Blackburn United v East Stirlingshire



Date Time League Season
12th October 2019 14:30 The SoccerShop Challenge Cup 2019-20


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Blackburn United011Loss
East Stirlingshire112Win


Blackburn United v Shire 12/10/19 – Reporter: Ewan Malcolm

Matty Flynn’s brace ensured East Stirlingshire secured their spot in the next round of the South Challenge Cip after defeating Blackburn United 2-1 at New Murrayfield Park on Saturday.

Flynn’s man of the match performance embodied the newfound battling nature of Derek Ure’s squad having secured back to back 2-1 wins in tightly contested affairs.

Paul McCafferty’s early effort from 6 yards out seemed to suggest that Shire would dictate early matters, but the visitors quickly fell back into their shell in what was a tentative opening.

However, with only their second effort of the game Shire took an early lead. Martin Orr directed his pinpoint cross into the path of Flynn who steered his header expertly beyond the helpless reach of Mitchell in the United goal.

Flynn’s opener seemed to shake the hosts’ confidence with Shire buoyed by their opener. Jordan Taping, always a threat from corners, nearly doubled United’s misery but the physical centre half’s effort rebounded off the post before being scrambled clear.

Shire’s late first half onslaught continued through Jamie Dishington. However, the winger could not continue his fine scoring form with his header well saved by Mitchell just before the interval.

The visitor’s, keen to avoid letting their lead slip, went in search of a potentially game killing second. They got it within 10 minutes. Flynn, who proved too much for the United back-line to handle, added another fine goal to his Shire tally by powering a header into the back of the net to give his side breathing room.

The hosts looked to show some sort of reaction to falling further behind. Unfortunately, that reaction came in the form of incessant fouling with resulted in a flurry of bookings for a frustrated United.

United playermaker, Young, exemplified his side’s increasing desperation by going down theatrically in the box; an action that resulted in a booking for himself and an angered Willie Dyer.

United substitute, Devine, ensure Shire fans experienced a little uncertainty in the dying moments when he pulled an unlikely goal back. However, the goal counted for little with Ure’s side ultimately securing safe passage to the next round.

Shire will now look towards Friday night’s crucial Lowland League matchup with Barry Ferguson’s Kelty Hearts.


Match Details: Drummond Calder

East Stirlingshire : 1. Jamie Barclay (Captain) 2. Martin Orr (RB) 3. Willie Dyer (LB) 4. Jordan Tapping (RCD) 5. Eddie Malone (LCD) 6. Evan Horne (RCM) 7. Jamie Dishington (RM) 8. Reis Peggie (LCM) 9. Matty Flynn (CF) 10. Mark Millar (CM) 11. Paul McCafferty (LM). Subs 12. Adam Murray (RCD) (came on for 4. Jordan Tapping in 82 mins) 14. Sean Brown (not used) 15. Derek Ure (not used) 16. Andy Shirra (LCM) (came on for 11. Paul McCafferty in 46 mins) 17. Connor Greene (not used). 19. Iain Ure (gk) (not used)

Blackburn United : 1. Darren Mitchell 2. James Mildren (RB) 3. Stewart Devine (LB) 4. Martin Lawrie (LCD) 5. Michael Browne (RCD) 6.  David Howe (LCM) 7. Craig Young (LM) 8. Dominic Kane (RCM) 9. Callum Robertson (RF) 10. Danny Campbell (LF) 11. Stuart McLeod (RM). Subs 12. Nathan Donnelly-Kay (RM) (came on for 6. David Howe in 69 mins) 14. Laurie Devine (RF) (came on for 9. Callum Robertson in 49 mins) 15. John Drummond (LB) (came on for 3. Stewart Devine in 46 mins) 16. Kieran Welsh (not used) 17. Darren McIntosh (not used) 18. Thomas ? (not used) 20. Jonny Clements (gk) (not used)

Ht 1-0 Ft 2-1

East Stirlingshire Scorers: 1) Matty Flynn (23 mins) 2) Matty Flynn (63 mins)

East Stirlingshire Assists : 1) Martin Orr 2) Reis Peggie

Blackburn United Scorer: 1) Laurie Devine (90+1 mins)

Blackburn United Assist : 1) Nathan Donnelly-Kay

East Stirlingshire Booking : 1) Willie Dyer (78 mins)

Blackburn United Bookings : 1) Martin Lawrie (81 mins) 2) Danny Campbell (78 mins)

Crowd: 170

Referee : Ryan Lee

AR1 : Graeme Leslie

AR2 : Raymond Hume

East Stirlingshire Man of the Match : Matty Flynn


Blackburn United

Blackburn United

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Darren MitchellGoalkeeper0000
2James MildrenDefender0000
3Stewart Devine 15Defender0000
4Martin LawrieDefender0010
5Michael BrowneDefender0000
6David Howe 12Midfielder0000
7Craig YoungMidfielder0000
8Dominic KaneMidfielder0000
9Callum Robertson 14Forward0000
10Danny CampbellForward0010
11Stuart McLeodMidfielder0000
12Nathan Donnelly-Kay 6Midfielder0100
14Laurie Devine 9Forward1000
15John Drummond 3Defender0000

East Stirlingshire

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Jamie BarclayGoalkeeper0000
2Martin OrrDefender0100
3Willie DyerDefender0010
4Jordan Tapping 12Defender0000
5Eddie MaloneDefender0000
6Evan HorneMidfielder0000
7Jamie DishingtonMidfielder0000
8Reis PeggieMidfielder0100
9Matty FlynnForward2000
10Mark MillarMidfielder0000
11Paul McCafferty 16Midfielder0000
12Adam Murray 4Defender0000
16Andy Shirra 11Midfielder0000
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