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/…
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 email@example.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.
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!
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
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
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
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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
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
|Civil Service Strollers||2||2|
|Gala Fairydean Rovers||2||2|
|Hawick Royal Albert||2||2|
|University of Stirling||2||2|
|Vale of Leithen||2||2|
The following table shows our playing record against each club.
|Civil Service Strollers||2||0||2||0||5||5|
|Dumbarton||4||3||0||1||10||3||Note: 1 game lost on penalties after drawn game at 90 minutes|
|Falkirk||2||1||0||1||1||7||Note: 1 game won on penalties after drawn game at 90 minutes|
|Gala Fairydean Rovers||2||1||1||0||3||0|
|Hawick Royal Albert||2||1||1||0||4||2|
|Livingston||4||2||0||2||6||6||Note: Lost 1 game after extra time|
|University of Stirling||2||2||0||0||8||3|
|Vale of Leithen||2||1||1||0||4||3|
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.
|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|
|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|
|2008/09||25||13||1||11||40||44||Note: Lost 1 game after extra time|
|2015/16||22||7||1||14||23||44||Note: 1 win and 1 defeat in penalty shoot-out after drawn games at 90 minutes|
As the league season comes to an end and with the ‘Shire now on a club record 18 competitive and 19 league games unbeaten we are please to announce that John Sludden & Martin Mooney have agreed to contract extensions to lead us into season 2018/19,
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
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.