East Stirlingshire v Edusport Academy



Date Time League Season
1st September 2018 15:00 Scottish Lowland Football League 2018-19


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
East Stirlingshire101Loss
Edusport Academy112Win



East Stirlingshire v Edusport Academy 1/9/18 – Reporter: Ewan Malcolm

East Stirlingshire’s struggles continued on Saturday as they succumbed to a 2-1 defeat to Edusport Academy at Falkirk Stadium.

After John Sludden’s departure from the club in midweek, the now ‘managerless’ Shire were facing a tough test to put their troublesome week behind them against an Edusport side who were also hoping to bounce back after their 3-2 loss to Cumbernauld Colts.

Shire’s nerves were settled early on when Andy Rodgers drew a foul in the Edusport penalty box before stepping up himself and lashing the ball down the centre of the goal to give his side a much-needed confidence booster.

However, Edusport’s response was emphatic, equalising through a Mathew Flynn free kick which found the bottom corner of Jamie Barclay’s goal, giving them just reward after a period of prolonged attacking pressure.

Shire showed all the signs of a team low on confidence as they struggled to find their rhythm however they should have taken the lead after Rodgers headed narrowly wide when well placed in the box.

Both sides had efforts comfortably saved as they were reduced to shots from distance amidst a combination of stiff defending and poor attacking.

However, in a game that looked destined to end in a stalemate, Edusport produced the first moment of quality in the match when Jordan Alexandre broke clear of Shire’s midfield before playing a perfectly weighted pass to Liam Coogans who fired low and hard beyond Jamie Barclay in the Shire goal.

Shire attacked in numbers in search of a potentially character-building equaliser but were unable to find the composure to cut Edusport open with time running out, consequently falling to their second defeat in less than a week.

The result leaves Shire 11 points adrift of league leaders East Kilbride in 9th place while Edusport rise to 7th.


Match Details: Drummond Calder

East Stirlingshire: 1. Jamie Barclay 2. Adam Murray (RB) 3. Drew Ramsay (played as Trialist) (LB) 4. Connor Greene (RCD) 5. Andy Grant (LCD) 7. Robbie McNab (RCM) 7. Andy Rodgers (CF) 8. Del Ure (captain) (LCM) 9. Paul McCafferty (LM) 10. Simon White (CM) 11. Kris Faulds (RM) Subs 12. David McCaughie (RM) (came on for 8. Del Ure (62 mins) 14. Liam Allison (LB) (came on for 3. Drew Ramsay 80 mins) 15. Chris McKee (not used) 16. Danny Ashe (not used) 17. Iain Ure (sub gk) (not used) 18. Trialist 2 (not used) 19. Trialist 3 (not used)

Edusport Academy: 1. Soal Pelmard-Bassi 2) Jean Guy Lucas (RB) 3. Max Oulhaito (LB) 4. Ryan McCann (RCD) 5. Aidan Wilson (LCD) 6. Scott McLaughlin (captain) (LCM) 7. Jordan Alexandre (RM) 8. David Sinclair (RCM) 9. Liam Coogans (LF) 10. Matthew Flynn (RF) 11. Scott Ferguson (LM) Subs 12. Marc Kelly (LM) (came on for 11. Scott Ferguson 64 mins) 75. Tom Vielle (not used) 14. Alex Abadie (not used) 15. Lewis Gamble ( not used) 16. Mark McKenna (RF) (came on for 10. Matthew Flynn 74 mins) 17. Calvin Connie (not used)

Ht 1-1 Ft 1-2

East Stirlingshire Scorer – Andy Rodgers (15 mins) (pen)

East Stirlingshire Assist – N/A

Edusport Academy Scorers – 1) Scott Ferguson (24 mins) (direct free-kick) 2) Liam Coogans (87 mins)

Edusport Academy Assists –  1) N/A 2) Jordan Alexandre

East Stirlingshire Bookings – 1) David McCaughie (67 mins) 2) Adam Murray (67 mins)

Edusport Academy Bookings – 1) Scott McLaughlin (90+2 mins)

Crowd: 196

Referee: Grant Irvine

Linesmen: Graham McNeillie, Ross Cooper


East Stirlingshire (Falkirk Stadium)

East Stirlingshire

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Jamie BarclayGoalkeeper0000
2Adam MurrayDefender0010
3Drew Ramsay 14Defender0000
4Connor GreeneDefender0000
5Andy GrantDefender0000
6Robbie McNabMidfielder0000
7Andy RodgersForward1000
8Derek Ure 12Midfielder0000
9Paul McCaffertyMidfielder, Forward0000
10Simon WhiteMidfielder0000
12David McCaughie 8Midfielder0010
11Kris FauldsMidfielder0000
14Liam Allison 3Midfielder0000

Edusport Academy

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Solal Pelmard-BassiGoalkeeper0000
2Jean Guy LucasDefender0000
3Maxime OulhaitoDefender0000
4Ryan McCannDefender0000
5Aidan WilsonDefender0000
6Scott McLaughlinMidfielder0010
7Jordan AlexandreMidfielder0100
8David SinclairMidfielder0000
9Liam CoogansForward1000
10Matthew Flynn 16Forward0000
11Scott Ferguson 12Midfielder1000
16Mark McKenna 10Forward0000
12Marc Kelly 11Midfielder0000
Yellow Cards
Red Cards