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Hamilton Academical v Arbroath, League Cup 1st Round Arrangements. Admission prices for the League Cup 1st round match away to Hamilton Academical will be £12 and £6 concessions. Supporter bus and fan parking are at the two large car parks at Caird Street and Beckford Street, both 5 minutes walk from the ground. Arbroath fans will use turnstiles 10-12, which can also be accessed via the underground car park below Morrisons supermarket. Fans arriving by train can alight at Hamilton West, which is directly adjacent to the ground.

Allan Moore has completed the signing of midfielder, Adam Hunter. Adam had played for Ayr United last season.

Arbroath v Alloa Highlights

Arbroath v Alloa from Lich TV on Vimeo.


Arbroath 1 Alloa Athletic 4

Petrofac Training Cup 1st Round

Arbroath were beaten 4-1 by a strong Alloa side in the Petrofac Training Cup 1st round at Gayfield. Stephen Simmons opened the scoring with a stunning shot on 9 minutes before Greig Spence added a hat trick on 54, 70 and 83 minutes. Some good work by Lichtie, Simon Murray, forced an own goal from Jonathan Tiffoney in the last minute for an Arbroath consolation goal. Team - Crawford, Travis, Johnstone, Little, Fisher, Nicol (Whatley 57), Linn, Hunter (McWalter 87), McManus, Murray, McBride (Buchan 67). Attendance 560


Arbroath 1 - 4 Alloa Athletic -

New Petrofac Training Cup Official Website launched

The brand new official Petrofac Training Cup website, is launched today.

Arbroath supporters can enjoy the latest news, views, information, pictures and videos from the competition for clubs in the Scottish Championship, Scottish League 1 and Scottish League, as well as Brora Rangers (Highland League) and Spartans (Lowland League).

On top of that there will be some stunning competitions as we bring to life the most competitive tournament in Scottish football.

And don’t forget you can follow the Petrofac Training Cup on Twitter @Petrofac_Cup (LINK TO: 

Visit our brand new website - - today! 


The new replica kit for the 2014/15 season has now arrived. The Club shop will be open on Wednesday evening from 6.30pm until 7.30pm for sales.


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Arbroath 3 - 3 Forfar Athletic - Ricky Little leaps at the front post to head the ball away

Arbroath drew 3-3 in a thoroughly entertaining final preseason match for the Lichties. Dale Hilson put the visitors up on 20 minutes before the impressive Bobby Linn scored twice for a 2-1 lead. Omar Kader then fired the visitors level just before half time. Paul McManus restored a lead for Arbroath on 49 minutes in a match which had become more like a derby than a preseason friendly. Just as it looked like the Lichties would win the encounter, Chris Templeman scored to make it 3-3.

Arbroath Team: Morrison, Travis (Trialist 69), Lindsay (Johnstone 90), Fisher, Little, Nicoll, Linn (Scott 77), Stewart (Whatley 85), McManus (Murray 61), Buchan (Smith 61), McBride

The Lichties went down 3-0 to a strong Livingston side at Gayfield on Wednesday night. The first half featured a side with several of the trialists who have been training recently, including defender Ross Fisher who has previously been with Queens Park. Livingston were 2 up at half time through goals by Jacobs and Mullen and Allan Moore then made several changes with most of the trailists being replaced. After a bright 20 minute spell, the Lichties were then 3-0 down through Hippolyte.

Arbroath team: Crawford (Morrison), Fisher, Johnstone (McWalter), Erhard (Travis), Little (Scott), Nicol (Birse), Linn, Thoutang (Lindsay), Buchan (McManus), Parejo (Murray), McBride

Arbroath have completed the signing of striker, Kevin Buchan, who has impressed and scored twice during the pre season friendlies. Kevin was with Peterhead last season. Ricky Little has also now put pen to paper for another season.

The annual open day will be taking place at Gayfield on Saturday morning prior to the friendly v Forfar Athletic. Junior Lichties will be able to do some training over on the low common from 10.30am until 12 before heading over to Gayfield until 12.30 where they can train with the players on the pitch.

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Arbroath 2 - 2 Brora Rangers - Scott McBride waits for the throw in

Arbroath drew 2-2 with Brora Rangers at Gayfield. Brora went 1-0 up through a stunning free kick by Gavin Morrison before trialist, Kevin Buchan levelled with a fine strike into the top corner. Colin Williamson then made it 2-1 for the visitors before Buchan equalised again late on with a header. Attendance 302


Arbroath - Crawford, Reverte, Lindsay, Little, Erhard, Thoutang, Little, Hunter, Parejo, Murray, McBride, Subs - McManus, Travis, Birse, Scott, Buchan, McWalter, Ronald, Stewart, Morrison

Brora Rangers - Malin, Porritt, Williamson, Tokley, Gillespie, Morrison, MacKay, MacLean, Sutherland, MacKay, Graham, Subs - MacLean, Greig, Allan

Arbroath have completed the signing of goalkeeper, David Crawford who had played for Stirling Albion last season. 29 year old David also lists Ayr United, Dumbarton, Alloa and Queens Park among his former Clubs.

Arbroath have been drawn away to face Hamilton Academical in the first round of the League Cup. The tie is scheduled for Saturday the 2nd of August.

The first round of the League Cup will be drawn at 2pm on Thursday. The tie is due to take place on Saturday the 2nd of August.

Arbroath have been drawn at home to Alloa Athletic in the first round of the Petrofac Training Cup. The match will take place at Gayfield on Saturday the 26th of July with a 3pm kick off.




The Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) today (Tuesday 1st July) announce that they have reached agreement with Petrofac Training Services, a leading offshore oil and gas training provider, to become the new title sponsor of its challenge cup competition.


First Round Draw Takes Place at 2pm on Wednesday the 2nd of July

View the draw live on



Newly branded as the Petrofac Training Cup, it will feature clubs from the Scottish Championship, Scottish League 1 and Scottish League 2 as well Brora Rangers from the Highland League and Spartans from the Lowland League as champions of their respective divisions.


Petrofac Training Services will benefit from extensive rights which will allow it to create exciting opportunities to further increase its brand awareness to thousands of fans during a bright new era for Scottish football.


Petrofac Training Services is based in Aberdeen, with a global reach to Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Part of Petrofac, the international oilfield services provider, it is a market leader in providing safety, survival and emergency response training courses for those wanting to join the fast-growing offshore industry, as well as offering an unrivalled range of courses for experienced oil and gas personnel. Its training centres in Aberdeen and Montrose have been delivering essential offshore skills for more than 30 years – including the Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET) course, which is mandatory for anyone wishing to work offshore. This course covers a variety of fundamental skills for working offshore in oil and gas, including helicopter safety and escape, emergency first aid, sea survival, firefighting and lifeboat training.


Neil Doncaster, SPFL chief executive welcomed Petrofac Training Services as the governing body’s first “new” sponsor since the league’s creation last year. He said: “We are delighted to announce Petrofac Training Services as the title sponsor of the challenge cup competition. They are a new investor in the sport and come to Scottish football at an exciting time.  “We are looking forward to working with Petrofac Training Services to promote the Petrofac Training Cup – a competition that promises to deliver drama and excitement in the coming season.”


Laurence Milne, Head of Business Development at Petrofac Training Services highlighted a clear synergy with football. He added: “Petrofac Training Services is very proud to be making this announcement with the SPFL today. We see a clear link between us in our shared commitment to excellence – if you want to be the best, whether on the field or offshore, you have to train with the best.  “We are thrilled to be putting our name to the Petrofac Training Cup in 2014, when it looks set to be the most exciting competition for years. We already train delegates from all over Scotland and we’re looking forward to working with clubs, supporters, the media and wider stakeholders to promote the Cup, while highlighting the role that training can play in opening doors to an exciting career in the offshore oil and gas industry. “We’ll be playing our part to make this a season to remember in the Petrofac Training Cup.”


The draw for the first round of the Petrofac Training Cup will take place tomorrow (Wednesday) at Easter Road Stadium. The draw at this stage is regionalised with ties scheduled for Saturday 26th or Sunday 27th July.  Rangers’ tie will be postponed as a result of Glasgow 2014 and will be re-scheduled for an alternative date to be confirmed by the SPFL.


Issued by Progress Sponsorship & Communications for Petrofac Training Services (1st July 2014).




Lawrence Broadie, Progress Sponsorship & Communication, / 07966 216 270

Nathaniel Mumford, Petrofac, / 01224 858772


Arbroath 0 Aberdeen 7. Arbroath went down 7-0 to a strong Aberdeen side in the preseason friendly at Gayfield. Goals from Mark Reynolds on 12 and a double from Barry Robson on 28 and 40 put the Dons 3-0 up at half time. Peter Pawlett (55), Willo Flood (63), Adam Rooney (75) and Declan McManus (88) made it 7 at full time. The Arbroath side featured several trialists. Team: Morrison, Little, Lindsay, Travis, Johnstone, Nicoll, Linn, Whatley, McManus, Murray, McBride. All subs were used; Grant (GK), McWalter, Scott, Birse, Ronald, Jones, Taylor, Campbell.

Attendance 1,879


Arbroath 0 - 7 Aberdeen - An Aberdeen corner flies into the Arbroath box

The goals from the match can be viewed via Sky Sports Here


With the appointment of Allan Moore as Manager and Todd Lumsden as Assistant, Stewart Petrie has now left the Lichties. The Club are very grateful to Stewart for his hard work over the last 4 years and for looking after things following the departure of Paul Sheerin.

Arbroath FC is delighted to announce the appointment of Allan Moore as Manager. Allan managed Stirling Albion between 2002 and 2010 and was able to take the Club from second bottom of Division 3 to the First Division. In 2010 he took over at Greenock Morton and also gained promotion for them. As a player, Allan's career spanned twenty years from 1983 and his Clubs included Dunfermline Athletic, St Johnstone, Hearts and Airdrieonians. Todd Lumsden will be joining Allan at Gayfield as assistant.

The Lichties have completed the signing of Scott McBride who was with East Fife last season. Scott has also played for Cowdenbeath and Raith Rovers and was on loan to the Lichties in 2008 from Dunfermline.

The Pre-season friendly schedule for Arbroath will be as follows; Saturday June 28th: Arbroath v Aberdeen, Gayfield @ 3pm (Admission £10 and £5), Thursday July 10th: Stirling Albion v Arbroath, Forthbank @ 7.15pm (CLOSED DOOR), Saturday July 12th: Arbroath v Brora Rangers, Gayfield @ 3pm (Admission £6 and £3), Wednesday 16th July: Arbroath v Livingston. Gayfield @ 7.45pm (Admission £8 and £4), Saturday July 19th: Arbroath v Forfar Athletic, Gayfield @ 3pm (Admission £8 and £4).

The league fixtures for the 2014/15 season were released this morning and the opening game for Arbroath will be away to Berwick Rangers on Saturday the 9th of August. The full list of Arbroath fixtures for the season can be found here

Paul Sheerin has resigned from his post as Arbroath Manager to take up a role as Under 20 Coach at Aberdeen FC.

The following preseason friendlies have been arranged; Saturday 28th June, 3pm - Arbroath v Aberdeen, Thursday 10th July, 7.30pm - Stirling Albion v Arbroath, Saturday 12th July, 3pm - Arbroath v Brora Rangers, Saturday 19th July, 3pm - Arbroath v Forfar Athletic.

Season Tickets for the 2014/15 season are now on sale from Gayfield on weekday mornings between 9.30am and 1pm. Prices are £180 for Adults, £90 for Senior Citizens, £60 for Juvenile Under 16s /Student Concessions and £30 for Under 12 Junior Lichties.

The Club wish to build up an email database of supporters which it will be able to use to assist in reducing costs each year through emailing information instead of using the post. It is anticipated that this will begin with the season ticket renewal letters will be sent out in the near future. If you can assist the Club by subscribing to this service, please email your address to the Club Secretary at

Connor Birse, Kieran McWalter and Christopher Scott have all signed new contracts with Arbroath FC

After considerable deliberation, Arbroath will not be entering youth teams in Club Academy Scotland next season at the under 14 and under 16 age groups.

The past few seasons has seen a marked decline in the level of funding provided while the Club have had to continually find more and more to be able to sustain the initiative.

It has also become more and more difficult for the Club with its limited resources available to be able to meet the increasing levels of criteria required by the SFA to be accepted into and participate in the initiative over the season with regards to its coaching set up, facilities, medical provision, infrastructure and administration.

Last season has also seen funding directed towards the emergence of a regional youth academy of excellence in the Forth Valley area with one now also about to be set up in Fife and an ongoing plan for others to be rolled out across Scotland.

For several years, Arbroath have been the only Club in Angus to participate in Club Academy Scotland and it is with great regret that this decision has been made.

Rob Pearce who edits the Gayfield match programme and does the match announcements would welcome contact from anyone who has information for the match programme or would like music requests or announcements over the tannoy.

Contact Rob at

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Behaviour Policy

 Arbroath Football Club is a community Club and wishes to portray a family atmosphere at its matches to encourage everyone to enjoy football at Gayfield Park in a friendly atmosphere. As such, bad behaviour, persistent use of foul or abusive language or any forms of racial or sectarian abuse will not be tolerated. Offenders are liable to be ejected from the stadium.