Scottish League Two
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East Stirlingshire 2-1 Elgin City

East Stirlingshire gained their first points of the Scottish League Two season against Elgin City.

The home team opened the scoring midway through the first half when defender Chris Townsley headed in.

After wasting a succession of opportunities to increase their lead, David McKenna robbed goalkeeper Michael Fraser to net Shire's second.

A last-minute header from Elgin trialist Marvin Andrews ensured a nervy finish but East Stirling held on.

Line-ups

East Stirlingshire

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Barnard
  • 2Kinnaird
  • 11GreenhillBooked at 55mins
  • 3Shepherd
  • 4Townsley
  • 5Bolochoweckyj
  • 7Vidler
  • 6MacGregorBooked at 13mins
  • 10McKennaSubstituted forDoyleat 90+2'minutes
  • 9WrightSubstituted forGilmourat 89'minutes
  • 8Brisbane

Substitutes

  • 12Doyle
  • 14Greene
  • 15Gilmour
  • 16McCabe
  • 17Shaw
  • 18Shields
  • 19Kay

Elgin

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Fraser
  • 2BeveridgeSubstituted forWynessat 72'minutes
  • 3FinlaysonSubstituted forMacKenzieat 78'minutes
  • 8MacPhee
  • 4Cooper
  • 5Trialist
  • 7GunnSubstituted forBayneat 72'minutes
  • 6Nicolson
  • 10Sutherland
  • 9Cameron
  • 11Moore

Substitutes

  • 12McLean
  • 14McHardy
  • 15MacKenzie
  • 16Wyness
  • 17Bayne
  • 21Black
Referee:
Ryan Milne
Attendance:
293

Match Stats

Home TeamEast StirlingshireAway TeamElgin
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away7
Corners
Home9
Away11
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, East Stirling 2, Elgin City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, East Stirling 2, Elgin City 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! East Stirling 2, Elgin City 1. Trialist (Elgin City) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Daniel Moore.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jay Doyle (East Stirling).

  5. Post update

    Dennis Wyness (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, East Stirling. Jay Doyle replaces David McKenna.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Richard Barnard.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Archie MacPhee (Elgin City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Ross Gilmour.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ross Gilmour (East Stirling).

  11. Post update

    Mark Nicolson (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, East Stirling. Ross Gilmour replaces Max Wright.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Moore (Elgin City).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Moore (Elgin City).

  17. Post update

    Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Nathan Shepherd.

  18. Post update

    Graham Bayne (Elgin City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Graeme MacGregor (East Stirling).

  20. Post update

    Dennis Wyness (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.