Arbroath leap into seventh place - another hardearned away win

Last updated : 06 December 2008 By Fargone
3 league wins in a row elevate us into a hitherto inconceivable 7th place

Glorious sunshine and clear skies at the national stadium

Great start from Arbroath. A simple ball was picked up unchallenged in midfield by Campbell, who bisected Douglas and Brough with a pass that put Scott clear on goal, and he took a touch before driving a right-foot shot behind Crawford. Hill was seldom troubled as the Lichties continued to look the more dangerous.

Queens keeper Crawford had to save low from Scott after Brough had gifted him possession with a poor attempted pass. Queens started coming more into it when Arbroath scored their second in 29 minutes.

from a Queens corner the ball went broke to Rennie, who immediately booted it clear to set up an Arbroath break. Forsyth carried the ball forward and Little backed off and delayed his challenge as long as he could. But the pass to the left to Sellars eventually came, and the retreating Little turned to face the new threat, but when Sellars then tried to square for Forsyth, the ball struck the luckless Little and raced low past Crawford from just inside the box.

Flyer then fired in a shot which Crawford had to knock over the bar.
Brough was booked for the challenge.

Nothing is easy for Arbroath. Queen's got a lifeline with a penalty in 38 minutes. Holmes turned Black in the box and was held back and Cairney scored from the spot for the third game running to put them back in the game

Queens tried to take the game to us second half but we held out. Scott has proved a thorn in their flesh nearly breaking through twice
We were doing a little better now, and Douglas ghosted in behind the defence to head wide from Little's cross. Douglas, in fact, may have been surprised the ball came all the way through to him, because he looked to have time to control it.

However as the game wore on, Arbroath looked the likleier to add to their lead. We suffered late bookings to Scott (for dissent) and Campbell with weir and Masson coming on a s subs

Another great win - can't recall 3 wins on the trot for ages. We've still a struggle to survive but how the mood has changed these past few weeks.

We're much more solid in defence and creating a threat in attack.