12 April 2019
Brechin City v Arbroath - Match Preview
Brechin City go into the final Angus derby of the season with Arbroath on the back of 3 successive defeats but a renewed determination to get back to winning ways as the run-in continues.
As is well documented, Dick Campbell's Arbroath side only require a point to confirm the League One Championship at Glebe Park tomorrow afternoon and will be backed by a large travelling support - however the game is as equally important for City at the other end of the league table.
City have Ryan McGeever available for selection having served a one-game suspension following his 2 yellow cards against Montrose during City's most recent home game. However, Dundee United loanee Lewis Toshney will miss out after having been stretchered off the pitch against Dumbarton last weekend, and will undergo a scan to fully assess his injury.
Manager Barry Smith said, "Everyone was disappointed with last weekend's result but for the majority of the first half we dominated the game. We also created chances in the second half and will look to take the positives from that. At this stage of the season it's about points and the players are aware of what we need and are up for the fight."
The referee tomorrow is David Dickinson who will be assisted by Gordon Crawford and Chris McTiernan. The last time Dickinson took charge of a City match was in the thumping 4-0 derby win over Forfar Athletic in November - a good omen perhaps!
ADMISSION & SEGREGATION INFORMATION
Usual admission prices apply at Â£15 for adults, Â£8 concessions and Â£18 for parent and child (an extra Â£2 per additional child applies)
Segregation will be in place for the game as a large crowd is expected with Arbroath FC facing the possibility of securing promotion to the SPFL Championship. There will be no advance ticket sales, the Club will operate cash turnstiles on the day.
Arbroath FC supporters should enter the ground from the Trinity Road End only occupying the David H. Will stand on the hedgeside terracing down to the segregation gates. Seating in the David H. Will Stand is not reserved and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
Brechin City FC supporters should enter the ground from the Cemetery Road end only occupying the Cemetery End enclosure. The Centre Stand is reserved for Brechin City FC season ticket holders, hospitality guests, press and home and away Club Officials.
Turnstiles will be open from 1.45pm so fans of both clubs are advised to arrive well in advance of kick-off to prevent turnstile congestion. Brechin City FC wish to apologise in advance to any local residents who may suffer some temporary inconvenience arising from the larger than normal attendance expected at this fixture.
CITY CLUB BAR
Despite segregation being in operation tomorrow, the City Club within the David H Will Stand will be open from 1 o'clock for both sets of supporters. Brechin City supporters are asked to arrive by 1.30pm, before the Trinity End gates are open, to ensure their place in the City Club can be accommodated.
The City Club will close at 2.45 pm and Brechin City fans will be guided to their home section by Stewards. Please note that the City Club will not be open during the game and at half time.
After the final whistle City fans will be able to access the City Club under the guidance of stewards.
Reminder: Brechin City Supporters Club will also be holding a race night starting at 6pm in the City Club.
Sponsoring the match tomorrow is Brechin Golf Club and we would like to thank them for their continued support.
Arbroath 2-2 Brechin City - 1st September 2018
City could take heart from the second half performance at Gayfield in September. Goals from Jason Thomson and Bobby Linn had the Lichties in firm control early in the first half, at which point it looked like a case of how many for the home side. City, however, came back fighting in the second period with Andy Jackson grabbing a brace to earn a deserved point for a City side who could have easily come away with all 3.
Brechin City 1-5 Arbroath - 17th November 2018
The Lichties simply blew City away in the last meeting at Glebe Park, which was Barry Smith's second game in charge. Goals from David Gold, Bobby Linn, Michael McKenna, Ryan Wallace and Jason Thomson had Arbroath 5-0 up before Ryan McGeever netted a consolation for City five minutes from time.
Arbroath 1-0 Brechin City - 5th January 2019
A late headed goal from Ryan McCord just eight minutes from time broke City's stubborn resistance against the league leaders at Gayfield in January.