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Replay - Arbroath (A) Match Preview


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Replay - Arbroath (A) Match Preview

PostedDecember 7, 2015

MATCH PREVIEW - ARBROATH v COWDENBEATH WILLIAM HILL SCOTTISH CUP THIRD ROUND REPLAY

Our William Hill Scottish Cup saga with Arbroath reaches its third stage on Monday night when we return to Gayfield Park for our replay after Saturday's match was abandoned due to the strong wind. Kick off is at 7.45 p.m. and Rangers await the winners next month.
The original game a week past Saturday saw captain Mark Whatley open the scoring for Todd Lumsden's Ladbrokes League 2 side ten minutes into the second half before Craig Johnston came off the bench to head home our equaliser with 17 minutes to go.
Saturday's game saw us with the wind at our backs and not surprisingly had most of the chances in the 20 minutes of play with Greig Spence having the ball in the back of Allan Fleming's net but his effort was ruled offside.
Speaking after the short lived game our top scorer thanked the band of travelling supporters who made the journey to Angus in difficult conditions "I feel sorry for our fans more than anything else. We travelled up in a bus that is paid for by the club but they are out of pocket now."
He continued "Some of them will have taken time off work, spent a lot of money on travel and tickets and got 20 minutes of a game that didn't finish."
On the game he felt that referee Craig Charleston had made the correct call in bringing the match to a halt "The referee made the correct decision in the end. The wind was terrible and there was no way you could play 90 minutes and possibly more."
"There is a lot at stake in this tie. The winners get Rangers at Ibrox and you don't want to go out on a day where the wind is so bad that you can't even kick the ball out of your own half."
"It's a once in a lifetime opportunity for many of us to play at Ibrox and you can't miss out on that because of the wind."
Saturday saw Jack Beaumont on the bench after missing all of the season so far which just leaves Lewis Milne side lined.
For fans who didn't travel on Saturday and receive a ticket for admission on Monday the prices are
ADULTS - 14
CONCESSIONS - 7
PARENT & CHILD - 15
Once again Cowden fans will be housed in the Pleasureland End of the ground.
Previewer: Andrew Mullen.
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