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Stirling v Shire match reaction

Stirling v Shire match reaction

Stirling Albion manager Greig McDonald praised his players for keeping up the pace for the full 90 minutes as we racked up a club record league win by beating East Stirlingshire 9-1 at Forthbank on Saturday.

It was 3-0 at the interval, by which time Shire had lost Steven Jackson to a red card, and we scored six times in the second half – with Jordan White grabbing four of the nine goals.

McDonald said: “It’s nice to make a bit of history. The sending off was the key point in the game but credit to the players for taking advantage because it’s not always easy. I thought some of our football was excellent. People will make a lot of the scoreline but I was just pleased with the attitude of my players – they were raging at losing a goal and that shows the progress we have made.

“The second half can become a non-event when you are comfortably ahead but the players kept going and we scored some quality goals. The squad have done magnificently well to win five games and draw three in the space of a month – they certainly gave the supporters something to cheer about on Saturday.”

Shire boss John Coughlin said: “It’s my blackest day in football and the result will haunt us for the rest of our days as a football club. We had several players out but a lot of it was self-inflicted and everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. We didn’t compete and some of the defending was horrific.”