East Stirlingshire v East Kilbride FC



Date Time League Season
24th August 2019 15:00 GeoSonic Lowland League 2019-20


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
East Stirlingshire000Loss
East Kilbride FC011Win


East Stirlingshire v East Kilbride 24/8/19 – Reporter: Ewan Malcolm

Derek Ure said his side need to be ”more clinical up top” if they are to turn their season around after losing 1-0 to East Kilbride on Saturday.

Ruari Paton’s second half tap-in ensured last season’s champions picked up all three points in a tightly contested affair at the Falkirk Stadium.  However, Shire were left with a felling of what could have been after squandering multiple chances that on another day, could have ended up in the back of the net.

The defeat leaves Shire nine points behind leaders Bonnyrigg Rose, albeit with a game at hand.

Speaking to ShireTV after the match, Ure said: “I think when we look back at the game, we created a fair few chances that we should have done better with in my opinion. I questioned how much we wanted it against Bonnyrigg, but I can’t question that today. They did well, but we have to be more clinical. We’ll need to have a wee look back at the game, but there’s always potential for us to make changes, but we can’t have a knee jerk reaction where we change things just for the sake of changing it.”

Certainly, Shire’s performance on a whole was a largely positive one. Early Nicky Low and Mark Millar shots were indicative of a dominant first half display from the hosts as they sought to put their 3-1 defeat to Bonnyrigg Rose behind them.

It seemed as though Shire would make their first half pressure count when an excellent passing move initiated by Jordan Tapping ended with Matty Flynn bearing down on goal, but the forward’s goal bound shot was denied by some heroic Kilby defending.

Shire struggled to replicate their first half dominance after the interval with both teams unwilling to take the necessary risk to open the scoring. However, having shown little sign of last season’s championship winning form, East Kilbride suddenly burst into life with Paton ghosting onto the end of a Sean Winter cross to put the visitors ahead.

The visitors showed all their guile in their efforts to shut out the desperate hosts and looked to be sailing towards a victory that had looked unlikely before Paton’s strike. However, Sean Brown nearly broke Kilby’s resistance, but the former Cumbernauld Colts man saw his header crash off the post.

Brown’s effort proved to be the only scare fans of Kilby had to endure in the dying moments with the visitors seeing out a vital win.


Match Details: Drummond Calder

East Stirlingshire: 1. Jamie Barclay (Captain) 2. Martin Orr (RB) 3. Reis Peggie (LF) 4. Jordan Tapping (RCD) 5. Connor Greene (LCD) 6. Evan Horne (RCM) 7. Jamie Dishington (RM) 8. Nicky Low (LCM) 9. Matty Flynn (CF) 10. Mark Millar (CM) 11. Bobby Barr (LM). Subs 12. Adam Murray (not used) 13. Jaime Gallagher (not used) 14. Paul McCafferty (RM) (came on for 9. Matty Flynn in 84 mins 23 secs) 15. Andy Rodgers (LF) (came on for 7. Jamie Dishington in 75 mins 1 sec) 16. Sean Brown (RF) (came on for 6. Evan Horne in 64 mins 47 secs) 17. Andy Shirra (not used) 19. Iain Ure (sub gk) (not used)

East Kilbride: Alan Martin 2. Callum Donaldson (RB) 3. Bernard Coll (LB) 4. Dean Cairns (LCD) 5. David Brownlie (RCD) 6. Graeme Holmes (LCM) 7. Sean Winter (LM) 8. Ryan Sinammon (RCM) 9. Craig Malcolm (Captain) (RF) 10. Ruari Paton (LF) 11. Paul Woods (LM). Subs 12. Scott Stevenson (came on for 2. Callum Donaldson in 54 mins 57 secs) 14. Conor Bell (not used) 15. Ryan Weir (not used) 16. Anton Brady (came on for 8. Ryan Sinammon in 65 mins 25 secs) 17. Danny Carmichael (came on for 6. Graeme Holmes in 85 mins 26 secs) 18. Ross Kavanagh (not used) 25. Matthew McGinley (sub gk) not used)

Ht 0-0 Ft 0-1

East Kilbride Scorer – 1) Ruari Paton (74 mins 11 secs)

East Kilbride Assist – 1) Sean Winter

East Stirlingshire Bookings – 1) Evan Horne (19 mins 27 secs) 2) Nicky Low (72 mins 22 secs) 3) Andy Rodgers (83 mins 56 secs)

East Kilbride Bookings – 1) Callum Donaldson (14 mins 7 secs) 2) Dean Cairns (59 mins 32 secs) 3) Bernard Coll (63 mins 38 secs)

Crowd: 237

Referee: Duncan Williams

AR1: Sean Murdoch

AR2: Jamie Reekie



East Stirlingshire (Falkirk Stadium)

East Stirlingshire

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Jamie BarclayGoalkeeper0000
2Martin OrrDefender0000
3Reis PeggieMidfielder0000
4Jordan TappingDefender0000
5Connor GreeneDefender0000
6Evan Horne 16Defender0010
7Jamie Dishington 15Midfielder0000
8Nicky LowMidfielder0010
9Matty Flynn 14Forward0000
10Mark MillarMidfielder0000
11Bobby BarrMidfielder0000
14Paul McCafferty 9Midfielder0000
15Andy Rodgers 7Forward0010
16Sean Brown 6Forward0000

East Kilbride FC

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Alan MartinGoalkeeper0000
2Callum Donaldson 12Defender0010
3Bernard CollDefender0010
4Dean CairnsDefender0010
5David BrownlieDefender0000
6Graeme Holmes 17Midfielder0000
7Sean WinterMidfielder0100
8Ryan Sinammon 16Midfielder0000
9Craig MalcolmForward0000
10Ruari PatonForward1000
11Paul WoodsMidfielder0000
12Scott Stevenson 2Defender0000
16Anton Brady 8Midfielder0000
17Danny Carmichael 6Midfielder0000
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Red Cards