East Stirlingshire v Civil Service Strollers



Date Time League Season
5th October 2019 15:00 Scottish Lowland Football League 2019-20


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
East Stirlingshire022Win
Civil Service Strollers FC101Loss


Shire v Civil Service Strollers 5/10/19 – Reporter: Ewan Malcolm

East Stirlingshire battled to a 2-1 win against Civil Service Strollers on Saturday in a heated encounter at the Falkirk Stadium.

Goals from Mark Millar and Jamie Dishington ensured Derek Ure’s side completed a dramatic turnaround after failing behind to Jack Hodge’s fortuitous opener. Andy Rodgers was sent to the stands after he failed to keep his emotions in check having watched his side toil for much of the match.

However, despite Shire’s struggles, Derek Ure was pleased to see his side ultimately prevail. Speaking to Shire TV, Ure said: “I think we’ve played better in other games and got nothing. I’ll take the three points and I’ll be quite happy. We showed a wee bit of character in the last 20 minutes. You creep up the league with results like this. For the vast majority of the game I thought we weren’t at it. We were sloppy and second best, but we’ve turned up in the last 20 minutes and really went at them, We got our just rewards in the end.”

The visitors’ uncomplicated game plan bore fruit when a long ball over the top played havoc in the Shire backline. An unfortunate deflection off Jordan Tapping left Hodge through on goal with the Strollers’ midfielder poking the ball beyond Jamie Barclay to stun the hosts.

The away side’s physical approach ultimately left assistant manager Rodgers angered, with the Shire icon ultimately being sent to the stands.

However, Ure felt his side could have matched Gary Jardine’s men. He said: “We had warned the boys as to how they were going to play. They’re energetic, competitive and ultimately, they are good football players. We needed to match them. I‘ve got no problem if they’re going to play a bit more physical. They’re genuinely just an aggressive team. There’s no malice there.”

Shire’s breakthough came after 70 minutes when a rare error from Jardine’s disciplined side produced a freekick on the edge of the box. Millar stepped up and curled beyond a flat-footed Josh Donaldson who had expected the Shire man to cross instead of shoot. And, having held on to their slender advantage for most of the game, Strollers conceded a late winner through Dishington. The winger added to his four-goal midweek haul with an excellent header from Nicky Low’s late corner to complete a crucial comeback for Ure’s side.


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. Reis Peggie (LM) 7. Jamie DIshington (RM) 8. Nicky Low (LCM) 9. Matty Flynn (RF) 10. Mark Millar (RCM) 11. Bobby Barr (LF). Subs 12. Adam Murray (not used) 14. Sean Brown (RF) (came on for 3. Willie Dyer in 65 mins 19 secs) 15. Andy Rodgers (not used) 16. Paul McCafferty (LM) (came on for 11. Bobby Barr in 77 mins 44 secs) 17. Evan Horne (LCM) (came on for 8. Nicky Low in 86 mins 41 secs) 19. Iain Ure (sub gk) (not used)

Civil Service Strollers : 1. Josh Donaldson 2. Chris  Newall 3. Andrew Mair 4. Kyle Fee 5. Scott Clapperton 6. Aileau Faye (Captain) 7. Ryan Shanley 8. Jack Hodge 9. Cammy Muirhead 10. Josh Morris 11. Iain Ballantyne. Subs 12. Callum Yeats (LM) (came on for 10. Josh Morris in 53 mins 44 secs) 14. Jonathan Deevers (RF) (came on for 8. Jack Hodge in 68 mins 11 secs) 15. Scott Main 16. Ross Guthrie 17. Mark McConnnell (CM) (came on for 7. Ryan Shanley in 82 mins 32 secs) 18. Matthew Cunningham (not used)

Ht 0-1 Ft 2-1

East Stirlingshire Scorers: 1) Mark Millar (78 mins 53 secs) 2) Jamie Dishington (85 mins 21 secs)

East Stirlingshire Assists : 1) N/A 2) Nicky Low

Civil Service Strollers Scorer: 1) Jack Hodge (25 mins 30 secs)

Civil Service Stollers Assist : 1) Josh Morris

East Stirlingshire Bookings : 1) Mark Millar (41 mins 7 secs) 2) Nicky Low (62 mins 49 secs) 3) Eddie Malone (68 mins 39 secs) 4) Bobby Barr (70 mins 15 secs) 5) Iain Ure (86 mins 5 secs)

East Stirlingshire Red Card : 1) Andy Rodgers (70 mins 51 secs)

Civil Strollers Bookings : 1) Shanley (32 mins 13 secs) 2) Clapperton (67 mins 7 secs)

Crowd: 169

Referee: Stewart Luke

AR1:  George King

AR2: Kian Gallacher

East Stirlingshire Man of the Match : Jamie Dishington



East Stirlingshire (Falkirk Stadium)

East Stirlingshire

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Jamie BarclayGoalkeeper0000
2Martin OrrDefender0000
4Jordan TappingDefender0000
5Eddie MaloneDefender0000
3Willie Dyer 14Defender0010
6Reis PeggieMidfielder0000
7Jamie DishingtonMidfielder1000
8Nicky Low 17Midfielder0110
9Matty FlynnForward0000
10Mark MillarMidfielder1010
11Bobby Barr 16Midfielder0010
14Sean Brown 3Forward0000
16Paul McCafferty 11Midfielder0000
17Evan Horne 8Defender0000

Civil Service Strollers FC

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Josh DonaldsonGoalkeeper0000
2Craig NewallDefender0000
3Andrew MairDefender0000
4Kyle FeeDefender0000
5Scott ClappertonMidfielder0010
6Alieau FayeMidfielder0000
7Ryan Shanley 17Midfielder, Forward0010
8Jack Hodge 14Midfielder1000
9Cammy MuirheadForward0000
10Josh Morris 12Forward0100
11Iain BallantyneMidfielder0000
12Calum Yeats 10Midfielder0000
14Johnathan Deevers 8Midfielder0000
17Mark McConnell 7Midfielder0000
Yellow Cards
Red Cards