Peterhead 2 - 0 East Stirlingshire

Saturday 29th December 2012
M Bavidge (6)
D Cox (73)

Blue Toon take the points

Peterhead boosted their play-off hopes with a deserved 2-0 win over East Stirling.

The Blue Toon took the lead after just six minutes, Martin Bavidge firing in a right-footed shot from 12 yards after latching onto a Steven Noble pass.

East Stirling tried to rally but saw David Greenhill's left-footed strike cleared by Scott McLaughlin.

Midfielder Greenhill then drilled a 12-yard shot wide of Graeme Smith's left-hand post.

But the home side kept on pushing for a second and substitute Robert Winters saw his left-footed volley blocked by Raymond Buchanan just after the break.

The points were sealed in the 73rd minute when David Cox curled a 20-yard shot into the top-left corner of Grant Hay's goal.

OfficialEuan Anderson
Attendance446
VenueBalmoor Stadium
Kick Off
Peterhead 0 - 0 East Stirlingshire
1:09
Shot taken by Michael Herd with his right foot
1:22
Save made by Graeme Smith
1:38
Corner taken by David Cox using his left foot from the right byline
2:06
Clearance by Raymond Buchanan
2:20
Cross from Ryan McCann
2:27
Clearance by Jordan Holt
2:43
Foul on Andrew Stirling
2:49
Free Kick taken by Steven Jackson
3:01
Foul on Scott Maxwell
3:07
Free Kick taken by Scott Maxwell
5:09
Shot taken by Martin Bavidge with his right foot from the centre penalty area
5:09
Peterhead 1 - 0 East Stirlingshire
GOAL scored by Martin Bavidge with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
8:11
Foul on Steven Noble
8:17
Free Kick taken by Ryan Strachan from the left wing
8:48
Foul on Steven Noble
8:54
Free Kick taken by Ryan Strachan
10:45
Foul on Kevin Turner
10:49
Free Kick taken by Jamie McKernon
12:36
Shot taken by David Greenhill using his left foot
12:52
Clearance by Scott McLaughlin
12:54
Corner taken by Mark Begg using his left foot from the left byline to the far post
14:11
Shot taken by David Greenhill using his left foot
14:26
Save made by Graeme Smith
14:38
Corner taken by David Cox using his left foot from the right byline
15:10
Save made by Grant Hay
15:18
Corner taken by Ryan Strachan with his right foot from the left byline
15:38
Clearance by Grant Hay
16:37
Cross from Andrew Stirling
16:44
Clearance by Ryan Strachan
16:54
Foul on Steven Jackson
17:00
Free Kick taken by Jamie McKernon
17:53
Foul on Ryan McCann
18:00
Free Kick taken by Ryan Strachan
19:25
Cross from Scott Maxwell
19:37
Save made by Graeme Smith
20:58
Foul on Raymond Buchanan
21:04
Free Kick taken by Mark Begg
21:16
Cross from Steven Jackson
21:25
Clearance by Ryan Strachan
21:40
Substitution for Peterhead: Robert Winters on for Rory McAllister
23:13
Shot taken by David Greenhill with his right foot from the right penalty area
23:30
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
24:37
Cross from David Cox
25:06
Foul on Kevin Turner
25:11
Free Kick taken by Scott Maxwell
25:41
Foul on Scott Maxwell
25:47
Free Kick taken by Scott Maxwell
28:00
Cross from Andrew Stirling
28:11
Clearance by Ryan Strachan
28:50
Cross from Martin Bavidge
28:59
Clearance by Raymond Buchanan
29:18
Corner taken by Mark Begg using his left foot from the left byline to the far post
29:53
Shot taken by Jordan Holt from the right six yard line
30:10
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
30:51
Offside flag raised against Kevin Turner
30:56
Free Kick taken by Ryan Strachan
35:04
Cross from Martin Bavidge
35:14
Save made by Grant Hay
36:01
Shot taken by Michael Herd using his left foot
36:17
Save made by Graeme Smith
36:33
Offside flag raised against Kevin Turner
36:35
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
37:20
Foul on Scott Maxwell
37:33
Free Kick taken by Grant Hay
38:39
Offside flag raised against Ryan McCann
38:42
Free Kick taken by Grant Hay
39:23
Cross from Scott Maxwell
39:30
Clearance by Ross Smith
43:51
Foul on David Greenhill
43:55
Free Kick taken by Mark Begg from the left wing
44:07
Cross from Steven Jackson
44:17
Clearance by Ross Smith
Half Time
Peterhead 1 - 0 East Stirlingshire
Second Half Started
Peterhead 1 - 0 East Stirlingshire
47:14
Shot taken by Robert Winters with his right foot from the centre penalty area
47:28
Block taken by Raymond Buchanan
47:38
Cross from Michael Herd
48:42
Offside flag raised against Martin Bavidge
48:44
Free Kick taken by Scott Maxwell
51:14
Corner taken by Mark Begg using his left foot from the right byline
51:58
Shot taken by Raymond Buchanan from the right six yard line
52:24
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
52:45
Cross from Martin Bavidge
52:57
Shot taken by Robert Winters from the centre penalty area
53:12
Save made by Grant Hay
53:41
Shot taken by Kevin Turner with his right foot from the centre penalty area
54:00
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
57:08
Cross from Scott McLaughlin
57:19
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
58:42
Cross from Martin Bavidge
58:52
Clearance by Scott Maxwell
60:07
Foul on Scott Maxwell
60:13
Free Kick taken by Grant Hay
62:55
Foul on David Greenhill
63:01
Free Kick taken by Steven Jackson from the right wing
63:24
Shot taken by Andrew Stirling with his right foot from the right wing
63:42
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
63:46
Substitution for Peterhead: Graeme Sharp on for Ryan McCann
64:36
Cross from Steven Noble
64:45
Clearance by Scott Maxwell
65:42
Foul on Scott Maxwell
65:48
Free Kick taken by Scott Maxwell
66:34
Offside flag raised against Kevin Turner
66:36
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
66:55
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
68:07
Shot taken by Martin Bavidge using his left foot from the centre penalty area
68:19
Block taken by Raymond Buchanan
68:40
Shot taken by Michael Herd with his right foot
68:57
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
71:35
Cross from Scott Maxwell
71:43
Save made by Graeme Smith
72:33
Shot taken by David Cox using his left foot
72:33
Peterhead 2 - 0 East Stirlingshire
GOAL scored by David Cox using his left foot to the top left of the goal.
73:52
Foul on Kevin Turner
73:57
Free Kick taken by David Greenhill from the right wing
74:37
Cross from Scott Maxwell
74:45
Clearance by Steven Noble
75:28
Substitution for Peterhead: Stephen Maguire on for Martin Bavidge
76:39
Cross from Andrew Stirling
76:49
Shot taken by David Greenhill using his left foot from the centre penalty area
77:01
Save made by Graeme Smith
77:18
Foul on Jordan Holt
77:23
Free Kick taken by Grant Hay
78:22
Shot taken by Mark Begg with his right foot
78:40
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
81:22
Foul on Kevin Turner
81:30
Free Kick taken by David Greenhill
81:43
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
81:47
Substitution for East Stirlingshire: Jamie Glasgow on for Kevin Turner
85:14
Substitution for East Stirlingshire: Conor Kelly on for David Greenhill
86:09
Corner taken by David Cox using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
86:43
Cross from Robert Winters
86:52
Clearance by Raymond Buchanan
87:30
Foul on Ross Smith
87:35
Free Kick taken by David Cox from the left wing
87:51
Cross from David Cox
87:58
Clearance by Jordan Holt
89:16
Corner taken by David Cox using his left foot from the right byline
89:31
Save made by Grant Hay
89:58
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
90:00+0:24
Offside flag raised against David Cox
90:00+0:26
Free Kick taken by Grant Hay
90:00+1:20
Shot taken by Graeme Sharp using his left foot from the right penalty area
90:00+1:34
Save made by Grant Hay
Full Time
Peterhead 2 - 0 East Stirlingshire

Peterhead

vs

East Stirlingshire

2
Goals
0
2
Assists
0
6
Shots
12
6
On Target
5
0
Off Target
7
10
Crosses
10
5
Corners
3
25
Throw Ins
28
6
Saves
5
7
Clearances
8
8
Goal Kicks
3
0
Blocks
2
7
Free Kicks
18
3
Offside
3

Peterhead

Formation: 3-5-2

01.Graeme Smith
04.Ryan McCann 64+0' Injury
05.Ross Smith
06.Ryan Strachan
02.Dean Cowie
03.Steven Noble
07.David Cox
08.James Redman
11.Scott McLaughlin
09.Rory McAllister 22+0' Injury
10.Martin Bavidge 76+0' Tactical

Substitutes

21.Paul Jarvie
15.Graeme Sharp 64+0' Injury
12.Robert Winters 22+0' Injury
14.Stephen Maguire 76+0' Tactical

East Stirlingshire

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Grant Hay
02.Steven Jackson
04.Jordan Holt
05.Raymond Buchanan
10.Andrew Stirling
03.Scott Maxwell
06.Mark Begg
07.David Greenhill 86+0' Tactical
08.Jamie McKernon
11.Michael Herd
09.Kevin Turner 82+0' Tactical

Substitutes

17.Craig Gordon
14.Phillip Zufle
12.Paul Quinn
15.Jamie Glasgow 82+0' Tactical
16.Conor Kelly 86+0' Tactical

Ross missing for the Blue Toon

Peterhead are without Scott Ross who starts a three-game ban against East Stirling with manager Jim McInally determined to put on a good show against a side he feels are vastly improved this season despite their second bottom position.

Davie Ross remains out injured, however Ryan McCann has recovered from illness and will return for the Blue Toon.

"This is a big game for us as we want to get back into the top four as soon as possible and a win helps us do that," McInally said. "The Shire are an improved side so we have to be careful particularly as we are a bit light at the back.

"We have been strong at home all season and another win at Balmoor sets us up nicely for 2013."

East Stirling welcome back Michael Herd to their squad as they look to repeat their 2-1 success over their hosts earlier this season.

The Shire include trialists Raymond Buchanan and Andy Stirling for a third and final time, however Rhys Devlin, Craig Donaldson, Jamie Benton and Nathan Shepherd all remain out with knocks.

Head coach John Coughlin said: "We are playing better this season but we do not have the points to show for it so it is quite frustrating. It is always a tight game between Peterhead and ourselves and this one will be the same.

"We have not won in a few games but hopefully we can go up there and bring the points home with us although it will not be easy."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Rangers 17 35 42
2 Elgin City 17 4 27
3 Up Montrose 17 0 26
4 Up Peterhead 17 2 25
5 Down Queen's Park 15 5 23
6 Up Annan Athletic 17 -5 20
7 Down Berwick Rangers 16 -3 19
8 Clyde 16 -8 19
9 East Stirlingshire 16 -18 14
10 Stirling Albion 16 -12 13

Updated 29/12/2012 at 16:59

 
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