Alloa Athletic v Queen’s Park

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“The Wasps” were rewarded on Saturday for the great effort to get the game playable and then to make sure it was not in vain. Alloa maintained their unbeaten home record in the league this season after a 1-0 victory over a Queen’s Park side, who on another day could easily have won this fixture. Alloa had the perfect start, Stevie May broke clear down the left hand side and provided a perfect pass for Michael Doyle to score his second goal of the season, ironically both against Queen’s Park. Stevie May added good pace and was very lively, while other loan signing Kevin McHattie turned in a composed display in a difficult afternoon against a lively Queen’s attack. Queen’s will look to the fact they had lots of possesion but failed miserably in front of goal. Alloa however could not get that important second goal, the closest the came was at the start of the second half when Kevin Cawley was fouled by Ricky Little on the edge of the box. on this occasion a yellow card and free kick was awarded, Stevie May’s goalbound freekick was brilliantly saved by Neil Parry in visitors goal. Alloa did have the ball in the net in the final ten minutes but Craig Campbell was adjudged to have fouled their goalkeeper.This was a professional display by “The Wasps” in holding on to their 1-0 lead and securring all three league points.


paul hartley after victory over queen’s park

We were delighted to collect full points as Queen’s Park played very well today, they were probably the better side. We scored a really good goal and stopped playing after that a bit?
One thing for sure is the players attitude was first class, the will to win was great, we seen the game out , we defended really well and kept a clean sheet – so for this we are really pleased.
We know we can play a lot better but sometimes over a season you will need to grind out a victory , and today was such a game but we achieved the three points which was the most important thing.
We can still claim to be the only team in the Division which has an unbeaten home record in league matches, so we will look to keep it going, we know we are strong at home, Queen’s Park try to play a similar game to ourselves. I thought the two players who joined the club in midweek on loan were terrific today, Stevie May worked his socks off, he gave me everything and young Kevin McHattie was different class at left back, he had a really good first half he was strong, he has had a good grounding at Hearts and knows the position well, no I was pleased with both of them. The team as a whole was great and I have to be pleased with that. When the score is only 1-0 it is always a nervy ending that is just the way it is, it always have been like that in football, ideally you always want to get that second goal, which gives you a bit of a cushion but we seen the game out, Queen’s threw everything at us but we coped really well today and the defending was first class.


Indodrill Stadium
Indodrill Stadium, Alloa