Daddy’s girls: Arbroath star Bobby Linn dedicates derby brace to his girls

Photo - Graham H Black
Photo - Graham H Black

Angus Derby hero Bobby Linn dedicate his two goals against Montrose to his daughters after Arbroath regained bragging rights over their rivals.

Linn - September’s player of the month for League Two - grabbed the first two strikes before trialist Greg Rutherford added the third, with Graham Webster hitting a late consolation for the visitors.

Bobby was thrilled to continue his current rich vein of form as he helped the side return to winning ways.

And the talismanic star said the win was well deserved, and little more than the Lichties fans deserved.

He said: “Look at the last derby this season, we lost 3-0. The last one of last season, we lost 3-0. So it was important to bounce back, especially for the fans and especially given we lost our last home game.

“First half we were on top of them and scored. Second half we got the goal at the right time to take the sting out of the game.

“You could see with the fans the excitement is back, it was a great atmosphere. To win the game was massive for us and hopefully we can kick on now because it’s consistency that’s key for us.

“The fans are excellent, it’s so good to get an atmosphere especially in the lower leagues. It creates a good atmosphere. It was an excellent atmosphere from both sets of fans, so credit to Montrose for that too. You want that in a derby, it gives you a lift, and now we’re going home with the points.

“To be honest, at the start of the season we were just miles off it. Something was wrong, it just wasn’t happening for us. Up there at Montrose the fans were rightly voicing their concern and it’s the first time since I’ve been here that the fans have been having a pop at us. For me I’ve been here for three years, I’ve gave my all for the club and I can see how much it hurts them when things go against us. That’s why it means so much to get the goals for them.

“I’m delighted to get two goals and I’d like to dedicate them to my two wee girls.”

The league’s bottom three all won, closing the gap above them, but it’s a break for Scottish Cup duty this Saturday as Arbroath head to face Highland League champions Brora Rangers.

Bobby added: “Everybody is beating everybody, you see the scores again. East Stirling and Stirling Albion won.

“We’ve got Brora now which is a very difficult fixture for us but why can’t we go up there with confidence?”