Arbroath boss Allan Moore.
Arbroath boss Allan Moore.

Arbroath boss Allan Moore is backing his players to get over the disappointment of last week’s first league defeat and get back to winning ways tomorrow.

The Lichties travel to Cumbernauld to take on Clyde determined to show last week was a blip in what has otherwise been a fantastic start to the league campaign.

Moore said: “We can’t feel sorry for ourselves. I thought it was eachy peachy in the first half but I’m disappointed in how we reacted to losing the goal.

“Sometimes it goes for you and sometimes it doesn’t and East Fife capitalised on a couple of our mistakes and they were deserved winners in the end.

“It’s the curse of getting the manager of the month award. But in fairness, if they hadn’t played that well we wouldn’t have got manager of the month and wouldn’t still be sitting at the top of the league.”

Moore knows his players will be up for the game against Barry Ferguson’s Bully Wee tomorrow.

He added: “Clyde will be a good test but the boys have trained well and are raring to go again.

“We don’t get too down after defeats and don’t get too high after wins.

“But if we win four out of five in the league for the rest of the season I won’t be too disappointed at all.

Jack Smith is expected to be out for another few weeks after dislocating his elbow following a fall training.

Cup game hospitality

To mark the Lichties’ advancement into the second round of the Scottish Cup and their clash with Montrose, Arbroath Football Club is once again offering a special hospitality deal.

For just £60 including VAT on October 4 you can enjoy an excellent three course meal, entertainment, entry to the game, match day programme, team sheet and half time refreshments.

There will also be an open bar until 5.30 p.m. after which point it will be a cash bar.

The fun starts at 1 p.m., so don’t miss out on this fantastic deal, contact Julie Harper on 07864195158.

Dress code is shirt and tie.