Scottish League Two
East Stirlingshire1East Fife0

East Stirlingshire 1-0 East Fife

Lloyd Kinnaird's second-half strike helped East Stirlingshire defeat East Fife on the opening day of the Scottish League Two season.

Alistair Roy missed a good chance to give the hosts the lead early on, pulling his shot wide.

Jonathan Page tested Shire's Richard Barnard with a close-range header and nodded another effort over.

Kinnaird fired in what proved to be the winner after increased pressure from the home side in the second half.

Line-ups

East Stirlingshire

  • 1Barnard
  • 2Kinnaird
  • 5Tully
  • 6Donaldson
  • 7Wright
  • 4Greene
  • 8CarruthersSubstituted forKayat 87'minutes
  • 11Faulds
  • 3Shepherd
  • 9RoySubstituted forCourtat 66'minutes
  • 10McKennaSubstituted forWallaceat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Wallace
  • 14Vidler
  • 15Kay
  • 16Court
  • 17Dolan
  • 18Deans

East Fife

  • 1Goodfellow
  • 14MacGregorSubstituted forWalkerat 82'minutes
  • 5Page
  • 12O'Kane
  • 16Mercer
  • 2Mullen
  • 10SmithSubstituted forSutherlandat 78'minutes
  • 7MurraySubstituted forBrownat 78'minutes
  • 11WilkieBooked at 83mins
  • 3Slattery
  • 9Austin

Substitutes

  • 6Walker
  • 8Brown
  • 15Naysmith
  • 17Kerr
  • 18Sutherland
  • 21Couser
Referee:
Mike Roncone
Attendance:
382

Match Stats

Home TeamEast StirlingshireAway TeamEast Fife
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home6
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, East Stirling 1, East Fife 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, East Stirling 1, East Fife 0.

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Declan O'Kane.

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Fraser Mullen.

Substitution

Substitution, East Stirling. Michael Wallace replaces David McKenna.

Foul by Craig Sutherland (East Fife).

Andrew Kay (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, East Stirling. Andrew Kay replaces Kyle Carruthers.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Lloyd Kinnaird.

Booking

Kyle Wilkie (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

Kyle Wilkie (East Fife) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Allan Walker replaces Graeme MacGregor.

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Jonathan Page.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Craig Sutherland replaces Kevin Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Ross Brown replaces Craig Murray.

Attempt missed. Fraser Mullen (East Fife) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

Nathan Austin (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle Carruthers (East Stirling).

Goal!

Goal! East Stirling 1, East Fife 0. Lloyd Kinnaird (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Max Wright (East Stirling) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Fraser Mullen (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle Carruthers (East Stirling).

Attempt missed. Kevin Smith (East Fife) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, East Stirling. Jonathan Court replaces Ally Roy.

Attempt missed. Nathan Shepherd (East Stirling) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Kevin Smith (East Fife).

Fraser Mullen (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kristopher Faulds (East Stirling).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Kyle Carruthers (East Stirling) because of an injury.

Jonathan Page (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David McKenna (East Stirling).

Attempt missed. Jonathan Page (East Fife) header from a difficult angle on the right is too high following a corner.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Kyle Carruthers.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Wilkie (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Patrick Slattery (East Fife) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Jon Tully.

Nathan Austin (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Reece Donaldson (East Stirling).

Second Half

Second Half begins East Stirling 0, East Fife 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Elgin11003033
2Berwick11002113
3Annan Athletic11001013
4Clyde11001013
5East Stirlingshire11001013
6Montrose100112-10
7East Fife100101-10
8Queen's Park100101-10
9Stirling100101-10
10Arbroath100103-30
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