Friendly results: Shire and Camelon play out six goal thriller

Supporters returned to Camelon’s Carmuirs Park for the first time in over a year on Tuesday night and were treated to a six goal pre-season thriller.

By Martyn Simpson
Wednesday, 30th June 2021, 10:49 am
Shire player/manager Derek Ure scored in their 3-3 draw with Camelon
Shire player/manager Derek Ure scored in their 3-3 draw with Camelon

East Stirlingshire made the short trip as the two local sides continued preparations for their coming seasons.

The hosts took a three goal lead in to half time as Michael Gould, Lewis McArthur and Euan Baird gave them a commanding advantage.

However, Connor Greene pulled one back for the visitors after the break and Dean Watson reduced the defecit to just a single goal shortly after.

Shire once again took the chance to cast an eye over a number of trialists with four named in the starting XI and one on the bench.

However, it was the most familiar name of all who netted the equaliser as player/manager Derek Ure brought himself on from the bench and was able to score a late goal to cap off a thrilling warm-up encounter.

Elsewhere, it was a another good week of pre-season for Stephen Swift’s Stenhousemuir who took on West of Scotland side Benburd and won 2-1 with goals from a Ross Forbes and a trialist.

Stenny then hosted League 1 side Alloa Athletic at Ochilview on Tuesday night and the Warriors recorded another 2-1 victory in a game played behind closed doors.

Bo’ness United were due to face Penicuick Athletic and Musselburgh Athletic last week but both games were unfortunately called off.

Other results saw Dunipace lose 2-0 to Dundee North End on Saturday, Syngenta draw 1-1 with Tranent Juniors and Bo’ness Athletic lose 3-2 to Stirling University’s Lowland League side.