Stalwart Lichtie Paul McManus was full of praise for his team-mates after their clash with Hibs on Saturday.
Arbroath put on a brave showing against the Edinburgh club and for McManus it is something the team can take pride in.
He said: “We got a great goal from big Kieran Stewart, good work from Dylan Carreiro and it put that in their faces a wee bit, trying to make them force the ball a bit. I thought we did really well, we adapted and we kept our shape well. I think near the end fitness levels proved key to the game. Even at 3-1 I thought we did well. The boys can take credit from that. We’ve not been playing well in the league the last two or three weeks, we’ve had a wee blip, injuries, suspensions, but we’ll take credit for that today. Obviously it was a massive game for us, it was a cup final for us.”
You can watch the full interview with McManus at www.arbroathherald.co.uk