Grinding out a result

Last updated : 04 September 2010 By Fargone

swankieA late headed goal from Gavin Swankie was enough to edge out Queen's Park and move Arbroath up to second place in Division Three.

Swankie almost opened the scoring after 40 minutes but his volley was kept out by visiting goalkeeper Adam Strain.

Queen's Park missed a great chance when James Brough failed to hit the target with a volley from 12 yards out.

And the deadlock was broken 13 minutes from time as a Paul Sheerin free kick was guided home by Swankie.

Fans Views from P&B

Lichtie36nilhello:   A battle more than a game of football. This sort of game is the type we often lose, but we dug in and never gave up to grab another narrow home win.

Ecto:  3 points in the bag,good job queens were pretty poor,the big centre half fae st johnstone not so good the day will have to try him with griffin that malcolm is far to slow, maybe griffin playin behind him might help a bit,and the quicker gibby is fit the better as marco had a nightmare in midfield,but a worthwhile exercise bringing the game forward

Paul Marnie :   Arbroath didn't look as good a side as the one that played Shire last week. Both sides made plenty mistakes, most likely due to the wind.

Thought Swankie's free kick that was ruled out was a belter but was taken from the wrong place. Was at the harbour end so couldn't really comment on the offside decision which caused it to be disallowed but both myself & pal were rather confused why offside was given.

Queens Park made enough chances and probably should have scored, they were very shot shy in an around the box.

Arbroath took their goal well but looked pretty nervy in last few mins.

All in all a pretty enjoyable game with a 15-20 min spell in both halves where both teams produced some nice stuff & created chances.

A draw may have been a fairer result in my opinion.

Found the tannoy announcer quite amusing, especially when he was fumbling for his team sheet with his mic left on.

All in all an enjoyable day worth my £12. New bar is also very nice & reasonably priced.