Stranraer 6 - 0 East Stirlingshire

Saturday 10th December 2011
S Stirling (pen 30, 32)
S Winter (33)
S McColm (58)
S Taggart (63)
M Moore (83)

Stranraer run riot

Stranraer ran out emphatic 6-0 winners as they brushed aside East Stirling to stay three points off the summit in the Scottish Third Division.

A brace from Stephen Stirling was added to by goals from Sean Winter, Stuart McColm, Scott Taggart and Michael Moore.

Former Rangers midfielder Stirling converted a penalty on the half-hour mark and notched his second just two minutes later as he fired an effort into the top corner from 18 yards.

Winter's close-range finish a minute later rounded off Stranraer's first-half scoring, but it took just 13 minutes for them to pick up where they left off after the break.

Stuart McColm beat Calum Antell at his near post to add a fourth before Scott Taggart fired into the far corner just past the hour mark.

Substitute Moore rounded off the scoring with eight minutes remaining.

OfficialDes Roache
Attendance276
VenueStair Park
Kick Off
Stranraer 0 - 0 East Stirlingshire
1:13
Shot taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot
1:31
Save made by Calum Antell
1:37
Corner taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot from the left byline
2:18
Foul on Scott Maxwell
2:24
Free Kick taken by Calum Antell
4:57
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
5:50
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
7:26
Shot taken by Sean Winter using his left foot from the right penalty area
7:49
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
9:24
Shot taken by Craig Malcolm with his right foot from the left penalty area
9:46
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
10:48
Foul on Bradley Coyne
10:52
Free Kick taken by David Cane
10:57
BOOKING: Stephen Stirling of Stranraer given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
12:31
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
13:36
Shot taken by Fraser Team with his right foot
13:51
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
17:07
Offside flag raised against Michael Hunter
17:14
Free Kick taken by Scott Taggart
18:23
Shot taken by Sean Winter with his right foot from the centre penalty area
18:36
Save made by Calum Antell
19:21
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
21:11
Shot taken by John Kane with his right foot
21:19
Save made by Calum Antell
23:14
Foul on Fraser Team
23:18
Free Kick taken by Andrew Stirling from the left wing
25:12
Shot taken by Martin Grehan using his left foot
25:24
Save made by Calum Antell
27:57
Shot taken by Craig Malcolm using his left foot from the centre penalty area
28:15
Save made by Calum Antell
28:33
Foul on Sean Winter
29:30
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Stephen Stirling and scored with his right foot to the bottom left
29:30
Stranraer 1 - 0 East Stirlingshire
GOAL scored by Stephen Stirling with his right foot from the penalty spot to the bottom left of the goal.
30:40
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
31:07
Shot taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot from the right penalty area
31:07
Stranraer 2 - 0 East Stirlingshire
GOAL scored by Stephen Stirling with his right foot from the right penalty area to the top left of the goal.
32:12
Shot taken by Sean Winter with his right foot from the right penalty area
32:12
Stranraer 3 - 0 East Stirlingshire
GOAL scored by Sean Winter with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
33:46
Offside flag raised against Craig Malcolm
33:47
Free Kick taken by Calum Antell
35:24
Shot taken by Martin Grehan using his left foot from the left penalty area
35:46
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
36:44
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
37:16
Shot taken by Martin Grehan from the right penalty area
37:31
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
38:46
BOOKING: Andrew Stirling of East Stirlingshire given yellow card for dissent
40:18
Foul on Martin Grehan
40:29
Free Kick taken by Stuart McColm from the left wing
41:59
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
44:39
Corner taken by Stephen Stirling using his left foot from the left byline to the near post
45:00+0:06
Shot taken by Craig Malcolm with his right foot
45:00+0:16
Save made by Calum Antell
Half Time
Stranraer 3 - 0 East Stirlingshire
45:01
Substitution for East Stirlingshire: Kevin Turner on for Fraser Team
Second Half Started
Stranraer 3 - 0 East Stirlingshire
Second Half Started
Stranraer 3 - 0 East Stirlingshire
46:01
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
46:45
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
50:53
Corner taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot from the right byline
51:22
Clearance by Steven Jackson
53:32
Foul on Steven Noble
53:39
Free Kick taken by Frank McKeown
54:31
Offside flag raised against Martin Grehan
54:31
Free Kick taken by Steven Jackson
55:02
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
56:21
Foul on Craig Malcolm
56:29
Free Kick taken by Craig Malcolm
57:10
Shot taken by Stuart McColm using his left foot from the left penalty area
57:10
Stranraer 4 - 0 East Stirlingshire
GOAL scored by Stuart McColm using his left foot from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
59:11
Offside flag raised against Kevin Turner
59:14
Free Kick taken by David MacGregor
59:59
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
61:25
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
62:19
Shot taken by Craig Malcolm using his left foot from the left penalty area
62:43
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
62:58
Shot taken by Scott Taggart with his right foot from the right penalty area
62:58
Stranraer 5 - 0 East Stirlingshire
GOAL scored by Scott Taggart with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
64:34
Substitution for Stranraer: Grant Gallagher on for David MacGregor
65:21
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
68:39
Foul on Martin Grehan
68:46
Free Kick taken by Stephen Stirling
69:50
Substitution for Stranraer: Michael Moore on for Sean Winter
71:14
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
71:17
Substitution for East Stirlingshire: Nico Gibson on for Michael Hunter
76:36
Substitution for Stranraer: Dean Agnew on for Stephen Stirling
79:20
Corner taken by Andrew Stirling with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
79:37
Shot taken by Alistair Love using his left foot
80:15
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
82:20
Shot taken by Michael Moore with his right foot from the right penalty area
82:20
Stranraer 6 - 0 East Stirlingshire
GOAL scored by Michael Moore with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
84:45
Corner taken by Grant Gallagher with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
85:18
Shot taken by Steven Noble with his right foot
85:39
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
87:15
Corner taken by Andrew Stirling with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
87:41
Clearance by Frank McKeown
89:28
Shot taken by Lewis Horner with his right foot
89:43
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
Full Time
Stranraer 6 - 0 East Stirlingshire

Stranraer

vs

East Stirlingshire

6
Goals
0
4
Assists
0
17
Shots
3
11
On Target
0
6
Off Target
3
4
Corners
2
24
Throw Ins
18
0
Saves
6
1
Clearances
1
9
Goal Kicks
14
6
Free Kicks
5
2
Offside
2
1
Penalties
0
1
Yellow Cards
1

Stranraer

Formation: 4-4-2

17.Ryan Marshall
02.Scott Taggart
04.David MacGregor 65+0' Tactical
05.Frank McKeown
03.Steven Noble
07.Sean Winter 70+0' Tactical
08.Stephen Stirling (11+0: Unsporting behaviour) 77+0' Tactical
16.John Kane
09.Craig Malcolm
10.Martin Grehan
14.Stuart McColm

Substitutes

01.David Mitchell
13.Nathan Shepherd
14.Grant Gallagher 65+0' Tactical
15.Dean Agnew 77+0' Tactical
16.Michael Moore 70+0' Tactical

East Stirlingshire

Formation: 4-5-1

01.Calum Antell
02.Joseph Dingwall
03.David Cane
04.Andrew Stirling (39+0: Dissent)
05.Scott Maxwell
06.Michael Hunter 72+0' Tactical
07.Lewis Horner
08.Steven Jackson
09.Alexander Lurinsky
10.Fraser Team 45+0' Tactical
11.Bradley Coyne

Substitutes

12.Grant Hay
13.Alistair Love
14.Craig Scott
15.Nico Gibson 72+0' Tactical
16.Kevin Turner 45+0' Tactical

Aitken absent again for Stranraer

Stranraer will again be without midfield ace Chris Aitken when they take on East Stirlingshire looking to build on their success at league leaders Annan in midweek.

Manager Keith Knox has asked his men to start where they left off.

He said: "It was a great performance in midweek but we have to repeat that at home now as our record at Stair Park needs improving.

"I want us to go on the type of run that we had in the first quarter when we won six games out of seven to really give our promotion hopes a boost.

"East Stirling have undoubtedly improved. Drawing with Elgin is warning enough to us that we cannot take this game lightly in any way."

Improving East Stirling will be without experienced on-loan Cowdenbeath player Craig Winter.

Winter has an ankle injury and misses out as the Shire look to win back-to-back games for the first time this season.

Head coach John Coughlin's options are further reduced by the absences of striker Jordyn Sheerin, who has an ankle injury, suspended defender Ryan Frances and captain Iain Chisholm, who has work commitments.

Coughlin said: "We are a wee bit down in numbers but we are travelling in good spirit as our league results have been good recently.

"Stranraer are playing well and scoring goals so this will be a test of our progress."

Shots

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Annan Athletic 15 9 30
2 Alloa Athletic 15 3 29
3 Stranraer 15 18 27
4 Elgin City 13 9 22
5 Berwick Rangers 14 4 21
6 Clyde 13 7 19
7 Queen's Park 14 -1 19
8 Montrose 15 -12 14
9 East Stirlingshire 15 -27 8
10 Peterhead 13 -10 7

Updated 10/12/2011 at 16:55

 

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