Strange first half. Arbroath pushed us in and were very well organised. Then, after Donnelly (I think) missed that sitter, we absolutely battered them.
Great performances all round, and its testament that a team who are famed around their defending and organisation were so at sea today. Duku ran those 2 centre backs absolutely ragged, and when you add in the combination of the pace at which we move forward at times, Arbroath just could not cope. Night and day to the shite we were getting served up last time we shared a leauge. The speed at which we can move forward is frightening.
Glad that Vaughan didnt get on, the risk was too great given how the game was going. Duku, whilst never winning points for finesse, will give defences a rough time this season and was especially glad to see Armstrong have one of those games. He is unplayable when he is like that, as inconsistant as he can be.
Was also please to see how hard the team worked when we didnt have the ball. Especially Hendry, who put in some vital interceptions at the back. That kind of work rate added to his general ability is very encouraging.
Real shame it only stayed at 3, especially when you look at some of the chances and the penalty miss.
Arbroath, after impressing early doors, were dreadful. Whilst Thomson has had a couple of good seasons for them, he looked today like the player I was happy enough to see leave us. The penalty he gave away was just down to him being too slow, and very similar to one he gave away for us vs Albion Rovers.
Early days, important not to get carried away by one good result, but was very satisfactory to win in that manner - especially aft er how things went the last time we were in the same league.
Pleased with the defence. After a bit of a dodgy start, we looked absolutely solid.
The commentary team referred to Bobby Linn as having played for the Rovers before. That isnt right, is it? I'm sure I've heard that a few times but I have absolutely zero recollection of it.