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20 Jan 2018 - 15:00Somerset Park, Ayr

Arbroath 1997-1998 Promotion Winning Team

We were delighted that Former Red Lichtie favourite Kevin Tindal was able to bring back the vast majority of the 1997/98 squad back together to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of winning promotion.

We secured promotion on the very last day of the season at Gayfield against Queen Park. A penalty by Craig Cooper secured a draw against the Spiders meaning we pipped Ross County for second place behind League Winners Alloa Athletic

It was such a dramatic season after we had finished the worst team in Scotland only 12 months earlier finishing at the bottom of Division 3.

The former players and management team took the main table in hospitality and took time to speak to all the supporters and sign everything from Hot Water Bottles to matchday programmes from 1997.

It was great to see them all again together back at Gayfield!

We hope all the lads enjoyed their afternoon!

C’mon the Lichties!

Arbroath 2 – 1 Queen’s Park – Match Highlights

Highlight’s from yesterday’s match courtesy of 36NilTV – Enjoy!

36NilTV was at the post match press conference as Arbroath Assistant Manager Ian Campbell addressed the media.

Please remember to follow on Twitter @36NilTV and Instagram @36nilTV and subscribe to the 36NilTV YouTube Channel for first notification of match highlights and match interviews.

Sponsor’s Man of the Match – Blair Yule

Angus Scaffolding were our Match Sponsor yesterday and their Man of the Match was Blair Yule who stepped in to fill the boots of Thomas O’Brien in central defence.

Blair had another fantastic game for the Lichties and he was presented his prize by Andy McPhee and Andrew Fotheringham of Angus Scaffolding.

Many thanks to Andy, Andrew and everyone at Angus Scaffolding for kindly sponsoring yesterday’s match.

Hospitality Man of the Match – David Gold

We had another sold out Hospitality Suite yesterday so thank you to everyone who attended. The promotion 1997-1998 side were in attendance along with many loyal Lichties, with some even making the trip from Aviemore!

Their Man of the Match was David Gold for his goal and performance over the 90 minutes and David was presented his prize by Ewan Rae on behalf of everyone in Hospitality.

Congratulations to both Blair and David and all their team mates for our 3rd League Win in a row.

Lichties Down Under

We were sent these great photographs from Lewis, Brooke, Archie, Henry and Billy Chapman from Pinkenba, Queensland in Australia.

The visited Gayfield earlier in the season and sent this wee message with the attached photographs!

Hope to see you back soon!

“Good Morning,

Just sending through a few pictures from our visit to Gayfield from earlier in the season. Unfortunately, the result didn’t go our way but we all had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed our trip back to my hometown.

The boys (Archie 6, Henry 5 and Billy 3) love wearing their Lichties strips everywhere and we would like to thank everyone for the hospitality shown on the day.

The other pics are a signed strip I have from back in 1998, quite relevant with the Lichties Legends game taking place today.

Best of luck for the rest of the season.

Kind Regards,

Lewis and Brooke Chapman”

We love messages like this and it is great to know our support is worldwide!

Tribute to John McGlashan

At 3pm on Saturday afternoon we had a minute’s applause to pay tribute to our friend and former Manager and player John McGlashan.

For such a warm and positive Gentleman it seemed that a minutes applause was a more fitting tribute.

With the Gayfield Flag at half mast, and the Arbroath players wearing a black armband as a mark of respect, Gayfield stood to their feet to remember John.

We are still in shock over the passing of our great friend and our thoughts and support are with his family and loved ones.

Arbroath 2 – 1 Queen’s Park

Arbroath moved up to 3rd place in the Ladbrokes League One Table after a hard fought win over Queen’s Park.

With Thomas O’Brien suspended, Dick Campbell moved Blair Yule back into the heart of defence and with Bobby Linn and Danny Denholm struggling with illness this week it was a chance for Omar Kader and Gavin Swankie to come into the starting line up.

Gayfield and Wind go hand and hand, but today the wind was blowing in the opposite direction and towards Pleasureland.

Queen’s Park who have been on a very good run of results lately took the lead only after 12 minutes when Lewis McGhee thumped the ball into the back of the net from close range.

Arbroath rallied and within a minute could have scored two goals, with Queen’s Park keeper Michael White producing some outstanding saves.

Queen’s Park continued to make chances and Robbie Leitch should have scored when the ball was laid off to him by William Mortimer.

Leighton McIntosh who continued to impress up front with Ryan Wallace was booked by referee Colin Steven in the 34th minute for simulation, but from my angle it looked like there was contact.

As the Lichties pushed they finally got the equaliser when Gavin Swankie netted in the 43rd minute. Gavin had been unlucky a few minutes earlier but finally got his goal to pull the Lichties level.

The extent of the wind was evident as the supporters changed ends with Arbroath to utilise the power of the wind for the final 45 minutes.

The pressure was soon starting to build on the Queen’s Park goal and Ryan Wallace almost netted after being played through by a beautiful pass.

Leighton McIntosh then almost directed a header into the net as keeper White came rushing out to challenge but again the ball was just on the wrong side of the post.

However the goal did come and it was David Gold who rifled the ball into the back of the net after it fell in the box following a corner kick.

It soon became the David Gold show as he pulled out all the tricks as the Lichties continued to dominate.

Wallace, Swankie, McIntosh all came close but every time White was keeping his side in it.

In the final 2 minutes the Arbroath supporters were treated to some real silky soccer by Gold who seemed to have the ball glued to his feet as he danced around the Queen’s defenders trying to get room to shoot. Then with almost the last kick of the ball Gold hit a well executed overhead kick, but his shot was just over.

Another great second half performance and another valuable 3 points.

More to come…..

C’mon the Lichties!

Friday Night Stats

*This article was published on Friday – so Arbroath are now on 263, Gavin Swankie on 35 etc*

This weekend the 10,000th goal in the SPFL could be scored (It was scored by Stranraer)

With the build up to the weekend the SPFL have released the top scoring sides in Scottish Football and we are proudly number 10 out of 42 clubs with 261 goals.

1 – 433 – Celtic
2 – 360 – Rangers
3 – 290 – Peterhead
4 – 280 – Dunfermline Athletic
5 – 279 – Aberdeen
6 – 278 – Annan Athletic
7 – 276 – Hearts
8 – 275 – Elgin City
9 – 266 – Ayr United
10 – 261 – Arbroath

The SPFL have also announced the all-time top SPFL Goalscorers and we currently have 4 of those players in our squad and competition will be tight now once this has been revealed!

39 – Bobby Linn
38 – Ryan Wallace
34 – Gavin Swankie
33 – Danny Denholm

Also former Arbroath strikers Simon Murray and Andy Ryan both sit on 41 goals although they are all behind Rory McAllister of Peterhead who has hit 93 goals since the SPFL former in 2013!

All the stats can be found below.

https://spfl.co.uk/…/article/list-of-all-time-leading-spfl…/

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Post Match Interview - David Gold

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Post Match Interview with David Gold in which he talks about the victory over Queen's Park and the Football Academy he runs in Edinburgh

Arbroath Football Club - Official added 11 new photos — at Gayfield Park.

We were delighted that Former Red Lichtie favourite Kevin Tindal was able to bring back the vast majority of the 1997/98 squad back together to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of winning promotion.

We secured promotion on the very last day of the season at Gayfield against Queen Park. A penalty by Craig Cooper secured a draw against the Spiders meaning we pipped Ross County for second place behind League Winners Alloa Athletic

It was such a dramatic season after we had finished the worst team in Scotland only 12 months earlier finishing at the bottom of Division 3.

The former players and management team took the main table in hospitality and took time to speak to all the supporters and sign everything from Hot Water Bottles to matchday programmes from 1997.

It was great to see them all again together back at Gayfield!

We hope all the lads enjoyed their afternoon!

C'mon the Lichties!
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We were delighted that Former Red Lichtie favourite Kevin Tindal was able to bring back the vast majority of the 1997/98 squad back together to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of winning promotion.

We secured promotion on the very last day of the season at Gayfield against Queen Park. A penalty by Craig Cooper secured a draw against the Spiders meaning we pipped Ross County for second place behind League Winners Alloa Athletic

It was such a dramatic season after we had finished the worst team in Scotland only 12 months earlier finishing at the bottom of Division 3.

The former players and management team took the main table in hospitality and took time to speak to all the supporters and sign everything from Hot Water Bottles to matchday programmes from 1997.

It was great to see them all again together back at Gayfield!

We hope all the lads enjoyed their afternoon!

Cmon the Lichties!

David Larter, Rich Lawson and 53 others like this

Kevin John SmithIt was a pleasure to be in their company on Saturday. Well done lads.

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Arbroath Football Club - Official added 46 new photos.

We had a bumper Hospitality crowd on Saturday as we celebrated the 20th Anniversary with the Arbroath Team from the 1997/1998 season who won promotion.

We had lots of familiar faces returning to the Hospitality Suite and we are always grateful if it is your first or fifteenth time with us.

We had our goal / save game and also guess the final score game between tables - both winners winning bar vouchers, along with an auction for some special Lichtie souvenirs.

We also celebrated the Birthdays of Colin Duncan, Colin Beattie, Vicky Grimes along with striker Bryan Prunty and part of the Legends Team - John Martin and Craig Cooper!

Many thanks to all the former players and supporters who made it another memorable afternoon at Gayfield.

C'mon the Lichties!
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We had a bumper Hospitality crowd on Saturday as we celebrated the 20th Anniversary with the Arbroath Team from the 1997/1998 season who won promotion.

We had lots of familiar faces returning to the Hospitality Suite and we are always grateful if it is your first or fifteenth time with us.

We had our goal / save game and also guess the final score game between tables - both winners winning bar vouchers, along with an auction for some special Lichtie souvenirs.

We also celebrated the Birthdays of Colin Duncan, Colin Beattie, Vicky Grimes along with striker Bryan Prunty and part of the Legends Team - John Martin and Craig Cooper!

Many thanks to all the former players and supporters who made it another memorable afternoon at Gayfield.

Cmon the Lichties!

Tracy Cameron, Colin Shields and 39 others like this

Karen FlemingWould’ve been good to see the ex players introduced and on the pitch at half time so everyone could’ve shown their appreciation with a round of applause.

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Janice RobbQuite agree karen

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Brian CargillKaren and Janice apologies as that was actually meant to happen. Saturday was an exceptionally busy day behind the scenes and it was a complete oversight by me at half time. It was intended for all Arbroath fans to share the day and that didn’t happen which is disappointing from my point of view. It was a great success and there will almost certainly be a repeat, hopefully soon and with more of the squad present so next time we will make sure all the fans in the ground get to recognise the 97/98 squad and their achievement.

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Arbroath 1997-1998 Promotion Winning Team

We were delighted that Former Red Lichtie favourite Kevin Tindal was able to bring back the vast majority of the 1997/98 squad back together to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of winning promotion.

We secured promotion on the very last day of the season at Gayfield against Queen Park. A penalty by Craig Cooper secured a draw against the Spiders meaning we pipped Ross County for second place behind League Winners Alloa Athletic

It was such a dramatic season after we had finished the worst team in Scotland only 12 months earlier finishing at the bottom of Division 3.

The former players and management team took the main table in hospitality and took time to speak to all the supporters and sign everything from Hot Water Bottles to matchday programmes from 1997.

It was great to see them all again together back at Gayfield!

We hope all the lads enjoyed their afternoon!

C’mon the Lichties!

Arbroath 2 – 1 Queen’s Park – Match Highlights

Highlight’s from yesterday’s match courtesy of 36NilTV – Enjoy!

36NilTV was at the post match press conference as Arbroath Assistant Manager Ian Campbell addressed the media.

Please remember to follow on Twitter @36NilTV and Instagram @36nilTV and subscribe to the 36NilTV YouTube Channel for first notification of match highlights and match interviews.

Sponsor’s Man of the Match – Blair Yule

Angus Scaffolding were our Match Sponsor yesterday and their Man of the Match was Blair Yule who stepped in to fill the boots of Thomas O’Brien in central defence.

Blair had another fantastic game for the Lichties and he was presented his prize by Andy McPhee and Andrew Fotheringham of Angus Scaffolding.

Many thanks to Andy, Andrew and everyone at Angus Scaffolding for kindly sponsoring yesterday’s match.

Hospitality Man of the Match – David Gold

We had another sold out Hospitality Suite yesterday so thank you to everyone who attended. The promotion 1997-1998 side were in attendance along with many loyal Lichties, with some even making the trip from Aviemore!

Their Man of the Match was David Gold for his goal and performance over the 90 minutes and David was presented his prize by Ewan Rae on behalf of everyone in Hospitality.

Congratulations to both Blair and David and all their team mates for our 3rd League Win in a row.

Lichties Down Under

We were sent these great photographs from Lewis, Brooke, Archie, Henry and Billy Chapman from Pinkenba, Queensland in Australia.

The visited Gayfield earlier in the season and sent this wee message with the attached photographs!

Hope to see you back soon!

“Good Morning,

Just sending through a few pictures from our visit to Gayfield from earlier in the season. Unfortunately, the result didn’t go our way but we all had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed our trip back to my hometown.

The boys (Archie 6, Henry 5 and Billy 3) love wearing their Lichties strips everywhere and we would like to thank everyone for the hospitality shown on the day.

The other pics are a signed strip I have from back in 1998, quite relevant with the Lichties Legends game taking place today.

Best of luck for the rest of the season.

Kind Regards,

Lewis and Brooke Chapman”

We love messages like this and it is great to know our support is worldwide!

Tribute to John McGlashan

At 3pm on Saturday afternoon we had a minute’s applause to pay tribute to our friend and former Manager and player John McGlashan.

For such a warm and positive Gentleman it seemed that a minutes applause was a more fitting tribute.

With the Gayfield Flag at half mast, and the Arbroath players wearing a black armband as a mark of respect, Gayfield stood to their feet to remember John.

We are still in shock over the passing of our great friend and our thoughts and support are with his family and loved ones.

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