Alloa Athletic v Stirling Albion

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Alloa lost out today against local rivals Stirling Albion in a game they didn’t play badly, but failed to take chances in front of goal which ultimately saw them take nothing from the game. Stuart Noble opened the scoring for the home side after only five minutes after Brown Ferguson had burst into the box and supplied the telling pass. The turning point of the game, was when Stirling Albion were awarded a penalty in the 54th minute, a decision which Alloa certainly felt hard done by. However when they conceded a second goal four minutes later they still seemed to be thinking about the loss of the first goal. Pat Scullion did draw the match level again with his first goal for “The Wasps” but then Alloa conceded a third goal, which was to prove the winner from their own corner kick. Still Alloa looked like they would draw level but in their best chance Brown Ferguson headed narrowly past. It was a great advert for football and a game many would think Alloa did not deserve to lose but they need to take chances when presented and stop losing avoidable goals at the other end. Next week “The Wasps” will be desperate to get back on track at home against Arbroath, in a real six pointer match.


allan maitland after 3-2 defeat by stirling

Can I start by saying – I have been at Recreation Park now three years, and that is easily the best game we have had at the Recs this season, I thought that was a fantastic game of football, a great game of football, I thought Stirling Albion played really really well, I thought we created the best chances of the game throughout – at 1-0 I thought we were comfortable, I must say for my shout I didn’t think it was a penalty kick, in fact I’m convinced it wasn’t a penalty kick, I thought that was a poor decision. Stirling Albion got the benefit of that and it gave them a boost, we were still smarting for the second goal, which was a great finish, but got ourselves back into the game again and Stuart Noble had a great opportunity to put us 3-2 up, the third goal comes from our corner kick , the ball comes to the edge of the box and when we should try to stop the game, we allow Stirling Albion a break and to be fair they had had that the whole game and we spoke about it at half-time and still didn’t deal with it, and despite Jellie’s great save, they still score the third goal. Bomber then had a great opportunity to level the game at the end but headed it bye the post , I think Stuart Noble had one, but it was a great game of football, sometimes you win sometimes you lose, but if the players play like that all the time we will not be far away, Stirling Albion were great, the game was played in a great spirit, but by the end of the game there was a few dodgy tackles coming in but that was caused by frustration, because they feel as though decisions have gone against them, it was never a penalty and the penalty has changed the game, it gave them a bonus, given them a boost and they took full advantage of it, but there was not many things wrong with the team today, I thought Brown Ferguson was magnificent, constantly driving from the middle of the park, we created plenty of chances and the faults were the second and third goals which we didn’t defend, but if every game was like that at the Recs, despite the scoreline, I don’t think people would be complaining too much.


Indodrill Stadium
Indodrill Stadium, Alloa