East Stirlingshire 0 - 2 Queen's Park

Saturday 11th August 2012
L Shankland (48, 68)

Shankland puts Queens Park in dreamland

Substitute Lawrence Shankland fired a brace as Queen's Park made East Stirling pay for an earlier penalty miss with a 2-0 win at Ochilview Park in their opening Irn-Bru Third Division game.

Defender Ricky Miller tested Spiders goalkeeper Neil Parry from distance in the opening stages before the home side were presented with a golden opportunity to grab the opener when Peter Bradley fouled Kevin Turner in the box.

Striker Stephen Jackson stepped up to take the resultant penalty, but fluffed his lines as his tame kick was saved by goalkeeper Parry.

The game burst into life early in the second half and Shankland broke the deadlock two minutes after coming on with a low right-footed finish from 12 yards.

Michael Keenan rattled the crossbar from 18 yards as the visitors went in search of a second before Shankland volleyed in James Brough's pass midway through the half to seal the points.

OfficialPaul Robertson
Attendance430
VenueOchilview Park
Kick Off
East Stirlingshire 0 - 0 Queen's Park
2:28
Shot taken by Anthony Quinn with his right foot from the right six yard line
4:07
Corner taken by Owen Ronald with his right foot from the left byline
4:35
Clearance by Rhys Devlin
6:03
Foul on Giuseppe Capuano
6:08
Free Kick taken by James Brough
6:48
Foul on Sean Burns
6:53
Free Kick taken by Owen Ronald from the left wing
9:28
Shot taken by Michael Keenan from the right penalty area
9:59
Goal Kick taken by Ryan McWilliams
10:05
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
12:48
Corner taken by Sean Burns using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
13:19
Clearance by Craig Hume
14:14
Foul on Jamie Longworth
14:22
Free Kick taken by Michael Keenan
14:38
Shot taken by Owen Ronald from the right six yard line
15:10
Foul on Richard Little
15:15
Free Kick taken by Richard Little from the right wing
17:04
Corner taken by Mark Begg using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
17:35
Clearance by Jamie Longworth
18:38
Foul on Mark Begg
18:53
Free Kick taken by Mark Begg
19:59
Shot taken by Richard Miller with his right foot
20:12
Save made by Neil Parry
20:32
Shot taken by Mark Begg using his left foot
20:56
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
21:41
Foul on David Greenhill
21:47
Free Kick taken by Richard Miller
23:00
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
25:29
Goal Kick taken by Ryan McWilliams
26:12
Foul on Kevin Turner
26:31
BOOKING: Peter Bradley of Queen's Park given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
27:11
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Steven Jackson and saved with his right foot to the bottom left
27:11
Save made by Neil Parry
31:28
Foul on Andrew Robertson
31:33
Free Kick taken by Andrew Robertson from the left wing
31:57
Shot taken by Jamie Longworth using his left foot from the right penalty area
32:37
Goal Kick taken by Ryan McWilliams
33:24
Foul on David Greenhill
33:31
Free Kick taken by Steven Jackson from the right wing
34:53
Shot taken by Mark Begg using his left foot
35:07
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
37:03
Foul on Giuseppe Capuano
37:11
BOOKING: Mark Begg of East Stirlingshire given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
37:38
Free Kick taken by Peter Bradley
37:58
Goal Kick taken by Ryan McWilliams
40:27
Foul on Kevin Turner
40:33
Free Kick taken by Mark Begg
42:58
Corner taken by Mark Begg using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
43:28
Clearance by Jamie Longworth
44:01
Offside flag raised against Owen Ronald
44:03
Free Kick taken by Nathan Shepherd
Half Time
East Stirlingshire 0 - 0 Queen's Park
45:01
Substitution for Queen's Park: Lawrence Shankland on for Sean Burns
Second Half Started
East Stirlingshire 0 - 0 Queen's Park
45:24
Corner taken by Owen Ronald with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
45:53
Clearance by Craig Hume
47:48
Shot taken by Lawrence Shankland with his right foot from the left penalty area
47:48
East Stirlingshire 0 - 1 Queen's Park
GOAL scored by Lawrence Shankland with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
49:59
Shot taken by Michael Keenan using his left foot
50:29
Goal Kick taken by Ryan McWilliams
50:32
Foul on Rhys Devlin
50:36
Free Kick taken by Ryan McWilliams
52:06
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
52:30
Shot taken by James Brough with his right foot
52:51
Save made by Ryan McWilliams
54:49
Shot taken by Lawrence Shankland with his right foot
55:01
Save made by Ryan McWilliams
56:17
Shot taken by Owen Ronald with his right foot from the left penalty area
56:34
Save made by Ryan McWilliams
57:29
Foul on Nathan Shepherd
57:33
Free Kick taken by Nathan Shepherd
58:00
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
60:55
Offside flag raised against Lawrence Shankland
60:59
Free Kick taken by Ryan McWilliams
65:11
Shot taken by Jamie Longworth using his left foot from the right penalty area
65:27
Save made by Ryan McWilliams
65:47
Goal Kick taken by Ryan McWilliams
66:19
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
66:39
Shot taken by Steven Jackson with his right foot
67:10
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
67:15
Foul on Anthony Quinn
67:20
Free Kick taken by Andrew Robertson
67:42
Shot taken by Lawrence Shankland with his right foot from the left penalty area
67:42
East Stirlingshire 0 - 2 Queen's Park
GOAL scored by Lawrence Shankland with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
68:50
Substitution for East Stirlingshire: Paul Quinn on for David Greenhill
70:22
Shot taken by Michael Keenan with his right foot
70:33
Save made by Ryan McWilliams
71:43
Shot taken by Michael Keenan using his left foot
72:15
Goal Kick taken by Ryan McWilliams
73:05
Shot taken by Scott Maxwell using his left foot
73:19
Save made by Neil Parry
73:27
Corner taken by Mark Begg with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
74:48
BOOKING: Kevin Turner of East Stirlingshire given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
74:50
Foul on James Brough
75:12
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
76:51
Shot taken by Jamie Longworth with his right foot
77:03
Save made by Ryan McWilliams
78:32
Substitution for East Stirlingshire: Michael Hunter on for Mark Begg
81:26
Shot taken by Jamie Benton with his right foot
81:52
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
84:03
Foul on Paul Quinn
84:11
BOOKING: Giuseppe Capuano of Queen's Park given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
84:24
Free Kick taken by Paul Quinn
84:48
Corner taken by Michael Herd with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
85:04
Clearance by James Brough
85:23
Foul on Richard Little
85:27
Free Kick taken by Richard Little
85:45
Shot taken by Jamie Longworth using his left foot
85:59
Goal Kick taken by Ryan McWilliams
86:44
Foul on James Brough
86:52
Free Kick taken by James Brough
88:12
Corner taken by Ian Watt with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
88:45
Clearance by Kevin Turner
88:54
Foul on Ryan McWilliams
89:00
Free Kick taken by Ryan McWilliams
89:17
Shot taken by Scott Maxwell with his right foot
89:35
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
90:00+0:24
Foul on Peter Bradley
90:00+0:28
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
90:00+0:50
Foul on Paul Quinn
90:00+0:57
Free Kick taken by Michael Herd
90:00+1:30
Shot taken by Michael Herd with his right foot
90:00+1:41
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
Full Time
East Stirlingshire 0 - 2 Queen's Park

East Stirlingshire

vs

Queen's Park

0
Goals
2
0
Assists
2
8
Shots
15
2
On Target
8
6
Off Target
7
4
Corners
4
24
Throw Ins
18
6
Saves
3
4
Clearances
3
8
Goal Kicks
11
11
Free Kicks
11
0
Offside
2
1
Penalties
0
2
Yellow Cards
2

East Stirlingshire

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Ryan McWilliams
03.Nathan Shepherd
04.Richard Miller
02.Craig Hume
06.Rhys Devlin
07.David Greenhill 69+0' Tactical
08.Mark Begg (38+0: Unsporting behaviour) 79+0' Tactical
10.Michael Herd
11.Scott Maxwell
05.Steven Jackson
09.Kevin Turner (75+0: Unsporting behaviour)

Substitutes

17.Craig Gordon
16.Kyle Gillespie
14.Jamie Benton
15.Michael Hunter 79+0' Tactical
12.Paul Quinn 69+0' Tactical

Queen's Park

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Neil Parry
02.Richard Little
03.Andrew Robertson
04.Peter Bradley (27+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.James Brough
08.Giuseppe Capuano (85+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Michael Keenan
07.Owen Ronald
09.Anthony Quinn
10.Jamie Longworth
11.Sean Burns 45+0' Tactical

Substitutes

20.Blair Lochhead
12.Richard Sinclair
14.Paul Gallacher
15.Ian Watt
16.Lawrence Shankland 45+0' Tactical

Queens keeping eye on Anderson

East Stirling captain Kevin Turner will be fit enough to start the opening game of the Third Division season against Queens Park.

Striker Michael Herd, who has found the net three times already this campaign, will feature after recovering from a knee injury.

However, summer signing Craig Donaldson remains out with an ankle knock.

Manager John Coughlin, whose finished bottom of the Scottish Football League last season, said: "It is a new season and a new squad of players and we are optimistic that we can compete a lot better this time out.

"Queens Park are a good side but we competed well with them last season in our home games. But one thing we have to do is defend set-pieces better than we did when we lost 5-0 to Morton last Sunday."

David Anderson is an injury doubt for Queens Park.

Midfielder Anderson is nursing a calf problem and will continue to be assessed up until kick-off.

The Spiders, who have made the top-four and the play-offs for the past three seasons, are looking to build on a fine Scottish Communities League Cup win over Airdrie last Saturday.

Hampden head coach Gardner Speirs said: "We want to keep the positivity going but it will not be easy as, whilst we want to start the season well, East Stirling will be just as determined.

"They pushed us really hard in the games on their own patch last season and look to have improved their squad, so we need to play at a high standard as soon as that first whistle goes."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Up Stirling Albion 1 4 3
2 Up Queen's Park 1 2 3
3 Clyde 1 1 3
4 Up Peterhead 1 0 1
5 Up Rangers 1 0 1
6 Down Berwick Rangers 1 0 1
7 Down Elgin City 1 0 1
8 Down Montrose 1 -1 0
9 Down East Stirlingshire 1 -2 0
10 Down Annan Athletic 1 -4 0

Updated 11/08/2012 at 16:57