East Stirlingshire 1 - 3 Alloa Athletic

Monday 2nd January 2012
S Beveridge (6)S May (2, 46, 74)

May treble leaves Wasps buzzing

Stephen May's hat-trick helped stretch Alloa's unbeaten league run to 10 games as they won 3-1 at East Stirling.

The promotion chasers took the lead inside the opening two minutes, May heading home Mark Docherty's inswinging corner.

The hosts responded quickly, teenager Stuart Beveridge levelling the scores with a long-range effort just four minutes later.

Docherty almost put Paul Hartley's side back in front, but saw his curling effort rattle the crossbar nine minutes before the interval.

The Wasps were not to be denied, however, May again on the scoresheet two minutes into the second half with a 25-yard effort.

The teenager then struck a thunderous long-range strike high into the net after 72 minutes to complete his treble and secure the points for the visitors.

OfficialMat Northcroft
Attendance531
VenueOchilview Park
Kick Off
East Stirlingshire 0 - 0 Alloa Athletic
0:22
Foul on Stephen May
0:29
Free Kick taken by Darren Young
0:39
Corner taken by Mark Docherty using his left foot from the right byline
1:01
Shot taken by Stephen May from the centre penalty area
1:01
East Stirlingshire 0 - 1 Alloa Athletic
GOAL scored by Stephen May from the centre penalty area to the top left of the goal.
1:59
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
2:38
Shot taken by Kevin Turner using his left foot
2:46
Save made by Scott Bain
4:51
Cross from Scott Maxwell
4:53
Clearance by Darren Young
5:56
Shot taken by Stuart Beveridge with his right foot
5:56
East Stirlingshire 1 - 1 Alloa Athletic
GOAL scored by Stuart Beveridge with his right foot to the bottom right of the goal.
7:12
Foul on Kevin Turner
7:16
Free Kick taken by Scott Maxwell from the left wing
7:22
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
8:27
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
9:07
Shot taken by Andrew Stirling using his left foot
9:17
Save made by Scott Bain
10:33
Foul on Ryan McCord
10:37
Free Kick taken by Scott Bain
11:24
Shot taken by Andrew Stirling with his right foot
11:37
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
11:40
Cross from Craig Scott
11:43
Clearance by Ryan Harding
11:45
Corner taken by Craig Scott with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
12:04
Clearance by Darren Young
12:11
Cross from Steven Jackson
12:13
Save made by Scott Bain
13:25
Cross from Alexander Lurinsky
13:52
Corner taken by Mark Docherty using his left foot from the right byline
14:16
Save made by Calum Antell
15:20
Foul on Andrew Stirling
15:25
Free Kick taken by Steven Jackson
16:01
Cross from Kevin Cawley
16:07
Clearance by David Cane
16:48
Cross from Graeme Holmes
16:52
Clearance by David Cane
17:49
Cross from Mark Docherty
17:52
Clearance by Craig Scott
17:56
Corner taken by Ryan McCord with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
18:12
Clearance by David Cane
18:18
Cross from Fraser Forrest
18:28
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
18:36
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
19:24
Foul on Andrew Stirling
19:28
Free Kick taken by Craig Scott from the left wing
19:51
Cross from Craig Scott
20:02
Save made by Scott Bain
20:07
Corner taken by Craig Scott with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
20:31
Clearance by Graeme Holmes
21:28
Foul on Kevin Turner
21:33
Free Kick taken by Craig Scott from the right wing
21:50
Cross from Craig Scott
21:53
Save made by Scott Bain
22:22
Foul on Stuart Beveridge
22:26
Free Kick taken by Calum Antell
24:15
Foul on Kevin Cawley
24:19
Free Kick taken by Mark Docherty from the left wing
25:20
Shot taken by Alexander Lurinsky with his right foot from the left penalty area
25:35
Save made by Scott Bain
26:54
Foul on Stephen May
27:01
Free Kick taken by Ryan Harding
28:13
Foul on Kevin Cawley
28:18
Free Kick taken by Ryan Harding
29:02
Shot taken by Scott Maxwell using his left foot from the left penalty area
29:15
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
30:04
Foul on Lewis Horner
30:10
Free Kick taken by David Cane
30:21
Shot taken by Kevin Turner with his right foot from the right penalty area
30:35
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
31:56
Shot taken by Kevin Cawley using his left foot
32:11
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
32:30
Cross from Kevin Turner
32:36
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
33:18
Cross from Craig Scott
33:24
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
34:05
Foul on Alexander Lurinsky
34:09
Free Kick taken by Steven Jackson
35:42
Shot taken by Mark Docherty with his right foot
36:01
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
36:19
Foul on Ryan McCord
36:23
Free Kick taken by Mark Docherty from the right wing
36:29
BOOKING: Steven Jackson of East Stirlingshire given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
37:05
Cross from Mark Docherty
37:08
Clearance by David Cane
37:35
Foul on Kevin Turner
37:39
Free Kick taken by Steven Jackson from the left wing
37:52
Cross from Steven Jackson
37:57
Shot taken by Kevin Turner from the right penalty area
38:32
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
40:01
Cross from Ryan Harding
40:04
Clearance by Craig Scott
40:52
Cross from Craig Scott
40:57
Save made by Scott Bain
41:02
Corner taken by Scott Maxwell using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
41:35
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
42:03
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
42:26
Shot taken by Graeme Holmes using his left foot
42:36
Save made by Scott Bain
43:07
Cross from Ryan McCord
43:13
Shot taken by Stephen May with his right foot from the right six yard line
43:24
Save made by Calum Antell
44:03
Shot taken by Bradley Coyne with his right foot from the right penalty area
44:13
Save made by Scott Bain
45:00+0:07
Foul on Ryan McCord
45:00+0:13
Free Kick taken by Mark Docherty from the right wing
45:00+0:24
Cross from Mark Docherty
45:00+0:38
Clearance by David Cane
45:00+0:55
Foul on Lewis Horner
45:00+1:07
BOOKING: Ryan McCord of Alloa Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
45:00+1:23
Free Kick taken by Calum Antell
45:00+1:51
Foul on Bradley Coyne
45:00+1:54
Free Kick taken by Steven Jackson
45:00+1:57
BOOKING: Kevin McHattie of Alloa Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
Half Time
East Stirlingshire 1 - 1 Alloa Athletic
Second Half Started
East Stirlingshire 1 - 1 Alloa Athletic
45:20
Foul on Bradley Coyne
45:24
Free Kick taken by Andrew Stirling
46:01
Shot taken by Stephen May with his right foot
46:01
East Stirlingshire 1 - 2 Alloa Athletic
GOAL scored by Stephen May with his right foot to the top right of the goal.
46:47
Foul on Fraser Forrest
46:52
Free Kick taken by Ryan Harding
48:09
Foul on Mark Docherty
48:14
Free Kick taken by Ryan McCord
48:30
Cross from James Doyle
48:32
Clearance by Steven Jackson
49:02
Shot taken by Kevin Turner with his right foot
49:11
Save made by Scott Bain
49:47
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
52:27
Corner taken by Ryan McCord with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
52:59
Save made by Calum Antell
53:28
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
54:21
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
55:05
Cross from Kevin Cawley
55:12
Clearance by Calum Antell
55:16
Shot taken by Mark Docherty using his left foot
55:30
Block taken by Craig Scott
55:32
Corner taken by Mark Docherty using his left foot from the left byline to the far post
55:47
Clearance by Lewis Horner
56:30
Cross from Graeme Holmes
56:34
Clearance by Andrew Stirling
56:38
Corner taken by Ryan McCord with his right foot from the left byline
56:58
Save made by Calum Antell
57:32
Corner taken by Ryan McCord with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
58:07
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
58:32
Foul on Kevin Turner
58:38
Free Kick taken by Stuart Beveridge from the right wing
59:27
Cross from Darren Young
59:35
Shot taken by Graeme Holmes with his right foot from the centre penalty area
59:46
Save made by Calum Antell
59:50
Corner taken by Kevin Cawley using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
60:03
Cross from Mark Docherty
60:06
Clearance by Andrew Stirling
60:41
Cross from Darren Young
60:43
Clearance by Stuart Beveridge
62:53
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
64:32
Foul on Kevin Turner
64:38
Free Kick taken by Stuart Beveridge from the right wing
65:54
Corner taken by Craig Scott with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
66:16
Clearance by Ryan Harding
67:04
Foul on James Doyle
67:08
Free Kick taken by Ryan Harding
68:31
Offside flag raised against Stephen May
68:33
Free Kick taken by Calum Antell
70:13
Cross from Kevin Turner
70:38
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
71:55
Shot taken by Kevin Turner with his right foot from the right penalty area
72:09
Block taken by Kevin McHattie
72:13
Corner taken by Andrew Stirling with his right foot from the right byline
72:28
Shot taken by Alexander Lurinsky with his right foot
72:54
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
73:33
Shot taken by Stephen May with his right foot
73:33
East Stirlingshire 1 - 3 Alloa Athletic
GOAL scored by Stephen May with his right foot going centre high of the goal.
74:15
Substitution for Alloa Athletic: Steven Masterton on for Graeme Holmes
75:53
Shot taken by Lewis Horner with his right foot
76:13
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
76:42
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
77:37
Cross from James Doyle
77:40
Clearance by Steven Jackson
77:43
Corner taken by Mark Docherty using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
78:02
Clearance by Kevin Turner
79:43
Shot taken by Steven Masterton with his right foot
80:24
Foul on Kevin Turner
80:28
Free Kick taken by Stuart Beveridge
80:38
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
81:29
Foul on Kevin McHattie
81:45
Free Kick taken by Steven Masterton from the left wing
81:56
Cross from Steven Masterton
81:58
Clearance by Andrew Stirling
82:10
Shot taken by Ryan McCord with his right foot
82:20
Save made by Calum Antell
83:02
Shot taken by Ryan McCord using his left foot
83:24
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
83:51
Foul on Kevin Turner
83:56
Free Kick taken by Andrew Stirling
84:25
Cross from Bradley Coyne
85:04
Cross from Andrew Stirling
85:07
Save made by Scott Bain
85:47
Cross from James Doyle
85:54
Clearance by Alexander Lurinsky
87:07
Substitution for East Stirlingshire: Fraser Team on for Kevin Turner
89:51
Corner taken by Steven Masterton with his right foot from the left byline
90:00+0:10
Save made by Calum Antell
90:00+0:15
Corner taken by Mark Docherty using his left foot from the left byline
90:00+0:34
Clearance by Stuart Beveridge
90:00+1:12
Shot taken by Bradley Coyne with his right foot
90:00+1:20
Save made by Scott Bain
90:00+1:24
Corner taken by Andrew Stirling with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
90:00+1:51
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
Full Time
East Stirlingshire 1 - 3 Alloa Athletic

East Stirlingshire

vs

Alloa Athletic

1
Goals
3
0
Assists
3
14
Shots
12
8
On Target
8
6
Off Target
4
13
Crosses
17
6
Corners
11
26
Throw Ins
33
7
Saves
12
18
Clearances
5
9
Goal Kicks
18
1
Blocks
1
16
Free Kicks
11
0
Offside
1
1
Yellow Cards
2

East Stirlingshire

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Calum Antell
02.Stuart Beveridge
03.David Cane
04.Andrew Stirling
05.Scott Maxwell
06.Craig Scott
07.Lewis Horner
08.Steven Jackson (37+0: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Alexander Lurinsky
10.Bradley Coyne
11.Kevin Turner 88+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Grant Hay
13.Joseph Dingwall
14.Iain Chisholm
15.Michael Hunter
16.Fraser Team 88+0' Tactical

Alloa Athletic

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Scott Bain
02.James Doyle
03.Fraser Forrest
04.Ryan Harding
05.Kevin McHattie (45+2: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Mark Docherty
07.Darren Young
08.Ryan McCord (45+2: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Graeme Holmes 75+0' Tactical
10.Kevin Cawley
11.Stephen May

Substitutes

12.Craig McDowall
13.Mark McCullagh
14.Steven Masterton 75+0' Tactical
15.Robert Winters
16.Maxwell Wright

Chisholm back for Shire

Full-back Iain Chisholm makes a welcome return to East Stirling's squad ahead of their bottom against top encounter with Alloa at Ochilview.

The Shire, however, have lost on-loan defensive lynchpin Craig Winter, who has been recalled by Cowdenbeath.

Ryan Frances remains banned, Jordyn Sheerin is out with an ankle knock, while Ally Love and Nico Gibson have left the club to leave head coach John Coughlin pondering his options.

"We had tightened up our defence when Craig was here so it is now up to the players that come in to do the same now he has gone back," said Coughlin.

"Alloa are on a great run of nine games without a defeat but we drew up there and a repeat of that performance would be great."

Alloa make the short journey without Ben Gordon.

The centre-back is suspended as a result of the red card he received in the 3-0 win against Elgin on Boxing Day.

Midfield pair Peter Innes and Ross McCord are both injury doubts but Stevie Masterton could return to the starting line-up after making a substitute appearance against Elgin.

Recreation Park manager Paul Hartley is taking no chances in his preparation, saying: "I watched East Stirling against Queen's Park last week to ensure my knowledge of them was up to date.

"We are going there hopefully well prepared as a result and we will need to play well.

"They gave us really tough games in our previous two meetings so we have to go out and put on another solid performance."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Up Alloa Athletic 18 8 36
2 Down Stranraer 18 21 34
3 Annan Athletic 17 7 31
4 Queen's Park 17 5 28
5 Berwick Rangers 18 3 24
6 Elgin City 15 3 22
7 Clyde 17 3 21
8 Montrose 17 -11 18
9 Peterhead 17 -8 13
10 East Stirlingshire 18 -31 9

Updated 2/01/2012 at 16:58