It was a cold day at Craigie Park, but both Dundee and Arbroath were fired up to try and grab a vital three points. It was hard to say who would come out on top today as both teams have been on good form.
Arbroath started the game off well, putting Dundee under a lot of pressure. Their first chance came early as a chipped ball was played into the box for Patrick Martin who then headed it to Dayle Robertson. Robertson then sent a powerful header at the goal but John Bonnar made a superb save.
Dundee were passing the ball around well but struggling to create chances, whilst Arbroath were still looking dangerous. Robertson was through on goal again but Sean Gallacher tackled him well whilst inside the box.
Arbroath grabbed the first goal of the game in the 20th minute, Patrick Martin sent a brilliant low cross into the box for Scott Alan who then smashed it into the bottom corner making it 1-0.
Dundee started to create some better chances, with some nice passing moves from Callum McHardy and Dale Davidson. Josh Skelly came close to equalising after beating an Arbroath defender with a quick cut back and then sending a curled shot towards goal but it was blocked.
Arbroath nearly increased their lead just before half time after Dayle Robertson managed to control the ball in the box and hit a low shot at goal but Bonnar got down well to save it. The half time whistle blew shortly after and Arbroath were 1-0 up. Dundee were passing the ball around well and had a couple of close chances, but Arbroath were working hard and creating some great opportunities.