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Gala 1 Shire 10: Shire go goal crazy with record win

Liam Allison says his fellow East Stirlingshire defenders are more than happy to listen to the strikers dressing room chat about how many hat-tricks they’ve scored.

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Shire celebrate Paul Sludden's opener against Selkirk

Shire 5 Selkirk 0: Shire hit half-century of league goals

Paul Sludden became the third Shire striker in three games to grab a hat-trick of goals but claimed it was co-operation and not competition among the front men that has made them the Lowland League’s top scoring team.

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Martin Mooney, Shire assistant. Pic by Alan Murray

No repeat of Selkirk debacle for Shire assistant Mooney

The only motivation East Stirlingshire will need ahead of their Lowland League clash against Selkirk at Ochilview on Saturday will be a reminder of the last meeting of the teams.

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Shire 6 Preston 2: Goals galore yet again

Scoring four goals in a game for David Grant was no big deal. The East Stirlingshire striker was naturally pleased to have broken a four game personal goal drought in the team’s important Lowland League victory over Preston Athletic.

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John Sludden will be without captain Derek Ure. Pic by Alan Rennie

Ure missing out on Preston meeting

East Stirlingshire have been dealt a blow ahead of Saturday’s Lowland League game against Preston Athletic after skipper Derek Ure was ruled out of the Ochilview clash through suspension.

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East Stirlingshire had nine goals to celebrate

East Stirlingshire 9 Newton Stewart 0: Rodgers hits five in cup romp

Andy Rodgers has had some high points in his football career but Saturday at Ochilview was what he described as a “perfect day”.

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Andy Rodgers got Shire's opener from the penalty spot

East Stirlingshire 2 Dalbeattie Star 1: Injury-time winner for Shire

There have been times this season when East Stirlingshire keeper Jamie Barclay’s been the loneliest man on the pitch so little has he had to do.

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Shire lost out to Annan last week

Anger management is key to Shire’s return to league

East Stirlingshire players are being told to channel the frustration they felt at the manner of their Scottish Cup exit last week into closing the gap on Lowland League leaders East Kilbride.

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Shire boss John Sludden

Shire 1 Annan Athletic 2: Shire gutted at cup exit

“Gutted” was Shire defender Liam Allison’s simple response to how he felt about his team’s last-gasp Scottish Cup defeat at the hands of Annan Athletic at Ochilview. But that wasn’t the half of it.

John Sludden hopes for a repeat performance but better result

Shire ready for second crack at Annan

As well as they played last weekend East Stirlingshire boss John Sludden knows his team will probably have to raise their game again on Saturday if they want to beat Annan Athletic and reach the third round of the Scottish Cup.

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Connor Greene repelled Annan's aerial threat. Pic by Alan Murray

Annan Athletic 0 Shire 0: Replay date set

If Connor Greene was feeling a little sore from heading the ball during East Stirlingshire’s Scottish Cup draw at Annan Athletic then it would hardly be surprising.

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Shire had another win and clean sheet to celebrate

Mid Annandale 0 East Stirlingshire 3: Shire safely over cup hurdle

He wasn’t trying to be greedy but East Stirlingshire striker David Grant admitted both he and his team mates could have filled their boots at Mid Annandale if they hadn’t been trying so hard to score the perfect goal.

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Kris Faulds nets East Stirlingshire's opener against BSC Glasgow (pic by Craig Halkett)

East Stirlingshire 3 BSC Glasgow 0: Shire up to third

He’s willing to admit he’s happy to play anywhere in the team, but Graeme MacGregor appeared to be everywhere on the pitch on Saturday as East Stirlingshire recorded a fifth successive home Lowland League win, against BSC Glasgow at Ochilview.

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‘Encore une fois’ for East Stirlingshire league clash

John Sludden will ask his East Stirlingshire players for, “same again, please”, when they face BSC Glasgow in their latest Lowland League clash at Ochilview on Saturday.

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Drew Ramsay gets the better of a Gretna opponent

East Stirlingshire 5 Gretna 2008 0: Five-star show by Shire

Shire kid Simon White is growing up fast in a man’s world.

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East Stirlingshire welcome Gretna to Ochilview.

Shire look to Glasgow ahead of Gretna visit

John Sludden is facing an anxious wait to find out if winger Jamie Glasgow will be fit to play in East Stirlingshire’s weekend Lowland League fixture against Gretna 2008 at Ochilview.

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Shire saw off the students at Ochilview. Pic by Craig Halkett

East Stirlingshire 4 Stirling Uni 1: Back to winning ways

Andy Rodgers reckons if East Stirlingshire can keep the back door shut their strike force will be too hot for the Lowland League to live with.

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Paul John Sludden

PJ feels brunt of parent rant after red card

Paul Sludden did not escape the wrath of his dad for a weekend red card which again limits East Stirlingshire’s selection options for Saturday’s Lowland League trip to bottom side Selkirk.

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Defeat hasn’t Kil’d off early Shire optimism

Andy Rodgers is backing his East Stirlingshire team mates to bounce back from last weekend’s setback against Lowland League leaders East Kilbride when they face Cumbernauld Colts at Ochilview on Saturday.

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John Sludden

East Kilbride 1 East Stirlingshire 0: Disappointment, but no worries for Shire

It was billed as the Lowland League’s big showdown but John Sludden’s East Stirlingshire side never really showed up.

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