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Arbroath FC

"The Red Lichties"


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Arbroath have signed defender, Jordan Lowdon who has previously played for Oakleigh Cannons in Australia and Waitakere United, who were New Zealand Premier League champions. Jordan also came through the Celtic youth system. The Club just await international clearance for the player to be registered.


Queens Park 0 Arbroath 2

Arbroath ran out 2-0 winners away to Queens Park at the Excelsior Stadium. Darren Miller had a goal disallowed for offside for Queens before Scott McBride finally broke the deadlock on 69 minutes when his mistimed shot somehow trundled over the line. With the introduction of Simon Murray and new signing, Jack Smith, the Lichties had gradually begun to turn the screw and were rewarded in the last minute. Bobby Linn broke forward down the middle of the park with a fine run, knocked it left for Scott McBride who then passed over to Smith who made no mistake to beat Muir in the Queens goal from 12 yards out.


A reminder to Arbroath supporters that this Saturday's match against Queens Park takes place at the Excelsior Stadium Airdrie and not at Hampden Park which is not available to Queens Park due to the Commonwealth Games.


Arbroath 1 Albion Rovers 0

The Lichties beat Albion Rovers 1-0 in the first home league game of the season. With a strong wind blowing at Gayfield, the home side managed to hold out for 0-0 at half time playing against it. On 66 minutes, Paul McManus scored the only goal with a sublime finish after Mark Whately had lofted a long free kick diagonally over from his own half. The ball landed perfectly for the striker to fire it into the bottom corner. Both sides had chances during the game with Bobby Linn hitting the woodwork after a fine solo run.

 


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The Scottish FA in partnership with the Scottish Professional Football League have created an awareness campaign designed to tackle the growing concern of pyrotechnics inside football stadia.

 

#FlairNotFlares has been launched to assist clubs in promoting the positive aspects of the matchday experience, and to counter the threat to the health and safety of supporters caused by use of flares and other pyrotechnics in football grounds across the country. The football bodies and senior clubs are encouraged to use the bespoke campaign around matchdays in a collective effort to eradicate the use of flares inside the stadium. The move has been supported by Police Scotland and the Football Safety Officers Association (Scotland).

Peter McLaughlin, Scottish FA Security and Integrity Officer: “Unfortunately, Scottish football has not been immune to the growing trend across Europe of pyrotechnics being used by fans inside football stadia. Indeed, we have already seen examples in Scottish football of club facilities being damaged by the use of flares, not to mention the safety of supporters, match officials and players being compromised by these devices – some of which are now home-made and smuggled-in in various parts – being thrown indiscriminately across stands and on the field of play. “We have been privy to even more horrifying examples across Europe, where people have been seriously hurt and lives put in jeopardy, and it is our intention to work together to ensure fans can continue to watch Scottish football in comfort and safety.

Iain Blair, SPFL Operations Director and Company Secretary: "We are committed to working with clubs and supporters in order to ensure that matchdays in Scottish football are a safe and enjoyable experience for all."

 


Arbroath have completed a loan deal with Hamilton Academical to bring defender, Ali (Aldin) El-Zubaidi to Gayfield until January. Aldin should be available for the match against Albion Rovers.


The Dundee v St Johnstone U20 match that was postponed from last week will now take place at Gayfield on Monday night with a 7pm kick off. Admission is £2


Berwick Rangers 1 Arbroath 2

Arbroath came from a goal behind to win the first league game of the season at Shielfield. Paul Willis fired in for the hosts after goalkeeper, David Crawford directed a clearance to him on 6 minutes. A stern half time talk brought the Lichties out more fired up and on 53 minutes, Kevin Buchan scored his second goal of the season. William Bald had made a great double save but the former Peterhead striker reacted quickest to make it 1-1. On the hour mark, Arbroath were awarded a free kick which Scott McBride hit against the underside of the bar and then looked to bounce in, with Paul McManus heading in to make sure.

Team: Crawford, Travis, Euan Murray {T} (Buchan 24), Little (Stewart 45), Fisher, Nicoll, Linn, Whately, McManus (Simon Murray 87), Hunter, McBride


After 2 years at the helm, AFC Programme Editor, Rob Pearce has decided to step down from the role and the Club would be very keen to hear from anyone who would be willing to take on the role. The Club would like to sincerely thank Rob for his great efforts and dedicated commitment and particularly in revamping the programme with its content for which he gave considerable time for each issue. Anyone who may have an interest in getting involved with the AFC programme can contact the Club at afc@gayfield.fsnet.co.uk in the first instance. Rob will continue in his role as PA announcer at Gayfield.


Jim Butter has decided to leave Arbroath FC as goalkeeping coach and the Club sincerely thank him for his efforts since joining last season. Mike Cargill has now stepped into the role and rejoins the coaching set up after being previously involved during the 3rd Division title winning season.

 

 

Hamilton 2 Arbroath 1

Arbroath went out of the League Cup with a 2-1 defeat against Hamilton Academical at New Douglas Park. Hamilton opened the scoring after just 3 minutes through Dougie Imrie, before Louis Longridge doubled the lead on 69. Some good defending had kept the Lichties in the game and Kevin Buchan headed into the corner in the last minute after a fine cross from Adam Hunter for 2-1. Johnny Lindsay had to be substituted after 25 minutes with what looks like a bad injury. Team: Crawford, Travis, Lindsay (Stewart 25), Little, Fisher, Nicoll, Linn (Murray 70), Hunter, McManus (Buchan 76), Whately, McBride


Allan Moore has completed the signings of Ross Fisher and Kieran Stewart, who have both featured at Gayfield as trialists. Ross is a central defender/right back who has previously been with Queens Park and Kieran is a midfielder who was with St Johnstone.


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 -  

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.

    


Arbroath 3 Forfar Athletic 3

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.


Arbroath 2 Brora Rangers 2

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

Teams:

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 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 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 g.j.callon@dundee.ac.uk


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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.