Cumbernauld Colts v East Stirlingshire



Date Time League Season
18th August 2018 15:00 Scottish Lowland Football League 2018-19


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Cumbernauld Colts123Win
East Stirlingshire112Loss



Cumbernauld Colts v East Stirlingshire 18/08/18 – Reporter: Ewan Malcolm

Cumbernauld Colts ended East Stirlingshire’s 22 game unbeaten run on Saturday with a clinical 3-2 win at Broadwood Stadium.

The Shire were looking to build on last week’s comprehensive 4-0 win over Whitehill Welfare with another against a Colts side trying to bounce back from a poor loss to Civil Service Strollers.

After a scrappy opening to the game which saw both sides exchange niggly fouls, The Shire produced the first effort of note when Ross Allum placed his side footed effort narrowly over the crossbar when through one on one with the goalkeeper.

The Shire, sensing a potential chink in the Colts backline, attacked in numbers again through veteran striker Andy Rodgers who fired into the side netting when perhaps a cutback to strike partner Allum was the better option.

Colts made The Shire pay dearly for their wastefulness in front of goal when Sean Brown poked the ball home for the opener after Shire’s McKee was dispossessed.

It perhaps should have gotten worse for The Shire after Colts forward Fraser Team latched onto a long ball over the top only to pull his shot wide of the target.

The Shire levelled the score line after some good work from McCafferty on the right wing, who committed two Colts defenders before smartly cutting it back to Allum to tap in his 6th goal of the season.

Colts started the brighter of the two sides after the break, looking to play it direct at every opportunity.

The tactic paid dividends shortly after when Fraser Team, who proved to be a constant thorn in the side of The Shire defence, broke clear to get on the end of yet another long ball before calmly rolling the ball past the onrushing Jamie Barclay to give colts the lead.

Colts strengthened their grip on the match when Sean Brown grabbed his second of the afternoon when he tapped into an open net after Barclay had parried an effort back into the danger area.

The Shire, in search of a route back into the game, piled men forward and were rewarded when McKee glanced a deft header into the back of the net to give The Shire hope of salvaging a draw.

However, the goal proved to be a mere consolation for John Sluddens’s team as they ultimately succumbed to their first league defeat of 2018.

East Stirlingshire will look to bounce back quickly as they make the trip south to face Dalbeattie Star next weekend.


Match Details: Drummond Calder

East Stirlingshire: 1. Jamie Barclay 2. Robbie McNab 3. Adam Murray 4. Chris McKee 5. Andy Grant 6. Simon White 7. Andy Rodgers 8. Del Ure (captain) 9. Ross Allum 10. Paul McCafftery 11. David McCaughie Subs 12. Connor Greene (came on for 3. Adam Murray (74 mins) 14. Kris Faulds (came on for 6. Simon White 82 mins) 15. Trialist (not used) 16. Trialist (not used) 17. Robbie Taylor (sub gk) (not used) 18. Danny Ashe (not used)

Cumbernauld Colts: 1. Jordan Pettigrew 2. Steven Tart (LCD) 3. Jeff Fergus (LM) 4. Greg Pascazio (captain) (RB) 5. Scott Davidson (RCD) 8. Arnault Bembo (RCM) 9. Sean Brown (RF) 12. Keirin Coleman (LCM) 14. Fraser Team (LF) 17. Craig Holmes (RM) 21. Richard Kirwan (LB) Subs 13. Andrew Wilson (sub gk) (not used) 10. Michael Wallace (not used) 15. Fraser Sheridan (came on for 8. Arnault Bembo 89 mins) 16. Paul Nash (came on for 14. Fraser Team 82 mins) 18. Dean Currie (not used) 22. Craig Henderson (not used)

Ht 1-1 Ft 2-3

East Stirlingshire Scorers – 1) Ross Allum (23 mins) 2) Kris Faulds (direct free-kick) (90+3 mins)

East Stirlingshire Assists –  1) David McCaughie 2) N/A

Cumbernauld Colts Scorers – 1) Sean Brown (7 mins) 2) Fraser Team (59 mins) 3) Sean Brown (65 mins)

Cumbernauld Colts Assists –  1) Fraser Team 2) Sean Brown 3) Craig Holmes

East Stirlingshire Bookings – 1) Del Ure (25 mins) 2) Chris McKee (55 mins) 3) David McCaughie (67 mins)

Cumbernauld Colts Bookings – 1) Steven Tart (27 mins) 2) Richard Kirwan (48 mins) 3) Arnault Bembo (61 mins) 4) Jeff Fergus (88 mins)

(Cumbernauld Colts also had a goal disallowed for offside in 2 mins)

Crowd: c. 155

Referee: Peter Stuart

Linesmen: Paul Salina, Lewis Graham



Cumbernauld Colts

Cumbernauld Colts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Jordan PettigrewGoalkeeper0000
2Stephen TartDefender0010
4Greg PascazioDefender0000
5Scott DavidsonDefender0000
21Richard KirwanDefender0010
3Jeff FergusMidfielder0010
8Arnault Bembo 15Midfielder0010
12Keirin ColemanMidfielder0000
17Craig HolmesMidfielder0100
9Sean BrownForward2100
14Fraser Team 16Forward1100
15Fraser Sheridan 8Midfielder0000
16Paul Nash 14Midfielder0000

East Stirlingshire

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Jamie BarclayGoalkeeper0000
2Robbie McNabDefender0000
3Adam Murray 12Defender0000
4Chris McKeeDefender0010
5Andy GrantDefender0000
6Simon White 14Midfielder0000
7Andy RodgersForward0000
8Derek UreMidfielder0010
9Ross AllumForward1000
10Paul McCaffertyMidfielder0000
11David McCaughieMidfielder0110
12Connor Greene 3Defender0000
14Kris Faulds 6Midfielder1000
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