Alloa Athletic v East Fife

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Full Time


This was a game which in fairness the weather, especially the gale force wind was to spoil, but Alloa Athletic can be better pleased with this performance as we battle to get more of our players back from injury. Alloa had opportunitIes in the game to take the lead and on another day, could easily had a penalty given and in the second half found themselves even more unfortunate not to go ahead after Scott Walker looked to have scored his first goal since rejoining the club. The game is all about opinions and people will see things differently, no one could fault the players efforts and in Mark Gilhaney, Alloa had the most influential player on the park. Next week John Grant will return from suspension and hopefully we might get more positive news on the injury front, however Gary Carroll will miss the Brechin City match due to suspension.



We were reasonably happy with the performance, after the last two games when we have struggled to get a result or any type of quality on the park it was more important for us to get going in the right direction again, especially with the number of players still out injured, that’s why we are happy that the performance was better but the result was not as we wanted, we were looking for a victory. However a point after two defeats is a start and we will look to kick on from there, we are hoping to get another couple of players involved again next week but it will still be longer before we will be able to have our strongest side available. Not scoring in our last three games has not helped, it is strange because we had looked at this from last season and we realised we had to get stronger and we believe we have now, five of the best strikers in the league when they are all fit, we recently signed Iain Russell however he had not played regular football for three or four months and he then pulls a muscle in his thigh in the first week which causes us a problem, Stuart Noble, Brian Carrigan and Dougie Wilson have all been missing at some time, and of course it is hard to replace Greig Spence. So we are still looking for the correct partnership this season, but it will come. There have been eight games played this season and we are a lot harder to beat this year, in the last two years we have conceded too many goals and we have now perfected that better so we are always in the games which gives us a chance. Today Mark Gilhaney showed us what he can do and flashes of how good he can be, we were pleased by that and hopefully we can build on this point.

Past Meetings


Indodrill Stadium
Indodrill Stadium, Alloa