Edinburgh University Assoc FC v East Stirlingshire



Date Time League Season
12th January 2019 15:00 Scottish Lowland Football League 2018-19


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Edinburgh University Assoc FC101Loss
East Stirlingshire022Win


Edinburgh University Association FC v East Stirlingshire 12/1/19 – Reporter: Ewan Malcolm

East Stirlingshire staged an unlikely late fightback to claim all three points as they beat Edinburgh University 2-1 at East Peffermill on Saturday despite Scott Gray’s second half dismissal.

Shire’s title dreams for this season may well be over but last weekend’s remarkable comeback against high flying Kelty Hearts further underlined the quality Derek Ure’s side still possesses.  However, a visit to Edinburgh University looked to be yet another tight encounter between the two sides having played out a 2-1 victory for Edinburgh in the reverse fixture.

Despite playing into some harsh winds for much of the first half, Shire dominated the opening exchanges with Rangers’ loanee Scott Gray proving particularly problematic for the sluggish Edinburgh defence.

Shire’s wastefulness in front of goal was punished, however, when Edinburgh University’s first attack of the game produced the first goal with Mark Waters the beneficiary of some poor Shire defending to give his side the lead.

Waters’ goal seemed to derail what had been a promising start by Shire as a combination of misplaced passes, poor finishing and windy conditions stifled the away side’s search for an equaliser before half time.

Shire’s task became even more difficult after the interval when Scott Gray, who had been a rare bright spark for Shire in an otherwise forgettable half, was dismissed for a tackle that was adjudged to have been reckless by the referee.

Gray’s dismissal signalled a shuffling of the pack from Shire as they introduced perennial fan favourite Andy Rodgers in the hope of repeating last week’s heroics.

The risk paid off as a free-flowing Shire counter attack, spearheaded by Ross Willox, resulted in an equaliser with Ross Allum rounding it off in typical fashion from inside the six-yard box.

Edinburgh University, who had controlled the second half, suddenly found themselves on the ropes with Shire exposing space that had been well patrolled by Uni’s defence prior to the equaliser.

The pressure eventually told with five minutes to play when Andy Grant, showing tremendous bravery, nodded home Rodgers’ in-swinging corner to seal a hard fought three points for Shire.

Shire’s win lifts them up to 8th in the table and while they find themselves 25 points adrift of East Kilbride in first, Derek Ure will hope that this victory will lay the foundations for a strong end to the season.


Match Details: Drummond Calder

East Stirlingshire: 1. Jamie Barclay (Captain) 2. Adam Murray (RB) 3. Scott Gray (LB) 4. Connor Greene (LCD) 5. Andy Grant (RCD) 6. Graeme MacGregor (LCM) 7. David McCaughie (RM) 8. Ross Willox (RCM) 9. Ross Allum (RF) 10. Paul McCafferty (LM) 11. Steven Brisbane (LF) Subs 12. Emmanuel Bitanga (not used) 14. Danny Ashe (RB) (came on for 11. Steven Brisbane in 77 mins 24 secs) 15. Simon White (not used) 16. Ludovic Erhard (not used) 17. Robbie Taylor (sub gk) (not used) 18. Andy Rodgers (RF) (came on for 10. Paul McCafferty in 65 mins 10 secs) 19. Danny McFadden (LF) (came on for 9. Ross Allum 86 mins 30 secs)

Edinburgh University 1. Matthew Mackie 2. Luke Murray (RB) 3. Mark Gair (LB) 4. Stuart MacFarlane (LCD) 5. Greg Swan (RCD) 6. Finn Daniels-Yeomans (captain) (LCM) 7. Ewan Ritchie (RM) 8. Robbie Sinclair (CM) 9. Abdul Yusuf (F) 10. Mark Waters (RCM) 11. Santeri Kuivalainen (LM) Subs 12. Ross McGuire (not used) Sub GK Callum Davison (not used) 14. Ross Watters (not used) 15. Aidan Kemp (not used) 16. Max Condie (not used) 17. Max Verkaik (not used)

Ht 0-1 Ft 2-1

East Stirlingshire Scorers – 1) Ross Allum (68 mins 1 sec) 2) Andy Grant (84 mins 14 secs)

East Stirlingshire Assists – 1) Ross Willox 2) Danny Ashe

East Stirlingshire Red Card – 1) Scott Gray (48 mins 15 secs)

Edinburgh University Scorers – 1) Mark Waters (10 mins)

Edinburgh University Assists – 1) Luke Murray

Edinburgh University Bookings – 1) Mark Gair (82 mins 59 secs)

Crowd: c.112

Referee: Colin Drummond

Assistant Referees: Laurie MacKinnon, Will Pare



Edinburgh University Association FC

Edinburgh University Assoc FC

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Matthew MackieGoalkeeper0000
2Luke MurrayDefender0100
3Mark GairDefender0010
4Stuart MacFarlaneDefender0000
5Greig SwanDefender0000
6Finn Daniels-YeomansMidfielder0000
7Ewan RitchieMidfielder0000
8Robbie SinclairMidfielder0000
9Adbul YussufForward0000
10Mark WatersMidfielder1000
11Santeri KulvalainenMidfielder0000

East Stirlingshire

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Jamie BarclayGoalkeeper0000
2Adam MurrayDefender0000
3Scott GrayDefender0001
4Connor GreeneDefender0000
5Andy GrantDefender1000
6Graeme MacGregorMidfielder0000
7David McCaughieMidfielder0000
8Ross WilloxMidfielder0100
9Ross Allum 19Forward1000
10Paul McCafferty 18Midfielder0000
11Steven Brisbane 14Midfielder0000
14Danny Ashe 11Defender0100
18Andy Rodgers 10Forward0000
19Danny McFadden 9Forward0000
Yellow Cards
Red Cards