Vale of Leithen v East Stirlingshire



Date Time League Season
23rd March 2019 15:00 Scottish Lowland Football League 2018-19


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Vale of Leithen000Loss
East Stirlingshire213Win



Vale of Leithen v East Stirlingshire 23/3/19 – Reporter: Ewan Malcolm

East Stirlingshire boss Derek Ure hailed his side’s “excellent” performance as they swept Vale of Leithen aside in a 3-0 victory at Victoria Park on Saturday.

Shire were desperate to bounce back having lost 4-3 to Civil Service Strollers last weekend but a visit to Innerleithen posed a major test against a Vale side who had edged a thrilling encounter at Falkirk Stadium earlier this season.

However, any memories of that victory were quickly extinguished when David McCaughie side footed his side into an early lead.

McCaughie’s goal initiated a Shire onslaught as they sought to extend their advantage against a visibly shaken Vale side. However, profligate finishing from Allum, Steven Brisbane and Paul McCafferty denied the away side a vital cushion.

Connor Greene ensured there would be no surprise Vale equaliser, however, when he nodded Scott Gray’s excellent corner into the back of the net.

Vale were lucky not to go into half time 3-0 down when Steven Brisbane failed to hit the target after some fine work on the wing by McCafferty.

While Shire’s impressive intensity carried on after the interval, so did their wastefulness.

However, Greene showed his misfiring teammates how it’s done by grabbing his second and Shire’s third of the afternoon when he poked in another Gray corner to put the result beyond doubt.

Liam Allison’s sending off late on may have taken some of the shine off an otherwise impressive display, but it did little to affect the result.

Shire remain in sixth position but Ure insists his side still have lots to play for. He said: “We’ve still got the league cup to look at which I really want to win, and I think that would be massive.

“The boys are playing for places for that but ultimately every game of football you want to win.

“It’s about personal pride and finishing as high up the table as we can because the position that we are in now isn’t the position we should or want to be in, so we need to show that on the park by winning games.”

Ure added: “Next week will be a very similar game at Whitehill and then we’ve got Spartans and BSC which are the type of games the boys will want to play in, the bigger games.

“Hopefully, we can go and finish the season on a high note, that’s really the aim.”


Match Details: Drummond Calder

East Stirlingshire: 1. Jamie Barclay (Captain) 2. Danny Ashe (RB) 3.Scott Gray (LB) 4. Andy Grant (RCD) 5. Connor Greene (LCD) 6. Graeme MacGregor (RCM) 7. David McCaughie (RM) 8. Jaime Gallagher (LCM) 9. Ross Allum (LF) 10. Paul McCafferty (LM) 11. Steven Brisbane (RF) Subs 12. Simon White (not used) 14. Liam Allison (LM) (came on for 7. David McCaughie in 64 mins 38 secs) 15. Ludovic Erhard (not used) 16. Steven Smith (RCM) (came on for 8. Jaime Gallagher in 67 mins 36 secs) 17. Robbie Taylor (sub gk) (not used) 18. Derek Ure (not used) 19. Fraser Neave (LCM) (came on for 6. Graeme MacGregor in 76 mins 45 secs)

Vale of Leithen 1. Ross Gilpin 2. Kerr Scott (RB) 3. Jack Smith (LB) 4. Trialist 1(RCD) 5. Craig McBride (captain) (LCD) 6. Marc Berry (LCM) 7. Trialist 2 (RM) 8. Liall Smith (RCM) 9. Brad Rixon (RF) 10. Sean Stewart (LF) 11. Liam Ireland (LM) Sub 12. Matthew Underhill (RCM) (came on for 4. Trialist 1 in 57 mins 57 secs)

Ht 2-0 Ft 3-0

East Stirlingshire Scorers – 1) David McCaughie (7 mins 50 secs) 2) Connor Greene (27 mins 41 secs) 3) Connor Greene (73 mins 51 secs)

East Stirlingshire Assists – 1) Ross Allum 2) Scott Gray 3) Andy Grant

East Stirlingshire Bookings – 1) Jaime Gallagher  (64 mins 13 secs) 2) Fraser Neave (85 mins 20 secs)

East Stirlingshire Red Card – 1) Liam Allison (80 mins 16 secs)

Vale of Leithen Bookings – 1) Liall Smith (12 mins 35 secs) 2) Kerr Scott (80 mins 36 secs)

Crowd: 82

Referee: Colin Whyte

Assistant Referees: Clyde Buchan, Warren Chadwick



Vale of Leithen FC
Hall Street, Innerleithen EH44 6HF, UK

Vale of Leithen

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Ross GilpinGoalkeeper0000
2Kerr ScottDefender0010
3Jack SmithDefender0000
4Trialist 1 – 23.3.19Defender0000
5Craig McBrideDefender, Forward0000
6Marc BerryDefender, Midfielder0000
7Trialist 2 – 23.3.19Midfielder0000
8Liall SmithMidfielder0010
9Brad RixonForward0000
10Sean StewartMidfielder0000
11Liam IrelandMidfielder0000
12Matt UnderhillMidfielder0000

East Stirlingshire

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Jamie BarclayGoalkeeper0000
2Danny AsheDefender0000
3Scott GrayDefender0100
4Andy GrantDefender0100
5Connor GreeneDefender2000
6Graeme MacGregor 19Midfielder0000
7David McCaughie 14Midfielder1000
8Jaime Gallagher 16Midfielder0010
9Ross AllumForward0100
10Paul McCaffertyMidfielder0000
11Steven BrisbaneForward0000
14Liam Allison 7Midfielder0001
16Steven Smith 8Midfielder0000
19Fraser Neave 6Midfielder0010
Yellow Cards
Red Cards