East Stirlingshire v Dalbeattie Star



Date Time League Season
16th February 2019 15:00 Scottish Lowland Football League 2018-19


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
East Stirlingshire112Win
Dalbeattie Star000Loss


East Stirlingshire v Dalbeattie Star 16/2/19 – Reporter: Ewan Malcolm

East Stirlingshire secured a comfortable 2-0 win against the ten men of Dalbeattie Star on Saturday thanks to goals from Andy Rodgers and Ross Allum.

Shire were hoping to make it four wins on the bounce for the first time this season against a Star side without a win in 12 Lowland League matches; a run that made Derek Ure’s side clear favourites.

The expected Shire onslaught was stifled early on by a Star side content to sit in and soak up the pressure, much to the frustration of the misfiring Shire attack.

However, despite being largely limited by a wall of black and red shirts, Shire should have taken the lead through Ross Allum but the usually clinical front man failed to connect with David McCaughie’s fine cutback.

Allum’s effort seemed to spark the hosts into life as they again went close to opening the scoring through Andy Rodgers.  However, Shire’s talisman couldn’t direct his effort on target after being played through by Paul McCafferty.

Rodger’s, well versed in scoring spectacular goals for Shire, atoned for his earlier miss by opening the scoring in superb fashion. McCafferty, spotting the run of Rodgers down the left wing, played a fine long ball into the Shire front man who expertly took the ball down before firing an unstoppable half-volley into the back of the net.

Star’s job got even harder when Lewis Todd let his frustrations show by gesturing to the home support; an offence that forced the referee to brandish a straight red card.

It very nearly got worse for Star after the interval when Rodgers’ precise cross met the head of Allum.  However, Allum’s glancing header evaded the goal by a matter of inches.

A combination of luck and fine last-ditch Star defending denied Rodgers and Allum from doubling their side’s advantage after a scrap in the six-yard box.

Shire’s attacking endeavours finally paid off after a mix up in the Star backline allowed Ross Allum to run through on goal before providing a delicate lobbed finish to give Shire breathing space.

Allum’s strike was his 16th in the league so far which puts him just two goals behind East Kilbride’s Craig Malcolm in the race to become the season’s top goal scorer.

Shire could have filled their boots were it not for some profligate finishing, but the result was never in doubt as they cruised to a victory that moves them above Cumbernauld Colts into 6th place.

Meanwhile, Star remain just five points clear of last placed Whitehill Welfare.


Match Details: Drummond Calder

East Stirlingshire: 1. Jamie Barclay 2. Connor Greene (RB) 3. Danny Ashe (captain) (LB) 4. Andy Grant (RCD) 5. Chris McKee (LCD) 6. Steven Smith (RCM) 7. Andy Rodgers (LM) 8. Graeme MacGregor (LCM) 9. Ross Allum (F) 10. Paul McCafferty (CM) 11. David McCaughie (RM) Subs 12. Scott Gray (LB) (came on for 5. Chris McKee in 33 mins 18 secs) 14. Simon White (LCM) (came on for 6. Steven Smith in 63 mins 37 secs) 15. Jaime Gallagher (RM) (came on for 11. David McCaughie in 70 mins 18 secs) 16. Fraser Neave (not used) 17. Robbie Taylor (sub gk) (not used) 18. Emmanuel Bitanga (not used) 19. Danny McFadden (not used)

Dalbeattie Star 1. Vinnie Parker (captain) 2. Curtiss Wilson (RB) 3. Greg Thorburn (LB) 4. Lee Wells (LCM) 5. Ross Thomson (LCD) 6. Hugh Cameron (RCD) 7. Connor Graham (RM) 8. Lewis Todd (RCM) 9. Ben Irving (RF) 10. Scott Milligan (LF) 11. Farel O’Sullivan (LM) Subs 12. Aiden Kerr (RM) (came on for 9. Ben Irving in 46 mins) 14. Lloyd Pipe (RM) (came on for 3. Greg Thorburn in 77 mins 24 secs) 15. Ally Mason (not used) 16. Ross Green (RM) (came on for 5. Ross Thomson in 58 mins 29 secs) 17. Lewis Sloan (not used)

Ht 1-0 Ft 2-0

East Stirlingshire Scorers – 1) Andy Rodgers (30 mins 37 secs) 2) Ross Allum (65 mins 10 secs)

East Stirlingshire Assists – 1) Chris McKee 2) N/A

East Stirlingshire Booking – 1) Steven Smith (42 mins 39 secs)

Dalbeattie Star Bookings – 1) Ben Irving (20 mins 28 secs) 2) Scott Milligan (51 mins 18 secs) 3) Hugh Cameron (53 mins 40 secs) 4) Connor Graham (72 mins 47 secs) 5) Greg Thorburn (74 mins 30 secs) 6) Aiden Kerr (76 mins 44 secs)

Dalbeattie Star Red Card – 1) Lewis Todd (straight red) (43 mins 33 secs)

Crowd: 169

Referee: Chris Hughes

Assistant Referees: Ivan Stankovic, Lewis Graham



East Stirlingshire (Falkirk Stadium)

East Stirlingshire

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Jamie BarclayGoalkeeper0000
2Connor GreeneDefender0100
3Danny AsheDefender0000
4Andy GrantDefender0000
5Chris McKee 12Defender0000
6Steven Smith 14Midfielder0010
7Andy RodgersMidfielder1000
8Graeme MacGregorMidfielder0000
9Ross AllumForward1000
10Paul McCaffertyMidfielder0000
11David McCaughie 15Midfielder0000
12Scott Gray 5Defender0000
14Simon White 6Midfielder0000
15Jaime Gallagher 11Midfielder0000

Dalbeattie Star

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Vinnie ParkerGoalkeeper0000
2Curtiss WilsonDefender0000
3Greg Thorburn 14Defender0010
4Lee WellsMidfielder0000
5Ross Thomson 16Defender0000
6Hugh CameronDefender0000
7Connor GrahamMidfielder0010
8Lewis ToddMidfielder0001
9Ben Irving 12Forward0010
10Scott MilliganMidfielder, Forward0010
11Farrel O’SullivanMidfielder0000
12Aiden Kerr 9Defender, Midfielder0010
14Lloyd Pipe 3Midfielder0000
16Ross Green 5Defender, Midfielder0000
Yellow Cards
Red Cards