|In front of Gayfield's lowest crowd of the season (486), Arbroath put in a solid perfomance to dispose of Elgin. Only recently, our bogey team, that makes 8 wins in a row in games against Elgin|
Despite forecasts conditions were almost ideal for winter football and it was Arbroath that took a grip of the game early on. After a great corner on the left from Barry Sellars was cleared, Paul Watson attacked the near post to head in (actually via Craig Tully's head) Andy Reilly's corner in the 12th minute.
We increased our lead when Elgin keeper Ridgers cleared a long ball straight to Barry Sellars, who duly fired into an empty net from 35 yards. He did this about 3 times over the course of the game
Arbroath tried to exploit Elgin's forward-lying defence throughout the game with a series of balls pushed through to Reilly, Brazil or Tosh to run onto. However a combination of over-elaboration or poor finishing meant we didnt add to the score. Ridgers had a tremendous save from Tosh later in the second half then a Tosh goal was cancelled possibly for offside.