East Stirlingshire gained their first points of the Scottish League Two season against Elgin City.

The home team opened the scoring midway through the first half when defender Chris Townsley headed in.

After wasting a succession of opportunities to increase their lead, David McKenna robbed goalkeeper Michael Fraser to net Shire's second.

A last-minute header from Elgin trialist Marvin Andrews ensured a nervy finish but East Stirling held on.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

East Stirlingshire

  • 01 Barnard
  • 02 Kinnaird
  • 11 Greenhill Booked
  • 03 Shepherd
  • 04 Townsley
  • 05 Bolochoweckyj
  • 07 Vidler
  • 06 MacGregor Booked
  • 10 McKenna (Doyle - 92' )
  • 09 Wright (Gilmour - 89' )
  • 08 Brisbane

Substitutes

  • 12 Doyle
  • 14 Greene
  • 15 Gilmour
  • 16 McCabe
  • 17 Shaw
  • 18 Shields
  • 19 Kay

Elgin City

  • 01 Fraser
  • 02 Beveridge (Wyness - 72' )
  • 03 Finlayson (MacKenzie - 78' )
  • 08 MacPhee
  • 04 Cooper
  • 05 Trialist
  • 07 Gunn (Bayne - 72' )
  • 06 Nicolson
  • 10 Sutherland
  • 09 Cameron
  • 11 Moore

Substitutes

  • 12 McLean
  • 14 McHardy
  • 15 MacKenzie
  • 16 Wyness
  • 17 Bayne
  • 21 Black
Ref: Ryan Milne
Att: 293

Match Stats

Shots

15 11

On target

7 7

Corners

9 11

Fouls

12 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, East Stirling 2, Elgin City 1.

90:00 +4:53 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, East Stirling 2, Elgin City 1.

90:00 +3:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! East Stirling 2, Elgin City 1. Trialist (Elgin City) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Daniel Moore.

90:00 +2:44

Foul by Jay Doyle (East Stirling).

90:00 +2:44

Dennis Wyness (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Stirling. Jay Doyle replaces David McKenna.

90:00 +1:01

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Richard Barnard.

90:00 +0:44

Attempt saved. Archie MacPhee (Elgin City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

90:00 +0:20

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Ross Gilmour.

89:44

Foul by Ross Gilmour (East Stirling).

89:44

Mark Nicolson (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Stirling. Ross Gilmour replaces Max Wright.

87:21

Max Wright (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the right wing.

87:21

Foul by Daniel Moore (Elgin City).

85:11

Max Wright (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the right wing.

85:11

Foul by Daniel Moore (Elgin City).

83:37

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Nathan Shepherd.

83:06

Graham Bayne (Elgin City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box.

82:18

Foul by Graeme MacGregor (East Stirling).

82:18

Dennis Wyness (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:10

Attempt missed. Graham Bayne (Elgin City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

80:48

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Graeme MacGregor.

80:02

Foul by Graeme MacGregor (East Stirling).

80:02

Dennis Wyness (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:15

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Matthew Cooper.

78:01

Attempt blocked. David Greenhill (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

77:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Elgin City. Allen MacKenzie replaces Gordon Finlayson.

76:41

Foul by Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling).

76:41

Graham Bayne (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:16

Attempt saved. Shane Sutherland (Elgin City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

71:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Elgin City. Graham Bayne replaces Craig Gunn.

71:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Elgin City. Dennis Wyness replaces Graeme Beveridge.

66:49

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Nathan Shepherd.

65:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! East Stirling 2, Elgin City 0. David McKenna (East Stirling) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

64:35

Foul by Billy Vidler (East Stirling).

64:35

Mark Nicolson (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:40

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

63:15

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Matthew Cooper.

62:18

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Trialist.

59:26

Attempt saved. Brian Cameron (Elgin City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

56:43

Attempt missed. Mark Nicolson (Elgin City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

54:28 Booking

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

54:15

Foul by David Greenhill (East Stirling).

54:15

Daniel Moore (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:45

Foul by Steven Brisbane (East Stirling).

52:45

Gordon Finlayson (Elgin City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

50:31

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Steven Brisbane.

48:36

Attempt missed. Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

47:41

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

47:41

Foul by Trialist (Elgin City).

45:40

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Graeme MacGregor.

45:00

Second Half begins East Stirling 1, Elgin City 0.

45:00 +0:46 Half time

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

45:00 +0:16

Attempt saved. David Greenhill (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

43:43

Attempt saved. David Greenhill (East Stirling) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

43:00

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

43:00

Foul by Shane Sutherland (Elgin City).

41:11

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

40:19

Attempt missed. David Greenhill (East Stirling) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

39:21

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

39:21

Foul by Graeme Beveridge (Elgin City).

37:15

Hand ball by Daniel Moore (Elgin City).

36:44

Attempt saved. Shane Sutherland (Elgin City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

34:09

Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

34:09

Foul by Mark Nicolson (Elgin City).

33:45

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Michael Bolochoweckyj.

29:39

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Matthew Cooper.

28:24

Hand ball by Daniel Moore (Elgin City).

26:30

Attempt saved. David Greenhill (East Stirling) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

24:23

Foul by David Greenhill (East Stirling).

24:23

Brian Cameron (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:37 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! East Stirling 1, Elgin City 0. Chris Townsley (East Stirling) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Lloyd Kinnaird following a corner.

22:25

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Michael Fraser.

22:11

Attempt saved. Max Wright (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

20:05

Foul by Steven Brisbane (East Stirling).

20:05

Archie MacPhee (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:07

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Gordon Finlayson.

14:24

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Richard Barnard.

14:15

Attempt saved. Daniel Moore (Elgin City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

14:07

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Richard Barnard.

13:52

Attempt saved. Shane Sutherland (Elgin City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

12:57 Booking

Booking Graeme MacGregor (East Stirling) is shown the yellow card.

12:46

Foul by Graeme MacGregor (East Stirling).

12:46

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

10:36

Steven Brisbane (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:36

Foul by Gordon Finlayson (Elgin City).

10:22

Foul by Graeme MacGregor (East Stirling).

10:22

Mark Nicolson (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:19

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

7:50

Foul by Shane Sutherland (Elgin City).

7:50

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

7:07

Attempt missed. Trialist (Elgin City) header from the left side of the box misses to the left.

6:43

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Nathan Shepherd.

5:12

Attempt missed. Billy Vidler (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

4:51

Attempt saved. Max Wright (East Stirling) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top left corner.

3:09

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

2:28

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Gordon Finlayson.

2:11

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Archie MacPhee.

1:41

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Mark Nicolson.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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