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Arbroath FC

"The Red Lichties"


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Bo'ness United v Arbroath, William Hill Scottish Cup 4th Round Arrangements

Supporters are asked to take note of the following arrangements for the match away to Bo'ness United this Saturday.

· Gates will open at 1230 for a 1.30pm kick off. · Arbroath FC will occupy the West Terracing of the Ground which is an uncovered area. · Toilets & refreshment kiosk will be available in this part of the Ground. · Early arrival is advised as there are only 2 turnstiles available for Arbroath FC Supporters. · There is limited parking in the immediate proximity to the ground. · Entry is by Cash - £10 for Adults, £5 for concessions.


Arbroath 4 Clyde 0

Match Highlights Here

The Lichties got back on track with a resounding 4-0 win against Clyde. The visitors were the brighter in the opening 10 minutes before Adam Hunter was tripped in the box and a penalty awarded, with Paul McManus converting from the spot. Simon Murray then doubled the lead two minutes later before Bobby Linn rifled in a fine shot 3 minutes from half time. Murray then added his second just before the break when he reacted to Neil Parry's rebound. Although there was no further scoring, both goalkeepers were tested in the second half with each producing some fine saves.


Tickets for the supporters bus to the game away to Bo'ness on the 29th of November will go on sale from Monday between 9.30am and 1pm. Price is £10 and the bus will leave Gayfield at 10.30am.


Albion Rovers 2 Arbroath 1

A goal from John Gemmell 11 minutes from time secured victory for Albion Rovers at Cliftonhill. Marc McKenzie opened the scoring in the 10th minute before Scott McBride struck a perfect free kick over the wall on the half hour mark to level. McManus and Stewart spurned chances for the visitors before John Gemmell headed in the winner for Rovers.


Arbroath have signed goalkeeper, Marc McCallum on an emergency loan from Dundee United.


The kick off time for the William Hill Scottish Cup 4th round tie away to Bo'ness United has been agreed for 1.30pm


Arbroath FC will be running supporter buses to the Scottish Cup tie against Bo'ness United on Saturday 29th November 2014.The tickets will go on sale at the Gayfield from 17th November 2014 and can be purchased between 9.30am and 1pm. Tickets will cost £10 for all. We have not been advised of the kick-off time as yet so departure time from Gayfield has still yet to be determined.


Arbroath 1 Queens Park 2

Match Highlights Here

Arbroath were edged out 2-1 against Queens Park. Shaun Fraser opened the scoring in only the second minute when he found space and slotted the ball past Scott Morrison. As the game progressed, the Lichties came more and more into the game but spurned several chances in front of goal. Queens caught the home side and broke away in the 79th minute with Kevin Fotheringham rifling a shot off the underside of the bar and in for 2-0. 3 minutes later Paul McManus pulled a goal back with a fine header from Jack Smith's cross. The Lichties kept pressing for an equaliser in the torrential rain but the Spiders held on for a 2-1 win.

 


Michael Travis has left the Club by mutual agreement.


Hospitality Announcement

In order to enhance the usage of the Hospitality Suite for both football and non-football related events within Gayfield, the Board of Directors have recently undertaken a review of existing arrangements. This excellent facility is currently under used and in order to ensure that this important Club Facility is used to its maximum potential, the Board are delighted to have appointed Strathmore Event Services Ltd (SES Ltd) to assist in this work. The Club’s current Events Manager Julie Harper will work alongside SES Ltd and will continue to host events held at Gayfield. The Hospitality Suite is an extremely important revenue stream for the Club and the Board of Directors would encourage existing and potential new users of this facility to support SES ltd in their work and ultimately assist the Manager and his squad of players, who have had an excellent start to the 2014/15 season.

SES Ltd can be contacted at info@strathmoreeventservices or by telephoning 07775 779440 to discuss Hospitality Suite enquiries and bookings, as well as other Commercial aspects of the Club Operation.

Club Chairman John Christison added, ‘I am pleased to announce Arbroath Football Clubs association with our new marketing partners Strathmore Event Services Ltd. Quality facility hire has now become an ever increasing important financial consideration of a successful football club and AFC is no different. By working with SES we will intrinsically strengthen our approach towards improving the use of our fantastic facilities, not only for football fans, but for all the residents of Arbroath and the wider area. I therefore solicit your continued cooperation and patronage and look forward to seeing you in our excellent facilities in the very near future at Gayfield Park.’


Arbroath have been drawn to play away to either Elgin City or Bo'ness United in round 4 of the William Hill Scottish Cup. The tie is due to take place on Saturday the 29th of November.


Match Highlights Here

William Hill Scottish Cup 3rd Round

Arbroath 2 Nairn County 1

The Lichties saw off the challenge of Nairn County with a 2-1 win at Gayfield. Paul McManus opened the scoring in the 22nd minute with a penalty after Simon Murray had been fouled. Scott McBride made it 2-0 with a powerful header from a corner in the 66th minute. Nairn County however gave a very good account of themselves and were rewarded with a goal from Sean Webb with 2 minutes of normal time remaining to force a nervy finish for Arbroath. Goalkeeper, David Crawford sadly had to leave the field midway through the second half with a bad knee injury after twisting it.


Montrose 1 Arbroath 5

Arbroath thrashed local rivals Montrose at Links Park. Simon Murray opened the scoring on 17 minutes after converting Bobby Linn's goalmouth cross. Simon Carreiro then doubled the lead with a fine shot from the edge of the box on 52. Montrose pulled a goal back through a Garry Wood penalty 5 minutes later before a bizarre last 12 minutes of the game. The Lichties were awarded a free kick on the edge of David Crawford's goal and the goalkeeper stepped up and lofted it forward. The ball bounced over McManus towards Lucas Birnstingl who was out near the edge of his box and as the ball continued to rise, he put his hands up to stop it only for it to be parried into the net for 3-1. Things got worse in the 84th minute for the Links Park custodian when he was adjudged to have brought Paul McManus down in the box. Birnstingl was sent off and McManus converted the penalty. In injury time, McManus beat the off side trap to slot the ball past Garry Wood who had taken over between the posts.

 


Annan Athletic 0 Arbroath 1

Arbroath edged out Annan Athletic in a closely fought encounter at Galabank. Dylan Carreiro scored the only goal of the game when he found space and sight of goal from the edge of the box and fired home in the 11th minute. Carreiro had another shot off the bar while David Crawford in the Lichties goal made an outstanding triple save and also watched an Annan header hit the bar late on.


Match Highlights can be viewed Here

Arbroath 4 East Stirlingshire 0

The Lichties swept aside East Stirlingshire with a resounding 4-0 win at Gayfield. In the 20th minute, Aldin El-Zubaidi opened the scoring with his first of the season from a powerful header after Adam Hunter's corner. Bobby Linn doubled the lead after rifling a shot on 33 minutes. In the second half, Arbroath continued to dominate and substitute, Kevin Buchan finished a fine move for a 3rd in the 74th minute. Simon Murray then had his just rewards for an afternoon of hard work with a fine strike on 80 minutes.


Montrose 1 Arbroath 3

The Lichties managed to see of a resilient Montrose side in the 2nd round replay of the William Hill Scottish Cup. Paul McManus opened the scoring for the first of a hat trick on 4 minutes with a fine finish. Deep into first half injury time, Paul Harkins levelled for the Mo after some sloppy defending from the men in maroon. The second half was an even tussle that ended goalless so extra time was required. Just 2 minutes into the first period, McManus pounced after some fine passing play to edge Arbroath in front and 9 minutes later he scored a 3rd to put the Lichties 3-1 up, which is how it finished. The reward is a 3rd round home tie against Nairn County on Saturday the 1st of November.

Match Highlights can be viewed at http://scotfa.co/JuHhD4
 


Highlights of the William Hill Scottish Cup match can be viewed at

http://scotfa.co/c8bfYM
 


William Hill Scottish Cup 2nd Round

Arbroath 2 Montrose 2

Arbroath drew 2-2 with Montrose in the 2nd round of the William Hill Scottish Cup. The Lichties opened the scoring on 7 minutes when Paul McManus was first to pounce on a Simon Murray rebound but Gary Wood levelled for the visitors with a header on 17. Adam Hunter then put Arbroath 2-1 up 7 minutes later with a fine shot before Paul Watson restored parity with a long range free kick that passed everyone into the net. After what was an entertaining and closely fought match by both sides, the winner will now be decided with a replay at Links Park on Saturday the 11th of October at 2pm. The scheduled league match that was due to take place away to Annan Athletic will now be rearranged for a midweek.


Elgin Match Highlights Available on Lich TV

Arbroath 1 Elgin City 0

Arbroath continued the fine run of form by beating Elgin City 1-0 at Gayfield through a Simon Murray strike with 15 minutes remaining. After a fairly even first half, the Lichties forged several chances but a combination of poor finishing and good goalkeeping from Michael Fraser kept the scores level. Elgin had chances of their own with a goal line clearance from Craig Johnstone required and Marvin Andrews a particular threat at set pieces. Eventually Arbroath broke the deadlock when Simon Murray found space in the box to turn and shoot into the bottom corner for his 3rd of the season.


Clyde 2 Arbroath 5

Arbroath returned to the top of the League 2 table after a resounding 5-2 victory away to Clyde. Paul McManus put the Lichties ahead in the 25th minute before Brian McQueen was sent off for a second bookable offence for the Broadwood side. Scott Ferguson levelled with a well struck free kick in 36 and 2 minutes later Scott McBride restored the Arbroath lead. Ferguson then levelled once again in injury time at the end of the first 45. The second half became a pulsating end to end affair and the Lichties scored 3 excellent goals with Dylan Carreiro firing 2 unstoppable shots and Simon Murray netting from a superb volley.


Highlights from the Arbroath v East Fife match can be viewed

 

Here


Arbroath 0 East Fife 2

The Lichties suffered the first league defeat of the season at home to East Fife. Scott McBride hit the bar with a free kick early on but it remained 0-0 at half time. Allan Walker fired the visitors ahead in the 51st minute from close range and Kevin Smith doubled the lead 6 minutes later with a shot that David Crawford couldn't hold. Arbroath created some great chances through Linn, Carreiro and Murray but the East Fife goalkeeper, Allan Fleming had an exceptional game between the posts.


THERE is some good news for fans of The Red Lichties at Saturday’s home game against East Fife.

Having previously expressed concerns about the future of the Matchday Programme, we are pleased to announce that this weekend’s edition will have an exciting new-look, what’s more it will be full-colour and glossy! There will be some great features, plenty of stats and top-quality photography – all for £2.

“We were approached by a company called JJ Sports Promotions Ltd., who specialise in Matchday Programme production for clubs at all levels of the game,” said Club Secretary, Gary Callon. “They had heard about our plight and have offered us use of their professional service in order to ensure that we have a publication to be proud of. We are delighted by the results and are sure that our supporters will be too!”

Copies of the Matchday Programme will be on sale from the usual outlets on Saturday. If you haven’t purchased a copy for a while, then please do so as you are in for a real treat.

If any supporters have pictures of their Arbroath FC colours in weird and wonderful destinations are the world, please email them to andyppoole@aol.com for use in future editions of your new-look Matchday Programme.


Highlights from the Arbroath v Montrose match can be viewed here on Lich TV

 

Arbroath v Montrose from Lich TV on Vimeo.


Arbroath FC Squad 2014/15

L-R (Back row) Johnny Lindsay, Ross Fisher, Aldin El-Zubaidi, Kevin Nicoll, Scott McBride, Keiran Stewart, Kevin Buchan, Connor Birse.

(Middle row) Becky Dunphy (Physio), Adam Hunter, Mark Whately, Michael Travis, David Crawford, Scott Morrison, Jordan Lowdon, Paul McManus, Simon Murray.

(Front row) Keiran McWalter, Jack Smith, Ricky Little, Todd Lumsden (Asst. Manager), Allan Moore (Manager), Bobby Linn, Craig Johnstone, Michael Wallace


Arbroath 3 Montrose 1

Arbroath maintained a 100% start to the League with a 3-1 win over derby rivals, Montrose. Bobby Linn opened the scoring on 14 minutes after beating the offside trap before Kevin Buchan doubled the lead on 22. Simon Murray then made it 3 just after the hour with a fine solo effort before Graham Webster pulled a goal back on 82. The Links Park men had Declan O'Kane red carded in the last minute. Lichties keeper, David Crawford had to be substituted with an injury just prior to half time.


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.


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.

 


Flair Not Flares

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."

 

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


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


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 -  

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


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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.