Lichties fans have eyes on prize

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Arbroath fans heading to cheer on their team against Airdrieonians on Saturday will be hoping for a good result at full-time... and also half-time!

The New Broomfield club has come up with a unique and original way to help fill that 15-minute period at the break where players and supporters get a breather from the action.

Fans of both teams at Airdrieonians v Arbroath can brace themselves for the added bonus of a lucrative game of BINGO!

The Lanarkshire men have teamed up with CLUB3000 and are offering a superb new PlayStation 4 as the prize for the first called ‘Full House’, with eyes down at 3.50pm, during the half-time interval.

Manager of Club 3000 Alistair MacBride said: “We want to show bingo as a bit of fun, as entertainment for everyone in and around the community, not just confined to our own 1,500-seater hall. Giving football fans the chance to play, and the incentive of a great prize for the winner, helps us do just that.

“We’ll be handing out an envelope to everyone entering the stadium, and hope that nearly everyone will want to take part. We reckon on taking between five and 10 minutes to call the numbers and declare a winner. That will still leave some time for the pie and Bovril and the half-time football scores!”

Airdrieonians commercial manager John Drysdale added: “We are delighted that Club 3000 share our sense of providing value to customers. If we can put a few more bums on seats at our match as a result of this initiative, and if Club 3000 can add some new members, then the partnership will have proved worthwhile and worthy of repeating. But even if that doesn’t happen, everyone involved will have enjoyed something a bit different at the Saturday afternoon football.”