Scottish League Two
ArbroathArbroath4East StirlingshireEast 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Arbroath 4, East Stirling 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Arbroath 4, East Stirling 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Mark Whatley (Arbroath).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Booking

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Chris Townsley (East Stirling).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Kevin Nicoll.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Ross Gilmour.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Graeme MacGregor (East Stirling).

  15. 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.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Mark Whatley (Arbroath).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Booking

    Ricky Little (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ali El-Zubaidi (Arbroath).

  20. Post update

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

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