Scottish League Two
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East Stirlingshire 2-3 Arbroath

Paul McManus scored twice as Scottish League Two leaders Arbroath saw off a spirited East Stirlingshire at Ochilview.

Simon Murray's neat finish gave the visitors the advantage in the first half.

David McKenna prodded home Shire's leveller after the break and they went in front through Neil McCabe's shot.

McManus levelled with a fine finish and then turned in Craig Johnstone's well-placed cross for Arbroath's winner.

Line-ups

East Stirlingshire

  • 1Barnard
  • 2Greene
  • 4BolochoweckyjBooked at 68mins
  • 5Townsley
  • 3Kinnaird
  • 7Donnelly
  • 6MacGregorSubstituted forBrennanat 84'minutes
  • 8McCabe
  • 11GreenhillSubstituted forVidlerat 83'minutes
  • 9Shields
  • 10McKenna

Substitutes

  • 12Kay
  • 14Brisbane
  • 15Gilmour
  • 16Tapping
  • 17Quinn
  • 18Vidler
  • 19Brennan

Arbroath

  • 1McCallum
  • 2Little
  • 5El-ZubaidiSubstituted forMcBrideat 63'minutes
  • 6Whatley
  • 3JohnstoneBooked at 83mins
  • 7Linn
  • 8Hunter
  • 4Nicoll
  • 11CarreiroSubstituted forBuchanat 69'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 9SmithSubstituted forMcManusat 58'minutes
  • 10Murray

Substitutes

  • 12McManus
  • 14Buchan
  • 15McBride
  • 16Lowdon
  • 17Lindsay
  • 21Morrison
Referee:
Grant Irvine
Attendance:
289

Match Stats

Home TeamEast StirlingshireAway TeamArbroath
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home8
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home9
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, East Stirling 2, Arbroath 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, East Stirling 2, Arbroath 3.

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

Foul by Mark Whatley (Arbroath).

Attempt missed. Simon Murray (Arbroath) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Luke Donnelly (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul McManus (Arbroath).

Attempt saved. Paul McManus (Arbroath) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner.

Booking

Kevin Buchan (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Paul Brennan (East Stirling) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Connor Greene (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Simon Murray (Arbroath).

Substitution

Substitution, East Stirling. Paul Brennan replaces Graeme MacGregor.

Booking

Craig Johnstone (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

Neil McCabe (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Simon Murray (Arbroath).

Substitution

Substitution, East Stirling. Billy Vidler replaces David Greenhill.

Goal!

Goal! East Stirling 2, Arbroath 3. Paul McManus (Arbroath) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Craig Johnstone.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Lloyd Kinnaird.

Attempt saved. Adam Hunter (Arbroath) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Neil McCabe (East Stirling).

Scott McBride (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Martyn Shields (East Stirling).

Kevin Buchan (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Martyn Shields (East Stirling).

Mark Whatley (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Foul by Chris Townsley (East Stirling).

Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Kevin Nicoll.

Chris Townsley (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kevin Buchan (Arbroath).

Goal!

Goal! East Stirling 2, Arbroath 2. Paul McManus (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Simon Murray.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Connor Greene.

Bobby Linn (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Donnelly (East Stirling).

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Kevin Buchan replaces Dylan Carreiro.

Hand ball by Mark Whatley (Arbroath).

Booking

Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arbroath16121337162137
2Queen's Park16111429131634
3Albion16103325111433
4East Fife165562320320
5Annan Athletic165562123-220
6Berwick155462822619
7Montrose165291835-1717
8East Stirlingshire1651101935-1616
9Clyde164391729-1215
10Elgin152581225-1311
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