Arbroath Victoria — Scone Thistle

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Date Kick Off League Season
13th January 2018 1:45 pm McBookie.com League North Division Season 2017-18

Arbroath Victoria

Scone Thistle

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Assists
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Shot on Target
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Shot off Target
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Clean Sheet
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Red Cards
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Report

Saturday 13th January at Ogilvy Park, McBookie.com North Division

Saturday saw Scone travel to Arbroath for the first game of 2018 and the first league fixture since November 18th nearly 2 months ago. The unofficial winter break has been frustrating for all involved and common sense will surely see a proper winter break introduced at some point so teams can prepare properly? Not that Scone should be looking for any excuses. On the day, Saturday’s performance will be one that they will want to forget and put behind them quickly if they are serious about doing well this season. Manager Derek Lawson had a full squad available with Craig Mitchell returning from injury to make the bench. Arbroath had ex Dundee & St Johnstone striker Steven Milne making his debut for the Club along with a number of youth Community Club players on the bench. Scone had a couple of early chances notably when Matthew Keogh conceded a free kick for the hosts and a Kevin Sinclair free kick was headed by Ross Mitchell straight to the keeper before Charlie Fertacz had a long range effort drift wide. The opening goal came from a Scone attack when Arbroath were able to break and Steven Milne was able to tap in his first of the afternoon on 10 minutes. As Scone tried to get back into the game, it looked like they had won a penalty when a Ben Moffatt cross was handled by Scott McDowell but with his back to the referee (Scott Leslie), we can only assume that the ref didn’t see it and of course he doesn’t have the benefit of match photographs. Scone were forced into an early substitution on 30 minutes when Calum Black replaced Fraser Morrison who had unfortunately picked up a knock. Neither side could muster a shot on target for the remainder of the half until injury time when Scone keeper David Winton made a good save from a Sam Clark free kick.

Half time score: Arbroath Vics 1-0 Scone

As the second half kicked off, Scone looked to pick up the pace with Calum Black & Arran McKay both shooting wide before on 51 minutes saw the start of a 10 minute period that would decide the match. First Arbroath caught Scone on the break again and Steven Milne was able to score his second of the afternoon. Within a minute, Scone had pulled a goal back when Arran McKay was able to score on the rebound from a Charlie Fertacz effort. However any thoughts of a comeback were quickly squashed when Joshua Chalmers scored on 57 minutes quickly followed by a 3rd from Steven Milne 3 minutes later. There would be no further goals and the remainder of the match was made up of a flurry of bookings and substitutions. Craig Mitchell replaced Ben Moffat on 61 minutes before Dean Boyd came on for Charlie Fertacz for the last 15 minutes. Arbroath also made 3 late substitutions with Kenneth Hay coming on for Steven Milne, Elliot Burns replacing Paul Tosh and Craig Tosh coming on for Jonathan Bastow. Scone can have few complaints with Arbroath Vics deserving winners and are a much improved side to the one defeated at Farquharson park earlier in the season.

Full time score: Arbroath Vics 4-1 Scone

Man of the match for Scone: Arran McKay (sponsored by J & D Simpson) who scored Scone’s only goal and tried hard on an afternoon that had few Scone highlights. After the match manager Derek Lawson (sponsored by Graham Milne) told Jaggie News “Although it was great to get back playing games after the winter call offs, it was a very disappointing result for us. Credit is due to Arbroath Vics who worked very hard and we found them hard to break down. They were also very disciplined as a team which is an area that we need to work on. I was disappointed with our teams focus on Saturday and we will work together to develop this to allow us to be challenging at the top end of the league going forward“. Before adding “We look forward to the challenge of Kinoull next weekend and our focus now shifts to this game“.

Matchday 18 summary:

Biggest winners of the day were Dundee North End who maintained top spot after beating Kinnoull 8-0 at home, Dundee Violet remain 2nd after beating Coupar Angus 3-0. Brechin Vics were the only away team to win yesterday beating Lochee Harp 6-1 and the last game of the McBookie.com North Division saw Lochore Welfare draw with Newburgh 2-2. The revised league table is available here

Next weekend we welcome Kinnoull to Scone for 1.45pm kick off.