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Arbroath vs Hamilton Academical – Match Preview

10th September 2021



Arbroath vs Hamilton Academical – Match Preview

cinch Scottish Championship – Game 05 – Season 2021/2022

Saturday 11th September 2021, Gayfield Park, Arbroath, 3.00pm kick off

Arbroath welcome Hamilton Academical to Gayfield today for our 5th match of the new cinch Championship season.

This is the first time the sides have met since August 2014 where the Lichties lost out 2-1 at New Douglas Park in the 1st round of the Scottish League Cup. It was a game that both Bobby Linn and Ricky Little played in.

You have to go back to season 2003/2004 when were were last in the same league together.

In the opening games of the season Hamilton Academical have had a change of Coach with Brian Rice stepping down and Stuart Taylor coming in.

With a record of 2 wins (Queen of the South and Hearts B) he will be determined to leave Gayfield with another victory.

There are four very familiar faces in the Accies line up with Miko Virtanen, Ben Stirling, Andy Ryan and Scott Martin all have played for the club on loan.

As for Arbroath, Dick Campbell will be looking to add to his wins against Partick Thistle and Dunfermline Athletic. He faces a healthy headache with players who missed out last week set to return to the squad including Joel Nouble, Bobby Linn and Ricky Little and with other players getting valuable game time there are some big decisions to be made.

It will be another extremely tough match but we hope you can get right behind the team from the very start.

C’mon the Lichties

Hamilton Academical (including summer arrivals)

Head Coach – Stuart Taylor
Assistant Coach – Guillaume Beuzelin
Goalkeeping Coach – Brian Potter

Goalkeepers

1 – Ryan Fulton
23 – Joe Hilton (On loan from Blackburn Rovers)
41 – Ryan Scully

Defenders

4 – Ben Stirling
5 – Brian Easton
6 – Jamie Hamilton
7 – Kieran MacDonald (Raith Rovers)
12 – Shaun Want
17 – George Stanger
22 – Luke Matheson (On loan from Wolves)
27 – Matthew Shiels (Rangers)
35 – Adam McGowan
37 – Chris McGinn
46 – Mihai Popescu (On loan from Heart of Midlothian)

Midfielders

2 – Miko Virtanen (Aberdeen)
8 – Scott Martin
10 – David Templeman
11 – Lewis Smith
14 – Lewis Spence (Scunthorpe United)
15 – Ronan Hughes
16 – Josh Mullin (On loan from Livingston)
18 – Reegan Mimnaugh
21 – Kyle Munro
26 – Marley Redfern
33 – Daryl Meikle

Strikers
9 – Andy Ryan (Stirling Albion)
19 – Andrew Winter
20 – David Moyo
36 – Myles Gaffney

Hamilton Academical Departures

31 – Jamie Smith – Broomhill, loan
Hakeem Odoffin – Rotherham United
Ross Callachan – Ross County
Kyle Gourlay – Cove Rangers
Aaron Martin – Port Vale
Scott McMann – Dundee United
Marios Ogkmpoe – AE Larisa
Callum Smith – Airdrieonians
Bruce Anderson – Aberdeen, end of loan
Lee Hodson – Gillingham, end of loan
Nathan Thomas
Charlie Trafford

Arbroath vs Hamilton Academical – Head to Head

Hamilton Accies 2 – 1 Arbroath – Scottish League Cup – Round 1
Saturday 2nd August 2014 – Season 2014/2015
Goals – Imrie 3, Longridge 69 – Buchan 90

Hamilton Academical – Scottish Championship Results 2021/2022

Game 1 – Raith Rovers 4 – 4 Hamilton Academical – Saturday 31st July
Game 2 – Hamilton Academical 0 – 1 Greenock Morton – Saturday 7th August
Game 3 – Hamilton Academical 0 – 2 Kilmarnock – Saturday 21st August
Game 4 – Queen of the South 1 – 2 Hamilton Academical – Saturday 28th August

Suspensions;

Neither team have any players suspended.

Officials;

Referee; Greg Aitken
Assistant Referee 1: Stuart Stevenson
Assistant Referee 2: David Dunne

Tickets and Admission Prices

There are still tickets available for today’s match

Arbroath Supporters can buy their tickets here – https://www.arbroathfc.co.uk/match-day-tickets/

Hamilton Academical Supporters can buy their tickets here – https://www.arbroathfc.co.uk/away-tickets/

Ticket prices are as follows;
£19: Adult (Over 18)
£12: Concessions (Over 65, Students, Juvenile, Disabled supporter which includes Carer)
£22: Parent and Child (U12)
£24: Parent and Two Children (U12)

This match is part of the Arbroath FC Season Ticket.

All tickets must be purchased online.

There will be NO cash turnstiles or pay on the gate.

Please check your junk / email folders if you don’t receive your email with your ticket straight away. If you encounter any problems please email office@arbroathfc.co.uk

Please either have your ticket printed out, or saved on to your phone with your contrast fully up for our scanners to read the code.

Segregation;

Segregation will be in place for this match. We advise all fans to arrive early and allow yourself plenty of time to be in side the stadium before kick off.

Arbroath Supporters will occupy sections A, and C of the main stand and the Pleasureland End of the Stadium up to the end of the East Terrace.

Please note that section B will be reserved for our supporters who are in Hospitality.

Sections A and C will be occupied on a first come, first seated basis.

Arbroath Supporters will enter via Gates 1 and 2.

Hamilton Academical will occupy Section G of the Main Stand and the Harbour End of the Stadium up to the start of the East Terrace. Hamilton Academical fans will enter via Gate 3.

Hamilton Academical fans should be advised that only a small number of stands seats will be available.

The 99 Seats in Section G will be occupied on a first come, first seated basis.

There are disabled bays in front of Section A (for Arbroath supporters) and Section H (for Hamilton Academical supporters) which are accessible by ramps parallel to these sections.
Facilities

Each side of the ground has toilets and a refreshment booth, while there are pie stands in far corners of the East Terrace.

How to watch all the action;

The game will be streamed live on Arbroath FC TV with full commentary and a camera which is operated.

A reminder that this match is available for free to all season ticket holders over 18 (this age is down to a legal reason)

If you aren’t a season ticket holder you can still purchase this game for £13 and can sign up here; https://arbroathfc.tv/

Match Day Programme

Our matchday programme producers, JJ Sports Promotions Ltd have produced a physical programme for today’s game.

A match day programme will be on sale as supporters enter the ground for £2.50

Alternatively copies of this programme can be purchased for £2.50 each plus £2 postage and packing, by emailing: terrybrumpton@yahoo.co.uk. It will be full colour and packed with great content and photography, but hurry because there is a limited print run

Parking

Supporters can park by Pleasureland, or on the Harbour end of Gayfield at Inchcape Park.

Rules

Smoking is not permitted in the main stand of Gayfield Park.

It should go without saying that No pyrotechnics are allowed inside of Gayfield.

We look forward to welcoming a large crowd to Gayfield for what is set to be a cracking cup tie!

Thank you and C’mon the Lichties


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