Clyde v Alloa Athletic

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The Wasps recorded their second victory this week after a battling 1-0 victory over Clyde at Broadwood Stadium. Paul hartley’s side went ahead after only 2 minutes when Graeme Holmes scored his 2nd goal of the season. In the opening 30 minutes Alloa played some attractive football but the game changed in 32 minutes when defender Fraser Forrest was red carded for two hand ball incidents. This changed the game with the home side gaining lots of possesion but failing to break down a resolute Alloa defence. In the end Paul Hartley’s team held on for a deserved three points and now look forward to a trip north on Saturday to face Peterhead.#


 


paul hartley at broadwood

We started the game on fire, in the first 20 minutes we were outstanding, the passing and movement was perfect , then we went a man down again and that changed the game. We dug in and were very resilient, we defended brilliantly and Clyde never really cut us open at all – they had loads of possession, which you would expect, but to a man every one of my players played their part tonight. We are delighted.
In the second half we tried to get into a shape which we could defend the ball – but tonight I’m happy to take the 1-0 win. We are pleased to collect six points in our last two games and also have two clean sheets which is pleasing for us. Everybody played their part but it will be another big test on Saturday when we visit Peterhead and it will need another big effort before we have a break. I’m proud of my players tonight because at times we had to weather the storm a bit but we kept our shape and discipline and managed collect full points, which was the main objective.
On the sending off I’m not sure the first booking was merited, he was on the ground at the time and I’m not sure he could help it but these things happen in football, decisions can go against you, we aren’t a dirty team but we have has too many red cards this season already, which is something we need to address , we cannot afford to have players missing every single week through suspension. The biggest blow for us tonight was the injury to Stevie Masterton, it looks like ligament damage which will rule him out for a while, he was outstanding tonight and that would be a huge blow for us, we wish him well and he has a speedy recovery.

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Broadwood Stadium
Broadwood Stadium, Ardgoil Drive, Dalshannon, Craiglinn, Croy, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, G68 9NE, United Kingdom