Arbroath 2
East Fife 3
Scottish League (League One)

2 - 3
East Fife 

Scottish League (League One)
Saturday, August 19th, 2017
Attendance: 808
3:00 PM Kick-off

Steven Doris (16)
Danny Denholm (58)
Thomas O'Brien (o.g.) (3)
Nathan Flanagan (26)
Chris Duggan (33)

Team Managers
Dick Campbell
Darren Young

Starting Eleven
David Hutton
Ricky Little
Colin Hamilton
Tam O'Brien
Blair Yule
Gavin Swankie
Ryan McCord
Mark Whatley
Danny Denholm
Steven Doris
Bobby Linn
Ryan Goodfellow
Aaron Dunsmore
Mark Docherty
Craig Watson
Ben Gordon
Kyle Wilkie
Kieran Millar
Nathan Flanagan
Paul Willis
Chris Duggan
Greg Hurst

Ricky Gomes
Omar Kader
Jamie Henry
David Gold
Bryan Prunty
Kane Hester
Josh Skelly
Tom Cordery
Ben Reilly
Kyle Wilson
Scott Linton
Pat Slattery
Mark Lamont
Ross Mutch

Kane Hester for Gavin Swankie (80)
Omar Kader for Bobby Linn (80)
Bryan Prunty for Ricky Little (87)
Pat Slattery for Nathan Flanagan (71)
Scott Linton for Chris Duggan (83)
Kyle Wilson for Greg Hurst (89)

Colin Hamilton (59)
Tam O'Brien (90)
Craig Watson (56)
Chris Duggan (59)
Kieran Millar (60)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Steven Reid (Referee)
Alastair Mather & David Ingram (Assistants)

Photography by Graham Black

Match Report

The Lichties suffered their first defeat in Ladbrokes League One yesterday at the hands of East Fife. Using the old footballing cliché it was a game of two halves. With the wind at their backs East Fife took the lead in the 2nd minute when a Thomas O’Brien clearance spun off his boot and into the roof of the net. Steven Doris equalised for the Lichties in the 15th minute with an amazing acrobatic goal but then Nathan Flanagan hit a long range shot which snuck under Arbroath keeper David Hutton in the 26th minute. Ryan Goodfellow in the East Fife goal diverted a Ryan McCord free kick onto his post before Chris Duggan robbed Hutton of the ball to give the visitors a 3-1 half time lead.

After a series of goal mouth scrambles and goal line clearances it seemed luck wasn’t on the Lichties side but eventually after another last gasp clearance the ball broke back to Arbroath and Danny Denholm poked home in the 59th minute. Arbroath continued to push for the equaliser but despite hitting the bar and some excellent saves by Goodfellow it was East Fife who left with all 3 points.

Match report written by Arbroath FC Official Website

Squad Statistics (as at August 19th, 2017)

2017-18 All Time
David Hutton (GK)32 7 - 7 -
Ricky Little28 8 - 1326
Tam O'Brien26 8 - 8 -
Colin Hamilton25 6 - 1267
Ryan McCord28 7 - 4613
Gavin Swankie33 5 - 21950
Blair Yule24 8282
Danny Denholm26 8484
Mark Whatley27 7 - 1326
Steven Doris29 8321281
Bobby Linn31 7 - 17539
Omar Kader (sub)31 81497
Bryan Prunty (sub)33 4 - 392
Kane Hester (sub)22 4 - 467

League Table (as at August 19th, 2017)

No league table has been added for this season.