Arbroath vs Livingston

League November 14th 1998


Livingston FC:

1. Alexander, 2. Boyle, 3. Deas, 4. Watson, 5. Sweeney, 6. Millar, 7. King, 8. Sherry,

9. Robertson, 10. Bennett, 11. Bingham, 12. McMartin, 14. McCormick , 15. Conway

Arbroath:

1. Hinchcliffe 2. Sellars, 3. Florence, 4. McAuley, 5. Arbuckle, 6. Crawford , 7. Cooper, 8. J. McGlashan

9. C. McGlashan , 10. Mercer, 11. Gallagher, 12. Thomson, 14. Tindal, 15. Scott


Arbroath's Gayfield Park had just has some areas of terracing closed off as being unsafe and although I had been to the Park before, I was not ready for just what a complete Sú$&hole the place is.

 

Livingston made the trip up to Arbroath looking to extend their run of victories to a modern Second Division record of eight. Arbroath however were not willing to be the team that yielded to the Lions and give them the record. This was ably demonstrated when John McGlashan stuck home the opener after 45 seconds. Arbroath then proceeded to dominate most of the 1st half before a Charlie King corner broke to Paul Deas on the edge of the box and the powerful left back struck home his fourth goal of the season.

Livingston started the second half far more fired up and 6 minutes later Dave Bingham powered home a Boyle cross to take the lead.

Arbroath equalised when a set piece move from a corner kick caught the Livingston defence completely flat-footed. Gallagher passed the ball to Arbuckle who in acres of space had time to blast the ball high into the roof of Alexnder's net.

Both side's has ample opportunity to win the match with Livingston arguably just shading it on chances but the goal count stayed a 2 apiece for a probably fair draw.


MoM: Paul Deas takes the plaudits from me for the second week in a row. He was the best in a Livi side that never really played to it's capability.

 

 

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