Civil Service Strollers FC v East Stirlingshire



Date Time League Season
27th April 2019 15:00 Lowland League Cup 2018-19


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Civil Service Strollers FC101Loss
East Stirlingshire101 (aet) (ES won 4-2 on pens)Win


Civil Service Strollers v East Stirlingshire 27/4/19 – Reporter: Ewan Malcolm

East Stirlingshire kept up their hopes of winning some late season silverware alive with a 4-2 penalty shoot out victory against Civil Service Strollers in the opening round of the Lowland League Cup on Saturday.

Shire, while being far from perfect this season, have never failed to provide entertainment. And, in a fixture that has yielded 14 goals in the past two meetings, it was difficult to see that coming to an end.

Shire threatened first through Andy Rodgers after an indifferent start which saw both sides trade early bookings. However, the Shire front man could not provide the finishing tough to Jamie Barclay’s route one ball.

If Rodgers’ early effort was a warning of things to come, it wasn’t taken. Ross Allum has earned a reputation as a predatory striker and showed his class again when he danced through Strollers’ backline before confidently putting his side into the lead.

One criticism of Derek Ure’s men this season has been their inability to put teams away when they’ve been on top. That was on full display yet again when Strollers levelled the tie after some familiar sloppy defending left Barclay horribly exposed.

However, there would be no swing in momentum as Shire swiftly resumed their domination of the attacking play with Jamie Gallagher denied what looked to be a certain goal by some excellent last gasp defending.

Strollers very nearly punished Shire’s wastefulness on the counter attack but Barclay, as he so often does, remained resolute to deny the home side a clinical second.

Barclay’s save ensured Shire made to extra time, but Ure’s frustration seemed clear after his side looked to be in total control after taking the lead early in the first half.

Shire seemed to find a second wind with Graeme MacGregor and Rodgers coming close to restoring their lead but both efforts never looked likely to edge the visitors ahead.

However, for all of Shire’s shortcomings they have always remained persistent. That persistence paid off when Rodgers won what looked to be a decisive penalty, but the Shire man failed to convert from the spot.

That failed chance to take the lead did little to deter Shire in the penalty shootout, with Connor Greene, Danny Ashe, Rodgers and Allum firing themselves into the quarter finals. Ure’s delight was evident.

With East Kilbride’s absence and a seemingly revitalised Shire team, it remains a real possibility that Ure will achieve his goal of ending the season with some silverware after all.


Match Details: Drummond Calder

East Stirlingshire: 1. Jamie Barclay (Captain) 2. Graeme MacGregor (RB) 3. Danny Ashe (LB) 4. Connor Greene (LCD) 5. Andy Grant (RCD) 6. Simon White (LCM) 7. Andy Rodgers (LF) 8. Jaime Gallagher (LCM) 9. Ross Allum (RF) 10. Paul McCafferty (RM) 11. Liam Allison (LM) Subs 12. Scott Gray (LB) (came on for 6. Simon White in 56 mins 19 secs) 14. Steven Smith (LM) (came on for 11. Liam Allison in 105 mins) 15. David McCaughie (not used) 16. Steven Brisbane (RM) (came on for 10. Paul McCafferty in 90 mins (start of extra time)) 17. Robbie Taylor (sub GK) (not used) 18. Fraser Neave (not used) 19.Ludovic Erhard (not used)

Civil Service Strollers: 1. Josh Donaldson 2. Kyle Fee (LCD) 3. Andrew Mair (LB) 4. Sean Turnbull (RB) 5. Kevin Waugh (RCD) 6. Mark McConnell (RF) (Captain) 7. Aideau Faye (LCM) 8. Scott Clapperton (RCM) 9. Stephen Froude (LF) 10. Jack Downie (LM) 11. Craig Newall (RM) Subs 12. Jordan Hopkinson (RM) (came on for 2. Kyle Fee in 29 mins 4 secs) 14. David Churchill (RCM) (came on for 9. Stephen Froude in 56 mins 21 secs) 15. Kerr Allan (not used) 16. Ian Ballantyne (LM) (came on for 11. Craig Newall in 105 mins) 17. Matt Cunningham (not used) 18. Ross MacNamara (not used) 19. Kyle Smith (not used)

Ht 1-1 Ft 1-1 Et 1-1 Pens 4-2

East Stirlingshire Scorer – 1) Ross Allum (19 min 51 secs)

East Stirlingshire Assist – 1) Andy Rodgers

(Andy Rodgers missed a penalty for East Stirlingshire (96 mins 58 secs))

(East Stirlingshire Scorers in Penalty Shoot Out – 1) Connor Greene 2) Danny Ashe 3) Andy Rodgers 4) Ross Allum)

East Stirlingshire Bookings – 1) Graeme MacGregor (1 min 53 secs) 2) Simon White (49 mins 22 secs) 3) Liam Allison (53 mins 31 secs) 4) Andy Grant (88 mins 55 secs)

Civil Service Strollers Scorer – 1) Stephen Froude (34 mins 24 secs)

Civil Service Strollers Assist – 1) Jordan Hopkinson

(Civil Service Strollers Scorers in Penalty Shoot Out – 1) ? 2) Sean Turnbull)

Civil Service Strollers Bookings – 1) Jordan Hopkinson (45+1 min secs 2) Stephen Froude (6 mins 15 secs)

Crowd: 98

Referee: Alastair Grieve

Assistant Referees: Brent Falconer, Blair White


Civil Service Strollers

Civil Service Strollers FC

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Josh DonaldsonGoalkeeper0000
2Kyle Fee 12Defender0000
3Andrew MairDefender0000
4Shaun TurnbullDefender0000
5Kevin WaughDefender0000
6Mark McConnellForward0000
7Alieau FayeMidfielder0000
8Scott ClappertonMidfielder0000
9Stephen Froude 14Forward1010
10Jack DownieMidfielder0000
11Craig Newall 16Midfielder0000
12Jordan Hopkinson 2Defender0110
14David Churchill 9Midfielder0000
16Iain Ballantyne 11Midfielder0000

East Stirlingshire

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Jamie BarclayGoalkeeper0000
2Graeme MacGregorMidfielder0010
3Danny AsheDefender0000
4Andy GrantDefender0010
5Connor GreeneDefender0000
6Simon White 12Midfielder0010
7Andy RodgersForward0100
8Jaime GallagherMidfielder0000
9Ross AllumForward1000
10Paul McCafferty 16Midfielder0000
11Liam Allison 14Midfielder0010
12Scott Gray 6Defender0000
14Steven Smith 11Midfielder0000
16Steven Brisbane 10Midfielder0000
Yellow Cards
Red Cards