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Clyde 0-2 Alloa Athletic

Wed, 7th Apr 2010 11:08pm

Alloa earned a vital three points in their search for the title at Broadwood this evening, but it could have been so different had the Bully Wee taken some of the numerous chances they created throughout the match.

Dmitrijs Borisovs (right) made his first start for the club and he was involved in much of Clyde's early play, which was tidy and had the Wasps stretched.

The Latvian has a good chance to score but couldn't quite get his shot away in the box and Willie Sawyers also had a half chance to convert.

Callum Reidford did, however, make a good low save before the visitors scored with their second real chance of the match. Claims that Noble was offside were dismissed by the officials and he slotted the ball under Reidford from close range.

The play soon swung back towards the other end and the Bully Wee missed two glorious chances to score before the break. Connor Stevenson should have done better when bearing down on the 'keeper after a Sawyers knock-down and Jordan White put the ball wide from a fantastic position inside the box.

In the second half, Clyde's performance and continued attempt to play football was laudable under the circumstances, albeit with the frustration of watching it fail to turn into goals in the final third. White had a further two chances with his head; one being well saved with the other creeping over the bar. Another header, this time by Sawyers, also bounced wide of the away goal.

The unluckiest miss of the night was saved for Aleks Gramovics, whose deflected shot from around 30 yards rattled the inside of the crossbar.

As the Bully Wee took a gamble in the closing stages and committed more men forward, the league leaders took advantage and killed the match off with a rare attack. Alan Lithgow missed a header, which allowed Bryan Prunty in on goal and the ex-Celtic man finished well.

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Pictures by Ian McFadyen