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Top to bottom, Shire will still prepare for game properly

East Stirlingshire will prepare for Sunday’s visit of Lowland League bottom dogs Hawick Royal Albert exactly as if they were welcoming reigning champions and current leaders East Kilbride.

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Andy Rodgers tries to catch matchwinner Connor Greene. Picture Alan Murray.

East Stirlingshire 4 Selkirk 2: Great form continues

East Stirlingshire showed remarkable recovery powers to snatch a dramatic victory over Selkirk on Saturday and continue their incredible recent form.

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System change after Kelbie quit sparked Shire title charge

Turning a negative into a positive may have boosted East Stirlingshire’s hopes of lifting the Lowland League crown.

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Andy Rodgers fires home East Stirlingshire's opener against Cumbernauld Colts (pic by Craig Halkett)

Shire 3 Cumbernauld 0: Sludden's men end year with fine win

A brace from Andy Rodgers and a goal from Connor Greene saw East Stirlingshire to an impressive 3-0 victory over Cumbernauld Colts, and moved four points ahead of their visitors in the process.

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East Stirlingshire boss John Sludden. Pic Alan Murray

Sludden warns EK won’t be OK after previous Shire reversal

It goes without saying that East Stirlingshire coach John Sludden is not expecting a repeat of the result the last time his men faced Lowland League champions East Kilbride when the teams meet again at Ochilview this Saturday.

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Kris Faulds. Picture Alan Murray

Faulds back in the fold for Shire friendly fixture

If there is a roadmap to help East Stirlingshire reach the leading pack in the Lowland League title race coach John Sludden won’t be consulting it any time soon.

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East Stirlingshire boss John Sludden has added to his defensive options with Michael  Bolochoweckyj

Shire boss Sludden delighted to sign familiar face

East Stirlingshire finally added to their depleted squad this week by signing central defender Michael Bolochoweckyj for the THIRD time.

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Paul Sludden hit a brace against Selkirk last week.

More of the same please, East Stirlingshire

Ironing out the maddening inconsistencies is likely to be a top priority for East Stirlingshire boss John Sludden as they take on Lowland League leaders BSC Glasgow in Alloa this weekend.

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Andy Rodgers should make a return

Rodgers return is welcome news for Sludden’s struggling side

East Stirlingshire could welcome back two vital members of their squad for Saturday’s Lowland League visit to Selkirk.

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Cup win could boost hopes for Shire in league

John Sludden will keep looking to add to his East Stirlingshire squad ahead of this weekend’s return to Lowland League action against Gretna 2008 at Ochilview on Saturday.

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Shires efforts to recover from a nightmare start at Formartine were in vain.

Cup hopes blown away as early Formartine blitz sweeps Shire aside

Football matches are supposed to last 90 minutes but East Stirlingshire’s Scottish Cup second round game at Highland League Formartine United on Saturday was over after barely quarter of an hour.

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Shire boss John Sludden

University clip the wings of high-flying Shire at Ochilview

From hitting the highs East Stirlingshire plunged to the depths after Tuesday’s 1-0 Lowland League defeat at the hands of Edinburgh University at Ochilview.

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Shire boss John Sludden

No Sludden complacency as Shire head to Hawick

Take nothing for granted is the message being delivered to East Stirlingshire players ahead of Saturday’s trip to Lowland League bottom side Hawick Royal Albert.

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Shire boss seeks professional attitude to match club schedule

No-one’s ever likely to think of East Stirlingshire as ‘living the dream ‘ but John Sludden’s Lowland League squad certainly have a fixture schedule that has a Premier League feel to it.

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Paul Sludden (centre) scored at the weekend. Picture Michael Gillen.

Weekend friendly in focus for Shire boss Sludden

There will be no rest this week for East Stirlingshire players despite the fact that the team has no game. Shire’s planned Lowland League encounter with Spartans, set for Ochilview on Saturday, is a casualty of the SPFL decision last week to expel Albion Rovers from the IRN-BRU Cup.

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Shire striker Andy Rodgers

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.
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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