Clyde v Alloa Athletic

2 - 1
Full Time

KO KO 40 45 57 58 65 66 69 71 73 78 82 89 90 FT

Highlights

It’s a bitter defeat as Alloa come back from Broadwood with nought.

The first half was a fairly benign affair with neither side testing the opposing goalkeeper seriously, but Alloa showed the most signs of life with a few dangerous attacks broken up at crucial moments.

In the second half Alloa had switched from their unorthodox 3-4-3 and slotted into a more familiar 4-2-3-1 after Boyd was heavily muted in his wing back role in the first half. But it would be Clyde who made the opening breakthrough. A long ball to Goodwillie was met clumsily by Mendy, Alloa were slow to pressure the knockdown so Clyde switched play from left to right to Cunningham. His delivery saw Goodwillie finally win the running battle between him and Mendy, rising highest to drive a header past the flailing Hutton.

Alloa would respond to this set-back as Robertson, O’Donnell and Armour replaced Mendy, King and Boyd. New signing from Partick Thistle Mo ‘Sena’ Niang zipped a ball into Sammon. The frontman layed off neatly for Scougall and on his left foot, he smashed the ball low toward goal. Mitchell’s hands were not enough to divert the effort and it crashed off the post and in to drag the Wasps back into the game.

From there the game was almost a procession toward the Clyde goal but Alloa would time and time again fail to find the killer touch and the winning goal.

In the 89th minute, after absorbing a load of Alloa pressure, Goodwillie struck against an isolated Andy Graham, rolling the ball up the byline and smashing the roof of the net as he charged toward the 6 yard box. A special goal to give Clyde their first win in the league this season but bitter for the Wasps who only had themselves to blame.

Barry Ferguson, Alloa Manager

First half, we never played well at all. Second half, again, we started really poorly.

Had to change the formation, make a number of changes and then we get the goal and we’re on the front foot. Then, if you’re not going to win the game, you’ve got to see the game out. To lose a goal in the last couple of minutes is not good enough.

If you’re not going to be consistently performing you’re not going to be in the team

It’s a worry, with a similar team. You’ve seen the performance [against East Fife], how they played. Then to go from that level back down; it was basically the same sort of performance as Peterhead. It’s a concern, I need to sort that as quickly as possible and I will sort that as quickly as possible. If you’re not going to be consistently performing you’re not going to be in the team, that’s the most important thing.

As I said, you can’t go from being so dominant last week to not laying a finger on Clyde until we make the formation change. There’s no excuses about the formation, last week it worked really well. We worked on it again and then obviously have to go and change it by bringing a central midfielder on to left back [and] a young player out wide.

I’m not going to beat about the bush, it’s not good enough

Clyde

1David Mitchell Goalkeeper
24Matthew Elsdon Defender
10Ross Cunningham Defender
5Scott Rumsby Defender
25Paul Kennedy 2 Forward
4Morgaro Gomis Midfielder
14Kevin Nicoll 17 Midfielder
9David Goodwillie Forward 58', 89'
16Aaron Splaine Midfielder 82'
19Marky Munro Defender
3Adam Livingstone 12 Defender
21Joshua Bradley-Hurst Goalkeeper
6Conrad Balatoni Defender
18Kieran McGrath Midfielder
23Owen Andrew Midfielder
17Robert Jones 14 Forward
12Mark Docherty 3 Defender
2Billy Mortimer 25 Defender

Alloa Athletic

31David Hutton Goalkeeper 57'
2Scott Taggart Defender
23Fernandy Mendy 8 Defender
5Andy Graham Defender
6Mark Durnan Defender 45'
19Mouhamed Niang Defender
4Craig Howie Defender 90'
11Steven Boyd 20 Forward
16Adam King 9 Midfielder
12Stefan Scougall Midfielder 71'
18Conor Sammon Forward
21Craig McDowall Goalkeeper
20Cameron O’Donnell 11 Midfielder
17Jordan Armstrong Defender
8Jon Robertson 23 Midfielder
9Ben Armour 16 Forward
14Mark Lamont Midfielder

Ground

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