Peterhead 2-0 East Stirlingshire

Peterhead boosted their play-off hopes with victory over East Stirlingshire.

The Blue Toon took the lead after just six minutes when Martin Bavidge fired in a right-footed shot from 12 yards after latching onto a Steven Noble pass.

Shire tried to rally but saw David Greenhill's left-footed strike cleared by Scott McLaughlin.

Midfielder Greenhill then drilled a 12-yard shot wide of Graeme Smith's left-hand post.

But the home side kept on pushing for a second and substitute Robert Winters saw his left-footed volley blocked by Raymond Buchanan just after the break.

The points were sealed in the 73rd minute when David Cox curled a 20-yard shot into the top-left corner of Grant Hay's goal.

Peterhead: Graeme Smith, McCann (Sharp 64), Strachan, Ross Smith, Redman, Cowie, Cox, McLaughlin, Noble, McAllister (Winters 22), Bavidge (Maguire 76). Subs Not Used: Jarvie.

Goals: Bavidge 6, Cox 73.

East Stirlingshire: Hay, Jackson, Holt, Buchanan, Maxwell, Greenhill (Conor Kelly 86), Stirling, McKernon, Begg, Turner (Glasgow 82), Herd (Quinn 83). Subs Not Used: Gordon, Zufle.

Att: 446

Ref: Euan Anderson (Scotland).

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