Huntly FC v East Stirlingshire



Date Time League Season
22nd September 2018 15:00 William Hill Scottish Cup 2018-19


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Huntly FC101Loss
East Stirlingshire134Win


Huntly v East Stirlingshire 22/9/18 – Reporter: Ewan Malcolm

East Stirlingshire progressed to the second round of The Scottish Cup with an emphatic 4-1 dismantling of Huntly at a rain-soaked Christie Park.

Del Ure’s side arrived having gained brief reprieve from their league struggles with a win against Glasgow University while Huntly’s own inconsistent form left this tie finely poised with neither side obvious favourites.

Huntly threatened first when Gary McGowan’s cross come shot curled narrowly wide of the post, though that proved to be a fleeting glance at Jamie Barclay’s goal as Shire started to exert their dominance on the game.

That dominance was almost rewarded through Allum and Rodgers, who both went close to opening the scoring only to find the impressive Euan Storrier in their way.

Huntly’s defence eventually succumbed to the relentless Shire attacks after Drew Ramsay tapped in Robbie McNab’s parried shot.

Shire were then pegged back when Alexander Jack’s massively deflected strike from some 30 yards gave the home side an equaliser they scarcely deserved.

The goal settled the home side who would have taken the lead before half time had it not been for Barclay pulling off a string of impressive saves to keep his side in the tie.

Shire ensured Barclay’s heroics were not in vain when they came out for the second half anew, winning a penalty early on and converting it through Rodgers to quell any notion of Huntly’s momentum continuing in the second half.

The away side added a third after a scintillating counter attack led by Andy Rodgers set Ross Allum through to slide the ball beyond the onrushing Storrier and give Shire some much needed breathing space.

Rodgers would turn provider again when his flicked header left Allum with the simple job of side footing home to put the result beyond a dejected Huntly.

“To a man I thought we were excellent, when you play a highland league side you’re always in for a battle.  All I asked was that we go out and start the second half as we started the first, which was on the front foot.” Del Ure said.

After having a testing start to life in management Ure insists he has total belief in his side, saying “the boys we’ve got here, on their day, can cause problems for anybody”.

That belief may prove pivotal in turning his side’s form around as they welcome Gala Fairydean Rovers to the Falkirk Stadium next week.


Match Details: Drummond Calder

East Stirlingshire: 1. Jamie Barclay 2. Connor Greene (RB) 3. Adam Murray (LB) 4.Danny Ashe (captain) (RCD) 5. Andy Grant (LCD) 6. Robbie McNab (RCM) 7. Andy Rodgers (LF) 8. Graeme MacGregor (LCM) 9. Ross Allum (RF) 10. David McCaughie (RM) 11. Drew Ramsay (LM) Subs 12. Steven Brisbane (RM) (came on for 10. David McCaughie 70 mins) 14. Emmanuel Bitanga (RCD) (came on for 7. Andy Rodgers 78 mins) 15. Ludovic Erhard (LCM) (came on for 6. Robbie McNab 83 mins) 16. Simon White (not used) 17. Iain Ure (sub gk) (not used) 18. Derek Ure (not used) 19. Chris McKee (not used)

Huntly: 1. Euan Storrier 2. Alexander Jack (RB) 3. Blair Johnston (LB) 4. Michael Clark (captain) (RCD) 5. Darren Wood (LCD) 6. Cameron Booth (LCM) 7. Ross Still (RCM) 8. Reece McKeown (RM) 9. Kai Ross (LF) 10. Matthew McDonald (RF) 11. Gary McGowan (LM) Subs 12. Nicholas Gray (RCM) (came on for 7. Ross Still 63 mins) 13. John Farquhar (sub gk) (not used) 14. David Booth (RF) (came on for 10. Matthew McDonald 77 mins) 15. Paul Napier (not used) 16. Tom Andrews (not used) 17. Alexander Thoirs (LCM) (came on for 6. Cameron Booth 63 mins) 18. Ryan McRitchie (not used)

Ht 1-1 Ft 4-1

East Stirlingshire Scorers – 1) Drew Ramsay (23 mins) 2) Andy Rodgers (49 mins) (pen) 3) Ross Allum (59 mins) Ross Allum (74 mins)

East Stirlingshire Assists – 1) N/A 2) N/A 3) Andy Rodgers 4) Andy Rodgers

Huntly Scorer – Alexander Jack (34 mins) (deflected off Andy Rodgers)

Huntly Assist – Cameron Booth

East Stirlingshire Bookings – 1) Robbie McNab (26 mins) 2) Steven Brisbane (80 mins) 3) Ross Allum (81 mins)

Huntly Bookings/Red Card – 1) Reece McKeown (57 mins) 2) Darren Wood (70 mins) 3) Blair Johnston (72 mins) 4) Blair Johnston (red card – 2nd yellow) (90+2 mins)

Crowd: 251

Referee: William Wilson

Assistant Referees: Craig Veitch, Scott Donohoe

(East Stirlingshire had a goal disallowed in 26 minutes through Andy Rodgers for offside)


Huntly FC

Huntly FC

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Euan StorrierGoalkeeper0000
2Alexander JackDefender1000
3Blair JohnstonDefender0021
4Michael ClarkDefender0000
5Darren WoodDefender0010
6Cameron Booth 17Midfielder0100
7Ross Still 12Midfielder0000
8Reece McKeownMidfielder0010
9Kai RossForward0000
10Matthew McDonald 14Forward0000
11Gary McGowanMidfielder0000
12Nicholas Gray 7Midfielder0000
14David Booth 10Forward0000
17Alexander Thoirs 6Midfielder0000

East Stirlingshire

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Jamie BarclayGoalkeeper0000
2Connor GreeneDefender0000
3Adam MurrayDefender0000
4Danny AsheDefender0000
5Andy GrantDefender0000
6Robbie McNab 15Midfielder0010
7Andy Rodgers 14Forward1200
8Graeme MacGregorMidfielder0000
9Ross AllumForward2010
10David McCaughie 12Midfielder0000
11Drew RamsayMidfielder1000
12Steven Brisbane 10Midfielder0010
14Emmanuel Bitanga 7Defender0000
15Ludovic Erhard 6Midfielder0000
Yellow Cards
Red Cards