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Calling all Shire Fans – Crowdfunding for East Stirlingshire FC

Calling all Shire fans worldwide to ask for your support. We have launched a crowdfunding page and would ask you to share the link as far and wide as possible asking people to donate to our cause to see the Shire achievement promotion next season. https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/east-stirlingshire-fc/…

We are calling all football fans worldwide to help support our famous wee club, and enable us to regain our place in the SPFL. Our heart and vision is to once again be able to purchase our own stadium and become a community club serving our local community.

Club Sponsorship Opportunities

The planning for next season is now underway for our move to Falkirk Stadium. Following on from the recent announcement that our Manager and Assistant Manager have agreed a new contract for season 2018/19 East Stirlingshire are aiming to ensure that our management team are given the best opportunity to succeed and ask our fans to help identify potential sponsors for next season.

So if you have any local business contacts who would be willing to take out a programme advertisement, sponsor an advertising board, football strip, shorts or warm up kits, please pass on their contact details to Bill Sharp at esfccommercial@gmail.com, by facebook PM or text on 07894452204.

Let’s make a big push now to arrange sponsorships and get the biggest budget for our management team to take us forward into our new era at Falkirk Stadium.

SHIRE RACE NIGHT!

The club are delighted to announce that the East Stirlingshire committee have organised a Shire Race Night to raise funds for East Stirlingshire FC. The evening event will take place on Friday, 25th May, 2018 at the Ochilview Bar, Stenhousemuir and will be under starter’s orders at 7.30pm.

Tickets for the Race Night, which have been priced at £5 and include a disco and buffet, are available from any member of the organising committee or on the night. In order to make the evening as successful as possible the committee are looking for race sponsors (put up a bottle of spirits) and horses sponsors (£3 per horse). The feel good factor is back at the Shire. Let’s push for a large turnout and make this a huge success! COME ON SHIRE!

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Farewell to Ochilview Park – Part 4

During our 10 year stay at Ochilview the top 5 player appearances in the 210 games were:

1) Del Ure 87

2) Michael Bolochoweckyj 73

= Andy Rodgers 73

4) Connor Greene 67

5) Graeme MacGregor 63

 

Our 5 top scorers were:

1) Andy Rodgers 48

2) Paul Sludden 16

3) David Grant 15

= David McKenna 15

5) Kevin Turner 14

 

Finally we scored 8 hattricks at Ochilview. These were:

  • Simon Lynch – 3 goals: 06/03/2010 v Forfar Athletic 3rd Division
  • Kevin Cawley – 3 goals: 30/10/2010 v Forres Mechanics Scottish Cup 2nd Rd Replay
  • David Grant – 3 goals: 1/10/16 v Gretna 2008 Lowland League
  • Andy Rodgers – 5 goals: 12/11/16 v Newton Stewart – South Region Challenge Cup 3rd Rd
  • David Grant – 4 goals: 19/11/16 v Preston Athletic Lowland League
  • Paul Sudden – 3 goals: 26/11/16 v Selkirk Lowland League
  • Andy Rodgers – 3 goals: 10/12/16 v Civil Service Strollers
  • Paul Sludden – 4 goals: 16/9/17 v Nithsdale Wanderers – South Region Challenge Cup 1st Rd

 

East Stirlingshire Ochilview Park Records

Results

Highest Win: 9-0 12/11/16 v Newton Stewart – South Region Challenge Cup 3rd Round

Highest Draw: 3-3 12/10/16 v Civil Service Strollers – Lowland League

Highest Defeat: 1-7 26/7/14 v Falkirk – Challenge Cup 1st Round North-East

Highest Aggregate Score: 3-6 2/8/09 v St. Mirren – Scottish League Cup 1st Round; 9-0 12/11/16 v Newton Stewart – South Region Challenge Cup 3rd Round

Sequences

Number of Wins in a Row 7 27/9/08 to 6/12/08

Number of Games without Defeat 10 19/11/17 to 7/4/18

Number of Draws in a Row 3 19/12/12 to 2/1/13

Number of Games without a Win 15 (includes 1 loss on pens) 23/1/16 to 6/8/16; 8 23/1/16 to 9/4/16

Number of Defeats in a Row 7 (includes 1 loss on pens) 9/4/16 to 2/8/16; 6 23/1/16 to 19/3/16

Farewell to Ochilview Park – Part 3

The final 3 tables are our average crowds season by season at Ochilview Park and also the 10 highest and lowest crowds. One point to note is there was 32 games where our crowd was over 500. Currently there are still 18 games of the 210 where the official crowd still is to be established and once these have been identified then these tables will be amended, if necessary. The missing crowds are 1 from 2014/15, 2 from 2015/16, 13 from 2016/17 and 2 from 2017/18.

Season Crowd Average
2008/09 551
2009/10 442
2010/11 341
2011/12 334
2012/13 586
2013/14 392
2014/15 375
2015/16 368
2016/17 464
2017/18 151
Overall Average 400
Date Competition Opponents Crowd F A
17-Nov-2012 3rd Division Rangers (2) 2854 2 6
23-Apr-2013 3rd Division Rangers (2) 2805 2 4
22-Jul-2016 League Cup Group F Rangers (2) 2246 0 3
11-Jan-2009 Scottish Cup 4th Round Dundee United 2153 0 4
14-May-2016 3rd Division Play-Off Final 2nd Leg Edinburgh City 1286 0 1
20-Feb-2010 3rd Division Livingston 1062 0 2
3-Aug-2013 League Cup 1st Round Dunfermline Athletic 1043 0 2
2-Aug-2009 League Cup 1st Round St. Mirren 1024 3 6
2-Nov-2014 Scottish Cup 2nd Round Dunfermline Athletic 991 1 4
26-Jul-2014 Challenge Cup 1st Round North-East Falkirk 933 1 7
Date Competition Opponents Crowd F A
16-Sep-2017 South Region Challenge Cup 1st Round Nithsdale Wanderers 109 7 0
20-Aug-2017 Scottish Lowland Football League Civil Service Strollers 113 2 2
19-Nov-2017 Scottish Lowland Football League Edusport Academy 113 2 1
17-Mar-2018 Scottish Lowland Football League Vale of Leithen 114 2 1
3-Oct-2017 Scottish Lowland Football League Edinburgh University 120 0 1
6-Aug-2016 Scottish Lowland Football League Vale of Leithen 123 2 2
21-Sep-2016 Scottish Lowland Football League University of Stirling 126 4 1
27-Jan-2018 Scottish Lowland Football League Dalbeattie Star 133 4 1
30-Jul-2016 League Cup Group F Annan Athletic 134 0 2
7-Jan-2018 Scottish Lowland Football League University of Stirling 142 4 2
28-Oct-2017 Scottish Lowland Football League Gretna 2008 144 0 1

Farewell to Ochilview Park – Part 2

This next table shows the number of games we played at Ochilview against each club.

Key to the abbreviations:

3rdD/L2 = Scottish League 3rd Division/League Two

2ndDPO = Scottish 2nd Division Play-Off

L2PO = Scottish League Two Play-Off

LL = Lowland League

SC = Scottish Cup

SLC = Scottish League Cup

SCC = Scottish Challenge Cup

SRCC = South Region Challenge Cup

StC = Stirlingshire Cup

3rdD/L2 2ndDPO L2PO LL SC SLC SCC SRCC StC TOTAL
Airdrie United 1 1
Albion Rovers 10 10
Alloa Athletic 2 1 3
Annan Athletic 16 1 1 18
Arbroath 6 6
Ayr United 2 3 5
Berwick  Rangers 16 16
BSC Glasgow 2 2
Buckie Thistle 2 2
Civil Service Strollers 2 2
Clyde 12 12
Cowdenbeath 2 1 1 4
Cumbernauld Colts 2 2
Dalbeattie Star 2 2
Dumbarton 2 2 4
Dundee United 1 1
Dunfermline Athletic 1 1 2
East Fife 4 4
East Kilbride 2 2
Edinburgh City 1 1
Edinburgh University 2 2
Edusport Academy 1 1
Elgin City 16 16
Falkirk 1 1 2
Forfar Athletic 4 1 5
Forres Mechanics 1 1
Gala Fairydean Rovers 2 2
Greenock Morton 1 1 2
Gretna 2008 2 2
Hawick Royal Albert 2 2
Livingston 2 1 1 4
Montrose 16 1 17
Newton Stewart 1 1
Nithsdale Wanderers 1 1
Peterhead 6 6
Preston Athletic 1 1 2
Queen’s Park 14 14
Raith Rovers 1 1
Rangers (2) 2 1 3
Selkirk 2 2
St. Mirren 1 1
Stenhousemuir 2 1 3
Stirling Albion 6 6
Stranraer 6 6
The Spartans 2 2
Threave Rovers 1 1
University of Stirling 2 2
Vale of Leithen 2 2
Whitehill Welfare 2 2
TOTAL 144 2 1 30 10 9 9 2 3 210

The following table shows our playing record against each club.

Played Won Draw Lost F A
Airdrie United 1 1 0 0 3 0
Albion Rovers 10 3 2 5 11 18
Alloa Athletic 3 0 0 3 2 6
Annan Athletic 18 6 3 9 22 31
Arbroath 6 1 0 5 6 18
Ayr United 5 2 0 3 6 14
Berwick  Rangers 16 6 3 7 11 25
BSC Glasgow 2 1 0 1 3 3
Buckie Thistle 2 1 1 0 2 1
Civil Service Strollers 2 0 2 0 5 5
Clyde 12 4 2 6 15 17
Cowdenbeath 4 0 0 4 3 10
Cumbernauld Colts 2 2 0 0 7 1
Dalbeattie Star 2 2 0 0 6 2
Dumbarton 4 3 0 1 10 3 Note: 1 game lost on penalties after drawn game at 90 minutes
Dundee United 1 0 0 1 0 4
Dunfermline Athletic 2 0 0 2 1 6
East Fife 4 2 1 1 5 4
East Kilbride 2 1 1 0 4 3
Edinburgh City 1 0 0 1 0 1
Edinburgh University 2 0 1 1 1 2
Edusport Academy 1 1 0 0 2 1
Elgin City 16 10 3 3 29 19
Falkirk 2 1 0 1 1 7 Note: 1 game won on penalties after drawn game at 90 minutes
Forfar Athletic 5 3 0 2 9 7
Forres Mechanics 1 1 0 0 4 0
Gala Fairydean Rovers 2 1 1 0 3 0
Greenock Morton 2 0 0 2 1 8
Gretna 2008 2 1 0 1 5 1
Hawick Royal Albert 2 1 1 0 4 2
Livingston 4 2 0 2 6 6 Note: Lost 1 game after extra time
Montrose 17 8 2 7 32 25
Newton Stewart 1 1 0 0 9 0
Nithsdale Wanderers 1 1 0 0 7 0
Peterhead 6 3 0 3 13 14
Preston Athletic 2 2 0 0 10 4
Queen’s Park 14 4 1 9 14 28
Raith Rovers 1 0 0 1 0 2
Rangers (2) 3 0 0 3 4 13
Selkirk 2 2 0 0 9 2
St. Mirren 1 0 0 1 3 6
Stenhousemuir 3 0 0 3 2 8
Stirling Albion 6 3 2 1 12 9
Stranraer 6 1 2 3 6 9
The Spartans 2 0 1 1 3 6
Threave Rovers 1 1 0 0 6 0
University of Stirling 2 2 0 0 8 3
Vale of Leithen 2 1 1 0 4 3
Whitehill Welfare 2 2 0 0 6 1
TOTAL 210 87 30 93 335 358

Farewell to Ochilview Park – Part 1

East Stirlingshire recently announced that after 10 years this would be our last season of ground sharing at Ochilview Park. The following is a statistical re-cap of the 210 games we played there.

It all started on 27th July, 2008 against Ayr United in the Challenge Cup 1st Round South-West tie when 760 fans witnessed the ‘Shire win 2-1 with Andy Rodgers getting the winning goal in the 89th minute. Of interest is that Andy had also scored in our last ever game at Firs Park at the end of the previous season and would score in our last game at Ochilview Park on 7th April, 2018.

The 1st two tables are summary of our results and also summary per season.

Played Won Draw Lost F A
Scottish 3rd Division/League Two 144 57 21 66 201 247
Scottish 2nd Division Play-Off 2 0 0 2 1 3
Scottish 3rd Division Play-Off 1 0 0 1 0 1
Lowland League 30 18 8 4 76 37
Total League 177 75 29 73 278 288
Scottish Cup 10 5 1 4 20 16
Scottish League Cup 9 0 0 9 6 29 Note: 1 game lost aet
Scottish Challenge Cup 9 3 0 6 13 25
South Region Challenge Cup 2 2 0 0 16 0
Stirlingshire Cup 3 2 0 1 2 0 Note: 1 win and 1 defeat in penalty shoot-out after drawn games at 90 minutes
Total Cups 33 12 1 20 57 70
Overall Total 210 87 30 93 335 358
Season Played Won Draw Lost F A
2008/09 25 13 1 11 40 44 Note: Lost 1 game after extra time
2009/10 20 12 2 6 35 26
2010/11 21 8 3 10 24 29
2011/12 20 5 5 10 25 37
2012/13 22 7 3 12 36 48
2013/14 21 7 6 8 32 32
2014/15 22 8 1 13 26 46
2015/16 22 7 1 14 23 44 Note: 1 win and 1 defeat in penalty shoot-out after drawn games at 90 minutes
2016/17 20 12 3 5 58 28
2017/18 17 8 5 4 36 24
TOTAL 210 87 30 93 335 358

East Stirlingshire End of Season Awards Night

East Stirlingshire FC would like to thank Andy Caulfield and his team for excellent service as the Oxgang hosted our End of Season Awards and Dance last night. Fantastic night made better by the staff and food. Great job well done.

The awards on the night were:

Shire supporters player of the season Connor Greene

Shire Linda Stewart award Andy Rodgers

Shire goal of the season winner Paul Sludden (the award was accepted on his behalf). The winning goal was Paul’s wonder strike at East Kilbride on 23/9/17 to put the ‘Shire 3 goals up in our 5-0 win. The runners up goal was Andy Rodgers 2nd against Dalbeattie Star at Ochilview Park on 27/1/18. The 3rd place goal voted by the fans was another from Paul, this one was his goal away to Selkirk on 4/11/17.

Shire players young player of the year Adam Murray

Shire players player of the year Jamie McCormack

Shire lifetime achievement award Irvine & Morris Lapsley

Shire supporter of the season Gregor MacIntosh

 

 

April 100 Club Draw

Massive thanks goes to our assistant manager Martin Mooney for helping club Chaplin and director Bill Sharp with last nights 100 club April cash draw which saw long time Shire fan Les Mitchell pick up the £150 top prize.

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