East Stirlingshire 0 - 1 Clyde

Saturday 14th April 2012
J Neill (76)

Wooden spoon guaranteed for East Stirling

East Stirling will finish bottom of the Third Division after suffering a 1-0 home defeat to Clyde.

John Neill's 76th-minute goal was the difference between the two sides and means East Stirling will finish bottom of the pile for the first time since 2007.

Jordyn Sheerin had a great chance for the home side in the first half, but couldn't find the target with his 30th-minute header.

Kieran Brannan fired wide from 12 yards for the visitors in first-half stoppage time.

Clyde scored the only goal of the game 14 minutes from time as Neill coolly found the back of Calum Antell's net from six yards out.

The home side pressed for an equaliser, but Kevin Turner fired his 90th minute effort from the edge of the area wide of Nicholas Feely's left-hand post.

OfficialMat Northcroft
Attendance434
VenueOchilview Park
Kick Off
East Stirlingshire 0 - 0 Clyde
1:32
Shot taken by Declan Gallagher using his left foot from the right penalty area
1:43
Save made by Calum Antell
3:24
Shot taken by Lewis Horner with his right foot
3:40
Save made by Nicholas Feely
5:13
Foul on Kieran Brannan
5:18
Free Kick taken by Iain Gray from the right wing
5:23
BOOKING: Steven Jackson of East Stirlingshire given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
6:28
Foul on Kevin Turner
6:36
Free Kick taken by Jamie Benton from the right wing
7:03
Foul on James Patrick Scullion
7:08
Free Kick taken by John Sweeney from the right wing
7:47
Cross from John Sweeney
7:50
Clearance by Kevin Turner
8:48
Foul on Jordyn Sheerin
8:53
Free Kick taken by Lewis Horner
9:23
Goal Kick taken by Nicholas Feely
10:35
Shot taken by Kevin Turner with his right foot from the right penalty area
10:54
Save made by Nicholas Feely
11:14
Foul on Paul Hay
11:20
Free Kick taken by John Neill
12:07
Foul on John Sweeney
12:15
Free Kick taken by Lee Sharp
12:38
Offside flag raised against Kieran Brannan
12:42
Free Kick taken by Calum Antell
13:23
Foul on Jamie Benton
13:28
Free Kick taken by Jamie Benton
15:20
Foul on Andrew Stirling
15:28
Free Kick taken by Calum Antell
16:47
Shot taken by Jordyn Sheerin with his right foot
17:07
Goal Kick taken by Nicholas Feely
18:05
Foul on Andrew Stirling
18:13
Free Kick taken by Graeme Ramage
18:55
Corner taken by Andrew Stirling with his right foot from the left byline
19:20
Clearance by Lee Sharp
19:24
Shot taken by Andrew Stirling with his right foot from the left wing
19:37
Save made by Nicholas Feely
19:42
Foul on Jamie Benton
19:46
Free Kick taken by Lewis Horner from the right wing
21:36
Corner taken by Jamie Pollock using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
22:27
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
22:53
Shot taken by James Patrick Scullion from the right penalty area
23:05
Save made by Calum Antell
23:51
Shot taken by James Patrick Scullion from the right penalty area
24:01
Save made by Calum Antell
25:31
Foul on Andrew Stirling
25:36
Free Kick taken by Andrew Stirling
26:14
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
27:10
Shot taken by Graeme Ramage with his right foot
27:18
Save made by Nicholas Feely
27:29
Goal Kick taken by Nicholas Feely
29:27
Shot taken by Jordyn Sheerin from the left penalty area
29:43
Substitution for East Stirlingshire: Jamie Glasgow on for Graeme Ramage
31:50
Foul on John Neill
31:57
Free Kick taken by Jamie Pollock
32:37
Shot taken by Jamie Pollock using his left foot
32:45
Save made by Calum Antell
33:09
Foul on Jamie Glasgow
33:29
Free Kick taken by Jamie Glasgow from the right wing
36:14
Shot taken by Kieran Brannan with his right foot from the left penalty area
36:26
Save made by Calum Antell
36:38
Foul on Jamie Glasgow
36:45
Free Kick taken by Calum Antell
37:03
Corner taken by Andrew Stirling with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
37:26
Clearance by Iain Gray
38:23
Shot taken by Scott Maxwell using his left foot
38:35
Goal Kick taken by Nicholas Feely
38:48
Shot taken by Kevin Turner with his right foot
39:02
Goal Kick taken by Nicholas Feely
41:03
Corner taken by Andrew Stirling using his left foot from the left byline to the near post
41:25
Clearance by Lee Sharp
42:45
Foul on Kevin Turner
42:52
Free Kick taken by Andrew Stirling from the right wing
43:18
Shot taken by Scott Maxwell using his left foot
43:44
Goal Kick taken by Nicholas Feely
44:06
Shot taken by Jamie Glasgow with his right foot
44:15
Save made by Nicholas Feely
44:55
Foul on Kieran Brannan
44:59
Free Kick taken by Lee Sharp
45:00+0:17
Shot taken by Kieran Brannan using his left foot from the left penalty area
45:00+0:43
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
45:00+1:09
Offside flag raised against Kieran Brannan
45:00+1:17
Free Kick taken by Calum Antell
Half Time
East Stirlingshire 0 - 0 Clyde
Second Half Started
East Stirlingshire 0 - 0 Clyde
47:08
Corner taken by Andrew Stirling using his left foot from the left byline
47:38
Shot taken by David Cane from the right penalty area
48:07
Goal Kick taken by Nicholas Feely
48:34
Foul on John Neill
48:51
Free Kick taken by Declan Gallagher
49:51
Corner taken by Andrew Stirling with his right foot from the left byline
52:53
Corner taken by Jamie Pollock using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
53:27
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
56:32
Corner taken by Jamie Glasgow with his right foot from the right byline
59:05
BOOKING: Iain Gray of Clyde given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
60:18
Shot taken by Andrew Stirling using his left foot
60:29
Goal Kick taken by Nicholas Feely
61:21
Corner taken by Andrew Stirling with his right foot from the left byline
61:37
BOOKING: David Cane of East Stirlingshire given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
64:38
Substitution for Clyde: Ryan Kane on for Kieran Brannan
65:16
Foul on Jamie Benton
65:19
Free Kick taken by Jamie Benton from the right wing
66:00
BOOKING: Lewis Horner of East Stirlingshire given yellow card for dissent
66:55
Corner taken by Jamie Pollock using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
67:19
Clearance by Scott Maxwell
67:41
Shot taken by John Neill with his right foot from the left penalty area
67:50
Save made by Calum Antell
68:06
Foul on Lewis Horner
68:12
Free Kick taken by Steven Jackson
68:23
BOOKING: Paul Hay of Clyde given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
69:47
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
70:11
Substitution for East Stirlingshire: Kyle Gillespie on for Jamie Benton
71:26
Foul on John Neill
71:30
Free Kick taken by John Sweeney from the left wing
71:41
Cross from John Sweeney
71:52
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
72:59
Corner taken by Andrew Stirling with his right foot from the left byline
73:30
Shot taken by Lewis Horner with his right foot
73:45
Save made by Nicholas Feely
73:50
Goal Kick taken by Nicholas Feely
74:09
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
74:18
BOOKING: John Sweeney of Clyde given yellow card for dissent
75:13
Shot taken by John Neill with his right foot from the left six yard line
75:13
East Stirlingshire 0 - 1 Clyde
GOAL scored by John Neill with his right foot from the left six yard line to the bottom right of the goal.
77:32
Goal Kick taken by Nicholas Feely
80:18
Corner taken by Jamie Glasgow with his right foot from the right byline
80:51
Clearance by Benjamin Jason Marr
83:14
Substitution for Clyde: Michael Oliver on for Jamie Pollock
84:53
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
85:19
Foul on Ryan Kane
85:24
Free Kick taken by John Sweeney from the right wing
85:34
BOOKING: Joseph Dingwall of East Stirlingshire given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
86:41
Foul on Scott Maxwell
86:53
Free Kick taken by Andrew Stirling from the left wing
87:06
Substitution for Clyde: Gavin Brown on for Paul Hay
88:07
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
89:19
Shot taken by James Patrick Scullion from the right penalty area
89:31
Save made by Calum Antell
89:37
Shot taken by Kevin Turner with his right foot
89:53
Goal Kick taken by Nicholas Feely
90:00+0:56
Offside flag raised against Ryan Kane
90:00+0:58
Free Kick taken by Calum Antell from the left wing
90:00+2:05
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
90:00+3:01
Goal Kick taken by Calum Antell
90:00+3:23
Goal Kick taken by Nicholas Feely
90:00+4:15
Foul on Scott Maxwell
90:00+4:21
Free Kick taken by Calum Antell
Full Time
East Stirlingshire 0 - 1 Clyde

East Stirlingshire

vs

Clyde

0
Goals
1
14
Shots
9
6
On Target
8
8
Off Target
1
0
Crosses
2
9
Corners
3
22
Throw Ins
34
7
Saves
6
2
Clearances
4
11
Goal Kicks
12
17
Free Kicks
9
0
Offside
3
4
Yellow Cards
3

East Stirlingshire

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Calum Antell
02.David Cane (62+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Joseph Dingwall (86+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Andrew Stirling
05.Jamie Benton 71+0' Tactical
06.Jordyn Sheerin
07.Scott Maxwell
08.Lewis Horner (66+0: Dissent)
09.Steven Jackson (6+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Graeme Ramage 30+0' Injury
11.Kevin Turner

Substitutes

12.Grant Hay
13.Steven Tart
14.Kyle Gillespie 71+0' Tactical
15.Scott Fulton
16.Jamie Glasgow 30+0' Injury

Clyde

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Nicholas Feely
02.Iain Gray (60+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Benjamin Jason Marr
04.Lee Sharp
05.Declan Gallagher
06.James Patrick Scullion
07.Paul Hay (69+0: Unsporting behaviour) 88+0' Tactical
08.John Neill
09.John Sweeney (75+0: Dissent)
10.Jamie Pollock 84+0' Tactical
11.Kieran Brannan 65+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Barry McCue
13.Drew Ramsay
14.Gavin Brown 88+0' Tactical
15.Ryan Kane 65+0' Tactical
16.Michael Oliver 84+0' Tactical

Time running out for struggling Shire

East Stirling will be missing suspended pair Rhys Devlin and Michael Hunter for the visit of Clyde.

The Shire have ruled out Alex Lurinsky due to a groin problem while Scott Maxwell and Lewis Horner both face fitness tests, with youngsters Jamie Glasgow, Steven Tart and Kyle Gillespie promoted from the club's youth system for the game.

Head coach John Coughlin is looking for his side to keep their drive as they look to get off the bottom of the Scottish Third Division table.

Coughlin said: "We have fallen eight points adrift at the foot of the table but we have Clyde and Montrose in our next two games and if we manage to win them both we could make things exciting in the last two weekends of the season."

Clyde welcome back Jason Marr after injury as they look to ensure they do not finish at the foot of the Scottish Football League for a second successive season.

The Cumbernauld club have injury doubts over midfielder Jamie Pollok, with Brian McQueen, Kris Irvine, Jack Sloss and Daniel Fitzpatrick all ruled out.

Manager Jim Duffy is looking for his side to build on their victory over Stranraer last weekend.

Duffy said: "It was our first win in 11 games so everybody has taken a real lift from it and we want to keep that positive approach going.

"The Shire play good football and work hard for their head coach and we need to match both of these things before we can go on and win this one."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Alloa Athletic 33 29 72
2 Stranraer 33 24 58
3 Queen's Park 33 21 57
4 Elgin City 33 5 50
5 Annan Athletic 33 5 48
6 Berwick Rangers 33 3 44
7 Peterhead 33 -7 44
8 Clyde 33 -10 33
9 Montrose 33 -23 32
10 East Stirlingshire 33 -47 21

Updated 14/04/2012 at 17:04