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The Club’s Board of Directors wish to make it explicitly clear that the possession and/or use of any type of Pyrotechnic Device within Gayfield Park and other football stadiums is strictly forbidden. These Devices are very dangerous and have the potential to cause significant injury. The Club strives to ensure that Gayfield is a safe environment for all Supporters to come to and enjoy watching football. Accordingly any person who is found in possession of/using such a device at Gayfield, will be banned from future fixtures at the Ground. Arbroath FC will also fully cooperate with other Clubs and relevant authorities to assist in the identification of any individuals who may be in the possession of or use pyrotechnics at other stadiums.
The Players, Management and Directors of the Club are hugely appreciative of the fantastic support the Team continues to receive. The Club is asking for everyone’s cooperation to ensure that all of our Supporters can come along and support the Team and do so in complete safety.
The League match that was originally scheduled for Saturday the 5th of December against Berwick Rangers will now take place on Tuesday the 15th of December with a 7.45pm kick off.
Admission prices for the William Hill Scottish Cup 3rd round replay against Cowdenbeath will be as they were for the original tie at Central Park with Adults £14, Concessions £7 and Adult and Child gate £15.
William Hill Scottish Cup 3rd Round
Cowdenbeath 1 Arbroath 1
A spirited Arbroath performance in atrocious conditions earned a replay at Gayfield next Saturday. The visitors looked composed in the first half though had to thank Allan Fleming for a terrific save when he palmed Andy Murdoch's shot over the bar. Torrential rain added to a difficult wind in the second half and the Lichties took the lead in the 56th minute. Darren Ramsay had won a free kick and the ball broke to Mark Whatley who fired low and into the net past Sneddon in the Cowdenbeath goal. Conditions became really difficult for a while and the Blue Brazil levelled when Craig Johnston headed Bradley Donaldson's free kick into the corner of the net for 1-1. Both sides had chances to win the tie with a Cowdenbeath effort crashing off the bar and Bobby Linn spurning 2 chances when one on one with Sneddon. The replay takes place at Gayfield on Saturday the 5th of December, with the scheduled League game against Berwick Rangers now moving to a midweek date to be confirmed.
Caithness Glass Bowl & Paperweight
There are a small number of the Caithness anniversary bowls and paperweights still available for sale that were made for the 130th Anniversary celebrations We were very lucky to work with Caithness Glass who made a very limited edition of 36 Crystal Bowls and paperweights in Arbroath Colours with each bowl having a unique number on it. Paperweights are priced at £40 and the Bowls are £100. These would make excellent Christmas presents! Call Julie Harper on 07864195158 if you are interested
Annan Athletic 2 Arbroath 2
A spirited fightback saw the Lichties come back from 2-0 down to earn a share of the points at Galabank. The visitors made changes with Greg Rutherford, Jordan Lowdon and Sergio Alvarez all starting. The suspension for Ricky Little also gave a start to Craig Wilson. Arbroath had much of the possession in the first half but found themselves 2 down by 58 minutes. Peter Weatherson opened the scoring on 35 before Smart Osadolor drilled a shot in for 2-0 before the hour. The visitors however dug in and Bobby Linn reduced the deficit in the 65th minute with a well timed shot before Greg Rutherford bulleted in a header from the centre of the box with 11 minutes remaining. Both sides had chances to steal a winner but the match ended level.
Stirling Albion 3 Arbroath 1
A second half collapse by Arbroath saw 10 man Stirling Albion win 3-1 at Forthbank. The Lichties looked comfortable in the first half and led 1-0 after Bobby Linn calmly finished past Chris Smith on 21 minutes. In the second half, the Binos pulled level on 55 minutes when Willie Robertson knocked in a cross from David Verlaque. 9 minutes later, Chris Smith in the Albion goal was red carded when he upended Bobby Linn just outside the box but the Lichties then struggled to find a way against the 10 men. Ross Smith made it 2-1 to Stirling on 78 minutes before Steven Doris converted a penalty 4 minutes later. There was further misery for the maroons when Ricky Little was shown a straight red deep into injury time for dissent.
Arbroath 1 East Fife 1
The Lichties had to settle for a share of the points against East Fife at Gayfield. The Fifers started brightly and took the lead on the 11th minute when Scott Mercer set up Jonathan Page to score. The home side struggled to get going and had to thank Allan Fleming for an excellent save to keep them in the game, with an Andy Munro shot off the post an only high point. It became a game of two halves though and Arbroath began to dominate the second and equalised in the 53rd minute when Martin Grehan diverted a corner for Craig Watson to head in. There was then a real moment of controversy in the 66th minute. Andy Ryan, playing his last game on loan from Hamilton latched onto a through ball with only the goalkeeper to beat. He played the ball to the left as he rounded the keeper and it looked like Goodfellow made contact as he passed and the striker fell. The Referee blew the whistle and with the Arbroath support expecting a penalty, they were astounded when Ryan was booked for simulation. The Lichties then began to turn the screw but couldn't find a way through with Goodfellow making fine saves to deny Clarke and Ryan and Allan Fleming pulling off a great save to deny Nathan Austin.
The winning 50/50 number for the East Fife match was 06367 for £87
Young Supporters Day & Ladies Hospitality Day
After a successful event earlier in the year, the Club will once again be running a Young Supporters Hospitality Day for the match v Elgin City on the 9th of January. The event is open to 8 to 17 year olds and costs £20 or £14 for season ticket holders. It includes a 2 course meal, complimentary soft drinks, reserved seating, teamsheet and a chance to meet the Management and players. There will also be a Ladies Hospitality Day on the 20th of February for the match against Queens Park. This includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival, 3 course meal with wine, complimentary bar before the match and after up until 5.30, half time tea and coffee and a chance to meet the Management and players. The cost for this is £50 + VAT. To Book either event call 07775 779440 or email email@example.com
Elgin City 2 Arbroath 0
The Lichties returned from a second trip to the Highlands in a week pointless after losing out 2-0 to Elgin City at Borough Briggs. Bobby Linn and Darren Ramsey both missed out with injury and joined Jamie Reid, Kane Hester and Jordan Lowdon, which depleted the squad. Arbroath had the brighter opening but found themselves a goal down on six minutes when Craig Gunn fired home from inside the box. The Elgin striker also had chances off the woodwork and Allan Fleming was also called to make some excellent saves to keep the Maroons in it. With Arbroath pressing for an equaliser, Elgin broke away down the right on 82 minutes and a perfect cross saw Bryan Cameron head in for 2-0.
Arbroath have been drawn away to Cowdenbeath in round 3 of the William Hill Scottish Cup. The ties is scheduled for Saturday November the 28th.
William Hill Scottish Cup 2nd Round
Brora Rangers 1 Arbroath 2
The Lichties progressed to round 3 of the William Hill Scottish Cup after a well disciplined display against Brora Rangers at Dudgeon Park. With the wind making things difficult, the Highland League champions had the better of the opening spell until Martin Grehan was fouled in the box and Referee, Craig Napier had no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Grehan then stepped up to convert the penalty himself on 29 minutes. Brora then equalised 5 minutes into the second half with a sublime 20 yard looping strike from Martin McLean that beat Allan Fleming at the back post. The lead was restored for the Lichties on 58 minutes when Darren Ramsay beat several players as he ran into the box, found an opening and then pulled the trigger to beat Joe Malin. Arbroath held onto the lead comfortably in the closing stages with substitutes, Greg Rutherford, David Gold and Sergio Alvarez making an impact. This was always going to be a difficult tie for Arbroath against a well organised Brora side. Credit must go to the large band of travelling support who made their way to the north of the Highlands.
Team: Fleming, Munro, Johnstone, Little, Watson, Whatley, Linn, Stewart (Gold), Grehan (Rutherford), Clarke, Ramsey (Alvarez)
Arbroath have signed striker, Greg Rutherford until the end of the season. Greg played for Alloa Athletic towards the end of last season and had previously played for Dover Athletic and Hartlepool.
There has been sufficient interest for the Club to run a 25 seater bus for supporters to Brora on Saturday. The bus leaves at 8.30am and tickets cost £18.00 with a few still available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
The Club has noted that there is a level of interest in running a bus to the William Hill Scottish Cup tie away at Brora Rangers next Saturday. In order to gauge the situation further, interested supporters should contact the Club by 10am on Tuesday morning to note their interest. This can be done by either phoning Gayfield on 01241 872157 after 9am on Monday or by emailing the Club Secretary at email@example.com. A decision will then be made as to if a bus will run or not.
Arbroath 3 Montrose 1
The Lichties came out on top in the Angus Derby at Gayfield with a brace from Bobby Linn and a strike from trialist, Greg Rutherford. In a lively atmosphere, Arbroath eventually took the lead in the 23rd minute. Darren Ramsey played some neat footwork into the box to find Linn who fired past Millar to make it 1-0. Then 6 minutes after the hour mark, Linn doubled the lead in front of the joyous Lichtie's support behind the Harbour End goal. With 11 minutes remaining, Rutherford found the net from a tight angle to make it 3 before Graham Webster pulled one back with a superb long range strike after the ball had been cleared after a cannon from the bar.
Arbroath Team: Fleming, Munro, Johnstone, Little, Watson, Whatley, Linn (Lowdon 90), Stewart (Gold 60), Grehan (Rutherford 67), Clarke, Ramsey
Greg Rutherford somehow manages to find the net for Arbroath's 3rd
The Winning 50/50 Number for the Montrose match is 05896 for £98.00 and has not been claimed.
Arbroath v Montrose Segregation Arrangements
For the match between Arbroath and Montrose on Saturday the 17th of October, the usual segregation arrangements will apply. The home support will occupy the harbour end of the stadium while the away support will occupy the Pleasureland end of the stadium. With a larger than usual crowd expected, supporters are asked to ensure that they arrive at Gayfield in good time prior to kick off to ensure that they gain entry in sufficient time prior to the game starting.
Fortnight of Action 2015 – Show Racism the Red Card
Welcome to Show Racism the Red Card’s annual Fortnight of Action. The 2015 Fortnight of Action will unite Scottish football in making a stand against racism. We believe that it is vital to highlight the anti-racism message at this time, in conjunction with Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE).
All professional clubs will make a stand against racism over one weekend whether at home or away. We have coordinated the participation of the clubs’ actions to make it the biggest and most high profile fortnight so far.
At every SPFL game on Friday 16th, Saturday 17th, and Sunday 18th October, clubs will be united in calling for an end to racism in football and in society. Players in over 40 European countries are involved in similar events as part of the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network against racism and discrimination.
Show Racism the Red Card has received excellent support from football clubs, football authorities and football fans over the length and breadth of Scotland - we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all. We have heard of many instances where supporters have been proactive in promoting the anti-racism message, making it clear that racism and discrimination are not welcome at their club. We urge fans to continue to support the anti-racism message; it is the responsibility of us all to ensure that it is carried beyond the Fortnight of Action and beyond the terraces.
Neil Doncaster, Chief Executive of the SPFL, said: “Football is a powerful medium to break down barriers and promote tolerance. Our clubs have supported Show Racism the Red Card since season 2003/04 and once again, this united action in support of the campaign sends out the positive message that football is a game to be enjoyed by all."
The campaign will continue to speak to all football clubs, the football authorities and the police to eradicate all forms of racist behaviour.
The SPFL and its clubs deplore all forms of racism and any racist behaviour will not be tolerated at SPFL.
This year the campaign has continued to develop partnerships with local authorities to deliver educational workshops combined with football coaching sessions in a number of regions. The workshops are delivered by a dedicated team of education workers and ex-professional footballers, providing a very positive method of educating our young people about the negative impact racism has on Scottish society.
Here’s a brief outline of what’s taking place during the Fortnight of Action this year: • Anti-racism football festivals and projects across Scotland. • Show Racism the Red Card actions at SPFL, Scottish Women’s Premier League, Scottish Women’s Football League, Scottish Junior Football matches. • ‘Unite Against Racism’ actions at UEFA Champions League fixtures. • Educational workshops in schools and community groups across Scotland.
Football is a sport that is followed by people across the world, and football matches should be an enjoyable experience for all, whatever their background. We all have a part to play in stamping out racism in football and society.
If you see or hear racism or sectarianism at any level of football, please report it to the stewards or police.
Our website also includes updates on Fortnight of Action events and more information on the Show Racism the Red Card campaign in Scotland.
Show your support for tackling racism:
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Match Highlights HERE
Arbroath 0 Annan Athletic 2
The Lichties unbeaten run came to an end with a 2-0 defeat at Gayfield to Annan Athletic. Bryan Gilfillan fouled Keiran Stewart in the box on 4 minutes to draw a penalty for the hosts but Bobby Linn's effort was saved by Jordan Hart. In the 11th minute, an Annan corner was cleared out to the feet of Peter Weatherson whose shot took a deflection into the bottom corner to make it 1-0. 11 minutes later, some poor defending led to Ricky Little putting the ball into his own net for 2. Arbroath pressed to get back into the game in the second half and had a Martin Grehan effort and an Andy Munro header into the net from a free kick but both were ruled out for offside.
The winning 50/50 number for the Annan match was 00674 for £102.00 with the prize claimed.
Arbroath have been drawn away at Brora Rangers in the second round of the William Hill Scottish Cup. The tie takes place on Saturday the 24th of October.
Happy Birthday to one of our Stewards, Dougie Boath from all at Arbroath FC
East Stirlingshire 0 Arbroath 4
Andy Ryan grabbed a brace and set up a penalty as Arbroath romped to victory at Ochilview against The Shire. The Lichties opened the scoring on just 7 minutes with Ryan's shot finding the net. They dominated the 1st half and spurned several chances after some great play around the box. In the second half, Ryan was fouled by Connor Greene in the box on the 51st minute and the defender was shown the red card for what was deemed to be denying a goal scoring opportunity. Bobby Linn made no mistake in converting the penalty. 4 minutes later and Ryan added his second when he fired in Linn's cross from the centre of the box. A 4th was added 12 minutes from time when Martin Grehan met a great through ball from Sergio Alvarez and calmly slotted the ball past Richie Barnard. The win moves The Lichties up to 8th and 5 points behind leaders East Fife. Team: Fleming, Munro, Johnstone, Little, Watson, Whatley, Linn (Reid 79), Stewart (Hester 67), Ryan (Grehan 67), Alvarez, Ramsey
Forfarshire Cup Final
Arbroath 3 Forfar Athletic 3
Forfar Athletic Win 5-4 on Penalties
Match Highlights HERE
Forfar Athletic won the Forfarshire Cup Final 5-4 on penalties after a truly pulsating game that was a fantastic advertisement for the tournament. The scores had finished level after 90 minutes at 3-3. Arbroath struck first with a header from Andy Munro before Lewis Allan levelled for The Loons from the spot after Calum Brodie fouled in the box. 7 minutes later, Kerr Hay made it 2-1 for the visitors before Kane Hester levelled for The Lichties just before half time. Chris Templeman restored the lead for Forfar on 50 minutes but David Gold equalised for 3-3 with the goal of the match from a 30 yard strike. Forfar missed their first penalty and the rest were all converted, leaving Jamie Clarke the chance to win the match with his spot kick. His effort was well saved by Jason King and the match went to sudden death. Forfar converted but Kieran McWalter blasted his effort over the bar to send the trophy to Forfar.
Arbroath - Brodie, Wilson, Lowdon, Clarke, Munro, McWalter, Reid, Stewart, Hester, Gold, Victoria. Used subs - Linn, Alvarez.
Forfar - King, Yates, Kennedy, Dunlop, Nicoll, Hay, Smith, Fotheringham, Templeman, Swankie, Allan. Used subs - Travis, Hodge, Denholm.
Referee - Mike Roncone, Attendance 576
Match Highlights HERE
Arbroath 2 Stirling Albion 0
The Lichties secured a second win of the season against Stirling Albion with 2 second half goals at Gayfield. Craig Watson moved over to right back and Andy Munro came into the starting XI to join Ricky Little in the centre of defence. After an even first half, 2 goals in 2 minutes early in the second half sealed victory for Arbroath. On 49 minutes, a Bobby Linn ball found the impressive Sergio Alvarez on the edge of the box and the Spaniard fired past the sprawling Chris Smith. 2 minutes later, Linn was on the score sheet himself when he latched onto an Andy Ryan cross for his second of the season. Arbroath then comfortably shut up shop to defend the lead in a win that takes them off the bottom of the league. Team: Fleming, Munro, Johnstone, Little, Watson, Whatley, Linn (Reid 80), Stewart, Ryan (Grehan 67), Alvarez (Clarke 67), Ramsey
The winning 50/50 ticket for the Stirling Albion match was 05683 for £94
Fans from Exeter City who visited the Club during the preseason friendly back in July have sent a pennant and letter up to show their appreciation at how well they were made welcome in the town. The Pennant is behind the bar at Tutties Neuk.
130th Anniversary Gala Dinner & Relay for Life Event
The Board of Directors would like to express their sincere gratitude for all those who assisted in the preparation of and to those who attended the 36 – 0 Celebratory Gala Dinner at Gayfield last Friday evening. The event was a tremendous success and in particular the inauguration of the first individuals into the Club Hall of Fame is an important milestone in the history of Arbroath FC.
Likewise the Race for Life Musical evening on Saturday night was a similar success with a crowd of around 200 people enjoying the excellent entertainment.
Thanks to all who made the weekend a roaring success.’
The Final of the 2014/15 Forfarshire Cup between Arbroath and Forfar Athletic will be contested at Gayfield on Tuesday the 22nd of September, with a 7.45pm kick off. Arbroath beat a Dundee United XI in July to reach the final while Forfar overcame Brechin City and St Johnstone. Admission for the match will be £6 and £3.
East Fife 0 Arbroath 1
The Lichties secured a first win of the season against East Fife at a windswept New Bayview. Both sides struggled with the wind in the first half with Sergio Alvarez curling an effort just round the post and Darren Ramsey hitting a shot narrowly over the bar for the visitors. Arbroath began to take control as the game progressed and were eventually rewarded with 10 minutes remaining. With the wind calmer at this stage, Bobby Linn sent a stunning free kick from the edge of the box past Goodfellow to secure the points. Team: Fleming, Wilson, Johnstone, Little, Watson, Whatley, Linn, Stewart, Ryan (Grehan 82), Alvarez (Clarke 61), Ramsey (Reid 70).
It was a fantastic night at Gayfield for the 130th Anniversary Gala Dinner to celebrate the 36-0 win over Bon Accord on Friday. Nearly 300 guests attended on the night, enjoying an evening of entertainment and a superb 3 course meal. The event was very generously sponsored by Arbikie Highland Estate. Some pictures are below.
Arbroath v Clyde Match Highlights Available Here
Arbroath 0 Clyde 1
The Lichties suffered defeat to a solitary goal from the Bully Wee at Gayfield. The only goal came 9 minutes into the first half when Chris Smith rose unchallenged to header in a Chris Mitchell corner. Arbroath spurned several chances through Andy Ryan, Martin Grehan and Joao Victoria and nearly nicked a draw at the death when Craig Watson's floating header looped onto the post and agonisingly back across the goal line without crossing over. Team: Fleming, Wilson (Gold 86), Johnstone, Little, Watson, Whatley, Linn (Victoria 67), Clarke, Grehan, Ryan, Ramsey (Reid 75).
The Winning 50/50 Number For The Clyde Match Was 05305 For £221 With The Prize Claimed.
Graham Hay has left the Club by mutual consent and signed for Lochee United
Arbroath have signed 20 year old defender, Craig Watson on loan from Hamilton Academical until January.
In celebration of the 130th Anniversary of the 36-0 world record score, Arbikie Highland Estate has created 3,600 limited edition bottles of its premium gin and vodka, which are available to buy online from Arbikie or alternatively from the Club at Gayfield. These would make an ideal gift for any football supporter. Arbikie Highland Estate is also very generously sponsoring the upcoming 36-0 Gala Dinner.
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John Stirling from Arbikie Highland Estate presents Arbroath FC Chairman, John Christison with a bottle of the special limited edition 36-0 gin that is now available to buy.
Lewis Coult has left Arbroath FC by mutual consent
Berwick Rangers 2 Arbroath 2
Arbroath earned a first point of the season with a hard fought draw at Shielfield. Once again the Lichties found themselves behind as early as the 3rd minute when Darren Lavery rose unchallenged to power in a header from a corner. It was 2 for the Borderers in the 15th minute after a Craig Johnstone block was deflected into the path of Blair Henderson who sprinted down the wing to pass for Michael McKenna to finish. 3 minutes later, Arbroath halved the deficit when Andy Ryan calmly finished after some great play by Jordan Lowdon. The second half saw Arbroath begin to dominate and were justly rewarded with two minutes remaining when the ball landed at the feet of Darren Ramsey after Martin Grehan had knocked the ball down in the box and he rifled the ball home for a well deserved 2-2 draw.
Team: Fleming, Wilson (Victoria 82), Johnstone, Munro, Little, Whatley, Ramsey, Gold (Clarke 70), Grehan, Ryan, Lowdon (Reid 64)
After impressing during training and in the match v Queens Park, Arbroath have signed striker, Joao Victoria
MATCH HIGHLIGHTS AVAILABLE HERE
Arbroath 1 Queens Park 2
Queens Park ran out 2-1 winners at Gayfield. Paul Woods opened the scoring in the 4th minute and Sean Burns doubled the lead for The Spiders 3 minutes into the second half. Arbroath spurned some chances, including a Martin Grehan header that came off the bar as the hosts tried to find a way back into the game. With a minute remaining, The Lichties were rewarded with a neat header from trialist, Joao Victoria finding the top corner to pull one back. Team: Fleming, Wilson, Johnstone, Munro, Little, Stewart (Ramsey 60), Linn, Gold, Grehan (Victoria 69), Munro, Reid (Whatley 60)
The winning 50/50 number for August 22nd was 04579 and the prize has been claimed.
Montrose 3 Arbroath 0
It was a disappointing afternoon for the Lichties as they went down 3-0 away to Montrose at Links Park. Gary Fraser opened the scoring for the hosts with a neat finish from Ross Campbell's pinpoint delivery. He then doubled the lead 5 minutes before half time when he latched onto Ross McCord's cross. Todd Lumsden made changes at half time and brought on new loan signings Andy Ryan and Darren Ramsey but Ross Campbell made it 3 for Montrose with a shot into the bottom corner on56 minutes.
Arbroath: Fleming, Little, Lowdon, Munro, Hay, Clarke (Ramsey 45), Linn, Stewart, Grehan (Hester 66), Gold, Alvarez (Ryan 45)
A limited number of player sponsorships are still available. For further details contact Strathmore Event Services on 07775 779440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Arbroath have signed defender, Darren Ramsay on loan from Rangers until early January. Andy Ryan, a striker from Hamilton Academical also comes in on emergency loan until November.
Arbroath Football Club Squad 2015/16
From Left to Right
Back Row - Andy Munro, Jamie Clarke, Lewis Coult, Sergio Cecilia Alvarez, Keiran Stewart, Graham Hay, Martin Grehan
Middle Row - Ross Grant (Physiotherapist), Craig Wilson, Ricky Little, Calum Brodie, Allan Fleming, David Gold, Kane Hester, Mike Cargill (Goalkeeping Coach)
Front Row - Kieran McWalter, Jamie Reid, Bobby Linn, Steven Hislop (Assistant Manager), Todd Lumsden (Manager), Mark Whatley, Craig Johnstone, Jordan Lowdon
Highlights from Arbroath v Elgin City can be viewed HERE
Arbroath FC held its Annual Open Day on Saturday prior to the match against Elgin City. There was a very good turnout of youngsters who enjoyed a training session on the pitch with Todd Lumsden, Steve Hislop and the players. The kids then enjoyed a lunch that was provided by KFC, who very kindly sponsored the event, for which Arbroath FC is very grateful.
Arbroath 0 Elgin City 3
The Lichties crashed to defeat against Elgin at Gayfield. Craig Gunn opened the scoring on 4 minutes before converting a penalty on the half hour mark after Craig Wilson had been red carded for a professional foul on Kyle MacLeod. Arbroath upped their game at the start of the second half but couldn't break through and were eventually undone when Mark Nicolson made it 3 with 15 minutes remaining. Attendance 683.
Arbroath - Fleming, Wilson, Lowdon (Trialist 77), Little, Hay, Clarke, Linn, Stewart, Coult (Grehan 55), Gold, Alvarez (Munro 32).
Elgin City - Hurst, Cooper, Gordon, Duff, McHardy, McKenzie (Bruce 86), Nicolson, Cameron, Moore (McPhee 81), Gunn (Hunter 84), MacLeod.
Heart of Midlothian 4 Arbroath 2, League Cup 1st Round
Hearts progressed to the 2nd round of the League Cup after overcoming a spirited Lichties side at Tynecastle. The hosts were subdued in the first half and Arbroath came more and more into the game. Eventually on 40 minutes, a neat through ball from Sergio Alvarez found David Gold who slotted past Jack Hamilton for a 1-0 lead to the visitors. The Lichties continued to play well into the second half and Lewis Coult could have doubled the lead on 50 minutes when a defensive error gifted him the ball in front of goal but he shot wide. Hearts then scored 3 goals in 5 minutes as their pace and slick movement paid off. Jordan McGhee equalised on 56 before Osman Sow then doubled the lead before converting a penalty after Craig Wilson had fouled in the box to make it 3-1 after 61 minutes. Arbroath showed resilience though and a 40 yard Bobby Linn free kick rifled off the post to David Gold who shot the rebound over the bar. Eventually on 85 minutes, Martin Grehan rose at the back post to header a Jordan Lowdon cross in for 3-2. As the referee was just about to blow the final whistle, Hearts last attack reaped rewards when Craig Wilson tried to clear but bundled the ball into his own net for the 4-2 victory to the Tynecastle men.
Highlights from Arbroath v Dunfermline Athletic Can Be Viewed HERE
Arbroath 1 Dunfermline Athletic 4
Arbroath lost out by 4 goals to 1 against a well organised Dunfermline side at Gayfield in the Petrofac Training Cup 1st round. Fassell El-Bahktaoui scored on 9 minutes and 28, with a Michael Moffat strike in between on 20 minutes. Substitute, Ryan Wallace made it 4 on 62 minutes before Martin Grehan pulled a goal back for the hosts 10 minutes later.
After impressing during preseason, Arbroath have signed Spanish midfielder Sergio Cecilia Alvarez. Sergio was previously with Atletico Victoria in Tenerife.
Its back to the real thing this coming Saturday and the AFC Matchday Experience continues when the ACSC Under 11s take their turn to entertain the fans on the pitch at half time and enjoy the match. Be sure to give them a big round of applause when they take the field. #youngredlichties
Arbroath lost 5-0 in the last preseason game in the closed door match at Murray Park on Friday night against a Rangers XI. Highlights can be viewed at
Edinburgh City 0 Arbroath 2
Arbroath ran out 2-0 winners against Edinburgh City at Meadowbank. David Gold opened the scoring in the first half when he headed a cross past the goalkeeper and trialist, Sergio Cecillia doubled the lead with a fine 20 yard strike after some fine play by the Spaniard with 17 minutes remaining. The Lichties go into Friday night's match against a Rangers XI unbeaten and with a clean sheet in their 4 preseason games.
Highlights From Arbroath v Fraserburgh Are Available HERE
Arbroath 4 Fraserburgh 0
The Lichties won the 3rd preseason match in a row against Fraserburgh from the Highland League. Trialist, Lee Cameron opened the scoring early in the first half and Lewis Coult and Kane Hester with a double added to the scoreline in the second half. The team once again featured several trialists hoping to make an impression on Manager, Todd Lumsden.
Teams: Arbroath - Fleming, Wilson, Lowdon, Little, Munro, Whatley, Watt (trialist), Cecillia (trialist), Coult, Cameron (trialist), Philips (trialist). Subs - Borneka (trialist), Clarke, Verlaque (trialist), Reid, Gold, McWalter, Hester, Johnstone, Doyle (trialist)
Fraserburgh - Cowie, Hay, McBride, Cowie, Christie, Cross, Chalmers, West, Davidson, Johnston, Walker. Subs - Combe, Cowie, Thomson, Maitland, Burr, Smart, Buchan, Taylor, Flynn
Highlights of Arbroath v Exeter City Can be viewed HERE
2 footballing legends visited Gayfield on Thursday when Exeter City called for a pre season friendly. Director of Football and former Tottenham Hotspur player, Steve Perryman and his former team mate, Alan Gilzean who also played for Dundee enjoyed the match. Both are seen here with Chairman - John Christison, Vice Chairman - Mike Caird and Club Secretary - Gary Callon.
After impressing in the 2 preseason matches to date, midfielder Jamie Clarke has signed for Arbroath on a one year deal.
Arbroath 1 Exeter City 0
Kane Hester made it 2 goals in 2 preseason games when he scored with 20 minutes left against English League 2 side Exeter City at Gayfield. The Lichties featured a largely changed line up from Tuesday night as Manager, Todd Lumsden gave some trialists a run out. Team: Fleming (Brodie), Verlaque [trialist], Lowdon, Munro, Hay, McWalter (Philips [trialist]), Linn, Stewart, Hester, Gold (Clarke [trialist]), Watt [trialist] (Cameron [trialist]).
HIghlights from the Forfarshire Cup Semi Final v Dundee United can be viewed HERE
Arbroath 2 Dundee United 0
Arbroath ran out comfortable 2-0 winners against Dundee United at Gayfield in the Forfarshire Cup Semi Final. A stunning strike in the first half from Jamie Reid and a cool finish from debutant, Kane Hester in the second half sealed the victory for the Lichties. Team: Fleming, Little, Johnstone, Munro, Hay, Jamie Clarke (trialist), Linn, Stewart, Coult, Gold, Reid. Used subs; Lowdon, Hester, Joshua Watt (trialist).
Arbroath have been drawn away at Heart of Midlothian in the first round of the League Cup. The match is due to be played on Saturday the 1st of August.
Arbroath Football Club Community Engagement Kicks On Again On Saturday 11 July St Murdochs Under 14s get their turn to entertain the fans when Arbroath take on Fraserburgh in the last home pre season friendly. The boys are buzzing and everyone is looking forward to seeing them take to the hallowed turf. #youngredlichties
Arbroath Football Club Community Engagement Kicks On On Thursday night the Carnoustie Panmure Football Academy U9s get their chance to show their skills in front of a home crowd when Arbroath take on Exeter City at Gayfield. We are all looking forward to seeing the young footballers demonstrate their "Tekkas" at half time. #youngredlichties
Arbroath FC Community Engagement Programme Kicks Off
As part of Arbroath Football Clubs Community engagement programme this season the Club is giving local youth team the opportunity to take part in a "Match Day Experience" at Gayfield.
At every home league match this season we will have one of the local youth football clubs attending the match. Their match day experience will include amongst other things free entry to the match, reserved seats in the stand and a half time kick about on the pitch.
However to start us off just before the league campaign gets underway Arbroath Lads Club Under 9s will lead the way and enjoy the experience by showing us their skills during the Dundee Utd Forfarshire Cup match on Tuesday evening.
Be sure to show the boys your appreciation on the night and the Club is looking forward to welcoming the young players to Gayfield.
Who knows you may be watching the next budding Ronaldo, Messi or Eric Sellars !!
Arbroath have signed former Dundee youth goalkeeper, Calum Brodie on a one year deal.
LICHTIES FEET MAKE THEIR MARK
Here is your chance to take part in an innovative fundraiser that will raise funds for Arbroath FC as well as the Supporters Club.
For just £25 you can have your footprints painted on the terracing, stand and also have your name and a message listed on the Arbroath FC website for two seasons. This can be for you or even in memory of a loved one. The feet will be sold off in numerical order but special numbers 36 and 360 will be auctioned off.
The money raised from "Lichties Feet" will let you play your part in building a successful Lichties team on the park & also supporting the TASC fundraising off the park.
The innovative idea has taken off on Twitter and high profile Tweeters including our own Manager Todd Lumsden, SPFL League 2 Player of the Year Bobby Linn, Open Champion Paul Lawrie and SFA Chief Executive Stewart Regan have all retweeted about the #lichtiesfeet fundraiser. Even Sky's Golf Commentator Ewan Murray retweeted from the US Open at the weekend. The fundraiser also made an appearance in the Sun newspaper today so the Club is making headlines locally, nationally and globally.
If you would like to book your "Lichties Feet" then contact Carol Shand on 07951389694 or Gordon Arnott on 07882146463, or even check out Twitter #lichtiesfeet and leave a message.
"Where you stand or under your seat, make your mark with Lichties Feet"
Now that the League fixtures have been announced for the 2015/16 Season, Bookings are now being taken for Match Day Club Hospitality.
Hospitality at Gayfield was extremely popular last season with excellent feedback being received from those who came along to experience a very enjoyable day.
Despite increasing overheads over the past couple of seasons, the Club Directors have again decided not to increase the cost of Hospitality, so the price will remain at £60 + Vat but for season Ticket Holders, this is reduced to £50 + Vat.
To make a booking please contact Strathmore Event Services Ltd either by email to email@example.com or by telephoning 07775 779440.
Your support to the Club is truly appreciated and we look forward to seeing you at Gayfield in the season ahead having an enjoyable day at Club Hospitality.
The fixtures for season 2015/16 were announced at lunchtime and Arbroath will open the Ladbrokes SPFL League 2 campaign at home to Elgin City on Saturday the 8th of August, followed by the local derby away to Montrose the following week. The full league fixtures for Arbroath can be found at http://spfl.co.uk/league-two/fixtures/
Season Ticket Change
Recent years has seen a healthy increase in the number of supporters who are in their later years at school, starting a course of higher education or in the early years of employment, e.g. an apprenticeship. In recognition of this much appreciated support, the Club has decided to extend the present £60 Under 16 season ticket up to Under 18. The ticket will also be available to those over 18 who are in full time education at a university or college on production of a matriculation card from the institution. For those affected who have already submitted a postal application for their season ticket, please email the Club Secretary on firstname.lastname@example.org who will arrange to make the necessary amendment.
Arbroath have signed former Berwick Rangers midfielder, David Gold, on a one year deal.
Arbroath have arranged a final friendly for the pre season schedule and will play a Rangers XI at Murray Park on Friday the 17th of July with a 7pm kick off.
Admission prices for season 2015/16 will be £13 for adults, £7 for concessions and £15 for parent and child gate. The cost for season tickets has remained unchanged now for several seasons and despite pressure to increase the price it will remain the same for season 2015/16 as we greatly appreciate the loyal support to the Club. Season ticket prices are £180 for adult, £90 for Senior Citizen, £60 for Juvenile (Under 16) and £30 for Junior (Under 12).
The following pre season fixtures have been arranged. Tuesday 7th July v Dundee United at Gayfield, 7.45pm (Forfarshire Cup). Thursday 9th July v Exeter City at Gayfield, 7.45pm. Saturday 11th July v Fraserburgh at Gayfield, 7.45pm. Wednesday 15th July v Edinburgh City at Meadowbank, 7.45pm.
Arbroath have agreed terms for the signing of goalkeeper, Allan Fleming. The 31 year old shot stopper was with East Fife last season.
Todd Lumsden has been able to counter offers made by other Clubs and has now agreed terms with Jamie Reid, an attacking midfielder who was previously with Dundee. The 21 year old had been on loan at Elgin City last season.
SCOTTISH PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE ANNOUNCES LADBROKES AS TITLE SPONSOR
UK-based betting company agrees the biggest ever Scottish football title sponsorship in two-year deal starting season 2015/16-
The SPFL has today announced the betting company Ladbrokes as its title sponsor from season 2015/16, in a two-year deal which includes rights across all four leagues and 42 clubs. The deal is the biggest ever of its kind in Scottish football and will see the nation’s professional football leagues become known as the Ladbrokes Premiership, Ladbrokes Championship, Ladbrokes League 1 and Ladbrokes League 2 ahead of the start of the new season in August. It marks the latest in a rich history of high-profile sports sponsorship and brand associations for Ladbrokes, which plans to run a host of activations through the different rights of its SPFL title partnership.
SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster said: “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Ladbrokes to the SPFL’s growing family of key sponsors and partners and look forward to working with them from season 2015/16 at this truly exciting time for Scottish football. “As an established and respected leading brand in its very competitive marketplace, Ladbrokes is a perfect partner for the SPFL and we have a shared vision of a positive future for professional league football in Scotland. Ladbrokes’ backing of Scottish football is hugely valued and appreciated and I say that not only on behalf of the SPFL but also for all 42 member clubs. “Today’s announcement is the result of significant investment of energy and effort and further strengthens our optimism about the future health of the game in Scotland. “With all that positivity comes an opportunity to tell the story of a modern, engaging and exciting Scottish football environment and we look forward to doing just that with all our partners including new title sponsor Ladbrokes.”
Ladbrokes is a world leader in the betting and gaming industry with more than 2,100 shops and a great heritage and presence across UK sport. It has recently sponsored Rugby Football League’s Challenge Cup, extended its backing of horse racing’s St Leger Festival at Doncaster and continues to sponsor The Ladbrokes World Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.
Welcoming the new partnership, Jim Mullen, CEO of Ladbrokes said: “We love football so we are delighted to be working with the SPFL on one of the best opportunities in British sport. “This partnership will help to propel Ladbrokes and the SPFL to new heights and will put us at the heart of Scottish football throughout the year. Getting people engaged with great sport and making sure they share our passion is at the very core of everything we are about. “Our customers support clubs at every level of Scottish football from the professional leagues that we sponsor to the local Sunday League stalwarts. The Scottish game deserves a committed supporter and our financial backing will help to ensure every level of the game benefits from Ladbrokes' involvement."
Arbroath FC are delighted to announce the appointment of Ewen West to the Club's Board of Directors. Ewen has been involved at the Club over the past 2 seasons since his retiral and has been acting as Safety Officer. He brings a wealth of experience and is also now taking a lead role in commercial aspects for the Club.
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.’
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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.