East Stirlingshire v Kelty Hearts



Date Time League Season
13th October 2018 15:00 The SoccerShop Challenge Cup 2018-19


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
East Stirlingshire033Win
Kelty Hearts FC112Loss


East Stirlingshire v Kelty Hearts 13/10/18 – Reporter: Ewan Malcolm

East Stirlingshire progressed to the next round of the South Region Challenge Cup with a hard fought 3-2 win at home to Kelty Hearts.

Shire having put their league woes to bed last week in a stunning 7 goal thriller away to Civil Service Strollers were looking to beat a side that arrived at The Falkirk Stadium having recently departed company with gaffer Tam Courts.

However, any notion of Kelty morale being low was gone when Shire stopper Jamie Barclay punched the ball directly out to Ciaren Chalmers who promptly gave his side a shock lead within just two minutes.

Kelty were in no hurry to see their lead slip and set about extending it through Stephen Husband who saw his thunderous shot from outside the box cannon off the crossbar.

Shire were unable to find a way through Kelty’s resilient backline despite dominating the remainder of the half and went into the break one goal down.

Derek Ure’s side started the second half as they had finished the first, on the front foot, and were very nearly rewarded when Stephen Brisbane broke clear of the Kelty backline to find himself bearing down on goal but could not find the composure to net a crucial equaliser.

Brisbane, not to be disheartened, atoned for his earlier wastefulness when he spotted the run of Paul McCafferty and duly provided him with an excellent defence splitting pass which the Shire winger drilled home.

The relentless Shire attacks told when Rodgers found himself in the fortunate position to prod the ball into the back of the net after a goalmouth scramble had ensued in the Kelty box – an ugly goal but one the home side fully deserved.

Rodgers added another shortly after when he collected the ball in the box before unleashing a low left footed drive that nestled in the bottom corner of the net to give the home side breathing space.

Kelty did their best to make sure the final moments of the game were uncomfortable viewing for Shire fans when Stuart Cargill pulled one back for the visitors although it proved to be a mere consolation as they succumbed to defeat.

Both sides will be encouraged by their performances as they turn their focus towards next week’s Scottish Cup where Shire play Gala Fairydean Rovers and Kelty head north to take on Peterhead.


Match Details: Drummond Calder

East Stirlingshire: 1. Jamie Barclay 2. Connor Greene (RCD) 3. Adam Murray (LM) 4. Danny Ashe (Captain) (CD) 5. Chris McKee (LCD) 6. Robbie McNab (RCM) 7. Andy Rodgers (RF) 8. Simon White (LCM) 9. Steven Brisbane (LF) 10. Paul McCafferty (CM) 11. David McCaughie (RM) Subs 12. Emmanuel Bitanga (not used) 14. Ludovic Erhard (not used) 15. Kris Faulds (came on 3. Adam Murray 87 mins) 16. Graeme MacGregor (not used) 17. Iain Ure (sub GK) (not used) 18. Derek Ure (not used) 19. Moses Olanrewaju (not used)

Kelty Hearts: 1. Scott Christie 2. Garry Leighton (RB) 3. Conrad Courts (LB) 4. Murray Carstairs (LCD) 5. Errol Douglas (RCD) 6. Ciaren Chalmers (LCM) 7. Stephen Husband (RM) 8. Shaun Greig (Captain) (CM) 9. Scott Dalziel (LF) 10. Stuart Cargill (CF) 11. Willis Hare (LF) Subs 12. Matthew Gay (not used) 14. Cameron Lumsden (LB) (came on for 2. Garry Leighton 66 mins) 15. Ian Nimmo (LM) (came on for 11. Willis Hare (56 mins) 16. Christopher Gibb (not used) 17. Dominico Gibson (RB) (came on for 3. Conrad Courts 84 mins) 18. Liam Kelly (not used) 19. Michael Gibb (sub GK) (not used)

Ht 0-1 Ft 3-2

East Stirlingshire Scorers – 1) Paul McCafferty (60 mins) 2) Andy Rodgers (71 mins) 3) Andy Rodgers (84mins)

East Stirlingshire Assists – 1) Steven Brisbane 2) Connor Greene 3) Adam Murray

East Stirlingshire Bookings – 1) Adam Murray (55 mins) 2) Steven Brisbane (61 mins) 3) Chris McKee (88 mins)

Kelty Hearts Scorers – 1) Ciaren Chalmers (1 min) 2) Stuart Cargill (85 mins)

Kelty Hearts Assists – 1) N/A 2) N/A

Kelty Hearts Bookings – 1) Garry Leighton (35 mins) 2) Willis Hare (37 mins) 3) Murray Carstairs (51 mins) 4) Errol Douglas (70 mins) 5) Stephen Husband (74 mins) 6) Dominico Gibson (80 mins)

Crowd: 237

Referee: David Dickinson

Assistant Referees: Laurie MacKinnon, Rhys Struthers



East Stirlingshire (Falkirk Stadium)

East Stirlingshire

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Jamie BarclayGoalkeeper0000
2Connor GreeneDefender0100
3Adam Murray 15Midfielder0110
4Danny AsheDefender0000
5Chris McKeeDefender0010
6Simon WhiteMidfielder0000
7Andy RodgersForward2000
8Robbie McNabMidfielder0000
9Steven BrisbaneForward0110
10Paul McCaffertyMidfielder1000
11David McCaughieMidfielder0000
15Kris Faulds 3Midfielder0000

Kelty Hearts FC

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Scott ChristieGoalkeeper0000
2Garry Leighton 14Defender0010
3Conrad Courts 17Defender0000
4Murray CarstairsDefender0010
5Errol DouglasDefender0010
6Ciaren ChalmersDefender1000
7Stephen HusbandMidfielder0010
8Shaun GreigMidfielder0000
9Scott DalzielForward0000
10Stuart CargillForward1000
11Willis Hare 15Forward0010
14Cameron Lumsden 2Defender0000
15Ian Nimmo 11Midfielder0000
17Dominico Gibson 3Defender0010
Yellow Cards
Red Cards