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E Stirlingshire 3-6 St Mirren

Billy Mehmet celebrates against Shire
Mehmet grabbed the first five goals for St Mirren at Ochilview

Billy Mehmet struck five goals as St Mirren fended off a fightback from East Stirlingshire to move into the Co-operative Insurance Cup second round.

Mehmet scored one from close range for the SPL side, one from a chip and a third from a header within 17 minutes.

But Stephen McGuire fired a reply before Andy Rodgers curled in another and then equalised from close range.

Mehmet fired another just prior to the break and rolled in his fifth before Stephen O'Donnell slipped in the sixth.

East Stirlingshire: Sorley, Hay, Forrest, Tully (Dunn 74), King, Weaver, Donaldson (Johnstone 82), Stevenson, McGuire, Richardson (McKenzie 80), Rodgers.
Subs Not Used: Spence, Elliott.

Booked: King.

Goals: McGuire 23, Rodgers 27, 36.

St Mirren: Gallacher, Ross, Camara, Brady, Mair, Potter, Dorman (Brighton 82), Thomson, Mehmet, Higdon (Dargo 74), Robb (O'Donnell 60).
Subs Not Used: McGinn, Howard.

Booked: Brady.

Goals: Mehmet 6, 13, 17, 44, 67, O'Donnell 73.

Att: 1,024

Ref: S O'Reilly

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