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    Poor Spectacle 

    Sunday, February 18, 2018 1:02:28 PM

    This will be a game which will be easily forgotten as neither team did themselves justice in front of goals, as a spectacle it did nothing for the game of football.

    This was never going to be an easy game for "The Wasps" against Arbroath who themselves have aspirations of clinching a play-off spot having been promoted last season as Division Two Champions and their manager Dick Campbell recently picking up the SPFL Ladbrokes Division One "Manager of the month" award for January, 2018.
    However "The Wasps" went into the game missing some key players, Jamie McCart & Ross Stewart picked up injuries while with their parent clubs in midweek, Stevie Hetherington was suspended and Kevin Cawley was attending a funeral in Donegal.
    PJ Crossan tries to break free and get forward
    It was a game of very few chances but "The Wasps" did come closest to scoring when Kris Renton rose to meet Iain Flannigan's cross only to see his header come back off the woodwork. This was the nearest either side came to breaking the deadlock in a game the ball was in the air more than on the deck.
    Kris Renton's header strikes the post
    Things might have been worse for "The Wasps" when after 67 minutes young striker Callum Smith making his first start since joining on loan from Dunfermline Athletic was harshly given a straight red card which might have merited a yellow but a red card seemed severe.
    Referee flashes Red Card
    So down to ten men for the last twenty five minutes we really defended solidly but it was a game neither team were nowhere as good as they can be in a poor game.
    Iain Flannigan made his 100th first team start at Gayfield for "The Wasps"

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