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1952

1952

Arbroath again draw Rangers in the Scottish Cup, losing 4-0 in front of 44,000 at Ibrox.

1951

1951

Quickest goal ever at Gayfield?: On January 6th Arbroath’s Jimmy McEwan scored after just 10seconds against Dumbarton.

1951

Gayfield’s record attendance of 13,510 watches Arbroath lose 2-0 to Rangers in a Scottish Cup tie. Willie Thornton got both…

1949

1949

Death of Bob McGlashan

1949

Former Aberdeen, Chelsea and Scotland player Alec Cheyne appointed manager to replace Arch Anderson who moved to Ayr United

1948

1948

Club chairman Provost John Lamb is elected President of the SFA.

1947

1947

George Leuchars retires from the club after 54 years service as player, trainer and groundsman.

1946

1946

To be replaced by Arch Anderson.

1946

Arbroath are beaten 2-0 by Aberdeen in the semi final of the Scottish Cup in front of 22,000 at Dens…

1945

1945

A dinner for Bob McGlashan is held at the Seaforth Hotel to mark his 50 years service to the club…

1940

1940

Arbroath Football Club effectively closed down for the duration of World War Two. When the Scottish League started again at…

1935

1935

This was one of the most successful spells in the history of the club. Arbroath maintained their First Division status,…

1934

1934

Manchester United sign 21 year-old George Mutch for £800. He later scored the winning goal for Preston in an FA…

1934

Arbroath finish second to Third Lanark and clinch promotion to the First Division under the captaincy of Colin McNab. Goalkeeper…

1928

1928

Arbroath achieve their highest ever finishing position since joining the Scottish League when finishing third behind Dundee United and Morton…

1925

1925

In the last game played at old Gayfield Arbroath defeated King’s Park 2-1.

1925

First game at “Greater” Gayfield: East Fife win 4-2. Arbroath’s first victory at the new ground was a 5-2 win…

1921

1921

Arbroath beat Johnstone 3-1 in the first Scottish league match played at Gayfield. Two players were sent off (Donnachie of…

1920

1920

A benefit game for Jocky Petrie was held when Arbroath hosted Forfar Athletic at Gayfield. The Lichties then gained admission…

1919

1919

A skeleton Central League got underway but Arbroath were excluded.

1915

1915

Official football suspended in April 1915 following outbreak of World War One. Arbroath FC closes down. Jack Pearson and Alec…

1912

1912

Arbroath beaten in final of Qualifying Cup by Abercorn of Paisley.

1911

1911

Arbroath reach final of Dewar Shield for first time, but lose to St Johnstone.

1909

1909

Arbroath beaten in final of Scottish Consolation Cup by Wishaw Athletic

1909

Formation of Central League. Arbroath played in it, but retained membership of Northern league

1903

1903

Arbroath win the Scottish Qualifying Cup by beating Albion Rovers 4-2 at Dens Park: Arbroath again reach the Scottish Cup…

1903

Arbroath win the Scottish Qualifying Cup by beating Albion Rovers 4-2 at Dens Park

1899

1899

Arbroath lose 5-2 to Galston in the Qualifying Cup Final at Hampden Park.

1898

1898

Arbroath win Dundee and District Charity Shield, beating Dundee Wanderers

1895

1895

Arbroath lost 4-2 to Annbank (after 0-0 draw) in the semi final of the first Scottish Qualifying Cup..

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