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    Wasps deserve more 

    Sunday, August 04, 2019 6:03:22 PM

    This was a game Alloa Athletic once again thrived on being the underdogs, "The Wasps" began the game the better side and took the game to Partick Thistle, restoring the pitch to it's widest dimensions and once again proving our players can play and took the game to their full-time opponents.

    Kevin Cawley effort blocked by Thistle defence
    Early signs the Thistle fans know they are in a game

    Jamie Sneddon punches ball to safety

    Alloa dominated the ball and possession and controlled the tempo of the ball, the most surprising statisic is it took until the 33rd minute for the home side to go ahead, Steven Hetherington long range effort deflected by striker Alan Trouten for his fourth goal of the season.

    Steven Hetherington net bound shot deflected for opening goal
    Alan Trouten deflection leaves Thistle keeper stranded
     
    The Wasps surged in confidence but didn't do enough in the final third, some of the football was a joy to watch but needed a bit more composure and quality, Jamie Sneddon not being troubled enough.
     
    Partick Thistle started the second half in a more positive manner and for the first time in the match started to trouble the home defence. Thistle were to be rewarded on the hour mark, Neil Parry who had had to look lively in the Alloa goal saved well but knocked the ball onto the far post and Joe Cardle scored the equalising goal netting the rebound.
     
    Neil Parry makes great save but knocks ball back off post
    Ball comes back off far post.........................
    Joe Cardle grabs the equaliser 1-1
     
    Peter Grant's side can take great credit in how bravely the fought in the game and can be aggrieved at not collecting all three points. However our goalkeeper Neil Parry once again had to put off a World Class save to deny Thistle staeling all three points.
     
    Neil Parry makes vital save.
     
    People might write Alloa Athletic off but this was a game the home players ended strongely and must feel although it was two points dropped, some of the football from "The Wasps" was a joy to watch.
     
    Steven Hetherington had chance to win game
     
    Manager Peter Grant, intoduced both Robert Thomson and Andy Stirling in effort to find a winning formula.
     
    Robert Thomson shot charged down
     
    The players kept up their effort until the final whistle and were disappointed not to have collected all three points, which on another day they were there for the workrate the players put in trying to collect their first victory of the season of which there could be not arguements.
     
     

     

     



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