Scottish League Two
East StirlingshireEast Stirlingshire1East FifeEast 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, East Stirling 1, East Fife 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Fraser Mullen.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, East Stirling. Michael Wallace replaces David McKenna.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Craig Sutherland (East Fife).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, East Stirling. Andrew Kay replaces Kyle Carruthers.

  9. Post update

    Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Lloyd Kinnaird.

  10. Booking

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, East Fife. Allan Walker replaces Graeme MacGregor.

  13. Post update

    Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Jonathan Page.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, East Fife. Craig Sutherland replaces Kevin Smith.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, East Fife. Ross Brown replaces Craig Murray.

  16. Post update

    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.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Carruthers (East Stirling).

  19. Goal!

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

  20. Post update

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