Friday night football
Friday, February 10, 2017 7:03:18 PM
Alloa Athletic and Queen of the South took part in a very enjoyable "Bounce Game" at the Indodrill Stadium on Friday evening, keeping the players active in what would have been a blank weekend for both clubs who had been knocked out in this season's William Hill Scottish Cup. Both managers fielded very strong sides in a game which proved to be a very worthwhile exercise, especially for Jim Goodwin who watched his side match their SPFL Championship opponents in the first half and take great credit for taking the lead just after the hour, substitute Adam Martin scoring the games only goal. It was a game when both managers were allowed to try options, and players in different positions, away from the stress of league games where results are foremost and do not always give the flexability. In the second half manager Jim Goodwin took off full backs Scott Taggart & Calum Waters who have been everpresent in first team this season and moved Jon Robertson to right back and Steven Hetherington to left back, a move which worked well and must have given the manager great heart knowing he has 2 ready relacements for these positions to cover if required for injury or suspension.
Teams - Alloa Athletic: 21. Craig McDowall 2. Scott Taggart 3. Calum Waters 4. Jason Marr 5. Andy Graham 6. Jon Robertson 7. Iain Flannigan 8. Steven Hetherington 9. Greig Spence 10. Jordan Kirkpatrick 11. Dylan Mackin
Subs: 12. Graeme Holmes (3) 45m 14. Kevin Cawley (5) 45m 15. Jamie Longworth (10) 45m 16. Scott Hynd (9) 45m 17. Ryan Hoggan (2) 45m 18. Adam Martin (7) 62m 19. Trialist Jakub Smutek (11) 62m 1. Andrew Wilson (21) 45m
Queen of the South: 1. Lee Robinson 2. Jamie Hamill 4. Andy Dowie 6. Chris Higgins No number - Trialist 14. Kyle Jacobs 25. Lyndon Dykes 23. Dom Thomas 9. Derek Lyle 11. Stephen Dobbie 27. Connor Murray
Subs: 3. Jordan Marshall (23) 45m, 8. John Rankin (14) 45m 15. Joe Thomson (11) 45m 39. Danny Carmichael (9) 45m 20. James Atkinson (1) 45m & 24. Scott Mercer replaced No Number 63m.
Referee: Wes Boulstridge
Greig Spence shot watched by Andy Dowie
Scott Hynd is tackled by Chris Higgins
Adam Martin watches his shot put Alloa 1-0 ahead
Andrew Wilson confidently takes this cross ball
Ryan Hoggan is closed down by John Rankin