Alloa Athletic v Forfar Athletic

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Another three points, move up into third place in league, fifth consecutive home game in league unbeaten and eighth clean sheet of the season – but we made it difficult for ourselves by not taking chances in front of goal to get the important second goal.

It was a mixture of needing to be more clinical in front of goal and some outstanding saves by the Forfar Athletic keeper Marc McCallum. Forfar Athletic have strenghened their squad in the January transfer window and did not look like a side sitting bottom of the league.

The result is what matters most and there were some very good performances from the Alloa team but Forfar Athletic kept plugging away and Neil Parry had to make his own important saves to make sure the points stayed at the Indodrill Stadium.


jim goodwin after victory over forfar athletic

Delighted with the result obviously but I felt we could have played better in the last twenty five minutes, we had two great opportunities to go and put the game to bed in the second half which would have made life a whole lot easier for ourselves. It wasn’t to be, we couldn’t get that second goal to kill the game off and in fairness to Forfar Athletic they kept going and I imagine Jim Weir and his players will be disappointed not to take something from the game.

I thought we defended really well for the amount of possession Forfar had in the second half they never really tested my goalkeeper, I thought my two centre halves, Andy and Jamie got their heads on everything played into the box as did Callum Crane and Scott Taggart – just delighted to get the win really.

We jump up a place in the league with Arbroath not playing which is pleasing, it was a really solid performance today and we did that down at Somerset Park against Ayr United last week – playing well in the first half and having to be resilient in the second half and that is what it was like in the last twenty five minutes of today’s game. Forfar started the game really well, Neil Parry made two great saves in particular the one he touches onto the bar and that’s the way it needs to be. It takes everybody to do their jobs in defence and up top and I felt if we had been a bit more ruthless and clinical up front in the final third today then we should have scored more goals.


Indodrill Stadium
Indodrill Stadium, Alloa