Alloa Athletic v Elgin City

3 - 0
Full Time

The Wasps ended 2011 in style by winning 3-0 against a good Elgin City side and taking top spot in the Division on Boxing Day. This was a great result and performance which has put the club where they want to be on 5th May, 2012, however with Annan Athletic playing Stranraer on Hogmanay this might be short lived until we get the chance to consolidate position with victory over East Stirlingshire on 2nd January in New Year derby game. The team played some excellent football and on this ocassion were rewarded with three good goals, Mark Docherty setting the tone with an excellent volley, Kevin Cawley scoring his 9th goal of the season after being denied with the woodwork in the first half, Ryan McCord then added the third after great play from Stevie May. Overall a good game of football which was pleasing to watch, although there was a scare when one of the floodlight pylons lights went out temporarily and the fear the game might be abandoned.


paul hartley after boxing day win

The first half we were tremendous today, I said at half time although we were 1-0 in front Elgin City were still very much in the game, then we came out in the second half and were terrific again, some of our football was great today, good goals, pleased with the overall performance, even after going down to ten men again, our goalkeeper makes a great save from the resultant penalty kick. We then seen the game out which is pleasing and more importantly this was a great result for us.
We go top of the league which is good for the club and reward for the players but there is a long way to go, a lot of hard work to be done, the players have worked ever so hard to get to this position – so we must keep it going and maintain the standards which we have set, we are there just now but we know there is a chasing pack and we will hope to stay there.
The players showed great spirit and determination after going down to ten players, we have done it six times already this season, that is now six players sent off this season but we are not a dirty team, far from it, we know we have great spirit and commitment, the players work ever so hard for each other, Stevie May up front was absolutely different class, he ran his socks off, but it was a team performance in which there was not one failure and that was pleasing.


Indodrill Stadium
Indodrill Stadium, Alloa