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Craig Scott challenges Aaron Sinclair unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steven McNalley restarts play with the free kick.
Fraser Team gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Montrose 0-2 East Stirling.
Craig Scott on for Scott Johnston.
The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Dougie Cameron.
Corner taken by Ross McCord, clearance by Scott Johnston.
Scott Johnston is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Corner taken by Paul Hay, Foul by Scott Johnston on Ramiro Gonzalez, free kick awarded. Ramiro Gonzalez takes the direct free kick.
Kevin Cawley leaves the field to be replaced by Fraser Team.
Connor Thompson has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
Unfair challenge on Scott Johnston by Aaron Sinclair results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Hay.
Paul Hay receives a yellow card. John Neil concedes a free kick for a foul on Connor Thompson. Dougie Cameron takes the free kick.
Stephen Maguire is brought on as a substitute for Ryan Kennedy.
Martin Boyle takes a shot. Save by Michael Andrews.
Daryl Nicol is brought on as a substitute for Christopher Hegarty.
Kevin Cawley has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.
The offside flag is raised against Scott Johnston. Direct free kick taken by Christopher Hegarty.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Dunn by Steven McNalley. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Kennedy.
Corner taken right-footed by Ross McCord, The ball is swung over by Steven McNalley.
Connor Thompson comes on in place of Paul Tosh.
Scott Johnston takes a shot. Save made by Ramiro Gonzalez.
John Neil produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.
The referee books Charlie Grant for unsporting behaviour. Aaron Sinclair fouled by Charlie Grant, the ref awards a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Ross McCord.
Dougie Cameron takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Paul Hay.
The referee blows for offside against Paul Tosh. Direct free kick taken by Michael Andrews.
The referee shows John Crawford a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Johnston by John Crawford. Direct free kick taken by David Dunn.
John Neil finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Montrose 0-1 East Stirling.Corner taken left-footed by David Dunn to the near post, assist by David Dunn.
Foul by Paul Tosh on David Dunn, free kick awarded. David Dunn takes the free kick, Charlie Grant takes a shot. Ramiro Gonzalez makes a save.
Foul by Sean Crighton on Kevin Cawley, free kick awarded. David Dunn takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Martin Boyle on Ryan Kennedy, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Michael Andrews.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Derek Ure by Terry Masson. Free kick taken by Michael Andrews.
Corner taken by Dougie Cameron from the right by-line, clearance by Charlie Grant.
Inswinging corner taken by Dougie Cameron from the right by-line, Ryan Kennedy manages to make a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken by Dougie Cameron, John Crawford takes a shot. Michael Andrews makes a brilliant save.
Corner taken short by Dougie Cameron, clearance by Ryan Kennedy.
Foul by Ross McCord on David Dunn, free kick awarded. David Dunn crosses the ball in from the free kick, Steven McNalley makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Sinclair by Stuart Beveridge. Cross/shot by John Crawford, Corner from the left by-line taken by John Crawford, clearance made by Michael Andrews. Save by Michael Andrews.
John Crawford takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Ryan Kennedy.
Stuart Beveridge challenges Paul Tosh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dougie Cameron produces a cross, Ross McCord takes a shot. Save by Michael Andrews.
Foul by Steven McNalley on Charlie Grant, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Paul Hay, Steven McNalley manages to make a clearance.
The referee penalises Charlie Grant for handball. Free kick taken by Sean Crighton.
Gordon Pope leaves the field to be replaced by Terry Masson. Dougie Cameron takes the inswinging corner, Craig Tully makes a clearance.
Dougie Cameron takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Ryan Kennedy.
Foul by Craig Tully on John Crawford, free kick awarded. John Crawford takes the free kick.
Ross McCord challenges John Neil unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike comes in from David Dunn from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Christopher Hegarty on Scott Johnston. Kevin Cawley takes the free kick.
Martin Boyle takes the inswinging corner, save made by Michael Andrews.
Effort on goal by Martin Boyle from 20 yards. Save by Michael Andrews.
Farningham gears up for new challenge
Ray Farningham will take charge of his first game as Montrose interim boss when East Stirling are in town.
Farningham takes the reins following the resignation of player-manager Steven Tweed due to work commitments.
He has had to discount Tweed from the playing squad, along with his central defensive partner Alan Campbell, who is suspended.
Hugh Davidson and Nicky Smith will also miss out through injury.
Farningham said: "I have agreed to take the side for the next 10 games and I will give it my best shot starting against East Stirling.
"They are a good set of players at this club but we have carried no luck at all with injuries this season and that has affected results."
East Stirling are boosted by having striker Stephen Maguire back in ranks for the trip.
Youngster Craig Scott keeps his place in the squad after a goalscoring debut at the weekend.
Shire head coach Jim McInally is hoping defenders Craig Tully, Dean Richardson and Darren Kelly can all be included despite carrying knocks, although Paul Weaver is suspended.
The Shire have lost 10 of their last 11 games, but they will be no throwing in the towel according to assistant manager David Nicholls.
He said: "We will take heart from our first half performance against Arbroath at the weekend when we were the better team and were unlucky to go in level."
Slick Shire halt losing streak
East Stirling ended an 11-game winless run with a convincing 2-0 victory over Montrose at Links Park.
Goals from John Neil and Fraser Team at the end of each half wrapped up the points for the visitors.
The Shire opened the scoring in the 44th minute following a good passage of play which eventually saw Montrose keeper Ramiro Gonzalez tip Charlie Grant's fierce effort round the post only to be beaten by Neil's close-range header from the resulting corner.
The second half saw both sides limited to a number of long-range efforts until Team doubled the advantage with a low drive from the edge of the 18-yard box in the second minute of stoppage time.
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