Ayr United v Arbroath KO 19:45 10/12

Arbroath 3 – 0 Auchinleck Talbot




Arbroath 3 – 0 Auchinleck Talbot

The Lichties put in a professional performance this evening to book their place in the 4th round of the Scottish Cup at home against Falkirk.

Arbroath were without Derek Gaston who missed out due to a family emergency. Everyone at the club is thinking of Derek at this time.

This meant that Darren Jamieson started in goals with Miko Virtanen also returning with Omar Kader also starting on the wing. This meant James Murphy and Greig Spence dropped to the bench with Steven Doris being listed as the outfield player as a substitute keeper.

Auchinleck Talbot’s Dwayne Hyslop had a chance to open the scoring in the 10th minute but his header was over the bar before his shot just 2 minutes later was saved by Jamieson.

Mark Whatley found himself in great space in the box but unfortunately the ball just fell behind or otherwise he would have opened the scoring.

Michael McKenna did open the scoring in the 26th minute after a beautiful pass from Miko Virtanen allowed Omar Kader to run into the box and cross for McKenna who netted for the second time in 4 days.

Arbroath were enjoying most of the possession and doing most of the attacking but it took until the second half before the next goal.

Bobby Linn had a curling strike saved by Andy Leishman before a shot corner allowed Linn to have another shot at goal, again Leishman made a great save but just 60 seconds later and Linn hit the ball from 25 yards past Leishman and into the bottom of the net.

A few minutes later and it looked like it was 3-0 but Mark Whatley’s well struck shot was deemed to be offside.

Bobby Linn was replaced by Scott Stewart in the 61st minute and just 3 minutes later he made it 3-0 beating Leishman at his inside post.

Auchinleck had three great opportunities to pull a goal back but Jack McDowall hit a header over the bar and then wide of the goal in between a Keir Samson header which was also wide of the net.

For the final 10 minutes Arbroath passed the ball around looking for an opening and in the 90th minute Omar Kader found the net but his effort was ruled out as the ball struck his hand.

Full Time – Arbroath 3 – 0 Auchinleck Talbot

A fantastic travelling support from the Bot who did their team and town well in a very tricky Scottish Cup fixture.

We hope all the traveling Bot fans have a safe trip home.

Arbroath now face Falkirk in the 4th round of the William Hill Scottish Cup in the weekend of 18th and 19th January 2020.

C’mon the Lichties!

Half Time Stats

Possession – Arbroath 59% – 41% Auchinleck Talbot
Total Shots – Arbroath 8 – 2 Auchinleck Talbot
On Target – Arbroath 3 – 1 Auchinleck Talbot
Off Target – Arbroath 2 – 1 Auchinleck Talbot
Blocked – Arbroath 3 – 0 Auchinleck Talbot
Corners – Arbroath 4 – 0 Auchinleck Talbot
Fouls Committed – Arbroath 4 – 2 Auchinleck Talbot

Full Time Stats

Possession – Arbroath 59% – 41% Auchinleck Talbot
Total Shots – Arbroath 14 – 5 Auchinleck Talbot
On Target – Arbroath 7 – 1 Auchinleck Talbot
Off Target – Arbroath 4 – 4 Auchinleck Talbot
Blocked – Arbroath 3 – 0 Auchinleck Talbot
Corners – Arbroath 8 – 3 Auchinleck Talbot
Fouls Committed – Arbroath 6 – 6 Auchinleck Talbot

Arbroath

1 – Darren Jamieson
3 – Colin Hamilton
4 – Ricky Little
5 – Thomas O’Brien (c)
6 – Mark Whatley
7 – David Gold (Campbell 66)
8 – Michael McKenna
22 – Miko Virtanen
12 – Omar Kader
15 – Luke Donnelly
11 – Bobby Linn (Stewart 61)

Substitutes

10 – Gavin Swankie
14 – Greig Spence – 15; 72nd
16 – Scott Stewart – 11; 61st
18 – James Murphy
19 – Ben Stirling
20 – Josh Campbell – 7; 66rd
9 – Steven Doris (GK)

Goals – McKenna 26, Linn 54, Stewart 64

Auchinleck Talbot

1 – Andy Leishman
2 – William Lyle (c)
3 – Gordon Pope
4 – Neil McPherson
5 – Craig McCracken
6 – Steve White
7 – Stephen Wilson
8 – Dwayne Hyslop
9 – Graham Wilson (Samson 61)
10 – Jamie Glasgow (Shankland 71)
11 – Bryan Boylan (McDowall 61)

Substitutes

12 – Mark Shankland – 10; 71st
14 – Keir Samson – 9; 61st
15 – Jack McDowall – 11; 61st
16 – Dylan Young
17 – Aiden Wilson
18 – Corey Pearson
20 – Brian Hewitt (GK)

Attendance; 1022

Officials;
Referee: David Lowe
Assistant Referee 1: Andrew McWilliam
Assistant Referee 2: Jonathan Bell


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