Arbroath 3
Stirling University 1
Scottish Cup (Second Round)

3 - 1
Stirling Uni 

Scottish Cup (Second Round)
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
Attendance: 412
3:00 PM Kick-off

Colin Hamilton (23)
Bobby Linn (24)
Steven Doris (44)
Chris Geddes (18)

Team Managers
Dick Campbell
Shelley Kerr

Starting Eleven
Ricky Gomes
Colin Hamilton
Gary Phillips
Ricky Little
Mark Whatley
David Gold
Omar Kader
Ryan McCord
Bobby Linn
Martin Scott
Steven Doris
Ryan Marshall
Angus Mailer
Ross Kellock
Danny Ashe
Jack Nixon
George Leigh
Kyle Faulds
Andrew Gillen
Chris Geddes
Paul McAfferty
Tomos Jones

Rab Douglas
Josh Thomson
Michael Dunlop
Liam Callaghan
Gavin Malin
Bryan Prunty
Josh Skelly
Lewis Hunter
Michael McAnespie
Harvey Moyes
Peter Byrne
Tom Cowley
Fabian Borcz
Tim Hughes

Liam Callaghan for Omar Kader (72)
Josh Skelly for Steven Doris (72)
Gavin Malin for Ryan McCord (80)
Lewis Hunter for Paul McAfferty (73)

None. Tomos Jones (88)

Red Cards
None. Kyle Faulds (42)
Match Officials

Graham Beaton (Referee)
Gavin Harris & Ross Birrell (Assistants)

Photography by Graham Black

Match Report

Arbroath manager Dick Campbell was relieved to see his side come from behind to overcome their Lowland League opponents and progress to the next round of the Scottish Cup.

Former Brechin striker Chris Geddes gave the visitors a shock 18th-minute lead with a curling effort that soared well beyond the reach of Ricky Gomes.

But a quickfire response from the Lichties, who scored twice in as many minutes through a Colin Hamilton header and a deflected Bobby Linn volley, eased tension in the home ranks.

Stirling’s hopes of getting back into the game were dented three minutes before the interval when skipper Kyle Faulds was dismissed for a dangerous tackle and little more than 60 seconds later Steven Doris extended Arbroath’s lead.

The Lichties dominated possession in the second half but couldn’t breach a well-organised Stirling defence.

Campbell said: “The objective was to get through to the next round of the cup and we did that. We got a wee scare when they scored what was a good goal.

“I was getting a bit angry at that point and fortunately my players upped their tempo to the level I would have expected them to have started the game at. I think they might have been terrified to come in to see me at half-time.

“But they scored three good goals and we can now look forward to the next round. I love the Scottish Cup and it’s a chance for the club to maybe pick up a bit of money.”

Stirling boss Shelly Kerr feels her players should be proud of their efforts.

She said: “The sending off killed it for us. We had started really well, scored a great goal and in spells showed we are capable of playing good football. It would have been interesting to have seen the outcome had we kept 11 players on the pitch.

“The boys reacted well after the sending off but it’s just a shame we conceded so early.”

Match report written by The Courier

Squad Statistics (as at October 22nd, 2016)

2016-17 All Time
Ricky Gomes (GK)23 4 - 4 -
Ricky Little27 142985
Gary Phillips28 10 - 10 -
Colin Hamilton24 163926
David Gold23 12 - 432
Mark Whatley26 15 - 974
Ryan McCord27 122122
Omar Kader30 153153
Bobby Linn31 16514038
Steven Doris28 16217564
Martin Scott30 114114
Gavin Malin (sub)28 3 - 3 -
Liam Callaghan (sub)22 9 - 9 -
Josh Skelly (sub)19 93235

League Table (as at October 22nd, 2016)

No league table has been added for this season.