East Stirlingshire 3 - 2 Elgin City

Saturday 23rd February 2013
P Quinn (pen 40)
M Herd (46)
S Maxwell (84)
C McDonald (15)
C Gunn (52)

Maxwell proves the difference

Scott Maxwell's first goal since September earned East Stirling a 3-2 victory in a topsy-turvy encounter at home to Elgin.

The visitors went ahead in the 15th minute when Cameron McDonald rose highest to head in Daniel Moore's free-kick.

Ross Jack's side had won 4-1 at Ochilview in August but were pegged back this time when Paul Quinn netted from the penalty spot after Brian Cameron brought down Michael Hunter in the 40th minute.

Two minutes after the break Hunter was again involved, this time releasing Michael Herd to put John Coughlin's men ahead with a clinical finish.

The Black and Whites were not behind for long however, as Craig Gunn tucked away his 11th goal of the campaign from close range five minutes later.

The game looked to be heading for a draw only for Maxwell's late header to clinch the Shire their third win in a week to keep their faint play-off hopes alive.

OfficialBarry Cook
Attendance277
VenueOchilview Park
Kick Off
East Stirlingshire 0 - 0 Elgin City
0:17
Hand Ball taken by Paul Harkins
0:19
Free Kick taken by Michael Hunter
2:18
Foul on Gavin Morrison
2:23
Free Kick taken by Mark Nicolson
3:00
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
3:21
Clearance by Steven Jackson
3:30
Foul on David Greenhill
3:39
Free Kick taken by Steven Jackson
5:41
Shot taken by Michael Herd with his right foot
5:55
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
6:13
Foul on Stuart Leslie
6:20
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the right wing
6:50
Cross from Daniel Moore
7:01
Clearance by Raymond Buchanan
9:19
Corner taken by Steven Jackson with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
9:39
Cross from Andrew Stirling
9:50
Foul on David Greenhill
9:59
Free Kick taken by Richard Miller
10:25
Corner taken by Michael Herd with his right foot from the right byline
10:46
Clearance by Paul Millar
10:55
Shot taken by Scott Maxwell with his right foot
11:11
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
12:08
Cross from Steven Jackson
12:58
Foul on Stuart Leslie
13:07
Free Kick taken by Gavin Morrison
13:32
Cross from Daniel Moore
13:40
Clearance by Scott Maxwell
13:45
Foul on Craig Gunn
13:50
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
14:14
Cross from Daniel Moore
14:23
Shot taken by Cameron McDonald from the centre penalty area
14:23
East Stirlingshire 0 - 1 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Cameron McDonald from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
15:30
Foul on Craig Gunn
15:39
Free Kick taken by Brian Cameron
16:47
Offside flag raised against Paul Quinn
16:48
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
18:25
Foul on Paul Millar
18:32
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
18:49
Cross from Daniel Moore
18:57
Clearance by Raymond Buchanan
19:27
Offside flag raised against Craig Gunn
19:55
Free Kick taken by Grant Hay
20:44
Cross from Steven Jackson
20:50
Save made by Joe Malin
21:11
Foul on Jamie Glasgow
21:19
Free Kick taken by Scott Maxwell from the left wing
24:19
Shot taken by Raymond Buchanan with his right foot
24:44
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
25:46
Foul on Gavin Morrison
25:52
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
29:26
BOOKING: Raymond Buchanan of East Stirlingshire given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
30:00
Cross from Michael Herd
30:07
Clearance by Brian Cameron
30:45
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
31:26
Foul on Stuart Leslie
31:31
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
31:58
Shot taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot
32:16
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
32:55
Cross from Steven Jackson
33:03
Corner taken by Andrew Stirling with his right foot from the left byline
33:32
Save made by Joe Malin
34:40
Cross from Scott Maxwell
34:51
Clearance by Brian Cameron
35:16
Foul on Daniel Moore
35:20
Free Kick taken by Brian Cameron
35:54
Shot taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot
36:10
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
37:34
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
38:34
Foul on Michael Hunter
39:20
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Paul Quinn and scored with his right foot to the top right
39:20
East Stirlingshire 1 - 1 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Paul Quinn with his right foot from the penalty spot to the top right of the goal.
41:01
Shot taken by Scott Maxwell with his right foot from the centre penalty area
41:12
Save made by Joe Malin
42:42
Offside flag raised against Paul Millar
42:46
Free Kick taken by Grant Hay
44:14
Offside flag raised against Andrew Stirling
44:15
Free Kick taken by Mark Nicolson
45:00+0:27
Cross from Paul Harkins
45:00+0:34
Clearance by Richard Miller
45:00+1:12
Shot taken by Paul Quinn with his right foot
45:00+1:25
Save made by Joe Malin
45:00+1:52
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline
45:00+2:17
Shot taken by Craig Gunn using his left foot from the left penalty area
45:00+2:30
Save made by Grant Hay
45:00+2:39
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline
45:00+2:56
Shot taken by Mark Nicolson using his left foot from the centre penalty area
45:00+3:11
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
Half Time
East Stirlingshire 1 - 1 Elgin City
45:01
Substitution for East Stirlingshire: Nathan Shepherd on for Jamie Glasgow
Second Half Started
East Stirlingshire 1 - 1 Elgin City
45:33
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
46:16
Shot taken by Michael Herd with his right foot from the centre penalty area
46:16
East Stirlingshire 2 - 1 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Michael Herd with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
48:32
Foul on Paul McMullan
48:39
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the left wing
48:48
Cross from Daniel Moore
48:57
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie with his right foot from the right six yard line
49:19
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
49:45
Shot taken by Michael Herd with his right foot from the left penalty area
49:56
Block taken by Gavin Morrison
49:59
Corner taken by Andrew Stirling with his right foot from the right byline
50:13
Clearance by Paul Millar
50:17
Shot taken by Andrew Stirling using his left foot
50:26
Save made by Joe Malin
50:57
Foul on Paul McMullan
51:04
Free Kick taken by Cameron McDonald
51:20
Cross from Paul McMullan
51:38
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the centre penalty area
51:38
East Stirlingshire 2 - 2 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
52:48
Offside flag raised against Paul Millar
52:50
Free Kick taken by Richard Miller
54:16
Cross from Steven Jackson
54:22
Shot taken by Paul Quinn from the centre penalty area
54:33
Save made by Joe Malin
55:01
Foul on Raymond Buchanan
55:06
Free Kick taken by Raymond Buchanan
55:13
Substitution for East Stirlingshire: Kevin Turner on for Michael Herd
56:48
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
58:20
Foul on Stuart Leslie
58:26
Free Kick taken by Mark Nicolson
60:48
Foul on Paul Millar
60:53
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
61:22
Cross from Daniel Moore
61:30
Clearance by Raymond Buchanan
61:48
Foul on Paul Harkins
61:53
Free Kick taken by Mark Nicolson
62:25
Shot taken by Paul Millar with his right foot
62:35
Save made by Grant Hay
62:56
Cross from Kevin Turner
63:06
Clearance by Gavin Morrison
63:09
Corner taken by Andrew Stirling with his right foot from the right byline
63:37
Cross from Daniel Moore
63:47
Clearance by Richard Miller
63:50
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline
64:08
BOOKING: Richard Miller of East Stirlingshire given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
64:42
Shot taken by Paul Millar from the centre penalty area
64:59
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
65:17
Shot taken by Michael Hunter using his left foot
65:32
Block taken by Gavin Morrison
66:02
Corner taken by Andrew Stirling with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
67:26
Cross from Daniel Moore
68:33
Shot taken by Kevin Turner with his right foot from the centre penalty area
69:00
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
69:27
Shot taken by Gavin Morrison with his right foot
69:44
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
70:04
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the right penalty area
70:28
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
72:12
Cross from Daniel Moore
72:18
Clearance by Raymond Buchanan
73:00
Shot taken by Kevin Turner with his right foot
73:12
Save made by Joe Malin
75:24
Cross from Craig Gunn
76:37
Corner taken by Andrew Stirling with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
77:10
Substitution for Elgin City: Ross O'Donoghue on for Paul Millar
77:24
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
78:59
Cross from Steven Jackson
79:06
Clearance by Mark Nicolson
80:00
Foul on Craig Gunn
80:05
BOOKING: Kevin Turner of East Stirlingshire given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
81:28
Free Kick taken by Brian Cameron
81:54
Hand Ball taken by Kevin Turner
81:57
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the left wing
82:27
Cross from Daniel Moore
82:37
Shot taken by Cameron McDonald with his right foot from the centre penalty area
82:46
Block taken by Steven Jackson
82:50
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline
83:23
Shot taken by Scott Maxwell from the centre penalty area
83:23
East Stirlingshire 3 - 2 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Scott Maxwell from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
84:08
Substitution for Elgin City: Fraser Forbes on for Craig Gunn
85:44
Foul on Nathan Shepherd
85:50
Free Kick taken by Richard Miller
86:26
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
86:54
Foul on Brian Cameron
87:00
Free Kick taken by Mark Nicolson
87:54
Foul on Paul Harkins
87:58
Free Kick taken by Ross O'Donoghue
88:13
Cross from Ross O'Donoghue
88:37
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
88:52
Clearance by Raymond Buchanan
89:53
Foul on Kevin Turner
90:00+0:02
Free Kick taken by Michael Hunter
90:00+0:29
Foul on Kevin Turner
90:00+0:39
Free Kick taken by Paul Quinn from the right wing
Full Time
East Stirlingshire 3 - 2 Elgin City

East Stirlingshire

vs

Elgin City

3
Goals
2
2
Assists
2
13
Shots
12
9
On Target
5
4
Off Target
7
9
Crosses
14
7
Corners
6
20
Throw Ins
20
2
Saves
7
9
Clearances
6
7
Goal Kicks
10
1
Blocks
2
11
Free Kicks
20
2
Offside
3
1
Hand Balls
1
1
Penalties
0
3
Yellow Cards
0

East Stirlingshire

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Grant Hay
02.Steven Jackson
03.Scott Maxwell
04.Richard Miller (65+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Raymond Buchanan (30+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Michael Hunter
07.David Greenhill
08.Michael Herd 56+0' Injury
11.Jamie Glasgow 45+0' Tactical
09.Paul Quinn
10.Andrew Stirling

Substitutes

17.Craig Gordon
12.Nathan Shepherd 45+0' Tactical
16.Jamie Benton
14.Kevin Turner (81+0: Unsporting behaviour) 56+0' Injury
15.Maxwell Wright

Elgin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Joe Malin
02.Gavin Morrison
04.Cameron McDonald
05.Paul Millar 78+0' Tactical
03.Paul McMullan
06.Brian Cameron
08.Paul Harkins
10.Mark Nicolson
11.Daniel Moore
07.Craig Gunn 85+0' Tactical
09.Stuart Leslie

Substitutes

17.Stewart Black
12.Ross O'Donoghue 78+0' Tactical
14.Darryl McHardy
15.Ceiran McLean
16.Fraser Forbes 85+0' Tactical

Turner fit for the Shire

East Stirling are looking for third win in a week when Elgin City visit and Kevin Turner has been declared fit enough to start after overcoming a groin injury.

The Shire will be without Mark Begg (foot), Rhys Devlin (knee) and Philip Zufle (ankle) and Connor Kelly's loan spell from Alloa has ended, however head coach John Coughlin is asking his men to keep winning.

"We have been playing well for a while now but thankfully we have started adding wins to playing well," he said.

"We have a bit of momentum and we know that if we can win this game we are really putting pressure on the teams above us."

"Elgin will be looking to hit back after a heavy defeat to Montrose so we have to play well."

Elgin make the trip without suspended defender Sean Crighton as they look for only their second win in 10 games.

Knee injuries mean that Jamie Duff and David Niven remain out while a hamstring problem keeps Dennis Wyness sidelined.

Borough Briggs boss Ross Jack is also missing Graeme Beveridge due to work commitments while expectant father Lewis Halford remains in Morayshire.

"We are a few players down but it is a squad game so there is no point in complaining," he said.

"The Shire have a lot of confidence at the moment after a run of decent results whilst we have lost some due to our run.

"It is time for us to be positive and turn that situation around."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Rangers 25 49 62
2 Queen's Park 23 10 40
3 Up Montrose 26 3 38
4 Down Peterhead 26 3 35
5 Elgin City 24 -2 32
6 Up East Stirlingshire 26 -18 29
7 Down Annan Athletic 26 -13 28
8 Down Berwick Rangers 23 -4 27
9 Up Stirling Albion 24 -9 25
10 Down Clyde 25 -19 25

Updated 23/02/2013 at 18:40