Arbroath started the match with the wrong attitude. Looked like the players thought it was going to be like a practice match, after all it was only University of Stirling and they were only there to make up numbers. UoS had other ideas though and when they opened the scoring with a smashing goal another Spartans and Irvine Meadow embarrassment looked likely.

The goal woke the players up and we got back on level terms five minutes later when Colin Hamilton headed in from a short corner on the right. Bobby Linn scored our second and Steven Doris scored the third after UoS had a player sent off a few minutes before half time.

Second half was bit of a disappointment in that we didn't score any more goals and seemed content to out play the game. Might have been different if UoS had not had a man sent off.

Best for us were David Gold, who had another good game at right back, Ricky Little, Colin Hamilton and Bobby Linn. Good post match interview with the UoS manager.