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Arbroath vs Montrose – Match Preview




Arbroath vs Montrose – Match Preview

Betfred Cup – Group D – Game 2 – Season 2020/2021

Saturday 10th October 2020, Gayfield Park, Arbroath, 3.00pm kick off

It is finally here. Our first competitive home match at Gayfield since Wednesday 4th March 2020 when we drew with Dunfermline Athletic 0-0 under the lights.

Perhaps it is fitting that our first game is against Montrose. Who we actually haven’t faced since Saturday 6th March 2019 when a Ricky Little header in the 64th minute claimed another 3 points in our quest for the League One Title.

As always these games are incredibly tough and Montrose will be in high spirits after scoring 3 second half goals to draw level with Premiership side Ross County at Links Park on Wednesday night. Unfortunately for Montrose they lost the bonus point in the penalty shoot out but will have taken huge confidence in their come back.

Like Arbroath, Montrose have a very settled squad and 11 of their players who featured in their squad back in 2019 are still present today with Arbroath holding 9 players since that game.

Arbroath Manager Dick Campbell will be looking for a response after Stirling Albion edged the second half on Tuesday after the Lichties took a 2 goal lead in the first half.

Remember you can stream this game for £10 on our new streaming service arbroathfc.tv.

Again we must appeal to all fans to please stay away from Gayfield Park.  We have been carrying out measures to ensure the safety of all our players, coaches, backroom staff and the visiting team and officials.  

Whilst we fully understand there is a natural urge to come down this is an appeal from the club to please stay away so there is no chance of jeopardising or risking our return to playing football.

The Betfred Cup Group stages allow 5 substitutes, with 9 substitutes able to be listed. As with all group matches, if the game ends in a draw the match will head to penalties after 90 minutes for the winning team earning an extra bonus point.

Previous Meetings

Arbroath 1 – 0 Montrose – Saturday 6th March 2019
Goal – Little 64

Montrose 1 – 1 Arbroath – Saturday 29th December 2018
Goals – Rennie 75 – O’Brien 77

Montrose

Manager – Stewart Petrie

Goalkeepers
1 – Allan Fleming
21 – Aaron Lennox

Defenders

2 – Cammy Ballantyne
3 – Andrew Steeves
4 – Matty Allan
5 – Kerr Waddell
14 – Sean Dillon
17 – Aidan Quinn
18 – Iain Campbell

Midfielders

7 – Graham Webster
8 – Paul Watson
11 – Lewis Milne
22 – Cammy Ballantyne
Terry Masson
Liam Callaghan

Strikers

9 – Lewis Hawke
15 – Ross Campbell
16 – Craig Johnson
23 – Martin Rennie
Russell McLean

Departures
Blair Lyons – Partick Thistle, end of Loan
Mouhamed Niang – Partick Thistle, end of loan
Shaun Struthers – St. Johnstone, end of loan

Suspensions;

Neither team has any players suspended.

Officials;
Referee – Graham Beaton
Assistant Referee 1 – Steven Traynor
Assistant Referee 2 – Barry Reid

C’mon the Lichties!

Team Signings from; http://nareystoepoker.blogspot.com/p/on-this-page-aim-is-to-cover-every_1.html


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