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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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, East Stirling 2, Arbroath 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, East Stirling 2, Arbroath 3.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Mark Whatley (Arbroath).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Paul McManus (Arbroath).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Booking

    Kevin Buchan (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Simon Murray (Arbroath).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, East Stirling. Paul Brennan replaces Graeme MacGregor.

  14. Booking

    Craig Johnstone (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Simon Murray (Arbroath).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, East Stirling. Billy Vidler replaces David Greenhill.

  18. 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.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Lloyd Kinnaird.

  20. Post update

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

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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