East Stirlingshire maintained their promotion challenge with a comfortable Scottish League Two victory over Elgin City.

Scott Maxwell swept home to put Shire ahead, with Michael Herd playing a big part in the goal.

Elgin's David Niven headed against the crossbar before Michael Bolochoweckyj nodded the hosts' second.

And Maxwell Wright's stunning long-range effort rounded off the scoring for East Stirling.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

East Stirlingshire

  • 01 Hay
  • 07 Tapping
  • 03 Maxwell (Shepherd - 89' )
  • 05 Bolochoweckyj
  • 04 Townsley
  • 02 Herd Booked
  • 10 Miller
  • 08 Greenhill Booked
  • 11 Wright (Watt - 87' )
  • 09 Quinn (Glasgow - 87' )
  • 06 Thomson Booked

Substitutes

  • 12 Watt
  • 14 Devlin
  • 15 MacGregor
  • 16 McKechnie
  • 17 Gordon
  • 18 Glasgow
  • 19 Shepherd

Elgin City

  • 01 Jellema
  • 02 Beveridge
  • 03 Nicolson Booked
  • 06 Niven Booked
  • 04 Crighton
  • 05 Duff
  • 07 Gunn (MacLeod - 81' )
  • 08 Masson
  • 09 Wyness
  • 10 Sutherland
  • 11 McKenzie (Urquhart - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Urquhart
  • 14 MacLeod
  • 15 Macaulay
  • 21 Black
Ref: Craig Charleston
Att: 309

Match Stats

Shots

18 7

On target

5 1

Corners

12 4

Fouls

7 15

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, East Stirling 3, Elgin City 0.

90:00 +1:03 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, East Stirling 3, Elgin City 0.

90:00 +0:19

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Jamie Duff.

90:00 +0:11

Attempt blocked. Josh Watt (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

88:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Stirling. Nathan Shepherd replaces Scott Maxwell.

86:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Stirling. Jamie Glasgow replaces Paul Quinn.

86:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Stirling. Josh Watt replaces Max Wright.

85:24

(East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:24

Foul by Samuel Urquhart (Elgin City).

84:21

Attempt missed. Chris Townsley (East Stirling) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

83:52 Booking

Booking David Niven (Elgin City) is shown the yellow card.

83:35

Mikey Herd (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:35

Foul by David Niven (Elgin City).

82:17 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! East Stirling 3, Elgin City 0. Max Wright (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

81:41

David Greenhill (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:41

Foul by Dennis Wyness (Elgin City).

80:47

Attempt missed. David Greenhill (East Stirling) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

80:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Elgin City. Adam MacLeod replaces Craig Gunn.

78:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! East Stirling 2, Elgin City 0. Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Townsley with a cross.

78:09

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Sean Crighton.

76:27 Booking

Booking David Greenhill (East Stirling) is shown the yellow card.

76:16

Shane Sutherland (Elgin City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

76:16

Foul by David Greenhill (East Stirling).

75:11

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Graeme Beveridge.

74:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Elgin City. Samuel Urquhart replaces Allen McKenzie.

73:59

Attempt missed. Jordan Tapping (East Stirling) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

73:01

Attempt saved. Jordan Tapping (East Stirling) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

72:21

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Jamie Masson.

71:14

Attempt missed. Max Wright (East Stirling) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

70:52

Attempt missed. Shane Sutherland (Elgin City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

70:41

David Niven (Elgin City) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

70:25

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Grant Hay.

70:16

Attempt saved. Dennis Wyness (Elgin City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

68:39

Attempt missed. Jordan Tapping (East Stirling) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

67:36

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Jamie Duff.

65:24

Attempt missed. Iain Thomson (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

63:24

Attempt missed. Paul Quinn (East Stirling) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

62:49

Foul by Jamie Masson (Elgin City).

62:49

Max Wright (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:34

Foul by Mark Nicolson (Elgin City).

61:34

Paul Quinn (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

58:09

Foul by David Niven (Elgin City).

58:09

David Greenhill (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:46

Foul by Allen McKenzie (Elgin City).

56:46

Mikey Herd (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the right wing.

56:00

Shane Sutherland (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:58

Foul by Iain Thomson (East Stirling).

55:00

Jordan Tapping (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:59

Foul by Jamie Duff (Elgin City).

54:07

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Jamie Masson.

53:57

Attempt blocked. Max Wright (East Stirling) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

53:11

Attempt missed. David Niven (Elgin City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

52:14

Attempt missed. David Greenhill (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

51:35

Hand ball by Dennis Wyness (Elgin City).

47:56

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Raymond Jellema.

47:43

Attempt saved. Max Wright (East Stirling) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

46:17

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Shane Sutherland.

45:29

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Mark Nicolson.

45:00

Second Half begins East Stirling 1, Elgin City 0.

45:00 +0:27 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, East Stirling 1, Elgin City 0.

45:00 +0:08

Attempt missed. Max Wright (East Stirling) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right.

42:49

Jamie Duff (Elgin City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

42:49

Foul by David Greenhill (East Stirling).

40:14 Booking

Booking Mikey Herd (East Stirling) is shown the yellow card.

38:57

Hand ball by Max Wright (East Stirling).

38:14 Booking

Booking Mark Nicolson (Elgin City) is shown the yellow card.

37:19 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! East Stirling 1, Elgin City 0. Scott Maxwell (East Stirling) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mikey Herd.

35:39

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Graeme Beveridge.

34:02 Booking

Booking Iain Thomson (East Stirling) is shown the yellow card.

33:36

Foul by Mark Nicolson (Elgin City).

33:36

Paul Quinn (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:33

Attempt missed. Max Wright (East Stirling) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

31:08

Jamie Duff (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:08

Foul by Paul Quinn (East Stirling).

26:37

Foul by Sean Crighton (Elgin City).

26:37

Max Wright (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:51

Foul by Jamie Duff (Elgin City).

23:51

Scott Maxwell (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:51

Foul by Shane Sutherland (Elgin City).

22:51

Iain Thomson (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the left wing.

21:40

Allen McKenzie (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:40

Foul by Paul Quinn (East Stirling).

20:04

Attempt missed. Shane Sutherland (Elgin City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

19:24

Craig Gunn (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:24

Foul by Chris Townsley (East Stirling).

15:24

Attempt missed. Craig Gunn (Elgin City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

10:25

Foul by Craig Gunn (Elgin City).

10:25

Ricky Miller (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:53

Attempt missed. Max Wright (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

5:01

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Michael Bolochoweckyj.

4:33

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Chris Townsley.

4:19

Attempt blocked. Jamie Masson (Elgin City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

1:41

Foul by David Niven (Elgin City).

1:41

Mikey Herd (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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