Scottish League Two
Arbroath4East Stirlingshire0

Arbroath 4-0 East Stirlingshire

League Two leaders Arbroath consolidated their place at the division's summit by thrashing hapless East Stirlingshire.

Defender Aldin El-Zubaidi put Arbroath in front with a powerful header from Adam Hunter's pass.

Robert Linn doubled the advantage before the break when he smashed an effort into the top corner.

Substitute Kevin Buchan finished from close range and Simon Murray lashed home to cap off a comprehensive win.

Line-ups

Arbroath

  • 1Crawford
  • 2Whatley
  • 4Nicoll
  • 5El-Zubaidi
  • 3McBride
  • 7Linn
  • 6Stewart
  • 8HunterSubstituted forLittleat 45'minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 11LowdonBooked at 54minsSubstituted forCarreiroat 63'minutes
  • 9McManusSubstituted forBuchanat 70'minutes
  • 10Murray

Substitutes

  • 12Buchan
  • 14Travis
  • 15Little
  • 16Lindsay
  • 17Wallace
  • 18Carreiro
  • 21Morrison

East Stirlingshire

  • 1Barnard
  • 2Greene
  • 4Bolochoweckyj
  • 5TappingSubstituted forTownsleyat 75'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 3Gilmour
  • 7BrisbaneSubstituted forBrennanat 68'minutes
  • 8McCabe
  • 6ShieldsSubstituted forMacGregorat 68'minutes
  • 11Vidler
  • 9Greenhill
  • 10McKenna

Substitutes

  • 12MacGregor
  • 14Kay
  • 15Brennan
  • 16Townsley
  • 17Quinn
  • 18Deans
  • 19Kinnaird
Referee:
Colin Steven
Attendance:
614

Match Stats

Home TeamArbroathAway TeamEast Stirlingshire
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home6
Away3
Shots on Target
Home5
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Arbroath 4, East Stirling 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Arbroath 4, East Stirling 0.

Foul by Mark Whatley (Arbroath).

David Greenhill (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Chris Townsley (East Stirling) is shown the yellow card.

Dylan Carreiro (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Townsley (East Stirling).

Kevin Buchan (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling).

Attempt missed. Chris Townsley (East Stirling) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Kevin Nicoll.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Ross Gilmour.

Mark Whatley (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Graeme MacGregor (East Stirling).

Goal!

Goal! Arbroath 4, East Stirling 0. Simon Murray (Arbroath) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin Buchan.

Foul by Mark Whatley (Arbroath).

Ross Gilmour (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Ricky Little (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ali El-Zubaidi (Arbroath).

Paul Brennan (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, East Stirling. Chris Townsley replaces Jordan Tapping.

Goal!

Goal! Arbroath 3, East Stirling 0. Kevin Buchan (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dylan Carreiro.

Keiran Stewart (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Greenhill (East Stirling).

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Kevin Buchan replaces Paul McManus.

Substitution

Substitution, East Stirling. Graeme MacGregor replaces Martyn Shields.

Substitution

Substitution, East Stirling. Paul Brennan replaces Steven Brisbane.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Connor Greene.

Keiran Stewart (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross Gilmour (East Stirling).

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Dylan Carreiro replaces Jordan Lowdon.

Attempt missed. Paul McManus (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Keiran Stewart (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Martyn Shields (East Stirling).

Foul by Mark Whatley (Arbroath).

Billy Vidler (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Jordan Lowdon (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jordan Lowdon (Arbroath).

Martyn Shields (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Paul McManus (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arbroath87011861221
2Queen's Park9513139416
3Albion8422117414
4Montrose94141215-313
5East Fife93241411311
6Berwick92431615110
7Annan Athletic8233910-19
8Clyde92341216-49
9East Stirlingshire9306822-149
10Elgin8224810-28
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