yards out.

In a breakaway Gove had a good try deflected over the bar. From the corner Raw headed the equaliser in 40 minutes, but a minute later McIntosh put North End back into the lead. in another minute Shearer made it three.

Brown (2) and Robbie put Vics in the lead.

20 years ago

Swimming: The annual general meeting of the Brechin Beavers swimming club was held in the Mechanics’ Hall on Tuesday.

Looking over the past twelve months, the chief coach, Dennis Groark, was more than pleased with the efforts and results from the club and the swimmers.

The more structured approach to the teaching and the concentrated effort on the poolside with “beginners” and “improvers” had again had great results.

He mentioned that many of those improving youngsters were on the verge of competitive swimming.

In his report to the meeting president Iain Robinson said: “Generally swimmers are gaining in competence and at a steady pace meaning we can introduce new members to the shallow end in greater numbers.

“Due to work change in working hours within the High School, we have lost early morning training. This was an excellent tool and will be sadly missed.”