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After a prolonged period of poor results and discussions at Board level, Allan Moore is no longer Manager of Arbroath FC. The Cub are now actively seeking applications for the position of Manager.

Elgin City 2 Arbroath 1

Arbroath slumped to defeat in the Highlands at Borough Briggs. After an even first half, Bobby Linn put the visitors in front with a well drilled shot. Craig Gunn levelled from 6 yards 3 minutes later. Shane Sutherland then latched on to Brian Cameron's pass to shoot and goalkeeper, Marc McCallum could only parry the ball up into the air and towards goal. He scrambled back to clear but the ball was adjudged to have crossed the line.

Arbroath 1 Annan Athletic 1

Simon Murray equalised for Arbroath to take a share of the points at Gayfield. Kenny MacKay put the visitors up in the second half when he slotted past the onrushing Marc McCallum. Stuart McColm and Thomas Grant had previously hit the post for both sides respectively. Murray equalised when he latched on to to a defensive error that allowed him to run through and calmly finish. Paul McManus suffered a bad knee injury late on to add to the Lichties list of absentees.

East Stirlingshire 1 Arbroath 0

It was another disappointing afternoon for the Lichties on their travels down at Ochilview when they went down 1-0 to Craig Tully's East Stirlingshire side. The only goal of the game came from a superb long range strike by Kevin Nisbit in the 25th minute. Neil McCabe had the best chance to add to the score but his glancing header came back off the cross bar. Arbroath remain in 3rd and the Shire are now within touching distance of the 4th place play off spot.

The Malawi Fundraiser that is being organised by our Physio, Becky Dunphy has been changed. Tickets have been reduced to £15 and the night will include a ceilidh, disco and charity auction with stovies available on the night. All proceeds will go towards the building of homes in flood hit Malawi and tickets are available from Gayfield or Tutties Neuk.

East Fife 2 Arbroath 0

Arbroath slumped to defeat at New Bayview by 2 goals to nil. Despite having the best of the first half, a free kick right on half time from Derek Riordan put the hosts 1-0 up. Marc McCallum had previously saved a penalty from Riordan after Ross Brown had been fouled by the goalkeeper. The visitors worked hard to try and get back into the game, with several chances missed but Caolan McAleer finished the game off with a strike in the 90th minute. The Fifers now move to within 9 points of the Lichties.

Arbroath 0 Albion Rovers 2

Albion Rovers extended their lead at the top of League Two to four points with victory at Gayfield. The visitors went ahead after only four minutes when Ali Love lobbed the ball over goalkeeper Marc McCallum. Bobby Linn came close to an equaliser shortly before half-time but his effort was cleared off the line by a defender. Gary Fisher slotted home the second goal in the 65th minute, while Simon Murray went close for the hosts with a late shot that whistled narrowly wide.

Due to an ongoing 2 day training event, the 36-0 Lounge will NOT be open for the match on Wednesday night. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

There are still places available for the Young Supporters Hospitality Evening on Wednesday the 18th of March for the match against Albion Rovers. The evening starts at 6pm and includes a 2 course meal, complimentary soft drinks, seating in the main stand and a chance to meet the players and Management. Bookings can be made by emailing and further details are available on the Hospitality link at the side of the page.

Match Highlights HERE

Arbroath 3 Clyde 1

The Lichties returned to winning ways by comprehensively beating Clyde 3-1 at Gayfield. Bobby Linn was the hero with a fine hat trick. He opened the scoring in only the second minute after a defensive lapse allowed him to run through and slot the ball past Alan Martin. He then latched onto a cross from Simon Murray to make it 2-0 in the 34th minute. Arbroath continued their dominance in the second half and after a slip by Mark McLaughlin, Linn added a third in the 52nd minute. Keigan Parker grabbed a consolation goal for Clyde in the 90th minute.


OUR CLUB physio, Becky Dunphy, is involved in a project with St. Andrews Church to help Orphans in Malawi. Becky has spent time in Malawi volunteering and teaching orphans maths, English and sports. Malawi has recently been hit with some of the worst storms in its history with cyclones and vast flooding. This has caused in excess of 200,000 people to have been made homeless and many people’s livelihoods to have been wiped out. A fund-raiser is being held on Saturday 18th April 2015 with a 6.30pm start with the proceeds being split between the rebuild/relief packages for the needy in Malawi. It will take the form of a dinner dance, with a three-course meal at the Meadowbank Inn followed by a ceilidh and disco! There will also be raffles and other fund-raising activities and will give fans the chance to meet with the team.The evening is being endorsed by the club and will be attended by the players and their families.Tickets are now on sale from Becky or at the club shop on match days and during the week. These cost £40 and Menu choices will be taken at the time of the purchase.It will be a great evening but more importantly it will be helping the lives of others who are less fortunate.

Montrose 3 Arbroath 0

Ross Campbell scored twice as Scottish League Two bottom side Montrose stunned promotion hopefuls Arbroath. Graham Webster opened the scoring with a first-half strike. Campbell's low shot shortly after the break doubled the hosts' lead and he soon grabbed his second from close range. Arbroath huffed and puffed but got nothing for their efforts and the long wait for a win in 2015 continues

Match Highlights HERE

Arbroath 0 East Stirlingshire 1

Ross Gilmour netted for The Shire with 18 minutes remaining and their only effort on goal to win the match 1-0 for the visitors. Arbroath had the lion's share of possession and chances but failed to convert. Allan Moore rang the changes with Mark Whatley returning to right back and Scott McBride and Kevin Nicoll back in defence. Kieran Stewart joined Adam Hunter in the centre of midfield with Dylan Carreiro also back from injury.

There are still places available for the Young Supporters Hospitality Evening on Wednesday the 18th of March for the match against Albion Rovers. The evening starts at 6pm and includes a 2 course meal, complimentary soft drinks, seating in the main stand and a chance to meet the players and Management. Bookings can be made by emailing and further details are available on the Hospitality link at the side of the page.

It was Ladies Day in the Hospitality Suite at Gayfield for the match against Elgin City. Bobby Linn was chosen as Man of the Match by those present and was presented with his award by Gillian Bain.

Arbroath v Elgin City Highlights HERE

Arbroath 3 Elgin City 3

A spirited fight back in the last quarter saw the Lichties come from 3-0 down to level at 3-3 and then have a goal controversially disallowed in the final minute. The visitors went 1 up through Shane Sutherland in the 40th minute and just after half time he capitalised on Ricky Little's slip to make it 2. The game looked over as a contest on 62 minutes when Brian Cameron put Elgin 3 up. Arbroath however rallied and Paul McManus scored on 68 before Ricky Little headed home for 2-3 in the 82nd minute. Bobby Linn's deflected effort with 2 minutes remaining levelled the scores and set up a grandstand finish. In the 90th minute a long range shot was spilled by the goalkeeper and Paul McManus reacted to knock the ball in but the Assistant Referee raised his flag for offside.

The Club are seeking volunteers to provide a small amount of assistance in moving covers to the side of the pitch on Saturday morning at 9am.

A table for 6 to 8 people has become available for the Ladies Day Hospitality Event this Saturday for the match against Elgin City. Anyone interested in booking should email

Annan Athletic 2 Arbroath 0

The Lichties went down 2-0 against Annan Athletic at Galabank. The visitors were the brighter side in the opening 45 minutes with Thomas Grant spurning chances but Annan took the lead on the hour mark through Steven Swinglehurst from a well taken free kick by Andrew Mitchell  that eluded the maroon defence. Arbroath continually pressed for an equaliser and were caught on the break just into injury time when Peter Weatherson scored a second. With Queens Park winning against Berwick Rangers, the Hampden side now move into top position though have played 2 games more than Arbroath.

Berwick Rangers 3 Arbroath 1

The Borderers came from behind to beat the Lichties 3-1 at Shielfield. Thomas Grant gave Arbroath the lead on 63 minutes when he slid the ball under Willie Bald but Lee Currie's deflected effort levelled 3 minutes later. Paul Willis then put the hosts 2-1 up in the 72nd minute before Andrew Russell rounded Marc McCallum for 3 as the match went into stoppage time.

The Club have rearranged for the Young Supporters Hospitality event that was due to take place on January the 10th to now take place at the Albion Rovers match on Wednesday the 18th of March. The evening starts at 6pm and includes a 2 course meal, complimentary soft drinks, reserved seating, complimentary team sheet and a chance to meet the Players and Management. The price is £20 with a reduction to £14 for season ticket holders. To book, please email

further details can be found HERE


Rearranged Fixture Details

The match that was due to take place between Arbroath and East Stirlingshire last Saturday will now take place on Wednesday the 4th of March with a 7.45pm kick off at Gayfield. The match was postponed due to Arbroath playing Hibernian in the William Hill Scottish Cup. The outstanding match against Albion Rovers that was postponed on the 10th of January will now be played on Wednesday the 18th of March with a 7.45pm kick off at Gayfield.


William Hill Scottish Cup 5th Round

Hibernian 3 Arbroath 1

A spirited Lichties side lost out 3-1 at Easter Road to Championship side Hibernian. After a bright opening, Arbroath stunned the home side with a great effort that was finished by Kieran Stewart. Great passing between the former St Johnstone man and Dylan Carrieo in the left hand side of the box carved the defence open and Stewart had a little bit of space to fire into the top corner. The visitors held out until the 42nd minute when Hibernian forged an opening on the right that eventually fell to Dja Djedje who slotted the ball past Marc McCallum. The second half continued with end to end action at times and Hibs took the lead on the hour through a Liam Gordon deflection into his own net. A 3rd by McGeouch 8 minutes later effectively made it game over for the Lichties, though the visitors never gave up and worked until the end. Attendance 9,065 with 744 away support.


Kieran Stewart stuns Hibs with a 17th minute lead for Arbroath

Arbroath FC are delighted to announce the appointment of Ewen West to the Club's Board of Directors. Ewen has been involved at the Club over the past 2 seasons since his retiral and has been acting as Safety Officer. He brings a wealth of experience and is also now taking a lead role in commercial aspects for the Club.

Simon Murray was awarded Man of the Match for his performance during the East Fife match. Match Sponsor, Ian Coutts presented Simon with his award after the match.

Arbroath have completed 2 deals to beat the transfer day deadline. Dylan Carreiro rejoins the Lichties until the end of the season on the last of the available development loans to the Club from Dundee. Goalkeeper, Marc McCallum has also had his emergency loan extended and will remain at Gayfield until the end of the season.

Arbroath 1 East Fife 1

The Lichties drew 1-1 with East Fife at a blustery Gayfield. After a scrappy opening, Simon Murray nearly put the home side ahead with a shot that thundered off the bar after a fine run. The striker did however open the scoring 10 minutes later when he pounced on a misjudged back pass and forced the ball past Jordan Millar. It looked like it would finish 1-0 until Jonathan Page headed Ross Brown's corner just over the line. With Albion Rovers beating Queens Park, Arbroath are now only top on goal difference.

Arbroath have signed central defender, Liam Gordon on a development loan from Heart of Midlothian until the end of the season.

Clyde 1 Arbroath 1

A spirited Lichties second half brought home a share of the points from Broadwood as the gap closed to 2 points at the top of the table. With injuries to Scott McBride, Kevin Nicoll and Craig Johnstone the Manager had to shuffle things around, with loan signing, Liam Rowan stepping in at right back and striker, Thomas Grant on the bench. Former Arbroath defender, Ross Fisher opened the scoring for the hosts with a powerful header in the 20th minute as the Lichties fought to get into the game. The introduction of Keiran Stewart made a difference in the second half as aaaaaaarbroath began to dominate. Just reward came in the 67th minute when Mark Whatley scored his first of the season with a glancing header from Stewart's cross. Despite further pressure the score finished 1-1.

Arbroath have completed 2 development loan signings with defender, Liam Rowan and attacking midfielder, Thomas Grant joining from Falkirk until the end of the season.

Arbroath F.C. Officials wish to express their sadness at the untimely death of ex-Committee member Bill Thomson. Bill served on the Management Committee for many years and following his retiral continued to support the Club at most home games. Bill also had a keen interest in the local Junior football scene and had a wealth of knowledge in all football matters. He will be sadly missed by many, but most of all by his wife Karlynn and family. The thoughts and sympathy of all at Gayfield Park are extended to Bill’s family at this dreadfully sad time.

Queens Park 2 Arbroath 1

The Lichties lost 2-1 to Queens Park at Hampden. The visitors had Kevin Nicoll and Paul McManus out due to injury and made a slow start. Paul Woods punished Arbroath in the 4th minute and then Sean Burns doubled the lead in the 19th minute. In the second half, the Lichties tried to up the game and Simon Murray spurned a great chance in front of goal after Bobby Linn's great run. Linn managed to score an injury time consolation goal and it finished 2-1 to Queens Park.

Be a Red not blue this January with Topps Official SPFL Sticker Collection for 2015!

Topps launched their brand new SPFL sticker collection for 2015 today!

Arbroath fans of all ages will be able to get ‘stuck in’ to the all-new 2015 Scottish Professional Football League Official Sticker Collection, which is on sale now and features all 42 clubs from all four leagues.

A 48-page album accompanies the brand new collection, which is packed with in-depth player stats, team information and all the biggest stars of the Scottish Professional Football League.

The Topps 2015 Scottish Professional Football League Official Sticker collection is available from supermarkets and all good local independent newsagents.

Rod Pearson, Marketing Director at Topps, adds: “This official collection celebrates the SPFL, players and teams from all four leagues. It’s packed with stars from everyone’s favourite clubs and offers fans a fun-filled and exciting way to support their team.”

Fans can kick start their collection in style with a Starter Pack (£2.00), which includes a 48-page album and 4 free packets of stickers, giving collectors everything they need to get straight into the action! Packets of stickers will be available for 50p each.

For further information about Topps Scottish Professional Football League Stickers, please visit

Arbroath have signed centre back, Ryan McGeever on emergency loan from Falkirk. Ryan was previously with the Lichties on loan towards the end of last season.

Arbroath have signed former youth goalkeeper, Lenny Wilson until the end of the season.

Scott Morrison has now left the Club by mutual consent. We wish Scott the very best for the future.

Arbroath v Montrose Highlights Here

Man of the Match

Dylan Easton was voted Man of the Match for his performance against Montrose by the guests in hospitality. Gary Thompson presented the on loan St Johnstone midfielder with his award after the game.


Simon Murray

Dundee United today announced the signing of striker Simon Murray. The 22-year-old Dundonian joins on a two-and-half-year contract, from Arbroath FC, subject to clearance. The striker, who will step up to full time training with the Club immediately, has been loaned back to the Red Lichties for the remainder of the season. 

Simon joined Arbroath in the summer of 2014 from local junior side Tayport and has scored 18 goals so far this season making him Scotland’s second top marksman at present.

Manager Jackie McNamara said, “We have been keeping an eye on Simon. A number of clubs were interested in signing him and I am pleased he has chosen to join Dundee United.

“He has pace and composure and his goal record this season shows he knows where the goal is. He will join us immediately to benefit from full time training but will go out on loan to Arbroath for the remainder of the season.”

Simon said, “This is an excellent place to evolve as a player and I cannot wait to get started. Dundee United is a club which gives players the opportunity to perform and when I heard they were interested in me I was excited and wanted to come here.

“With the benefit of full time training I will look forward to coming back here in the summer ready to stake my claim for a starting place in the first team. Right now, I can focus on continuing to score goals and continue to be educated at Arbroath.”


Arbroath 2 Montrose 2

The Lichties squandered a 2-0 lead to end up with a 2-2 draw against Angus rivals Montrose. Arbroath took the lead just before the interval when Adam Hunter rifled a low shot in from the edge of the box. Simon Murray then scored a superb solo effort in the 54th minute but a Scott McBride own goal on 69 and a Stephen Day strike 3 minutes later levelled things. Paul McManus missed a penalty for the hosts after Dylan Easton had been fouled in the box.

East Fife 1 Arbroath 5

Arbroath comfotably beat East Fife 5-1 at New Bayview. Simon Murray opened the scoring from a tight angle in the 10th minute before Jon McShane levelled from the penalty spot on 17 after Craig Johnstone had fouled in the box. Ross Campbell was sent off for the home side in the 34th minute after a reckless challenge on Adam Hunter. The Lichties stepped up a gear in the second half and Paul McManus scored on 58 before Simon Murray completed his hatrick on 60 and 65 minutes. The rout was completed with 2 minutes remaining when Jack Smith latched onto Dylan Easton's well timed pass to slot it past Fleming in the East Fife goal.

Arbroath have completed the signing of St Johnstone midfielder, Dylan Easton, on emergency transfer.

Paul McManus was voted Man of the Match by the patrons in hospitality after the 2-0 win over Berwick Rangers on Saturday. Steven Caird presented Paul with his trophy after the game.

Arbroath 2 Berwick Rangers 0

Highlights HERE

Arbroath beat Berwick Rangers 2-0 at Gayfield to go five points clear at the top of League 2. Simon Murray opened the scoring for the Lichties in the 28th minute with a composed finish from close range after Paul McManus played a neat dummy. Paul Willis and Darren Lavery had good chances saved for the visitors but Bobby Linn then made it 2-0 seven minutes into the second half with a fine strike after some great play on the left.


Young Supporters Hospitality Day

In recognition of the number of younger supporters attending home and away matches, the Club will be hosting a Young Supporters Hospitality Day for the game against Albion Rovers on the 10th of January. The event is aimed towards 13 to 17 year olds and includes a 2 course meal, complimentary soft drinks, seating in the main stand and a chance to meet the Management and Players. The price is £20 with a reduction to £14 for season ticket holders. This would make an ideal Christmas present for the young supporter. Booking can be made by emailing and further details can be found HERE

East Stirlingshire 2 Arbroath 3

The Lichties beat a plucky East Stirlingshire side 3-2 at Ochilview. The visitors were in control in the first half when Simon Murray pounced on a defensive error in the 27th minute for 1-0. Arbroath then lost their way as the hosts came out the stronger for the second half and David McKenna levelled things in the 55th minute before Neil McCabe's long range shot made it 2-1 for the Shire a minute later. Allan Moore rang the changes and the introduction of Paul McManus, Kevin Buchan and Scott McBride began to tell. McManus levelled at 2-2 in the 73rd minute before finishing well from Craig Johnstone's cross with 8 minutes remaining to keep the Lichties at the top of the league table.

Prior to the match against Annan Athletic, both Clubs remembered the Christmas Day match in World War 1 when both sides came out from the trenches to play football together. Our picture shows players and officials along with Nathan Waldie who was mascot for the day.


Arbroath 3 Annan Athletic 2

Highlights Available HERE

Arbroath beat Annan Athletic by 3 goals to 2 at a windy Gayfield. Bobby Linn opened the scoring when he rifled in a shot on 15 minutes before Jack Smith made it 2 on 56. The match looked over as a contest 2 minutes later when Dylan Carreiro scored after a fantastic solo effort to put the hosts 3 up. The visitors however fought back and Ryan McStay pulled a goal back from a free kick in the 79th minute before Scott Davidson curled a shot past Marc McCallum with 3 minutes remaining to leave a nervy finish for the Lichties.

Elgin City 1 Arbroath 1

The Lichties returned from the Highlands with a share of the spoils in an entertaining 1-1 draw. Simon Murray opened the scoring in the 33rd minute when he raced through and composed himself to beat Michael Fraser. It looked like Arbroath would hold on for the win until substitute Craig Gunn scored with his first kick of the game with 13 minutes remaining.

Upcoming Hospitality Events

Arbroath FC are hosting a Burns Lunch on Saturday the 31st of January prior to the match against East Fife and a Ladies Day on Saturday the 28th of February prior to the match against Elgin City. These would make ideal Christmas presents and further details can be found HERE.


Half Price Season Tickets

Half price season tickets are now available from Gayfield on weekday mornings between 9.30am and 1pm. Prices are £90 for Adults, £45 for Senior Citizens, £30 for Under 16s and £15 for Under 12's. Half price season tickets are popular at this time of year and make ideal Christmas presents. They will be valid for the Montrose match on the 3rd of January and then for all games until the end of the season.

Arbroath have been drawn away to Hibernian in the 5th round of the William Hill Scottish Cup. The tie is scheduled to take place over the weekend of the 7th/8th of February.

William Hill Scottish Cup 4th Round

Bo'ness United 0 Arbroath 5

Arbroath have reached the last 16 of the competition for the first time in 21 years after a resounding 5-0 victory against the Junior side. The hosts were the brighter to begin, with a couple of chances spurned before the Lichties took the lead. On the 27th minute, Mark Peat dithered over collecting a ball into the box and Simon Murray pounced to net from close range. In the second half, the visitors became more and more dominant and eventually scored four goals in 8 minutes. Paul McManus doubled the lead on 68 minutes with a fine finish from six yards, before Kevin Nicoll teed up Simon Murray a minute later. On 75, Murray grabbed his first senior hat trick when he raced through and around the helpless Mark Peat and coolly slotted in the 4th. The rout finished a minute later when McManus emulated Murray's effort for the 5th. Although the score line finished 5-0, Bo'ness gave a good account of themselves.

Please note that all postage orders and payments must be received by the 13th of December for delivery by Christmas.

Bo'ness United v Arbroath, William Hill Scottish Cup 4th Round Arrangements

Supporters are asked to take note of the following arrangements for the match away to Bo'ness United this Saturday.

· Gates will open at 1230 for a 1.30pm kick off. · Arbroath FC will occupy the West Terracing of the Ground which is an uncovered area. · Toilets & refreshment kiosk will be available in this part of the Ground. · Early arrival is advised as there are only 2 turnstiles available for Arbroath FC Supporters. · There is limited parking in the immediate proximity to the ground. · Entry is by Cash - £10 for Adults, £5 for concessions.

Arbroath 4 Clyde 0

Match Highlights Here

The Lichties got back on track with a resounding 4-0 win against Clyde. The visitors were the brighter in the opening 10 minutes before Adam Hunter was tripped in the box and a penalty awarded, with Paul McManus converting from the spot. Simon Murray then doubled the lead two minutes later before Bobby Linn rifled in a fine shot 3 minutes from half time. Murray then added his second just before the break when he reacted to Neil Parry's rebound. Although there was no further scoring, both goalkeepers were tested in the second half with each producing some fine saves.

Tickets for the supporters bus to the game away to Bo'ness on the 29th of November will go on sale from Monday between 9.30am and 1pm. Price is £10 and the bus will leave Gayfield at 10.30am.

Albion Rovers 2 Arbroath 1

A goal from John Gemmell 11 minutes from time secured victory for Albion Rovers at Cliftonhill. Marc McKenzie opened the scoring in the 10th minute before Scott McBride struck a perfect free kick over the wall on the half hour mark to level. McManus and Stewart spurned chances for the visitors before John Gemmell headed in the winner for Rovers.

Arbroath have signed goalkeeper, Marc McCallum on an emergency loan from Dundee United.

The kick off time for the William Hill Scottish Cup 4th round tie away to Bo'ness United has been agreed for 1.30pm

Arbroath FC will be running supporter buses to the Scottish Cup tie against Bo'ness United on Saturday 29th November 2014.The tickets will go on sale at the Gayfield from 17th November 2014 and can be purchased between 9.30am and 1pm. Tickets will cost £10 for all. We have not been advised of the kick-off time as yet so departure time from Gayfield has still yet to be determined.

Arbroath 1 Queens Park 2

Match Highlights Here

Arbroath were edged out 2-1 against Queens Park. Shaun Fraser opened the scoring in only the second minute when he found space and slotted the ball past Scott Morrison. As the game progressed, the Lichties came more and more into the game but spurned several chances in front of goal. Queens caught the home side and broke away in the 79th minute with Kevin Fotheringham rifling a shot off the underside of the bar and in for 2-0. 3 minutes later Paul McManus pulled a goal back with a fine header from Jack Smith's cross. The Lichties kept pressing for an equaliser in the torrential rain but the Spiders held on for a 2-1 win.


Michael Travis has left the Club by mutual agreement.

Hospitality Announcement

In order to enhance the usage of the Hospitality Suite for both football and non-football related events within Gayfield, the Board of Directors have recently undertaken a review of existing arrangements. This excellent facility is currently under used and in order to ensure that this important Club Facility is used to its maximum potential, the Board are delighted to have appointed Strathmore Event Services Ltd (SES Ltd) to assist in this work. The Club’s current Events Manager Julie Harper will work alongside SES Ltd and will continue to host events held at Gayfield. The Hospitality Suite is an extremely important revenue stream for the Club and the Board of Directors would encourage existing and potential new users of this facility to support SES ltd in their work and ultimately assist the Manager and his squad of players, who have had an excellent start to the 2014/15 season.

SES Ltd can be contacted at info@strathmoreeventservices or by telephoning 07775 779440 to discuss Hospitality Suite enquiries and bookings, as well as other Commercial aspects of the Club Operation.

Club Chairman John Christison added, ‘I am pleased to announce Arbroath Football Clubs association with our new marketing partners Strathmore Event Services Ltd. Quality facility hire has now become an ever increasing important financial consideration of a successful football club and AFC is no different. By working with SES we will intrinsically strengthen our approach towards improving the use of our fantastic facilities, not only for football fans, but for all the residents of Arbroath and the wider area. I therefore solicit your continued cooperation and patronage and look forward to seeing you in our excellent facilities in the very near future at Gayfield Park.’

Arbroath have been drawn to play away to either Elgin City or Bo'ness United in round 4 of the William Hill Scottish Cup. The tie is due to take place on Saturday the 29th of November.

Match Highlights Here

William Hill Scottish Cup 3rd Round

Arbroath 2 Nairn County 1

The Lichties saw off the challenge of Nairn County with a 2-1 win at Gayfield. Paul McManus opened the scoring in the 22nd minute with a penalty after Simon Murray had been fouled. Scott McBride made it 2-0 with a powerful header from a corner in the 66th minute. Nairn County however gave a very good account of themselves and were rewarded with a goal from Sean Webb with 2 minutes of normal time remaining to force a nervy finish for Arbroath. Goalkeeper, David Crawford sadly had to leave the field midway through the second half with a bad knee injury after twisting it.

Montrose 1 Arbroath 5

Arbroath thrashed local rivals Montrose at Links Park. Simon Murray opened the scoring on 17 minutes after converting Bobby Linn's goalmouth cross. Simon Carreiro then doubled the lead with a fine shot from the edge of the box on 52. Montrose pulled a goal back through a Garry Wood penalty 5 minutes later before a bizarre last 12 minutes of the game. The Lichties were awarded a free kick on the edge of David Crawford's goal and the goalkeeper stepped up and lofted it forward. The ball bounced over McManus towards Lucas Birnstingl who was out near the edge of his box and as the ball continued to rise, he put his hands up to stop it only for it to be parried into the net for 3-1. Things got worse in the 84th minute for the Links Park custodian when he was adjudged to have brought Paul McManus down in the box. Birnstingl was sent off and McManus converted the penalty. In injury time, McManus beat the off side trap to slot the ball past Garry Wood who had taken over between the posts.


Annan Athletic 0 Arbroath 1

Arbroath edged out Annan Athletic in a closely fought encounter at Galabank. Dylan Carreiro scored the only goal of the game when he found space and sight of goal from the edge of the box and fired home in the 11th minute. Carreiro had another shot off the bar while David Crawford in the Lichties goal made an outstanding triple save and also watched an Annan header hit the bar late on.

Match Highlights can be viewed Here

Arbroath 4 East Stirlingshire 0

The Lichties swept aside East Stirlingshire with a resounding 4-0 win at Gayfield. In the 20th minute, Aldin El-Zubaidi opened the scoring with his first of the season from a powerful header after Adam Hunter's corner. Bobby Linn doubled the lead after rifling a shot on 33 minutes. In the second half, Arbroath continued to dominate and substitute, Kevin Buchan finished a fine move for a 3rd in the 74th minute. Simon Murray then had his just rewards for an afternoon of hard work with a fine strike on 80 minutes.

Montrose 1 Arbroath 3

The Lichties managed to see of a resilient Montrose side in the 2nd round replay of the William Hill Scottish Cup. Paul McManus opened the scoring for the first of a hat trick on 4 minutes with a fine finish. Deep into first half injury time, Paul Harkins levelled for the Mo after some sloppy defending from the men in maroon. The second half was an even tussle that ended goalless so extra time was required. Just 2 minutes into the first period, McManus pounced after some fine passing play to edge Arbroath in front and 9 minutes later he scored a 3rd to put the Lichties 3-1 up, which is how it finished. The reward is a 3rd round home tie against Nairn County on Saturday the 1st of November.

Match Highlights can be viewed at

Highlights of the William Hill Scottish Cup match can be viewed at

William Hill Scottish Cup 2nd Round

Arbroath 2 Montrose 2

Arbroath drew 2-2 with Montrose in the 2nd round of the William Hill Scottish Cup. The Lichties opened the scoring on 7 minutes when Paul McManus was first to pounce on a Simon Murray rebound but Gary Wood levelled for the visitors with a header on 17. Adam Hunter then put Arbroath 2-1 up 7 minutes later with a fine shot before Paul Watson restored parity with a long range free kick that passed everyone into the net. After what was an entertaining and closely fought match by both sides, the winner will now be decided with a replay at Links Park on Saturday the 11th of October at 2pm. The scheduled league match that was due to take place away to Annan Athletic will now be rearranged for a midweek.

Elgin Match Highlights Available on Lich TV

Arbroath 1 Elgin City 0

Arbroath continued the fine run of form by beating Elgin City 1-0 at Gayfield through a Simon Murray strike with 15 minutes remaining. After a fairly even first half, the Lichties forged several chances but a combination of poor finishing and good goalkeeping from Michael Fraser kept the scores level. Elgin had chances of their own with a goal line clearance from Craig Johnstone required and Marvin Andrews a particular threat at set pieces. Eventually Arbroath broke the deadlock when Simon Murray found space in the box to turn and shoot into the bottom corner for his 3rd of the season.

Clyde 2 Arbroath 5

Arbroath returned to the top of the League 2 table after a resounding 5-2 victory away to Clyde. Paul McManus put the Lichties ahead in the 25th minute before Brian McQueen was sent off for a second bookable offence for the Broadwood side. Scott Ferguson levelled with a well struck free kick in 36 and 2 minutes later Scott McBride restored the Arbroath lead. Ferguson then levelled once again in injury time at the end of the first 45. The second half became a pulsating end to end affair and the Lichties scored 3 excellent goals with Dylan Carreiro firing 2 unstoppable shots and Simon Murray netting from a superb volley.

Highlights from the Arbroath v East Fife match can be viewed



Arbroath 0 East Fife 2

The Lichties suffered the first league defeat of the season at home to East Fife. Scott McBride hit the bar with a free kick early on but it remained 0-0 at half time. Allan Walker fired the visitors ahead in the 51st minute from close range and Kevin Smith doubled the lead 6 minutes later with a shot that David Crawford couldn't hold. Arbroath created some great chances through Linn, Carreiro and Murray but the East Fife goalkeeper, Allan Fleming had an exceptional game between the posts.

THERE is some good news for fans of The Red Lichties at Saturday’s home game against East Fife.

Having previously expressed concerns about the future of the Matchday Programme, we are pleased to announce that this weekend’s edition will have an exciting new-look, what’s more it will be full-colour and glossy! There will be some great features, plenty of stats and top-quality photography – all for £2.

“We were approached by a company called JJ Sports Promotions Ltd., who specialise in Matchday Programme production for clubs at all levels of the game,” said Club Secretary, Gary Callon. “They had heard about our plight and have offered us use of their professional service in order to ensure that we have a publication to be proud of. We are delighted by the results and are sure that our supporters will be too!”

Copies of the Matchday Programme will be on sale from the usual outlets on Saturday. If you haven’t purchased a copy for a while, then please do so as you are in for a real treat.

If any supporters have pictures of their Arbroath FC colours in weird and wonderful destinations are the world, please email them to for use in future editions of your new-look Matchday Programme.


Arbroath FC Squad 2014/15

L-R (Back row) Johnny Lindsay, Ross Fisher, Aldin El-Zubaidi, Kevin Nicoll, Scott McBride, Keiran Stewart, Kevin Buchan, Connor Birse.

(Middle row) Becky Dunphy (Physio), Adam Hunter, Mark Whately, Michael Travis, David Crawford, Scott Morrison, Jordan Lowdon, Paul McManus, Simon Murray.

(Front row) Keiran McWalter, Jack Smith, Ricky Little, Todd Lumsden (Asst. Manager), Allan Moore (Manager), Bobby Linn, Craig Johnstone, Michael Wallace

Arbroath 3 Montrose 1

Arbroath maintained a 100% start to the League with a 3-1 win over derby rivals, Montrose. Bobby Linn opened the scoring on 14 minutes after beating the offside trap before Kevin Buchan doubled the lead on 22. Simon Murray then made it 3 just after the hour with a fine solo effort before Graham Webster pulled a goal back on 82. The Links Park men had Declan O'Kane red carded in the last minute. Lichties keeper, David Crawford had to be substituted with an injury just prior to half time.

Queens Park 0 Arbroath 2

Arbroath ran out 2-0 winners away to Queens Park at the Excelsior Stadium. Darren Miller had a goal disallowed for offside for Queens before Scott McBride finally broke the deadlock on 69 minutes when his mistimed shot somehow trundled over the line. With the introduction of Simon Murray and new signing, Jack Smith, the Lichties had gradually begun to turn the screw and were rewarded in the last minute. Bobby Linn broke forward down the middle of the park with a fine run, knocked it left for Scott McBride who then passed over to Smith who made no mistake to beat Muir in the Queens goal from 12 yards out.

Arbroath 1 Albion Rovers 0

The Lichties beat Albion Rovers 1-0 in the first home league game of the season. With a strong wind blowing at Gayfield, the home side managed to hold out for 0-0 at half time playing against it. On 66 minutes, Paul McManus scored the only goal with a sublime finish after Mark Whately had lofted a long free kick diagonally over from his own half. The ball landed perfectly for the striker to fire it into the bottom corner. Both sides had chances during the game with Bobby Linn hitting the woodwork after a fine solo run.


Berwick Rangers 1 Arbroath 2

Arbroath came from a goal behind to win the first league game of the season at Shielfield. Paul Willis fired in for the hosts after goalkeeper, David Crawford directed a clearance to him on 6 minutes. A stern half time talk brought the Lichties out more fired up and on 53 minutes, Kevin Buchan scored his second goal of the season. William Bald had made a great double save but the former Peterhead striker reacted quickest to make it 1-1. On the hour mark, Arbroath were awarded a free kick which Scott McBride hit against the underside of the bar and then looked to bounce in, with Paul McManus heading in to make sure.

Team: Crawford, Travis, Euan Murray {T} (Buchan 24), Little (Stewart 45), Fisher, Nicoll, Linn, Whately, McManus (Simon Murray 87), Hunter, McBride

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Behaviour Policy

 Arbroath Football Club is a community Club and wishes to portray a family atmosphere at its matches to encourage everyone to enjoy football at Gayfield Park in a friendly atmosphere. As such, bad behaviour, persistent use of foul or abusive language or any forms of racial or sectarian abuse will not be tolerated. Offenders are liable to be ejected from the stadium.