Queen of the South 1 - 1 Alloa21/08/1999


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It has to be said that today's game was not a classic, both teams managed to subdue each other for long periods and only rarely was either goal threatened.

Queens took to the field with Charlie Adams not even making the bench, young trialist Sandy Hodge from Motherwell taking on Charlie's recent role of patrolling the left hand wing.

To be fair to Alloa they had the better of the early exchanges in the first half and fortunately John Hillcoat in the Queens goal was having a good day as he made a couple of excellent saves. The Queens players at this stage looked sapped from the effort of Wednesday night and too many passes from midfield were finding their opponents feet.

Queens played a lot of balls down the centre but with 6ft 5inch trialist Hodge spending his time on the wing Stevie Mallan was getting little change out of the Alloa back four.

In this shot David Lilley is about to make his presence felt on Willie Irvine.
[Classic Lilley]

Youngster Bryan Caldwell was however having an excellent game partnering Stevie Mallan up front, the combination of his harrying and chasing with his extremely good close control made him today's man of the match by some way. Indeed it was Bryan who opened the scoring, for once Stevie Mallan knocked the ball on with his head to Caldwell on the left hand side of the box, the youngster looked up and coolly volleyed past the static Cairns in the Wasps goal. One nil to Queens on the stroke of half time.

The second half started just as it had on Wednesday evening, Queens players still trying to get up to speed whilst the Alloa players were at full speed from the whistle. It was no great surprise when Cameron scored for them within sixty seconds of the restart after he had made good space in the centre of the box and gave keeper Hillcoat no chance.

[Alan Kerr lobs in to Caldy] Here Alan Kerr lobs a throw in to Bryan Caldwell.

Both teams played some nice football in patches through the second half, Willie Irvine controlling everything that Alloa did and Queens working more as a team but unable to make a final ball count. The best chance probably falling to substitute Lee Bailey who was set up in front of goal by Stevie Mallan but crashed his shot just over the bar.

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