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Arbroath vs Queen of the South – Match Preview

Arbroath vs Queen of the South – Match Preview

Ladbrokes Championship – Game 01 – Season 2019 / 2020

Saturday 3rd August 2019, Gayfield Park, Arbroath, 3.00pm kick off

Arbroath make their debut in the Ladbrokes Championship tomorrow as we welcome Allan Johnston’s Queen of the South to Gayfield.

Before the game kicks off a small ceremony will take place from 2.45pm as the Ladbrokes League One Championship flag is raised over Gayfield.

The Management Team and Players have been hard at work over the last several weeks in getting prepared for tomorrow and we are all looking forward to the exciting season ahead in the Championship.

Tomorrow’s visitors are Queen of the South and the sides haven’t met since the 2012/2013 season when we were both in Scottish League Two. The sides also met that season in the Scottish Challenge Cup, but you have to go back 18 years for the Lichties last victory over the Doonhammers when the Lichties triumphed 5-2 at Gayfield.

Queen of the South will be without Stephen Dobbie who is a huge loss as he continues to be one of the best strikers in Scottish Football as he continues to break records.

Queen of the South picked up a win over Dumbarton, and recorded draws with Greenock Morton and Annan Athletic but suffered defeat to Motherwell in the Betfred Cup Group.

Arbroath will be without Thomas O’Brien who misses out due to a one-match suspension which is carried over from last season. Manager Dick Campbell will no doubt be making changes to the side that lost to Alloa Athletic last season with a full squad to choose from apart from O’Brien.

We are all aware that this season will be a tough one on the pitch, but we hope with your support in the stands and terraces we give it our very best shot.

We are looking forward to it and hope you will join us on this journey.

Please note that before kick off tomorrow there will be a minute’s applause prior to kick off as we remember Tom Cargill who we sadly lost over the summer.

Queen of the South (Age and summer arrivals)

Manager – Allan Johnston
Assistant Manager – Sandy Clark

1 – Robby McCorie (21 – Rangers – loan)
20 – Jack Leighfield (21)
30 – Craig Burns (18)

2 – Scott Mercer (24)
3 – Kevin Holt (26 – Pafos)
4 – Lee Kilday (27)
5 – Darren Brownlie (25)
18 – Callum Semple (20 – Ross County)
22 – Ewan Gourlay (20)
23 – Daniel Irving (19)

6 – Dan Pybus (21 – Tonsberg)
8 – Lewis Kidd (24 – Falkirk)
14 – Andy McCarthy (20 – Partick Thistle)
25 – Michael Paton (30 – Dumbarton)

7 – Connor Murray (22)
9 – Jack Hamilton (19 – Livingstong – loan)
10 – Gary Olvier (24 – Greenock Morton)
11 – Stephen Dobbie (36)
21 – Ross Irving (17)
29 – Michael Williamson (17)

Palmerston Park Departures;

Owen Bell (Workington Reds)
Michael Doyle (Falkirk)
Callum Fordyce (Airdrieonians)
Daniel Harvey (Tow Law Town)
Robbie Ivison (Tow Law Town)
Kyle Jacobs (Greenock Morton)
Nicky Low (East Stirlingshire)
Jordan Marshall (Dundee)
Alan Martin (East Kilbride)
Deniz Mehmet (Dundee United)
Andy Stirling (Queen of the South)
Josh Todd (Dundee)
Declan Tremble (Dalbeattie Star)
Fraser Aird (Dundee United, end of loan)
Lyndon Dykes (Livingston, end of loan)
Barry Maguire (Motherwell, end of loan)
Iain Wilson (Kilmarnock, end of loan)
Ian McGrath

Arbroath vs Queen of the South – Head to Head

Saturday 16th March 2013 – Scottish League 2 – 2012/2013
Arbroath 1 – 1 Queen of the South
Goals – E. Smith 83 – Clark 90

Saturday 5th January 2013 – Scottish League 2 – 2012/2013
Queen of the South 5 – 1 Arbroath
Goals – Lyle 54, Clark 58, Carmichael 65, McKenna 81, Clark 84 –  Doris 18

Saturday 17th November 2012 – Scottish League 2 – 2012/2013
Arbroath 2 – 3 Queen of the South
Goals: Clark 22, Higgins 28, Durnan 60 – Doris 45 pen, 90 pen

Sunday 14th October 2012 – Scottish Challenge Cup – 2012/2013
Queen of the South 2 – 1 Arbroath (aet)
Goals –Young 9 McGuffie 117 – Keddie 58

Saturday 1st September 2012 – Scottish League 2 – 2012/2013
Queen of the South 6 – 0 Arbroath
Goals – Gibson 17, Clark 37, Reilly 53, 64, 90, Smith 87

Last Victory over Queen of the South

Tuesday 20th March 2001 – Scottish League 2 – 2000/2001
Arbroath 5 – 2 Queen of the South
Goals – Mallan 42, Brownlie 48, 79, McKinnon 65, Phil Nixon 79 (og) – Angel 2, Hogg 90


Thomas O’Brien serves a one-match suspension for a red-card picked up at the end of last season.


Referee: Gavin Ross
Assistant Referee 1: Andrew McWilliam
Assistant Referee 2: Chris Philips

Matchday Programme;

Tomorrow’s programme will be on sale just inside of Gayfield and is the 3rd programme of new season and is priced at £2.50 with James Murphy on the front cover.

Team Sheet – 20 pence (Available from the Club Shop)


Pay at the Gate – Cash Turnstiles in operation.

Admission allows you access to the entire ground, both the stand and terracing.

Ladbrokes Championship Season 2019/2020 Admission prices;

£18 – Adults
£10 – Concessions (Child, Students, OAP 65+, Disability Entry with a free carer)
£20 – Adult and Child Gate

No Segregation

We regret to advise our supporters bar will not be open, sorry for the inconvenience.

Disabled Access – Bays at either end of the main stand. Each bay holds 3 wheelchairs and 3 carers

Parking – Ample Free Street Parking

We hope to see another fantastic support for our first home Championship game of the season cheering on the Lichties!

We hope you can make it along!

C’mon the Lichties!


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