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Shire start as they mean to continue and cruise to victory

A word of warning to East Stirlingshire’s opponents – be on guard straight from kick-off.

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John Sludden.

East Stirlingshire squad is pushed to the limit by injury and suspension

John Sludden is preparing to test the depth of his East Stirlingshire squad over the next few weeks as suspension and unavailability alter his selection choices.

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Guardiola on Gladstone Road? Not quite - but Man City visit Stenny

Manchester City were in town to play the Forth Valley football academy teams at ochilview following the winter break.

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David Grant's goal gave Shire another win to celebrate

Edinburgh Uni 0 East Stirlingshire 1: Shire close gap at top

There have been times this season when East Stirlingshire could have played without a defence and still have won but Saturday’s game against Edinburgh University was not one of those days.

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Martin Mooney

East Stirlingshire vow revenge on Edinburgh Uni

East Stirlingshire are promising to be better prepared for Saturday’s Lowland League re-match against Edinburgh University after the students dealt Shire’s title challenge a blow by claiming a 1-1 draw in their first meeting of the season a fortnight ago.

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David Grant put shire ahead

Stirling Uni 0 East Stirlingshire 2: Goal glut on the wane?

East Stirlingshire’s great goal rush could be coming to an end according to the player who has mined its richest seam.

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Celebrations for Shire after David Grant's opener against Stirling University

Stirling Uni 0 East Stirlingshire 2: Grant double stretches Shire run

East Stirlingshire’s great goal rush could be coming to an end according to the player who has mined its richest seam.

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Shire struggled to find a way past the Edinburgh University defence (pic by Alan Murray)

East Stirlingshire 1 Edinburgh Uni 1: Shire set record but drop vital points

East Stirlingshire set a new Lowland League scoring record and stretched their unbeaten run to nine games but it wasn’t everything that coach John Sludden had been hoping for.

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Steven Brisbane left SHire for Clyde but found himself on the football scrapheap for the second half of 2016. Pic by Alan Rennie

BSC Glasgow 0 East Stirlingshire 6: Brisbane Oz-some in win

Steven Brisbane might have remained another in a line of talented footballers no longer in the game if it hadn’t been for a text message from one of his old youth team pals.

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Shire would be pleased to see out the year in style

Like many, East Stirlingshire will not be sorry to see the back of 2016 but will seek to use its final chapter to point the way to a brighter future.

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East Stirlingshire boss John Sludden has celebrated Christmas with three contract deals for his sharp shooting strikers. Pic by Alan Murray.

Shire seal deal for 50-goal strikers

John Sludden got a great Christmas present this week when East Stirlingshire’s three-pronged, 50-goal strike force all agreed new deals.

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Shire added another four goals to their season's tally at Vale of Leithen

Vale of Leithen 2 East Stirlingshire 4: Hard work pays off for Shire

East Stirlingshire boss John Sludden admitted he told his players to forget about fancy football before their 4-2 win at Vale of Leithen.

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Shire boss John Sludden (pic: Alan Murray)

Shire boss Sludden signs new one year deal

East Stirlingshire head coach John Sludden has agreed a one-year contract extension that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2017/18 season.

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A second half slump brought Shire back down to earth after Andy Rodgers's hat-trick

Shire 3 CS Strollers 3: Rodgers’ record hat-trick little consolation for dropped points

His son may have got himself another match ball as an early Christmas present but that was the furthest thing from Andy Rodgers’ mind at Ochilview on Saturday.

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John Sludden. Pic by Alan Rennie

Play it again Shire: boss seeks another goal salvo

John Sludden will demand the same high standards from his East Stirlingshire players that have brought 30 goals in their last four matches as they prepare to face Civil Service Strollers at Ochilview on Saturday.

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Shire had 10 goals to celebrate as they set a new Lowland League record at Gala

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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