Cumbernauld Colts v East Stirlingshire



Date Time League Season
4th May 2019 15:00 Lowland League Cup 2018-19


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Cumbernauld Colts101Loss
East Stirlingshire022Win


Cumbernauld Colts v East Stirlingshire 4/5/19 – Reporter: Ewan Malcolm

East Stirlingshire secured their semi-final place in the Lowland League Cup after coming from behind to win despite Scott Gray’s first half dismissal.

Derek Ure has made no effort to hide his desire to end a dismal season on an unlikely high. However, within one minute of the game getting underway, Shire fell behind. Colts took advantage of a sleeping Shire defence through Fraser Team who, after being played through by Daniel Fitzpatrick, showed the necessary composure to lob an onrushing James Barclay.

Apart from a Liam Allison header going narrowly over the bar Shire struggled to find a response with most of their attacks dying in their infancy. However, with half an hour gone and with no sign of Shire gaining momentum, their task was made infinitely tougher when Gray’s reckless challenge resulted in his dismissal.

Shire managed to weather some late Colt’s pressure and make it to half-time trailing by just one, but the chances of a comeback seemed to be slim with the home side seemingly in control. However, Rodgers. fresh from committing to another year as a Shire player, produced a typically spectacular finish to level the scores after being found by Allison’s cross.

The Broadwood outfit looked visibly frustrated after it had looked like they were coasting towards the semi-final. However, Rodgers’ goal reinvigorated Shire while draining Colts’ confidence.

Shire may have been reduced to 10 men in the first half, but their late second half surge made that hard to believe with Rodgers going close to the comeback after being teed up by Jamie Gallagher.

The warning wasn’t taken by the home side and after being gifted an opener in the first half they returned the favour. Jordan Pettigrew, under little pressure, gave the ball away to Ross Allum who took his chance with aplomb.

With time running out Colts threw on Shire-bound Sean Brown, but the young forward could not break through a resolute Shire defence that had looked more comfortable after being reduced to 10 men.

The full-time whistle not only signified Shire’s passage to the next round but also the second successive game in which they have been severely tested. But they have passed with flying colours.


Match Details: Drummond Calder

East Stirlingshire: 1. Jamie Barclay (Captain) 2. Danny Ashe (RB) 3. Scott Gray (LB) 4. Andy Grant (RCD) 5. Connor Greene (LCD) 6. Graeme MacGregor (CM) 7. Andy Rodgers (RF) 8. Jaime Gallagher (RM) 9. Ross Allum (LF) 10. Paul McCafferty (CF) 11. Liam Allum (LM) Subs 12. Chris McKee (not used) 14. Steven Smith (RB) (came on for 2. Danny Ashe in 22 mins 39 secs) 15. Simon White (not used) 16. Fraser Neave (not used) 17. Iain Ure (gk) (not used) 18. David McCaughie (not used) 19. Steven Brisbane (LM) (came on for 10. Paul McCafferty in 73 mins 1 sec)

Cumbernauld Colts: 1. Jordan Pettigrew 3. Luke Martin (LB) 6. Jordan Pirrie (RCM) 7. Stephen O’Neill (RM) 8. Arnault Bembo (RCD) 11. Craig Murray (Captain) (RB) 12. Gavin Lachlan (LCM) 14. Fraser Team (RF) 19. Daniel Fitzpatrick (LF) 21. Richard Kirwan (LCD) 22. Craig Henderson (LM) Subs 9. Sean Brown (LF) (came on for 12. Gavin Lachlan in 87 mins 36 secs) 10. Gregor Johnston (LF) (came on for 19. Daniel Fitzpatrick in 64 mins 33 secs) 13. Ron Fallons (gk) (not used) 16. Ryan McTurk 17. Matthew Dick (RCM) (came on for 6. Jordan Pirrie in 82 mins 3 secs) 18. Jack Curtis (not used)

Ht 0-1 Ft 2-1

East Stirlingshire Scorers – 1) Andy Rodgers (72 mins 7 secs) 2) Ross Allum (76 mins 38 secs)

East Stirlingshire Assists – 1) Liam Allison 2) Jaime Gallagher

East Stirlingshire Red Card – 1) Scott Gray (28 mins 23 secs) (straight red card)

East Stirlingshire Bookings – 1) Andy Rodgers (79 mins 17 secs) 2) Steven Brisbane (79 mins 50 secs)

Cumbernauld Colts Scorer – 1) Fraser Team (34 secs)

Cumbernauld Colts Assist – 1) Daniel Fitzpatrick

Cumbernauld Colts Bookings – 1) Stephen O’Neill (28 mins 56 secs) 2) Arnault Bembo (79 mins 5 secs)

Crowd: 192

Referee: Euan Birch

Assistant Referees: George King, Ross MacLeod



Cumbernauld Colts

Cumbernauld Colts

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Jordan PettigrewGoalkeeper0000
3Luke MartinDefender0000
6Jordan Pirrie 17Midfielder0000
7Stephen O’NeillMidfielder0010
8Arnault BemboDefender0010
11Craig MurrayDefender0000
12Gavin Lachlan 9Midfielder0000
14Fraser TeamForward1000
19Daniel Fitzpatrick 10Forward0100
21Richard KirwanDefender0000
22Craig HendersonMidfielder0000
9Sean Brown 12Forward0000
10Gregor Johnston 19Forward0000
17Matthew Dick 6Midfielder0000

East Stirlingshire

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Jamie BarclayGoalkeeper0000
2Danny Ashe Defender0000
3Scott GrayDefender0001
4Andy GrantDefender0000
5Connor GreeneDefender0000
6Graeme MacGregorMidfielder0000
7Andy RodgersForward1010
8Jaime GallagherMidfielder0100
9Ross AllumForward1000
10Paul McCafferty Midfielder0000
11Liam AllisonMidfielder0100
Steven Brisbane 10Midfielder0010
Steven Smith 2Midfielder0000
Yellow Cards
Red Cards