Alloa Athletic v Raith Rovers

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barry smith after raith rovers win at recs

I think we deserved something from the game today, but it’s the same as Tuesday if you don’t take your chances when they come along then we make it more difficult. I can’t fault the boys for effort and work rate because they give you everything but the wee things that make the difference is the wee chances and the wee switch off for their goal, not at the free kick, but before it has cost us today. It was a great free kick but from our point of view we shouldn’t have let their player run as far before there was a free kick, the free kick could have been made earlier, if you’re going to made a free kick, make it earlier in move, unfortunately that is what has cost us today. The referee’s have a difficult enough job, but we believe it was a penalty, I believe that Andy Kirk is an honest guy and he wouldn’t have went down in the box if he had not been kicked. When we struck the crossbar these are the wee things that made the difference, if we had scored that, the penalty on Tuesday and I think we would have won these games, but if you miss these chances and the mistake leading up to the free kick today, and you end up losing these games. There are very small margins, we need to cut out the mistakes and finish teams off. Its typical, we have our left back suspended and young Jonathan Tiffoney that comes in goes off injured and we had to reshuffle again, Willie Robertson came on who is a natural midfielder but he did well at full back today.


Indodrill Stadium
Indodrill Stadium, Alloa