Albion Rovers v Alloa Athletic

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jim goodwin at cliftonhill

I thought today was a very professional performance on a difficult pitch, in the first half I thought we were the better team, at half-time we spoke to the boys and told them to expect a reaction from the Albion Rovers players and I thought they definitely gave that performance in the second half with us penned back for long spells albeit Neil Parry didn’t have too much to do, everything was in front of the back four, but at the same time I would have liked us to be in a bit more control of the play. We said they would have a spell in the game and we felt they did and I think it went on a little bit longer than we would have liked, especially when it went back to 2-1. The goal was disappointing the player came in on his left foot and somebody should have been putting in a tackle.

Then the boys needed to show great character again and had a couple of chances to score more goals, if you had offered me a 3-1 victory before the start of the game, I would have bitten the hand off you to be honest. The other results kind of went our way but I know it’s an old cliché but we don’t really bother about anybody else, knowing we have a good enough squad with players we have, who can go and beat any team in the league. We go into every game believing we can win it and we expect to win it and I am delighted with another three points.

A double from Stevie Hetherington, the first one scored with his weaker right foot, the second direct from a corner, we had spoken about set plays before the game, we wanted to try and get things right in on top of them, obviously the wind helps as well but it was a fantastic corner from Stevie, delighted for him he has had a great season, he has been very consistent and long may that continue.


Cliftonhill, Mosside, Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, ML5, United Kingdom