Brechin City 1
Arbroath 1

Brechin City 

1 - 1


Saturday, June 24th, 2023
Glebe Park
Attendance: 809
2:30 PM Kick-off

Dom Naglik (90) David Gold (51)

Team Managers
Andy Kirk Dick Campbell

Starting Eleven
Lenny Wilson
Ewan Loudon
Kevin McHattie
Lewis Martin
Hamish Thomson
Euan Spark
Michael McArthur
Grady McGrath
Fraser McLeod
Ali Adams
Trialist Defender
Ricky Little
João Baldé
Trialist Midfielder
Scott Stewart
Keaghan Jacobs
Jess Norey
Scott Allan
Kenan Dünnwald-Turan
Trialist Forward

Seth Patrick
Anthony McDonald
Derek Gaston
Aaron Steele
Trialist 4
David Gold
Ryan Dow
Trialist 3
Trialist 1
Leighton McIntosh
Dayshonne Golding

Seth Patrick for Michael McArthur (46)
Trialist for Lenny Wilson (46)
Derek Gaston for Ali Adams (46)
Aaron Steele for Trialist Defender (46)
David Gold for Trialist Midfielder (46)
Ryan Dow for Trialist Forward (46)
Trialist 1 for Keaghan Jacobs (46)
Trialist 3 for Scott Allan (46)
Trialist 4 for João Baldé (46)
Dayshonne Golding for Kenan Dünnwald-Turan (46)
Leighton McIntosh for Jess Norey (70)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Mike Roncone (Referee)
Nathan Crawford & Lewis Burns (Assistants)

Match Report

Arbroath traveled to Glebe Park this afternoon for their first pre-season in preparation of the new 2023/24 season.

Having just returned to training on Monday, it was a real test as both sides contended with a hot afternoon with the temperature sitting at 25 degrees!
Wearing their brand new away kit, Arbroath handed a debut to Ali Adams in goals with Aaron Steele and Leighton McIntosh on the bench but also included 9 trialists.

Colin Hamilton was watching on and is making good progress and hopes to be back by September but there was no Thomas O’Brien, Michael McKenna, Mark Stowe with Craig Slater in attendance but not playing.

The first half was a stuffy affair with Ali Adams making two good saves on his debut from a free-kick as well as a diving save just on the stroke of half time, with Scott Stewart having Arbroath’s best chance forcing Lenny Wilson into a a good save at his near post.

Brechin had a good first half with Arbroath slowly coming back into the game just before half time. There was a water break, and despite it being a pre-season friendly João Balde survived a couple of tackles and trialist 39 suffered a mouth knock and had to replace his blood stained shirt just before the break.

At half time Arbroath made 8 changes with only Ricky Little, Scott Stewart and midfielder Trialist 39 surviving. Shooting up the hill Arbroath seemed up for it and started to push more up the pitch and it only took 4 minutes for the goal to come with substitute trialist 37 taking the ball before turning and having his shot saved by Brechin’s trialist goalkeeper. The new keeper could only palm the ball away and David Gold was there for a composed finish from the rebound. Aaron Steele had an impressive 45 minutes and has an incredibly long throw which could be a real threat going forward, and linked. up well with trialist 8 who wanted to get forward at every occasion.

Trialists 5 and 37 were combing well up front with 37 forcing a good save from a long range curling shot, with midfielder trialist 39 being replaced with Leighton McIntosh in the 70th minute. With just a minute of the game remaining Brechin City won a corner and as the ball was placed back out Dom Naglik scored to equalise It was great to be back at it, and it was so good to see so many Lichties at the game.

Match report written by Arbroath FC Official Website

Squad Statistics (as at June 24th, 2023)

2023-24 All Time

League Table (as at June 24th, 2023)

No league table has been added for this season.