QUEENS AND ALLOA FOUGHT OUT A GOALESS DRAW IN AN ABSOLUTELY DREADFUL ENCOUNTER AT PALMERSTON
Alloa by reputation made their intentions clear from the start flooding the midfield with players backed up by a no prisoners taken defence.
Queens struggled to create chances and Alloa almost took a shock lead but Kirk could not get anough purchase on a header to trouble Queen's keeper Antell.
Paton and Lyle had half chances before McGuffie should have scored but his glancing header slipped wide.
The second half followed the same pattern with stiff Alloa resitance and relying on catching the home side on the break.
Queens stepped up the pace when Russell came on but despite some almighty goalmouth scrambles the Wasps survived and may have stolen a win at the death in a breakaway.
Alloa can feel happier about the share of the points but will gain few friends with their style of play and Paul Burns will certainly not consider them as opponents for his testimonial. They will certainly be difficult to beat but can't see them winning many matches and whether this will be enough for Championship survival remains to be seen.
Queens on the other hand seemed to be suffering from the effects of their heroic mid-week win against St Mirren and perhaps with the benefit of hindsight fresh legs should have been on from the start.
We must however move on,consolidate and lick our wounds as we face Raith Rovers on the 14th September and the big one against Rangers on the following Tuesday.
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