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New Club Record for Ross Allum ?

Yesterday Ross Allum scored 4 goals for the Shire in our 7-0 win against Tynecastle FC. This was his 2nd hattrick in his 1st two games for the club and got us looking at the record books to see if this had ever happened before.

Like the majority of club’s newspaper reporting of our early games did not always detail the teamlines, far less the goalscorers, but we do have as comprehensive record as we can of the details of all the games we have played in our history.

So after spending some time delving into our past games history we can confirm that from all the known records that are available Ross is the 1st ever player to have definitely scored a hattrick on his Shire debut (3 goals v Frickley Athletic 5/7/18) and then adding another hattrick in his 2nd Shire game (4 goals v Tynecastle FC 14/7/18).

There is only 1 other known player who may have achieved or even exceeded Ross but tantalisingly we cannot confirm this for definite. On 7th September, 1889 Shire met our nearest local rivals, Gairdoch, in the 1st Round of the Scottish Cup. Our Centre Forward that season was “Cocker” Honeyman who decided not to play in the game against his old team. So 2nd XI Shire player Tom Dunn was promoted into the team for the game. Shire comfortably won the game 7-0 but what is of interest to us here is that Tom scored 2 or 3 goals in what was his 1st XI debut. In the same Shire team that day was his brother Wull and the 3rd goal of the game was recorded as just being scored by “Dunn” so frustratingly we just don’t known if Tom got his hattrick on the day or not (Wull was a prolific goalscorer for the Shire and had 1 recorded game himself in this game).

If Tom did score a hattrick on his debut then he played in the next Shire game 1 week  later at Bainsford against Forfar Athletic in a friendly. It was another comfortable game for Shire with us running out 8-1 winners, Tom most likely again scoring 3 goals. Again he is definitely recorded as scoring 2 goals but the Falkirk Herald says of his possible 3rd that the ball was run through by both Tom Dunn and “Cocker” Honeyman and the Dundee Advertiser recorded the scorer of that goal as J. Dunn (they recorded an earlier Tom Dunn goal in this game wrongly as J. Dunn so we can say almost certainly that they said that it was Tom Dunn who scored the “uncertain” goal).  So assuming Tom Dunn did get 3 goals in his 2nd game for the 1st XI we move onto his 3rd game in which he definitely scored another hattrick against Thornliebank in a 10-1 friendly win the following week.

So unless the issue with Tom Dunn unrecorded goals is ever resolved, which almost certainly never happen, then Ross Allum’s achievement of 2 hattricks in his 1st two Shire games is a fantastic new club record. Well done Ross and we look forward to more of your goals for the Shire once the competitive games start later this month.




Albion Rovers Closed Door Friendly 12/7/18

The Shire were in action last night in a closed door friendly against Albion Rovers at Cliftonhill Stadium, Coatbridge. The game ended in a 0-0 in what was a good run out for the team against the Scottish League Two side.

East Stirlingshire: 1. Jamie Barclay 2. Andy Grant 3. Adam Murray 4. Danny Ashe 5. Chris McKee 6. Simon White 7. David McCaughie 8. Derek Ure 9. Ross Allum 10. Paul McCafferty 11. Trialist. Subs. 12 Kris Faulds (came on for 6. Simon White 46 mins) 16. Robbie McNab (came on for 8. Derek Ure 46 mins) 18. Connor Greene (came on for 3. Adam Murray 46 mins). In 62 mins Adam Murray came back on for 5. Chris McKee. In 71 mins Simon White came back on for 7. David McCaughie




Online Club Shop Now Open

Our new Online Club Shop in association with our Official Kit suppliers EV2 sportswear is now open.

To access the Shop just click on the Online Club Shop tab on the home page menu and you will be taken directly to our new Shop.

East Stirlingshire FC Replica Football Shirts are available to order at all times.

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2018/19 Home Kit Sponsors Announced

Our Home kit this year will carry some familiar names as we again thank AIIB consulting our Chairman Alan Archibald’s company and long time sponsor and supporter Independent Asbestos who continues their backing for the Shire.

Shire are delighted to again be supporting a local good cause as we have done for a number of years now.

This year Shire have donated a sponsorship space on our home kit to Central Safe Drive Stay Alive a charity very close to our Kitman Alan Faulds heart.

Central Safe Drive Stay Alive is an annual event delivered to every 4th year pupil in the Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannan areas. This is approx 4000 young people aged 16 and over. A film is shown depicting a road collision involving young people. In between sections of the film, emergency services workers come on stage and describe their roles and responsibilities in the aftermath of the collision. After the film, real life family members of people who have been killed or suffered injuries go on stage describing how their lives have dramatically changed as a consequence of their own or a loved one’s choices. Recent statistics have shown a marked decrease in killed and serious injuries in the 16-24 year old age group. Central Safe Drive is committed to the continued downward trend of injuries in young people.

Shire a pleased to be able to support this local initiative which absolutely saves lives in our communities.

Kits will be available through our soon to be launched online shop. Details to follow.

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2018/19 Away Kit Supporters Announced

Oxgangs Bar and Kitchen, The Canalside Pub and Grill and The Shire Supporters club are this year’s away kit sponsors.

As part of the deal with Oxgangs and The Canalside all Shire season ticket holders are entitled to 25% off their bill in both establishments.

Shire would like to thank all those supporting our away kit.


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New Kit and Online Club Shop Coming Soon

With all the shirt sponsors finally confirmed this week will see the full launch of our 2018/19 Official Scottish Lowland Football League kit in partnership with @EV2Sportswear.

Watch this space for all the detail and news about our online club shop.

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100 Club June Draw

A massive thanks goes to Jordan Forrester for helping club chairman Alan Archibald with yesterday’s delayed June 100 club cash draw which saw Craig Deans pick up the £150 top prize.

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