Ayr United 1
Arbroath 2
Scottish League (League One)


Ayr Utd 

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Arbroath


Scottish League (League One)
Saturday, August 26th, 2017
Somerset Park
Attendance: 1,569
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Chris Higgins (42) Omar Kader (45)
Mark Whatley (59)

Team Managers
Ian McCall Dick Campbell

Starting Eleven
Jordan Hart
Chris Higgins
Paddy Boyle
Michael Rose
Andy Geggan
Robbie Crawford
Alan Forrest
Declan McDaid
Steven Docherty
Michael Moffat
Craig Moore
David Hutton
Tam O'Brien
Colin Hamilton
Ricky Little
David Gold
Mark Whatley
Danny Denholm
Omar Kader
Blair Yule
Gavin Swankie
Steven Doris

Bench
Lyle Avci
David Ferguson
Craig Reid
Brian Gilmour
Craig McGuffie
Leon Murphy
Ricky Gomes
Ryan McCord
Jamie Henry
Bobby Linn
Josh Skelly
Bryan Prunty

Substitutions
Craig Reid for Alan Forrest (46)
Craig McGuffie for Steven Docherty (68)
Brian Gilmour for Robbie Crawford (83)
Josh Skelly for Omar Kader (83)
Jamie Henry for David Gold (85)
Bryan Prunty for Gavin Swankie (90)

Cautions
Andy Geggan (81) Mark Whatley (81)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Mike Roncone (Referee)
David Roome & Chris McTiernan (Assistants)



Photography by Graham Black

Match Report


Arbroath produced a spectacular team performance to defeat Ayr United who went into the match having won their first 3 league matches and scoring 32 goals in 9 competitive matches.

Straight from Kick off it was clear the Lichties were in the mood. Ricky Little almost opened the scoring when he had a shot cleared off the line before Hart pulled off a close range save from Swankie but as half time approached Higgins found the back of the net but the Arbroath game plan didn’t change and Omar Kader dinked the ball over Hart to pull level on the stroke of half time.

Arbroath continued to push in the second half and Swankie was again denied from a volley from Hart but it was a spectacular chip from Skipper Mark Whatley from 25 yards out that flew past Hart and into the top corner.

The Lichties defence stood up to everything with Ricky Little and Thomas O’Brien commanding at the back with Colin Hamilton coming close to adding a 3rd for the Lichties.

A truly fantasy performance and pushes our amazing record to 17 league games undefeated away from home!

Match report written by Arbroath FC Official Website



Squad Statistics (as at August 26th, 2017)


2017-18 All Time
Age
David Hutton (GK)32 8 - 8 -
Tam O'Brien26 9 - 9 -
Ricky Little28 9 - 1336
Colin Hamilton25 7 - 1277
Danny Denholm26 9494
Mark Whatley27 811337
David Gold24 71774
Gavin Swankie33 6 - 22050
Blair Yule25 9292
Omar Kader31 92508
Steven Doris29 9321381
Jamie Henry (sub)20 4 - 9 -
Josh Skelly (sub)20 5 - 447
Bryan Prunty (sub)33 5 - 402






League Table (as at August 26th, 2017)


No league table has been added for this season.