Monsoon at Starks sees Lichties cement 7th place

Last updated : 10 May 2009 By Fargone

Nothing at stake at stake or the game would have been cancelled in monsoon conditions at Starks. Difficult to play but the Lichties kept it solid ad a great show from Darren Hill and Robbie Raeside won us a point. So we finish a very creditable 7th place

Sunday Mail

JOYFUL John McGlynn last night admitted lifting the Division Two trophy meant more to him than winning the Scottish Cup with Hearts.

The Rovers boss was the Jambos' no.2 when they won the cup in 2006 after beating Gretna in a penalty shoot-out.

But he revealed he experienced a bigger buzz from leading Rovers to the Division Two title.

McGlynn (below) said: "This is a big, big achievement for me, probably greater than winning the cup.

"When I was at Heart it meant a lot to me to win the cup as an assistant. But as a manager you have the weight of the club on your shoulders. This really lifts it off."

A pre-match downpour made the pitch tricky and Rovers' first chance Williamson's header from a Craig Wilson cross was saved by Darren Hill.

Robert Sloan almost put the home side ahead eight minutes later with a 50-yard lob but the Arbroath keeper scrambled the ball to safety.

Seconds later, Jamie Bishop's back-pass stopped in a puddle, letting in Stevie Hislop whose shot was pushed out by Hill.

The rain kept pouring down and it was difficult to move the ball on the water-logged pitch. A 30-yard strike from Arbroath's Paul Watson almost skidded past David McGurn.

In 76 minutes, a drive from Raith Gareth Wardlaw crashed off a post.

And Arbroath's Robbie Raeside made a superb goal-line clearance 10 minutes from time as Marvin Andrews prepared to head home.

Arbroath boss John McGlashan said: "The game should not have gone ahead and I'm glad it finished a draw."