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Shire striker Rodgers: Don’t write us off yet

It may not be the start that East Stirlingshire fans had been hoping for but striker Andy Rodgers says no-one should write them off yet.

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Shire were held by Gala Fairydean at Ochilview

East Stirlingshire 0 Gala 0: another struggle for Shire

East Stirlingshire's second Lowland League campaign continuesd to be a struggle after they were held goalless by Gala Fairydean Rovers.
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Shire boss John Sludden has a lot to mull over. Picture Alan Murray.

Shire need wins, and quickly says boss

John Sludden accepts his East Stirlingshire side could end up with a lower points tally this season without it harming their chances of claiming the Lowland League title.

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There was no way through for Shire against BSC Glasgow

East Stirlingshire 0 BSC Glasgow 3: Shire blown away in opener

There has been plenty of talk of a Lowland League arms race over the summer and here was the evidence for all to see.
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Shire boss John Sludden

East Stirlingshire take on Cove Rangers in final pre-season test

East Stirlingshire will face their fourth, and final, pre-season warm-up game on Saturday with coach John Sludden convinced his side will be in good shape when the Lowland League action gets underway.

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Kevin Kelbie is Ochilview-bound. Picture Michael Gillen

Sludden signs up ex-Camelon star Kelbie

East Stirlingshire have made former Camelon Juniors striker, Kevin Kelbie, their first new signing for their 2017/18 Lowland League season.

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East Stirlingshrie hope to celebrate themselves on Saturday after seeing opponents EK win the league

Shire want to take shine off champions Kilby

It could have been a title decider and is now no more than a dead rubber, but East Stirlingshire coach John Sludden says the team’s final Lowland League game of the season against champions-elect East Kilbride is still one he wants to win.

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Shire boss John Sludden

Still work to be done in ‘dead rubbers’ for Shire

There will be no question of East Stirlingshire’s players ‘downing tools’ over what remains of their season if coach John Sludden has anything to do with it.

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East Stirlingshire's hopes of a cup final were ended by Cumbernauld Colts

Shire 2 Cumbernauld 3: Semi-final defeat for Shire

Defeat at the hands of Cumbernauld Colts in Friday’s SFA South Region Challenge Cup semi-final was just East Stirlingshire’s fifth loss to Lowland League opposition this season. But it fitted a pattern.

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John Sludden.

Shire refuse to throw in the towel on Lowland title

They may be running out of games if they are to mount a challenge to Lowland League leaders East Kilbride, but East Stirlingshire say there is still plenty to play for between now and the end of the season.

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East Stirlingshire edged past Tynecastle at the Falkirk Stadium

East Stirlingshire 3 Tynecastle 2: Shire through to semis

Maybe it’s something to do with being a teacher but Shire matchwinner Paul Sludden reckons victory over Tynecastle at the Falkirk Stadium on Saturday was all about learning lessons.

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IN PICTURES: Action from the weekend matches

There was a touching moment on Saturday for Falkirk’s Craig Sibbald as he made his mum’s birthday wish come true with a goal against Queen of the South.

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Andy Rogers celebrates after netting Shire's first goal

Cumbernauld Colts 3 Shire 3: Shire let it slip after comeback

It wasn’t so much the faulty way his East Stirlingshire team started the game that concerned coach John Sludden so much as the way they finished it.

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Shire won’t throw the towel in says Sludden

John Sludden never believed for a moment that his East Stirlingshire players would thrown in the towel on their season after January’s defeat against Spartans appeared to end their Lowland League title ambitions.

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East Stirlingshire have had over 100 goal celebrations this season

East Stirlingshire 3 Gala Fairydean 0: Shire hit 100-goal mark

For any senior football team in Scotland to score a hundred goals in a season these days is a rare feat.

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East Stirlingshire v Whitehill Welfare;  Pic by Alan Murray

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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