Today I’m back at Glenesk Park the Theatre of Dreams! Been a while, the good lady was working today so morning shop done and it’s off to the match I go.
In full flight and bearing down on goal!
Like I say it’s been a while since I’ve seen the Violet in action but they started the match well, I always find it tough to take in the game when I’m mainly watching it through a viewfinder.
Hurdled like Usain Bolt!
Is this the breakthrough? No!
Despite Dundee Violet having the vast majority of possession in the opening exchanges it’s Arbroath Vics that go one goal up. From where I was standing it looked like a goal from the tightest of angles.
That’s the opener!
From memory that’s Arbroath’s first shot on goal and it’s in the net to open the scoring. Going into this match Arbroath are joint bottom with Forfar Albion and Couper Angus only goals separating them. . . . . a lot of goals!
Above and below: Violet look for a goal
Vics’ defence holds strong
A fine chip over the goalkeeper but over the bar too! Doesn’t matter the ref says offside and it wouldn’t have counted anyway.
And that’s the second!
Unbelievably Arbroath Vics go two goals up, from my position it looks like the keeper has spilled the ball and gifted the second. So far this season the Vics have only scored 2 goals and now they’ve doubled that tally.
Fighting for every ball
A header towards goal is cleared off the line. For a team that’s shipped 26 goals going into today’s match they’re holding firm against Violet.
Second half starts
Box of tricks?
Violet have had the half time team talk which probably wasn’t pretty. Someone once said to me “They’ll come out like kids on a load of fruit shoots!” but it looks like nothing is coming off for Violet today and really the Vics’ keeper hasn’t had anything difficult to deal with.
Playing the captain’s part
An acrobatic overhead kick which I failed to capture ends in the net but the referee has blown for offside and Arbroath hold on.
Surely this time!
A little dink over the keeper but again Arbroath have a man on the line to mop up and clear the danger.
Touched by the hand of God!
The ball’s in the net but it’s with a hand and if I remember correctly the ref had already blown the whistle.
Shot from the big defender. . . . .
Every time I saw this player through the viewfinder I just thought Ronald Koeman! Not sure if he actually looks like him but he did through my wee Nikon. They did have a Messi in the past so I fully expect a Koeman on the next team sheet!
Back to the action and his shot cannons of the side of the post followed by a roaring expletive. Nothing is going Violet’s way in this game.
Well nothing until below with eight minutes to go Dundee Violet get a lifeline and a penalty os expertly dispatched and leads to a little goalmouth stramash afterwards.
That’s one back!
The Arbroath defence is broken with what was virtually the last kick of the game to make it 2-2. Arbroath will go home feeling deflated although hearing some supporters saying had they been offered a draw before the game they’d have taken your arm off. Violet plugged away but didn’t look too dangerous up front although it’s early doors yet and only six points between first and eighth.
Arbroath will be disappointed but are finally off the mark with their first point of the season.
Been a while since I posted. I used to take hundreds of shots and be able to have a post for every day. Now I go out and take five and don’t like any. Happy to have sneaked the New Order song in this match report though.