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    Paul Hartley after Ramsdens Cup Game 

    Sunday, July 29, 2012 2:55:02 AM

    I thought we were excellent and were the better team but lost on penalties which tend to be a bit of a lottery, but overall I was delighted with the performance, the way we played, the chances we created- we could have had the game won before going to extra time but it was not to be. We have set a bit of a benchmark to the players for the rest of the season, I am delighted in the performance that we played, the way we passed the ball, our fitness level – we should have won the game that’s for sure.
    Cowdenbeath are a division higher than us but we matched them all the way and were probably stronger – I was pleased . We had a sloppy start to the game but we came back into it and were probably the better team. I knew what I would get from my players – they give me it every single week, it’s how you react to making a mistake and we responded in the right manner. When it goes to penalties it’s lady luck sometimes and they took their penalties better than we did. I don’t like to single anybody out I thought it was a good team performance and that was the most important thing for me. It was the team that played well throughout. We are looking forward to the season ahead and we take a lot of positives from this game that is for sure. The players are dejected at getting beat but we know next week against Queen of the South we will go and have a go again and I know how they will react and I will never question their attitude.

    Paul Hartley, Alloa Athletic FC Manager

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