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Match Preview – Forfar Athletic v Airdrieonians

Thursday, 02 August 2018 14:47

SPFL League One

Ladbrokes League 1

Venue – Station Park

Date – Saturday 4th August

Admission Prices – Stand – Adults £15 Concessions (65& over) £9  Under 17’£5    

                                       Terracing – Adults £14  Concessions £8 Under 17’s £5    

                                       Forfar Athletic season tickets valid for this fixture.

Summary – Both teams head into this opening league fixture of the season in optimistic mood following encouraging performances in the Betfred Cup and certainly both with new look squads.   Jim Weir will have loan signing Lewis Moore in his squad for the game and a deal is almost complete for a second player to join the club this week in a temporary move.    Only the final piece of the paperwork jigsaw requires to be complete.  

However Andy Munro has a two match ban to serve from his sending off in last season’s final home game against Queens Park, while injury rules out Michael Kennedy and Matthew Aitken.   Darren Whyte is also a doubt.

Airdrie manager Stephen Findlay has brought in a dozen new faces in the summer, seven of them in fact featured in last Saturday’s starting line-up in the Lanarkshire derby against premiership Hamilton Accies which ended 1-1 after ninety minutes.    One of the newcomers to the ‘Diamonds’ ranks will certainly be a familiar face to home fans, goalkeeper Scott Gallacher making the move from Dumbarton to the Excelsior in the close season.

The sides met on both the opening and final day of the league campaign last season with the ‘Loons’ winning on both occasions, so a repeat result would certainly go down well with all connected with the Athies.  However all also know it will be no easy task come Saturday afternoon.

Match Officials – Referee –  Graham Beaton   Assistants – Graham Chambers & Robert Thomson

Match Sponsor – Graham Environmental Services Ltd.

Hospitality Complex Guests –  Ian Davie & Friends, Alan Shepherd & Friends

1984 Package Guests – Annmarie Ballantyne & Guests

Match Ball Sponsor – North Street Dairy

 

Supporters' Information – The 1984 Lounge at Station Park will be open from 12.30p.m. till kick-off and on the final whistle till approximately 8p.m.    

Season tickets will be on sale within the Secretary’s Office on Saturday morning from 10a.m. to 10.30a.m. and again prior to kick-off from 2.15p.m. to 2.45p.m.

Apologies again to stand season ticket holders for the fact that the new season reserve seat stickers will not be in position until the Stranraer fixture on 18th August.

Match Programme priced at £2 available from vendors inside the ground.

 

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