Month: October 2019

Signing News – Robert Griffiths

Derek Ure tonight completed the signing of Centre half Robert Griffiths (20) Robert has just left Queens Park and comes straight into Derek’s squad for Saturday Robert impressed recently when he played for Queens reserves against Shire.

East Stirlingshire Reach 100 GeonSonic Lowland League Games

Our match against The Spartans on 25th October, 2019 was our 100th GeoSonic Lowland League match since we 1st joined the League in season 2016/17.

We thought it might be worth a look at our statistics from our 1st 100 matches.

 

The 1st two tables are the summary of our Home and Away League Results.

CLUB HOME
P W D L F A Pts
Berwick Rangers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BCS Glasgow 3 1 1 1 4 4 4
Dalbeattie Star 3 3 0 0 8 2 9
Civil Service Strollers 4 1 2 1 10 10 5
Cumbernauld Colts 3 3 0 0 10 2 9
East Kilbride 4 1 1 2 4 6 4
Edinburgh University 4 1 1 2 6 4 4
Caledonian Braves (Prev. Edusport Academy) 2 1 0 1 3 3 3
Gala Fairydean Rovers 3 1 1 1 3 3 4
Gretna FC 2008 4 3 0 1 16 2 9
Kelty Hearts 2 0 1 1 3 4 1
Hawick Royal Albert 2 1 1 0 4 2 4
Preston Athletic 1 1 0 0 6 2 3
Selkirk 2 2 0 0 9 2 6
The Spartans 3 0 2 1 4 7 2
University of Stirling 3 2 1 0 10 5 7
Vale of Leithen 4 2 1 1 12 7 7
Whitehill Welfare 3 3 0 0 10 1 9
TOTAL 50 26 12 12 122 66 90
CLUB AWAY
P W D L F A Pts
Berwick Rangers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic 1 0 0 1 1 3 0
BCS Glasgow 4 2 1 1 8 3 7
Dalbeattie Star 4 1 3 0 11 7 6
Civil Service Strollers 3 3 0 0 15 7 9
Cumbernauld Colts 3 1 1 1 8 7 4
East Kilbride 3 1 0 2 5 3 3
Edinburgh University 3 3 0 0 5 2 9
Caledonian Braves (Prev. Edusport Academy) 3 3 0 0 9 2 9
Gala Fairydean Rovers 4 3 1 0 16 3 10
Gretna FC 2008 3 3 0 0 9 2 9
Kelty Hearts 1 0 0 1 0 2 0
Hawick Royal Albert 2 2 0 0 8 3 6
Preston Athletic 1 1 0 0 7 1 3
Selkirk 2 1 0 1 7 7 3
The Spartans 4 1 1 2 6 6 4
University of Stirling 3 2 0 1 9 3 6
Vale of Leithen 3 3 0 0 9 2 9
Whitehill Welfare 3 3 0 0 12 2 9
TOTAL 50 33 7 10 145 65 106

 

The next table is the complete summary of all ‘Shire player appearances in our 1st 100 Lowland League matches.

Overall Player Appearances –
Lowland League to 26/10/19 Lowland League Total
Name Full Sub Overall
Jamie Barclay 95 95
Andrew (Andy) Rodgers 71 18 89
Connor Greene 84 3 87
Andrew (Andy) Grant 77 4 81
Graeme (G) MacGregor 61 7 68
Derek (Del) Ure 65 1 66
Drew Ramsay 49 7 56
Adam Murray 44 12 56
Paul (PJ) Sludden 52 3 55
Kristopher (Kris) Faulds 45 9 54
Steven Brisbane 34 15 49
Simon White 16 33 49
Liam Allison 29 11 40
Paul McCafferty 28 6 34
Jordan Tapping 31 2 33
David (David, Granty) Grant 27 3 30
David McCaughie 16 12 28
Ross Allum 26 1 27
Jamie Glasgow 23 3 26
Jamie McCormack 25 25
Danny Ashe 18 5 23
Chris McKee 14 2 16
Matty Flynn 12 12
Mark Millar 12 12
Martin Orr 12 12
Nicky Low 11 1 12
Jamie Dishington 10 2 12
Evan Horne 9 3 12
Bobby Barr 11 11
Michael Oliver 11 11
Reis Peggie 10 10
Robbie McNab 9 1 10
Dylan McGuigan 2 8 10
Connor Hogg 1 9 10
Jaime Gallagher 6 3 9
Scott Gray 7 1 8
Christopher (Chris) McLaughlin 1 7 8
Ross Willox 7 7
Steven (Stevie) Smith 5 2 7
Sean Brown 1 6 7
Lewis Peddie 7 7
Michael (Bolo) Bolochoweckyj 6 6
Kevin Kelbie 4 2 6
Ludovic Erhard 2 4 6
Eddie Malone 4 4
Dean Shaw 4 4
Peter (Peaso) MacDonald 1 3 4
Scott Buist 2 2
Willie Dyer 2 2
Emmmauel Bitanga 1 1 2
Craig Comrie 1 1 2
Darren Dolan 1 1 2
Gavin McMillan 1 1 2
Fraser Neave 1 1 2
Danny McFadden 2 2
Jack Duncan 1 1
Ross Fisher 1 1
Moses Olanrewaju 1 1
TOTAL 1100 223 1323

 

This is the complete table for ‘Shire goalscorers in our 1st 100 Lowland League matches.

Overall Player Goalscorers –
Lowland League to 26/10/19 Total Overall
Name
Andrew (Andy) Rodgers 66 (14 pens)
David (Davie, Granty) Grant 35 (1 pen)
Paul (PJ) Sludden 29
Connor Greene 19
Ross Allum 18
Jamie Glasgow 12
Jamie Dishington 9
Derek (Del) Ure 9
Paul McCafferty 7 (2 pens)
Jamie McCormack 6
Mark Millar 6
Liam Allison 5
Kristopher (Kris) Faulds 5
Nicky Low 5
David McCaughie 5
Bobby Barr 4
Matty Flynn 4
Kevin Kelbie 4
Andrew (Andy) Grant 3
Jordan Tapping 3
Danny Ashe 2
Graeme (G) MacGregor 2
Dylan McGuigan 1
Steven Brisbane 1
Sean Brown 1
Martin Orr 1
Reis Peggie 1
O.G. 4
TOTAL 267

 

The following are the various ‘Shire records and sequences in our 1st 100 Lowland League matches.

East Stirlingshire Lowland League Records
Results
Home
Highest Win 9-1 3/8/19 v Gretna FC 2008
Highest Draw 3-3 12/10/16 v Civil Service Strollers; 5/1/19 v Kelty Hearts
Highest Defeat 1-4 29/1/17 v The Spartans; 0-3 29/9/18  v Gala Fairydean Rovers
Highest Aggregate Score 9-1 3/8/19 v Gretna FC 2008
Away
Highest Win 10-1 3/12/16 v Gala Fairydean Rovers
Highest Draw 3-3 3/3/17 v Cumbernauld Cots; 5/8/17 v Dalbeattie Star
Highest Defeat 4-7 19/9/16  v Selkirk
Highest Aggregate Score 8-3 27/8/16 v Civil Service Strollers; 4-7 19/9/16 v Selkirk; 10-1 3/12/16 v Gala Fairydean Rovers
Overall
Highest Win 10-1 3/12/16 v Gala Fairydean Rovers (a)
Highest Draw 3-3 12/10/16 v Civil Service Strollers; 3/3/17 v Cumbernauld Cots; 5/8/17 v Dalbeattie Star; 5/1/19 v Kelty Hearts
Highest Defeat 4-7 19/9/16  v Selkirk; 1-4 29/1/17 v The Spartans
Highest Aggregate Score 8-3 27/8/16 v Civil Service Strollers; 4-7 19/9/16 v Selkirk; 10-1 3/12/16 v Gala Fairydean Rovers

 

Sequences
Home
Number of Wins in a Row 5 20/8/16 to 8/10/16
Number of Games without Defeat 12 19/11/17 to 11/8/18
Number of Draws in a Row 2 12/8/17 to 20/8/17; 28/12/18 to 5/1/19
Number of  Games without a Win 5 29/7/17 to 28/10/17
Number of  Defeats in a Row 3  29/8/18 to 29/9/18
Away
Number of Wins in a Row 10 23/9/17 to 24/3/18
Number of Games without Defeat 13 6/12/16 to 26/8/17
Number of Draws in a Row 1 3/3/17 v Cumbernauld Colts; 15/4/17 v Dalbeattie Star; 5/8/17 v Dalbeattie Star; 14/4/18 v The Spartans
Number of  Games without a Win 3 3/9/16 to 24/9/16; 18/8/18 to 8/9/18; 20/4/19 to 10/8/19
Number of  Defeats in a Row 3 3/9/16 to 24/9/16
Overall
Number of Wins in a Row 7 23/12/17 to 10/2/18
Number of Games without Defeat 22 4/11/17 to 11/8/18
Number of Draws in a Row 3 5/8/17 to 20/8/17
Number of  Games without a Win 6 18/8/18 to 29/9/18
Number of  Defeats in a Row 4 29/8/18 to 29/9/18

 

Finally, a couple of miscellaneous statistics:-

  • 1st Lowland League Shire goal – Scored on 6.8.2016 by Andy Grant v Vale of Leithen (h) (2-2)
  • 250th Lowland League Shire goal – Scored in 95th match on 31.8.19 by Matty Flynn (1st goal of game ) v Dalbeattie Star (a) (4-0)
  • Jamie Barclay has played in 95 consecutive ‘Shire Lowland League games to date

 

 

Willie Dyer – Injury Update

For the 3rd time this season our Physio Shona Tait has had to replace dislocated limbs on the pitch after Willie Dyer’s shoulder came out in our 3 v 1 victory against The Spartans.

Willie has informed us its happened a few times before so we hope he has a speedy recovery and for the third time this season thanks to Shona Tait.

 

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SFA South Challenge Cup 4th Round Draw – East Kilbride (a)

The 4th Round SFA South Challenge Cup draw has been made tonight and we are away to East Kilbride.

Match to be played on 9th November

Full draw is: –

Camelon Juniors vs. Linlithgow Rose
Kelty Hearts vs. University of Stirling
Dunipace vs. Bonnyrigg Rose
BSC Glasgow vs. Preston Athletic
East Kilbride vs. East Stirlingshire
Hill of Beath Hawthorn vs. Cumbernauld Colts
Broxburn Athletic vs. Tranent Juniors
Caledonian Braves vs. Bonnyton Thistle

Next Match – Blackburn United 12/10/19

We travel tomorrow to West Lothian to play Blackburn United at the Purdie Worldwide Community Stadium.

This will be our 1st ever competitive match against the East of Scotland Premier Division team, although we did meet them earlier this season in a pre-season friendly at Blackburn.

Note that the 3rd Round South Region Challenge Cup match has a 2.30pm kick-off.

Connor Greene – Injury Update

It was good to see Connor Greene resuming training last night, 6 weeks after dislocating his knee in our match at Gala.

Connor has been working hard with Physio Shona over the last few weeks in recovery and last night was back participating in training.

Injury to Young Trialist/Thank You Shona

Well done again to our Physio, Shona Tait, who for the second time this season had to replace a dislocated limb tonight when our young Trialist’s shoulder popped out just before half time in our reserve match against Albion Rovers Reserves.

Shona managed to put his shoulder back in on the park and Lee was then taken straight to hospital for a further check up.

Quick recovery Lee and again thank you and well done Shona. 😇

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