Scottish League Two
East Stirlingshire3Annan Athletic1

East Stirlingshire 3-1 Annan Athletic

Nathan Shepherd hit a brace to guide East Stirling to a comfortable win against Annan Athletic.

After Josh Todd hit the bar the visitors went ahead when Smart Osadolor converted from close range.

However, the lead did not last long as Kris Faulds got on the end of Maxwell Wright's pass to level.

Shepherd then took centre stage and scored twice; after latching onto Jonny Court's ball then settling matters after being set up by Faulds.

Line-ups

East Stirlingshire

  • 1Barnard
  • 4Greene
  • 5Tully
  • 6DonaldsonBooked at 42mins
  • 2Kinnaird
  • 7WrightSubstituted forWallaceat 89'minutes
  • 8McCabe
  • 11KayBooked at 24minsSubstituted forCarruthersat 84'minutes
  • 3Shepherd
  • 9Faulds
  • 10Court

Substitutes

  • 12Wallace
  • 14Roy
  • 15Vidler
  • 16Murray
  • 17Dolan
  • 18Carruthers

Annan Athletic

  • 1HartBooked at 65mins
  • 2BlackSubstituted forWatsonat 64'minutes
  • 3SwinglehurstBooked at 82mins
  • 4McNiff
  • 7Norman
  • 6SloanSubstituted forParkat 68'minutes
  • 8Flynn
  • 5McColmSubstituted forMcDonaldat 83'minutes
  • 10Todd
  • 11Osadolor
  • 9Weatherson

Substitutes

  • 12Currie
  • 14Wadge
  • 15Wood
  • 16Watson
  • 17McDonald
  • 18Liddell
  • 21Park
Referee:
Mat Northcroft
Attendance:
294

Match Stats

Home TeamEast StirlingshireAway TeamAnnan Athletic
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home20
Away11
Shots on Target
Home12
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, East Stirling 3, Annan Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, East Stirling 3, Annan Athletic 1.

Attempt missed. Peter Weatherson (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Court (East Stirling) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Smart Osadolor (Annan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Neil McCabe.

Substitution

Substitution, East Stirling. Michael Wallace replaces Max Wright.

Attempt missed. Greig McDonald (Annan Athletic) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Foul by Connor Greene (East Stirling).

Josh Todd (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Nathan Shepherd (East Stirling) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Jordan Hart.

Attempt saved. Kristopher Faulds (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! East Stirling 3, Annan Athletic 1. Nathan Shepherd (East Stirling) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kristopher Faulds.

Substitution

Substitution, East Stirling. Kyle Carruthers replaces Andrew Kay.

Substitution

Substitution, Annan Athletic. Greig McDonald replaces Stuart McColm.

Attempt missed. Nathan Shepherd (East Stirling) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Steven Swinglehurst (Annan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Neil McCabe (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steven Swinglehurst (Annan Athletic).

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Matthew Flynn.

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Jordan Hart.

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

Attempt saved. Jon Tully (East Stirling) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Max Wright (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Josh Todd (Annan Athletic).

Connor Greene (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Stuart McColm (Annan Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! East Stirling 2, Annan Athletic 1. Nathan Shepherd (East Stirling) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jonathan Court.

Attempt missed. Smart Osadolor (Annan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Jonathan Court (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steven Swinglehurst (Annan Athletic).

Foul by Jonathan Court (East Stirling).

Matthew Flynn (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Nathan Shepherd (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Scott Norman (Annan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Annan Athletic. Liam Park replaces Steve Sloan.

Attempt missed. Lloyd Kinnaird (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Smart Osadolor (Annan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Jordan Hart (Annan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Elgin32018266
2East Fife32017256
3Montrose32016246
4Queen's Park32014226
5East Stirlingshire320145-16
6Berwick320157-26
7Annan Athletic311134-14
8Clyde310214-33
9Stirling301225-31
10Arbroath300318-70
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