Stranraer 4 - 1 East Stirlingshire

Saturday 24th March 2012
C Malcolm (9)
M Moore (17)
[OG] R Devlin (45+1)
S Stirling (52)
K Turner (90+1)

Comfortable victory for Stranraer

Stranraer kept their promotion hopes alive with a comfortable 4-1 win over bottom side East Stirling.

The home side took the lead after nine minutes, when striker Craig Malcolm picked up Stephen Stirling's pass and slotted home from the centre of the penalty area.

Their lead was doubled eight minutes later by Michael Moore, who met Steven Noble's pass from the left and finished from close range.

Stranraer were gifted a goal on the stroke of half-time when Rhys Devlin turned the ball into his own net to end a disappointing first half for the visitors.

Man of the match Stirling registered his side's fourth with a fine free-kick from 20 yards after 52 minutes, before East Stirling's Kevin Turner grabbed a consolation goal in second-half injury time.

OfficialAndrew Dallas
Attendance304
VenueStair Park
Kick Off
Stranraer 0 - 0 East Stirlingshire
0:33
Shot taken by Kevin Turner using his left foot from the left penalty area
0:39
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
1:44
Foul on Christopher Aitken
1:49
Free Kick taken by David MacGregor
2:12
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
8:28
Shot taken by Craig Malcolm with his right foot from the centre penalty area
8:28
Stranraer 1 - 0 East Stirlingshire
GOAL scored by Craig Malcolm with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
9:43
Offside flag raised against Michael Moore
9:43
Free Kick taken by Calum Antell
11:41
Foul on Michael Moore
11:46
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken
12:44
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
13:56
Foul on Ryan Borris
14:03
Free Kick taken by Steven Noble
16:45
Shot taken by Michael Moore with his right foot from the left six yard line
16:45
Stranraer 2 - 0 East Stirlingshire
GOAL scored by Michael Moore with his right foot from the left six yard line to the bottom left of the goal.
17:55
Foul on John Kane
17:59
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell
18:44
Corner taken by Andrew Stirling with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
18:57
Shot taken by David Cane with his right foot from the left penalty area
19:06
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
19:56
Foul on Ryan Borris
20:06
Free Kick taken by Ryan Borris from the right wing
21:54
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
22:14
Foul on Steven Jackson
22:18
Free Kick taken by Calum Antell
26:16
Shot taken by Steven Noble with his right foot
26:23
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
27:03
Offside flag raised against Craig Malcolm
27:05
Free Kick taken by David Cane
28:07
Foul on Kevin Turner
28:11
Free Kick taken by Andrew Stirling
30:46
Foul on Lewis Horner
30:52
Free Kick taken by Scott Maxwell
31:49
Offside flag raised against Craig Malcolm
31:51
Free Kick taken by Calum Antell
34:52
Shot taken by Andrew Stirling with his right foot
35:06
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
36:12
Foul on Ryan Borris
36:17
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken from the left wing
38:34
Foul on David Cane
38:37
Free Kick taken by Calum Antell
39:04
Foul on Kevin Turner
39:11
Free Kick taken by Andrew Stirling
39:32
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
42:29
Shot taken by Ryan Borris using his left foot from the centre penalty area
42:45
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
44:24
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
45:00+0:09
Stranraer 3 - 0 East Stirlingshire
OWN GOAL scored by Rhys Devlin with his right foot to the bottom right of the goal.
Half Time
Stranraer 3 - 0 East Stirlingshire
Second Half Started
Stranraer 3 - 0 East Stirlingshire
49:48
Shot taken by Jamie Benton with his right foot from the right penalty area
49:57
Save made by David Mitchell
50:09
Foul on Sean Winter
50:20
BOOKING: Joseph Dingwall of East Stirlingshire given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
50:29
Free Kick taken by Stephen Stirling
51:05
Shot taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot
51:05
Stranraer 4 - 0 East Stirlingshire
GOAL scored by Stephen Stirling with his right foot to the top left of the goal.
52:11
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
52:58
Foul on Sean Winter
53:03
Free Kick taken by Stephen Stirling
55:23
Substitution for East Stirlingshire: Graeme Ramage on for Jamie Benton
57:49
Substitution for Stranraer: Nathan Shepherd on for Ryan Borris
59:33
Corner taken by Scott Maxwell with his right foot from the right byline
59:45
Shot taken by Lewis Horner with his right foot
59:55
Save made by David Mitchell
60:52
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
62:22
Corner taken by Andrew Stirling with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
62:41
Save made by David Mitchell
63:32
Substitution for Stranraer: Martin Grehan on for Michael Moore
64:13
Hand Ball taken by Stuart McColm
64:15
Free Kick taken by Calum Antell
64:34
Foul on Frank McKeown
64:40
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell from the left wing
65:23
Corner taken by Nathan Shepherd using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
65:47
Clearance by Scott Maxwell
68:52
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
70:42
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
71:05
Foul on David MacGregor
71:09
Free Kick taken by Stephen Stirling
72:07
Foul on Nathan Shepherd
72:08
BOOKING: Michael Hunter of East Stirlingshire given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
72:33
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken from the left wing
75:29
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
77:33
Substitution for East Stirlingshire: Jordyn Sheerin on for Lewis Horner
79:09
Shot taken by David Cane with his right foot
79:20
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
79:48
Foul on David MacGregor
79:54
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell
80:06
Substitution for East Stirlingshire: Kyle Gillespie on for Rhys Devlin
82:03
Offside flag raised against Jordyn Sheerin
82:06
Free Kick taken by Frank McKeown
82:47
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
83:26
Foul on Martin Grehan
83:32
Free Kick taken by Frank McKeown
86:53
Corner taken by Nathan Shepherd using his left foot from the right byline
87:17
Clearance by Kyle Gillespie
90:00+0:01
Shot taken by Stuart McColm with his right foot from the left penalty area
90:00+0:06
Save made by Calum Antell
90:00+0:32
Shot taken by Kevin Turner with his right foot from the centre penalty area
90:00+0:32
Stranraer 4 - 1 East Stirlingshire
GOAL scored by Kevin Turner with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the top right of the goal.
Full Time
Stranraer 4 - 1 East Stirlingshire

Stranraer

vs

East Stirlingshire

4
Goals
1
2
Assists
1
6
Shots
7
4
On Target
3
2
Off Target
4
5
Corners
3
33
Throw Ins
28
3
Saves
1
0
Clearances
2
8
Goal Kicks
6
14
Free Kicks
9
3
Offside
1
1
Hand Balls
0
0
Yellow Cards
2

Stranraer

Formation: 4-4-2

01.David Mitchell
04.David MacGregor
05.Frank McKeown
03.Steven Noble
06.Christopher Aitken
07.Sean Winter
08.Stephen Stirling
16.John Kane
16.Ryan Borris 58+0' Tactical
09.Craig Malcolm
12.Michael Moore 64+0' Tactical

Substitutes

17.Ryan Marshall
13.Nathan Shepherd 58+0' Tactical
14.Dean Agnew
15.Martin Grehan 64+0' Tactical
16.Stuart McColm

East Stirlingshire

Formation: 4-5-1

01.Calum Antell
02.Andrew Stirling
03.David Cane
04.Joseph Dingwall (51+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Jamie Benton 56+0' Tactical
06.Rhys Devlin 81+0' Tactical
07.Michael Hunter (73+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Scott Maxwell
09.Lewis Horner 78+0' Tactical
10.Kevin Turner
11.Steven Jackson

Substitutes

12.Grant Hay
13.Kyle Gillespie 81+0' Tactical
14.Scott Fulton
15.Jordyn Sheerin 78+0' Tactical
16.Graeme Ramage 56+0' Tactical

Grehan boost for Stranraer

Third-placed Stranraer welcome East Stirling to Stair Park and striker Martin Grehan is available again after a thigh strain kept him out of last weekend's win over Montrose.

The only absentee for the Blues will be full-back Grant Gallagher, who has an ankle problem, with manager Keith Knox warning his side that the Shire are a very different proposition to the one that lost 6-1 on their last visit to the south of Scotland.

Knox said: "They have improved without doubt since that game and any team that can score six times against Peterhead must have something about them.

"We also needed a late penalty to draw against them up at their place so we cannot expect a repeat of the last game here."

East Stirling will continue their drive to get off the foot of the Third Division, but they will be without suspended defender Ryan Frances.

Striker Alex Lurinsky is unavailable due to a groin strain, with youngster Jamie Benton keeping his place in head coach John Coughlin's starting XI as a result.

Coughlin said: "Stranraer are a good side and are going to be in a play-off place by the end of the season but our plan is to win this game.

"We do not want to finish at the bottom of the Third Division and we have to win games to avoid doing that.

"We don't have a happy memory of our last trip to there but we have the chance to show if we have improved."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Alloa Athletic 30 25 66
2 Up Stranraer 30 27 55
3 Down Queen's Park 30 20 54
4 Elgin City 30 14 50
5 Annan Athletic 30 0 41
6 Up Berwick Rangers 30 -5 37
7 Down Peterhead 30 -12 35
8 Up Montrose 30 -22 29
9 Down Clyde 30 -9 27
10 East Stirlingshire 30 -38 21

Updated 24/03/2012 at 16:55

 
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