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    Paul Hartley after victory at Broadwood 

    Tuesday, November 08, 2011 8:50:14 PM

    We started the game on fire, in the first 20 minutes we were outstanding, the passing and movement was perfect , then we went a man down again and that changed the game. We dug in and were very resilient, we defended brilliantly and Clyde never really cut us open at all – they had loads of possession, which you would expect, but to a man every one of my players played their part tonight. We are delighted.
    In the second half we tried to get into a shape which we could defend the ball – but tonight I’m happy to take the 1-0 win. We are pleased to collect six points in our last two games and also have two clean sheets which is pleasing for us. Everybody played their part but it will be another big test on Saturday when we visit Peterhead and it will need another big effort before we have a break. I’m proud of my players tonight because at times we had to weather the storm a bit but we kept our shape and discipline and managed collect full points, which was the main objective.
    On the sending off I’m not sure the first booking was merited, he was on the ground at the time and I’m not sure he could help it but these things happen in football, decisions can go against you, we aren’t a dirty team but we have has too many red cards this season already, which is something we need to address , we cannot afford to have players missing every single week through suspension. The biggest blow for us tonight was the injury to Stevie Masterton, it looks like ligament damage which will rule him out for a while, he was outstanding tonight and that would be a huge blow for us, we wish him well and he has a speedy recovery.

    Paul Hartley
    Alloa Athletic FC Manager


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