The club is greatly saddened to hear of the death of lifelong fan and past club director Jimmy Greenaway.
Jimmy was well known to everyone at East Stirlingshire and over the years he contributed greatly to the club he loved. As well as serving East Stirlingshire as a director his company, Greenaway of Falkirk, had been shirt sponsor’s of the team. Jimmy’s service to the club was recognised in 2016 when he was awarded a lifetime supporters award.
He will be greatly missed by everyone at the club.
We would like to pass on our condolences to Jimmy’s family at this very sad time.
We are pleased to offer for sale a publication of work carried out by Drummond Calder.
This is the 1st in a planned series of booklets which will cover the club’s history from it’s origins in 1880 to 1900, when the club was elected to the Scottish League in 1900. This booklet covers the 1st three years of the club’s existence and contains many long forgotten facts about the club including how and who formed the club, a lost name for the club during it’s original season, and the actually dates and locations of all East Stirlingshire’s grounds over the whole of our history.
The booklet, which runs to just over 50 pages, is priced £7 and will be on sale at our home games. Alternatively you can order a copy by sending a request to the club at our email address at email@example.com, cost £7 plus postage. Drummond has kindly donated all profits from the sale of the booklet to East Stirlingshire FC.
Congratulations to Andy Rodgers who a few weeks ago broke the East Stirlingshire post WW2 goal scoring record when he surpassed late 1960s and early 1970s Shire striker, John Donachie’s total. Today he was presented with his match day strip from that day from a Shire fan who flew in from the USA Pauline Reynolds and club President Robert Jack. Well Done Andy.
Andy added yet another goal to his tally against East Kilbride today when he slotted away a 1st half penalty. His Shire overall goal total now stands at 86.
Shire will aim to make up for midweek disappointment when the team travels to Broadwood to face Cumbernauld Colts in the latest round of Lowland League fixtures on Saturday.
The team had hoped they could capitalise on a feelgood factor generated by a 5-0 victory over East Kilbride when they faced Edinburgh University at Ochilview on Tuesday evening but those hopes were dashed by an injury-time goal that gave the students a 1-0 victory.
They now aim to get over that by recording a victory over Colts – something Shire could not do in the final two of three meetings between the teams last term. Shire’s last visit to Broadwood was a topsy-turvy affair in which the team trailed 2-0 only to assume a 3-2 lead before the home side hit a very late equaliser to share the points in a 3-3 draw.
Weeks later the sides met at the Falkirk Stadium in the semi-final of the SFA South Region Challenge Cup but, on that occasion, Colts emerged as deserved winners with a 3-2 victory.
Colts made the headlines for the wrong reasons when they were on the end of a shock Scottish Cup defeat at the hands Amateur Cup holders Colville Park in the first round.
But otherwise their recent form has been good and they go into Saturday’s game unbeaten in their last four Lowland League outings, the latest being a 2-1 home victory over Whitehill Welfare on Wednesday evening.
Shire will wear their change red and black kit and the game will kick-off at 3:00pm. Admission is £6.00 for adults and £3.00 concessions and everyone at the club would be delighted to see as many Shire supporters as possible at the game to cheer on the team.
The planned trip to Hawick Royal Albert has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
Heavy overnight rain in the borders has left much of the surface area under water, a situation which is often not helped by the ground being right next to a river.
A new date for the game will be issued by the Lowland League in due course. In the meantime, Shire will now next be in action on Tuesday evening when the team hosts Edinburgh University at Ochilview, kick-off 7:45pm.