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ALLOA ATHLETIC Saturday 5th February 2022


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ALLOA ATHLETIC


ALLOA ATHLETIC

Good afternoon and welcome to the players, management, officials, and supporters of Alloa Athletic for this afternoon's cinch League 1 clash. It's been a whirlwind fortnight for Barry Ferguson's side with a blockbuster clash at home to Celtic, where they pushed Ange Postecoglou's side all the way and gave the Glasgow giants a bit of panic through a Conor Sammon goal however, Postecoglou's side prevailed into the next round. Last weekend Alloa suffered a defeat at Clyde with Gregory Tade netting a late winner. Alloa replied late on through Stefan Scougall but it wasn't enough for the Wasps. Today, only two points separate both sides heading into this game, Alloa level on points at present with Dumbarton who have picked up a bit of resurgence of late, picking up a solid 2-2 draw with Cove Rangers last weekend, anything can happen in this league. Alloa enjoyed a sustained period in the Championship before relegation last season and have inherited many managers to ply their trade before going onto a higher level, Jim Goodwin and Jack Ross are a couple of prime examples who have gone on and managed at Sunderland, Hibs, and St Mirren respectively. Barry Ferguson came to Alloa with a winning mentality having guided Kelty Hearts into League 2 through the play-offs, things maybe haven't materialised for either party at the moment on the park but both will have a process to turn things around, the windfall received from the Celtic match will go a long way to helping the football side of the club. Mike Mulraney, the Alloa chairman isn't one to panic or make rash decisions, something that is inconclusive in modern football which is very refreshing indeed.

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JIM McINALLY Last Saturday at Bayview I thought we had a poor start to the game but the rest of the game I felt that we dominated. In the first half we missed a penalty but we were never really under any great threat. In the second half we changed a few things to try and cope with the conditions and I thought up until the last five minutes we managed to keep them at bay. Brett made a number of great saves so from a defensive point of view keeping a clean sheet was really pleasing for me and I think the draw suited us better than it did them. We were also playing against the conditions and I have seen many a game at Peterhead played in similar way, with the wind making it difficult, so we take a point and we will move on. I was pleased that both our new singings made their debuts at Bayview although Rico was a little horrified that he nearly cost us a goal when the ball bounced over his head but all in all it was good to see what they can offer. You could see when he came on the pace he has going forward. Today is the first game of a busy period all home games, the players will be prepared and we will all appreciate your backing and support.

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BALMOOR NEWS In case you were unaware, tickets for our Scottish Cup tie at home to Dundee a week on Monday are now on sale. You can pop in to the main office at the club or you can order these over the telephone. Season tickets are valid for this game and the ticket office will also be open on the day of the match.

Sales of Colin Grant’s new book are still going well. Copies are available form the supporters club shop and directly from Colin Grant with a limited supply in the club shop priced at £10 with the proceeds going towards charity. Last week we secured the services of attack minded Rothes player Jack Brown. The 20-year-old who has scored 14 times this season has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with the Balmoor club with Blue Toon boss Jim McInally delighted to get the one-time Inverness Caledonian Thistle man on board. Jim said: “We became aware of how well Jack was playing earlier this season and I went up and watched him in a Highland League game. I knew then that I wanted to sign him and I am delighted we have got him in. He is a very liked player and person at Rothes and I know that whilst they are pleased that he is getting a chance in senior football they are very disappointed at losing him. I see Jack as a player that can work behind our main strikers and hurt teams with the chances he picks up. He has shown he has an eye for goal and is also a really hard-working player who never rests. I’m really looking forward to seeing what he can do at a senior level. Jack is our fourth signing of this window and the last one as well”

Blue Toon Talk Editor Ken Morton btt@peterheadfc.co.uk BTT Contributors Duncan Brown, Sharon Brown, Charles Buchan, Issac Buchan, Colin Byiers Jamie Currie, Martin Johnston, Peter Myers, Nat Porter, David Reid, The Late George Ritchie, Craig Stewart

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TRANSFERS IN SCOTTISH FOOTBALL The January transfer window has now closed for this season with many clubs having clambered to secure the signings they feel will help them achieve their targets for the rest of the campaign. There have been some very memorable signings in Scottish football down the years, but there have been some that have left many of us scratching our heads. Here are just some that have involved Scottish clubs. Paul Bernard, Oldham to Aberdeen 1995

Darren Jackson, Hibs to Celtic 1997

Edinburgh born Paul Bernard, moved to Manchester as a child and started his career with Oldham Athletic. Here he helped the club go from Division 2 to the new Premier League in 1992/93 and his reputation was growing. By 1995, the midfielder had earned himself 2 Scotland caps under Craig Brown in the Kirin Cup. In September of that year, Aberdeen manager Roy Aitken, who had a budget boosted by a share issue, paid £1 million for Bernard. His career at Pittodrie started well, by helping the club win the 1995 League Cup and played 30 times for the Dons but things quickly turned over the next 3 seasons playing only 40 times due to lose of form and injuries. Bernard, who still remains the only player outside of the Old Firm a Scottish team has paid £1 million for, is associated with the misguided spending of Aberdeen in the 1990’s and unfulfilled potential, left the club on a free transfer in 2001.

31-year-old Darren Jackson had already played for Newcastle United, Dundee United and spent 5 years at Hibs before moving to Parkhead in the summer of 1997. Eyebrows were raised when Jackson became Wim Jansen’s first signing as Celtic manager. Although Jackson needed treatment for hydrocephalus, which ruled him out for 3 months, he was part of the team that went on to win the League title, stopping rivals Rangers from winning 10-in-a-row, as well as the League Cup. Jackson fell out of favour when Jansen left and had a short loan spell at Coventry City before joining his boyhood club Hearts in 1999.

Craig Hignett, Middlesborough to Aberdeen 1998

After 194 appearances and 48 goals for Boro, midfielder Craig Hignett joined Alex Miller’s Aberdeen on a free transfer. It was quite the coupe for the Dons, and he was joining a squad that already had Eoin Jess, Billy Dodds and a young Russell Anderson. Hignett became the highest paid player in the club’s history on a reported £8k per week with £17,500 loyalty bonus thrown in. He was an instant hit, scoring on his debut at Dens Park against Dundee in a 2-0 win and scoring in a 3-2 win over Celtic at Pittodrie, but by November Hignett was put on the transfer list by the club because he was weary of the travel from his home in Warrington to Aberdeen. He was sold to Barnsley for £800,000.

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THAT MADE YOU TAKE NOTICE Rafael Scheidt, Gremio to Celtic 1999

Claudio Caniggia, Atalanta to Dundee 2000

Brazilian defender Rafael Scheidt arrived in Glasgow in December 1999, with Celtic manager Kenny Dalglish paying nearly £5 million for the 3 times capped International. However, the 23year-old played just once that season, and was eventually loaned out by new boss Martin O’Neill who famously said to Scheidt, “I like footballers who are not like you.” If you are wondering why one of the worst signings in football managed to get 3 caps for Brazil shortly before joining Celtic, these games were friendlies and rumours later surfaced that Brazilian based players at that time were being handed caps in return for sweeteners from their clubs wanting to sell them to European clubs for large transfer fees. Scheidt never played for Brazil again and made only 5 appearances for Celtic before leaving in 2002.

By the time the new millennium started, Argentine striker Claudio Caniggia had already had a glittering career, having won domestic honors in Argentina with River Plate and at international for his country, was a Coppa America winner and 1990 FIFA World Cup runner up, gaining 50 caps in the process. Once the 33-year-old had left Atalanta few would have predicted that his next destination would have been Tayside. Ivano Bonetti, Dundee manager at the time, proclaimed to a Dens Park press room that he had a dream to bring Caniggia to Dundee and his dream had come true. Caniggia would become an instant hit when, in front of a sell-out away support at Pittodrie, he scored on his debut to secure a win against Aberdeen. The Argentine scored 8 times that season before joining Rangers in 2001.

Joey Barton, Burnley to Rangers 2016 To say that Joey Barton was an enigma when he arrived in Glasgow was an understatement. While there had been much to admire about Barton's performances in a Burnley jersey the season previously, a glimpse at this nononsense midfielder's autobiography “No Nonsense” revealed that Sean Dyche was pretty much the only manager during his entire career who he parted with on amicable terms. This time his decline was quicker than anyone could have predicted. Having said in a radio interview that Scott Brown wasn't in the "same league" as him, he signed off after a 5-1 Old Firm defeat and a row with Andy Halliday and manager Mark Warburton. After 8 games Barton retuned to Burnley.

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A story of football in Peterhead from 1946 and including other aspects of life enjoyed by children brought up during and immediately after the 39-49 war years. “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory” was first serialised in the Buchan Observer in 2002 and we are delighted that Blue Toon Talk brings you the Late George Ritchie’s wonderful account of his memories to a whole new generation of Blue Toon fans.

PART 52 –

Early Days ‘Chew’n’ the Fat’

During a qualifying cup-tie against Brora Rangers at the Rec that season, the Brora manager’s father was standing on the ‘Buchanhaven end’ stand steps. The gentleman from a well known Banffshire family was shouting support for his son’s team in a loud and sometimes insulting manner. He was finally told to “Sit down” and to “Shut up!” and that he “was talking rubbish and embarrassing his boy.” He responded with, “Div yea ken I’ve fathered two Scottish Internationals?” The reply was instantaneous, “Aye… at’s fit yir wife telt ye!” Another wag joined in, “Hiv yi seen his wife?” Ohhhh myy the ‘bloo toon banter. And “Chewin The Fat” was then a long way off. The gentleman involved left his standing position on the steps to take a seat in the stand. After the laughter had subsided his son, just moments later stepped up and drove a penalty kick over the crossbar. To howls of derision from the home fans the player’s father then made a quick exit in a manner much quieter than had previously been

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his habit. The teams League campaign was a disaster. 14th place the lowest since 1963-64, winning on only 8 0ccasions and conceding 80 goals. The catastrophic 8-0 defeat at the hands of Lossiemouth being the largest home League defeat in the club’s 100 year old history. Jim Guyan had by this time been replaced by former Scotland player Ian Wilson, but only as caretaker until the end of the season. Guyan did not go quietly and was quoted in the press as not having been given the time promised to do the job. Ian Wilson did eventually accept the position in time for the start of the new 93-94’ season. This term would prove a historic one for the club. There had been a series of significant new cooptions to the committee, Gordon McGregor,


Peterhead would finish 14th in the Highland League for season 1992-93, their lowest position since 1964.

Rodger Taylor,, and Rodger Morrison had joined the board the year before. The club was soon to make recommendations to the membership seeking to change the club’s status to that of plc. There was some apprehension from the membership to this proposal, especially from those with affiliations to the Social Club. I was personally in favour of the change. At this stage I was of the opinion that many of the club members were not aware of their financial responsibilities if the club became insolvent. In such a situation it would be the case that each individual club member would be liable for their equal share of the total amount owed in the vent of the club folding. At the time and in consequence of debts revealed later, a quite horrendous responsibility for club members.

the Buchaness Hotel, Boddam with a 5.30pm start time. If the choice of such an unusual time and venue was designed to reduce the attendance, it most certainly didn’t work. The members hired a bus and attended the acrimonious meeting. The proposals submitted were not then rejected, but the members wished for more information and a second meeting was held the following Sunday in the Social Club. The proposals on this occasion were given the green light, but not without some heated debate. Goalkeeper Mark Kerr, and striker Gordon Duncan were added to the squad for the 93-94’ season. There would be no success in any of the cup competitions and 11th place in the league made it a dismal season on the playing side.

The Management Committee advertised a meeting to discuss the change with members at

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RICO QUITONGO

Rico Quitongo recently joined the Blue Toon from Airdrieonians and he believes that a phone call from Peterhead Gaffer Jim McInally was a deciding factor in making the journey to Balmoor. Full back Quitongo last week called McInally a “genuine guy” in an interview with Lanarkshire Sport and said to our media team that the manager was: “A chilled-out guy but he’s also a legend of a guy, similar to my old boss at Dumbarton Jim Duffy. He is old school and I like someone that’s straight to the point. When I was leaving my old club, he made a phone call to me. It was nice just to talk, asking how I was and all that, because at the end of the day we’re all human beings.” “So once I was clear to sign it was a matter of a 2minute phone call to ask to get the paperwork sorted and then go to training. He was a big factor but again he is similar to Jim Duffy, I’ve got the same praises for him, so I owe him one”. Quitongo made over 50 appearances under Duffy at Dumbarton before moving to Airdrie in the summer and despite having a good number of games under his belt he is yet to complete a full season of senior football due to Covid. The former Son praised his former boss adding: “It was amazing, to play under Jim Duffy, he’s still a friendly face I can send a text to. Playing for him and getting into senior football after not playing at all was hard but worthwhile. Covid has however cancelled out a lot, and I haven’t actually played a full season with a first team yet, but I loved every single minute of my time at Dumbarton. It was a dog fight to keep them in the league last season but I loved every single minute of it”. Rico comes from a strong footballing family, with his

brother Jai currently plying his trade at Queen’s Park, and his father Jose having played for a number of clubs in Scotland including Hamilton Accies and Hearts as well as in Portugal, The United Arab Emirates, Italy and Sweden in a career spanning over 20 years. Defender Quitongo believes his upbringing and father’s attitude set him up well for life as a footballer as he explained: “My first footballing memory was probably going to one of my dads’ games. I don’t know what one because he moved about a lot, but one of my dads’ games with my brother. My dad’s quite a chilled guy, he’s a bit similar to me and my brother, we all carry on. It’s more my mum that took us to the park every day as she was the one who kept us disciplined and on the right track. My dad was fine in that way, he wanted us to be happy and still does to this day no matter what level we play at. As long as I’m happy and playing my football that’s all that matters.” Quitongo joined up with the Peterhead squad last week in training and he is enjoying his start at the Blue Toon adding: “I’m delighted, I knew a lot of the Glasgow based boys so I never felt nervous going into training but the standard of it took me by surprise. It was really, really, good. I knew the standard would be high, but it was really high, and it showcased the talent that boys have. I know we’re a young team, but we’ve got talented players who are ready to go and play. Training was amazing to be honest. It was Si Ferry taking it and it was a hard shift but it was really good and enjoyable. It’s good as well the gaffer gives you small pointers throughout it all. It’s hands on which is really good. I’m fit, and I’m flying whether it’s to play or to come off the bench. I want the chance to show the manager what I can do in a game. Hopefully I’ll be involved with the boys.”

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MATCH REPORT

SATURDAY 22nd JANUARY 2022 PETERHEAD

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Peterhead started brightly and after forcing a couple of corners in the opening 10 minutes Flynn Duffy tried his luck from distance however his effort flew over the bar. East Kilbride took the lead with a lightning raid on 11 minutes after the hosts had given away possession just inside the visitors’ half. Neil McLaughlin threaded a pass through to Victoria who skipped past Simon Ferry before planting a shot past Brett Long in the home goal. David Wilson and Jason Brown fired wide of the East Kilbride goal as Peterhead looked to hit back quickly and Ryan Duncan had an effort charged down on 29 minutes before Cammy Elliot gave McInally’s side a scare with a header that brought out a save from Long. Savoury and Duncan looked to drive Peterhead on and put pressure on Conor Brennan’s goal before former home favourite Jamie Stevenson gave the crowd a reminder of his long-distance shooting prowess with a shot from 35 yards that Long had to watch carefully. It looked like East Kilbride would lead at the break however things changed around dramatically in the final two minutes of the first 45. Firstly, a deep cross to the back post was headed goalward by Wilson. The ball looked to be going out however Duncan reacted sharply and whipped it back across goal where McLean hooked home. It got even better for Peterhead right on the half-time whistle when McCarthy prodded a pass into the East Kilbride box that was intercepted. The ball spun in the air and McCarty met it with a thumping volley that beat

EAST KILBRIDE

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Brennan all ends up. From one nil down to two one up in the space of two minutes. Savoury was denied a goal early in the second half and McLaughlin sounded out a message that the tie was not won on 50 minutes with an effort that had to be blocked before troubling Long. Jason Brown headed a corner over five minutes later and Peterhead were to pay for not extending their lead 15 minutes later. Substitute Jack Stainrod darted clear from the halfway line and went through one on one with Long. The shot-stopper made a fine block however the home defence never regained their composure and an Elliot knock down was headed home by Victoria. To their credit the home players did not panic and started to take control of the game again however Duncan and McCarthy could not create the half chances that were created. Just before extra time was called for substitute Derek Lyle rose highest to meet a corner however his header was clutched by Brennan. In the first half of the additional 30 minutes McLean went close on two occasions before Payne was denied by Brennan with East Kilbride looking dangerous on the break. In the final 15 minutes Lyle and McLean had glimpses at goal before Jordon Brown headed the last chance of the game wide. Penalties were called for and McDonald, McCarthy and Duncan had netted from 12 yards with McLaughlin and Elliot doing likewise before Finlay hit the wood-work.

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TODAY’S REFEREE: ASST. REFEREE 1: ASST. REFEREE 2:

PETERHEAD Jack BROWN Jason BROWN Jordon BROWN Scott BROWN Owen CAIRNS Lyall CAMERON Ryan CONROY Alan COOK Conor CULLEN Flynn DUFFY Ryan DUNCAN

Simon FERRY Derek LYLE Brett LONG Andy McCARTHY Andy McDONALD Russell McLEAN Niah PAYNE Rico QUITONGO Hamish RITCHIE Grant SAVOURY Danny STRACHAN David WILSON

MATCH SPONSOR

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SQUADS Chris FORDYCE Stuart STEPHENSON Barry REID

ALLOA ATHLETIC Ben ARMOUR Jordan ARMSTRONG Steven BOYD Keir BURT Kevin CAWLEY Daniel CHURCH Mark DURNAN Andy GRAHAM Euan HENDERSON Craig HOWIE

Adam KING Fernandy MENDY Mouhamed NIANG Cameron O’DONNELL Blaise RILEY-SNOW Jon ROBERTSON Conor SAMMON Stefan SCOUGALL Alan TROUTEN Lucas WILLIAMSON

MATCH BALL SPONSOR

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SPFL1 RESULTS ● SPFL1 TABLE ● TODAY’S FIXTURES First Half of Season (Matches 1-18)

First Half of Season (Matches 19-36)

HOME \ AWAY ALL AIR CLY COV DUM EAS FAL MON PET QUE

HOME \ AWAY ALL AIR CLY COV DUM EAS FAL MON PET QUE

Alloa Athletic -

2:1 0:1 1:3 1:2 3:1 2:0 2:2 2:4 1:1

Airdrieonians 3:1 -

Alloa Athletic -

2:1 0:2 3:2 3:0 1:2 0:3 3:1 1:0

Clyde 2:1 2:2 -

0:2 - 2:0 1:2

2:1 - 2:0

1:1 0:1

Peterhead

Queen's Park 3:4 0:0 0:0 2:0 3:0 1:1 6:0 1:1 3:2 -

Queen's Park

0:2 0:0

6:2

Montrose 1:1

2:1

1:0

-

Falkirk

1:0 1:1

Peterhead 2:0 2:3 3:2 0:1 5:0 1:1 0:0 0:0 -

0:1

4:2

East Fife

0:1 2:1 0:1

Montrose 0:2 2:1 2:2 0:0 1:2 4:1 2:2 -

-

Dumbarton

0:2 0:2 3:0 1:1

Falkirk 1:1 0:3 3:0 0:3 1:2 2:1 -

- 0:1

Cove Rangers

5:0 0:3 1:3 2:3 0:3

East Fife 1:1 0:1 0:2 4:2 2:1 -

3:0 3:2

Clyde 2:1

2:0 5:2 1:1 1:1 3:0 3:3

Dumbarton 1:1 2:2 1:1 1:3 -

-

Airdrieonians

2:1 0:3 3:1 1:3 0:5 2:2 2:2

Cove Rangers 3:0 1:0 3:0 -

1:1

-

1:1

-

SPFL1

POS. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Cove Rangers Airdrieonians Montrose Queen's Park Clyde Falkirk Peterhead Alloa Athletic Dumbarton East Fife

P 23 23 23 21 23 22 22 22 22 23

HOME W D 8 3 9 0 5 5 4 5 4 4 4 1 4 4 3 3 2 4 3 3

L 0 3 2 1 4 6 3 4 6 5

GF 27 24 18 20 17 16 16 15 17 11

GA 9 15 13 9 23 17 10 16 22 14

AWAY W D 7 2 4 4 6 4 2 7 3 4 4 3 2 2 2 4 4 0 0 2

L 3 3 1 2 4 4 7 6 6 10

GF 19 15 20 15 12 16 13 14 14 10

GA 12 12 6 13 16 18 23 21 24 36

GD 25 12 19 13 -10 -3 -4 -8 -15 -29

PTS 50 43 42 30 29 28 24 22 22 14

TODAY'S FIXTURES PREMIERSHIP

CHAMPIONSHIP

LEAGUE 1

LEAGUE 2

SHFL

SLFL

Dundee v Ro ss Co unty

A yr Utd v Dunfermline

Co ve Rangers v A irdrie

A nnan v Stenho usemuir

B ro ra v Inverurie Lo co s

Vale o f Leithen v B erwick

Hibernian v St M irren

Inverness CT v M o rto n

East Fife v Clyde

Fo rfar v A lbio n Ro vers

Clachnacuddin v Ro thes

Livingston v Aberdeen

P artick Th v QOS

Falkirk v Queen's P k

Kelty Hearts v Elgin City

Fo rmartine Utd v Wick A cad

M o ntro se v Dumbarto n

Stirling v Co wdenbeath

Fo rres M ech v B rechin City

St Jo hnsto ne v Dundee Utd Raith Ro vers v Hamilto n

P eterhead v A llo a A thletic Stranraer v Edinburgh City

Fo rt William v Huntly Lo ssiemo uth v Devero nvale Nairn Co v B uckie Th Strathspey Th v Fraserburgh Turriff Utd v Keith

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STATISTICS SHOTS GOALS CONCEDED CLEAN SHEETS GOALS SHOTS ON TARGET FOULS CONCEDED YELLOW CARDS RED CARDS

GOALS SHOTS ON TARGET CLEAN SHEETS SHOTS GOALS CONCEDED FOULS CONCEDED YELLOW CARDS RED CARDS

1

Cove Rangers

46

1

East Fife

50

2

Airdrieonians

39

2

Dumbarton

46

3

Montrose

38

3

Clyde

39

4

Queen's Park

35

4

Alloa Athletic

37

5

Falkirk

32

5

Falkirk

35

6

Dumbarton

31

6

Peterhead

33

7=

Alloa Athletic

29

7

Airdrieonians

27

7=

Clyde

29

8

Queen's Park

22

7=

Peterhead

29

9=

Montrose

21

10

East Fife

21

9=

Cove Rangers

21

GOALS GOALS CONCEDED CLEAN SHEETS SHOTS SHOTS ON TARGET FOULS CONCEDED YELLOW CARDS RED CARDS 1

Cove Rangers

2

GOALS GOALS CONCEDED CLEAN SHEETS SHOTS SHOTS ON TARGET FOULS CONCEDED YELLOW CARDS RED CARDS

12

1

Airdrieonians

288

Montrose

9

2

Cove Rangers

277

3=

Airdrieonians

7

3

Falkirk

252

3=

Queen's Park

7

4

Queen's Park

242

5

Peterhead

5

5

Montrose

239

6

Falkirk

4

6

Peterhead

220

7=

Clyde

3

7

East Fife

215

7=

Dumbarton

3

8

Alloa Athletic

193

9

Alloa Athletic

2

9

Dumbarton

168

10

East Fife

2

10

Clyde

148

GOALS GOALS CONCEDED CLEAN SHEETS SHOTS SHOTS ON TARGET FOULS CONCEDED YELLOW CARDS RED CARDS

GOALS GOALS CONCEDED CLEAN SHEETS SHOTS SHOTS ON TARGET FOULS CONCEDED YELLOW CARDS RED CARDS

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Airdrieonians

126

1

Montrose

274

2

Cove Rangers

109

2

Clyde

273

3

Montrose

105

3

East Fife

266

4

Queen's Park

103

4

Peterhead

258

5

Falkirk

101

5=

Alloa Athletic

248

6

Peterhead

96

5=

Cove Rangers

248

7

East Fife

89

7

Dumbarton

232

8

Alloa Athletic

87

8

Airdrieonians

226

9

Clyde

74

9

Falkirk

219

10

Dumbarton

72

10

Queen's Park

205

GOALS GOALS CONCEDED CLEAN SHEETS SHOTS SHOTS ON TARGET FOULS CONCEDED YELLOW CARDS RED CARDS

GOALS GOALS CONCEDED CLEAN SHEETS SHOTS SHOTS ON TARGET FOULS CONCEDED YELLOW CARDS RED CARDS

5 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1

1

Dumbarton

55

1

Alloa Athletic

2

Clyde

45

2

East Fife

3

Peterhead

43

3=

Cove Rangers

4

Falkirk

38

3=

Dumbarton

5=

Cove Rangers

37

5=

Clyde

5=

Montrose

37

5=

Falkirk

5=

Queen's Park

37

5=

Montrose

8=

Airdrieonians

36

5=

Queen's Park

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East Fife

36

9=

Airdrieonians

10

Alloa Athletic

31

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21

15

Gavin Ross

29

5

2

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21

13

Colin Steven

30

5

0

2=

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23

14

Peter Stuart

28

4

1

4

Mitch Megginson - Cove Rangers

21

10

Alan Newlands

30

4

0

5=

Euan Henderson - Alloa Athletic

16

8

Calum Scott

26

5

0

5=

Russell McLean - Peterhead

21

8

Craig Napier

26

3

1

7

Calum Gallagher - Airdrieonians

22

7

Graham Grainger

25

5

0

8=

Scott Brown - Peterhead

20

6

Matthew McDermid

23

5

1

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Steven Boyd - Alloa Athletic

21

6

Barry Cook

26

4

0

10

Callumm Morrison - Falkirk

13

5

Duncan Williams

25

4

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THE COMB OVER

Taken from the 2019 book ‘A History of Scottish Football in 100 Objects by Andy Bollen, published by Arena Sport.

In 1872, Queen’s Park broke new ground for Scottish football as the first side to participate in an official competition: the FA Cup. They made it as far as the semi-finals, where they came up against Bolton Wanderers. The match ended in a goalless draw but Queen’s were so skint they couldn’t afford to hang around for a replay and so had to withdraw.

look at and think, ‘No, mate, that’s not working for you’. Of course, when you say how ferocious they were in a tackle, you wouldn’t dare say it our loud. Some players seemed to draw a special rage and anger from their facial foilage and wore an expression so crazed that you’d be scared to look directly at them for fear of a mugging.

Even then we were the poor relations to our English counterparts. Not much has changed. Even the daft, waxed, hipster ‘taches and beards have somehow managed to endure.

In the 1970s, we had uber-cool curly-haired stars like West Germany’s Paul Breitner. Trends were born when players go the cinema, see Burt Reynolds and think ‘They see Brazillian superstar Rivelino and think, ‘I’d suit one of those. Maybe I’ll look more Brazillian and improve my first touch’ They watch Tom Selleck and think, ‘I’m a ride with the lady-tickler’.

Before the ‘grow a moustache for charity’ initiative Movember launched in 2004, ‘real men’ would often be seen sporting humongous moustaches. Years before trendy types start to wax and sculpt their moustaches, footballers from the Victorian era sported Granpaw and Pw Broon mousers. Full, shimmering, hairy handlebars. In the 1970s there was a major trend in the growing of facial furniture and, suddenly, beards and lip foliage found themselves de rigueur again. At one point, even George Best, the most handsome and coolest footballing icon of the 1970s, decided to flirt with a ‘tache’. It says it all even he found it too difficult a look to carry off. In many ways, the 1970s was a transitional decade. It acted as a bridge between the peace and love, antiestablishment protesting of the 1960s to the much harsher years of the 1980s, with The Specials singing ‘Ghost Town’, Thatcherism and the Falklands War. Around this time, the moustache quietly went out of fashion. During this period, it was commonplace for the player’s career to straddle three decades. Many careers would start at the end of the sixties and end at the start of the eighties. By this time, those willing to sport the lip brow stood out a mile. This made them a target for some serious verbals. Some players could have a moustache and look alright with it. It always appeared that the team’s hard man defenders were the chief proponents of the mouth brow. Likewise, there were some players who you’d

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Scotland has produced a number of footballing ‘tache masters. First up is Hamish McAlpine, the legendary Dundee United goalkeeper. Hamish was a consistently proud wearer of a tidy well-trimmed moustache. In fact, let’s line up out snot catcher eleven in a 3-5-2 formation. Willie Miller (Aberdeen), Tony Higgins (Hibernian), Stewart Kennedy (Aberdeen), Billy Hughes (Sunderland), Graeme Souness (Liverpool), John Wark (Ipswich), Arthur Duncan (Hibernian), Tony Fitzpatrick (St Mirren), Davie Cooper (Clydebank) and Dixie Deans (Celtic).

My favourite among the crop of fuzzy lipped superstars is Billy Hughes. He moved from his hometown in Coatbridge to Sunderland where he became something of a cult hero before later moving to Leicester and was an integral part of the famous Sunderland side that won the 1973 FA Cup. Hughes looked as if he could have taken Souness, Wark and Miller in a square-go. His moustache was as intimidating as his barrel chest. Truly, he looked like a cross between a hard man from The Sweeney and a Mexican drug enforcer. However, he suited the moustache and when you were up against him (or even in his own side) you weren’t going to say otherwise. He played 332 times for Sunderland scoring 82 goals but inly earned one Scotland cap, which is far less than he (and his ‘tache) deserved.


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2021/22

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PETERHEAD 1946-47 It was only the first full season after WWII and it will go down in the history of Peterhead FC as the most successful season to date. The club captured the Aberdeenshire Cup, the Scottish Qualifying Cup and, for the very first time, the Highland League title. To commemorate the 75th anniversary of this great season the BLUE TOON TALK will take you on a journey detailing the highs and lows of this memorable season.

The previous week, Peterhead played Ayr United in the Scottish Cup with the Ayrshire side winning 5-1 but if Peterhead had beaten Ayr they would have been drawn against Aberdeen at Pittodrie to the second round of the Scottish Cup. What luck that would have been for the North East. As it was, Ayr United travelled north again in the next round but interestingly enough there had been some talk about Aberdeen ‘avenging’ Peterhead’s defeat although it’s not quite clear that this was how Peterhead’s players and supporters viewed the Pittodrie tie. The Ayr boys played some attractive football at Recreation Park that was clean and clever, and left such a fine impression that many in Peterhead wish them the best of luck. In the end, Aberdeen won this tie 8-0!

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Pittodrie action, Aberdeen v Ayr United


PETERHEAD 1946-47 Peterhead may or may not lose the League championship because of the point they surrendered at Borough Briggs writes The Buchan Observer. If they do, it will be a matter for regret for both points were never more surely there for the taking. Clearly superior in the first half, the home team had four-fifths of the play after the interval but never looked like getting the all important winning goal. Indeed, in the very few sports they had beyond midfield, Elgin seemed quite likely to score for Peterhead. The story of the game is soon told. Within half-aminute from the start Elgin swept down and Logie scored. Brinham equalised soon after and Anderson followed with a second. Before half-time profiting by the latitude they were being given at midfield. Elgin forwards bore down and George found himself in a favourable position twenty yards out. Taking careful aim, he fired a beauty past Henry. That ended the scoring. The second half was almost all Peterhead but their efforts clinching the lead were remarkably futile. To crown all, Anderson made a feeble and fruitless attempt to convert a penalty. And so a valuable point went west so far as Peterhead is concerned, without doing Elgin any particular good. After the opening goal the home defence gave little away, although they did allow the Elgin forwards too much elbow room at times. Middleton was in fine form at the back and Johnston was in top gear at half back with Buchan coming away strongly as the game advanced. Dickie wasn’t at his best and before half time he sustained an injury which impaired his efficiency in the second period. The only bright spot forwards was the fine appearance made by Brinham in the first half. He scored Peterhead’s first goal, made the second and had many fine crosses. With McIntosh he formed the best left wing Peterhead has had this season. Brinham needed repairs after the interval however and with his left foot rendered useless he gradually faded out.

Saturday 1st February 1947 Recreation Park, Peterhead Highland League Peterhead 2-2 Elgin City Peterhead James Henry Frank Middleton David Craighead Percy Dickie George Buchan Jimmy Johnston Ian Jamieson William Strachan Graham Anderson Redford McIntosh Louis Brinham

Although he got a goal Anderson was by no means a success at centre and Strachan was only in the game by fits and starts. Worst of all, however was Jamieson at outside-right. For some inscrutable reason this player absolutely refused to part with the ball, nor could he outwit the Elgin defence by individually trickery, with the result that his value to the side was negligible. As he is recognised as a centre-forward Jamieson might have been switched with Anderson in the second half to see if the exchange would bring needed goals.

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PETERHEAD 1946-47

The Buchan Observer reports that Peterhead collected a two-goal lead in their County Cup tie against Keith at Recreation Park. Will that be enough to see them through the second leg at Keith? The answer must remain a matter of opinion for although the score was 3-1 in Peterhead’s favour, even their most biased supporter would scarcely claim that they were full value for such a lead on the day’s play. The pitch was a very treacherous one after the prolonged frost, being bone-hard under a greasy surface but of course but of course both sides had the same opportunity in that respect. Peterhead showed several changes, Strachan and McIntosh being drawn back to the half-line in the absence of Johnston, while Dickie formed a new left wing with newcomer Cruickshank. The first goal fell to Keith, whose forwards moved better as a line than Peterhead’s with Hilton at outside-left a tricky and dangerous customer. The goal was of his making. He broke away towards the corner flag and cutting inwards he cleverly beat two defenders near the bye-line before crossing into goal where the ball was diverted past Henry by George Buchan. From then till half-time Peterhead had territorial advantage, but altogether McKay was kept fairly busy he was never really severely tested.

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The home team pressed on resuming but there was a complete lack of inclusiveness on their finishing and although McKay was much the busier ‘keeper’ , he had very few scoring shots to deal with. Keith replied with one or two lively runs in which the forwards found each other with well timed passes. During one of their raids the visitors were awarded a penalty and the home team were lucky when Paterson’s drive from the spot hit the upright. When Peterhead did draw level, after a considerable period of rather aimless aggression, it was the result of a penalty taken by Dickie. His first shot was saved by McKay but owing to a defender’s infringement the kick had to be retaken and this time Dickie found the net via the inside of the upright. Dickie foraged hard in the second half but was rarely able to get the ball out to Cruickshank who had a very lean period. Play was mostly on the right wing and from that quarter two goals came to Peterhead in the last five minutes. One by Strachan and the other – the best of the lot – by Jamieson who showed great improvement in the later stages of the game.


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Peterhead East Kilbride

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WON

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Alloa Athletic Celtic

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DRAW

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Montrose Alloa Athletic

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Peterhead secured a point on the road in a goalless draw at East Fife in a game that was hampered by the effects of Storm Malik. It might have been better for the Blue Toon had Russell McLean converted a first half penalty however it also could have been more disappointing had goalkeeper Brett Long not made some very important stops late in the game. Balmoor manager Jim McInally brought in Grant Savoury for Hamish Ritchie who was not fully fit after picking up a knock with Jason Brown taking on the captaincy in place of Scott Brown who was ruled out. New recruits Rico Quitongo and Owen Cairns were on the bench with both players introduced to life as a Peterhead player in the second half. East Fife had to make a late change to their starting eleven with 17-year-old goalkeeper Liam Campbell starting between the sticks after Scott Gallacher picked up a problem in the warm-up and the youngster was to go on to have a memorable day. The Fifers started quicker than their visitors with Ryan Blair and Aaron Steele having attempts on goal however the Blue Toon played their way into the game and carved out an opening on 13 minutes. Savoury worked his way to the edge of the hosts’ box and tried his luck however his effort flew past Campbell’s goal. David Wilson was harshly booked on 15 minutes before Long was called into action to deal with a shot from Ryan Wallace. Peterhead were given the chance to open the scoring from the penalty spot midway through the opening half when McLean was hauled back by Chris Higgins. The striker, who scored the winning spot-

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kick against East Kilbride in the Scottish Cup last weekend, took responsibility for the penalty however teenager Campbell got down to his left to push away his effort. The visitors looked to bounce back from that disappointment and Andrew McCarthy and Ryan Duncan sent in shots towards Campbell’s goal however they were just off-target. In first half injury time Andy McDonald, who scored a cracking free-kick at East Fife last season, looked to do the same again however this time his powerful strike fizzed wide. The wind, if it could be called an advantage, was now in the home side’s favour and five minutes into the restart Kevin Smith was inches away from reaching a Wallace cross in a dangerous position. Peterhead responded with a Duncan cross that picked out McDonald however the big defender headed over. McCarthy saw another pop at goal flash wide before Brett Long reminded home fans what he was all about as he denied Kevin Smith in a one-on-one situation and maintained his composure to keep out the follow up from Darren Watson. As the play swung to the other end Savoury tried his luck again however this time his shot was blocked. The hosts started throwing bodies forward to secure the win and it looked like the tactic had worked when Watson went clear through however again Long was equal to his effort with the goalkeeper excelling again in injury time as he kept out a header from Scott Mercer.

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Jadel Musanhu returned to the club from his loan move at Tayport last month. The 19-year-old Brentwoodborn centre-back had a decent loan spell in the Juniors and Jadel believes that his loan spell there has helped him adjust to the Scottish game. He said: "Tayport is an amazing club at which I had a very good time at. "They’re very well run and I feel as though I improved a lot physically through playing in such a competitive league. They helped me to simplify the way I play and I constantly took on board plenty of advice from the coaches and players. I feel Tayport has helped me to adapt to Scottish football very well.” Peterhead’s squad is strong in the centre-back area with the likes of Jason Brown, Andy McDonald and David Wilson all competing for two spots in the back four. Masanhu is happy to learn from those types of players and outlined which areas of his game they have helped him hone so far.

“100%; the defenders we have are very physical and make very little errors," he explained. "Andy and Jason have formed a really good partnership and I’m always trying my best to match what they do

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in training because they set a very good example. "They’ve given me a lot of advice in training and games in which I’ve listened to and I feel I’ve improved through doing that. I’d also say Simon has played a very big role in developing my game – he’s helped my understanding of different situations on the pitch and how I should deal with them.” Jadel knows it will be tough to break into and hold a position down in the side given the level of defender he has in front of him in the queue. But he explained what he feels he has to do to break into the side. "As a defender, I feel I have to limit the mistakes I make as much as possible and be very consistent in the way I defend. I’m always working hard to make sure this is the case. I also have to be patient and continuing to work as hard as I possibly can to improve myself.” Alloa are up next at Balmoor and the centre-backs is keen for his teammates to get the three points and he’s confident that they can go out and get the win.

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South Asians Alloa Athletic’s former player, Michael Chopra, is one of the few footballers of South Asian heritage who has played at senior level in Scotland. The striker joined the Wasps in March 2015 and made his debut against Rangers in a Championship match. His second goal for the club was in a 2-0 win over Brechin City in the relegation play-offs. Chopra spent a year with Alloa until being released because of injury. Chopra was a highly experienced player who had turned out for Newcastle United, Cardiff City, Sunderland, Ipswich Town and Blackpool south of the border and had spent an undistinguished spell with Kerala Blasters in the inaugural season of the Indian Super League. He admitted he had underestimated the ISL, and his performances were handicapped by injury and a lack of fitness. He returned to Kerala Blasters after his spell with the Wasps.

Chopra was born and raised in England and was eligible to play for India through his father. However, he had to have an Indian passport and, because of the Delhi government’s stance on dual citizenship, he had to first renounce his British citizenship. In August 2014, Chopra stated he wanted to play for India at international level and was willing to renounce his British citizenship to do so. No Indian caps came his way and he retired from playing in 2016. Another player of South Asian heritage to turn out for a Scottish League side is defender Yusuf Hussain who plays for Forfar Athletic and joined them on a free transfer from Motherwell last summer. He has been usually on the subs’ bench this season but was in the starting line-up when the Loons beat Formartine United in the Scottish Cup in November

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(continued from page 47) Shadab Iftikhar has one of the most daunting tasks in north football. He was appointed manager of Fort William in December and his aim is to prevent them tumbling out of the Highland League. If the Lochaber side finish bottom of the league, then they will be involved in a relegation play-off for the right to stay in the division. The 31-year-old Englishman, who is of Pakistani heritage, brings considerable experience to the Fort having worked with Roberto Martinez at Wigan Athletic, Everton and the Belgian national team in scouting and analysis roles. He told a newspaper that he was fortunate to meet Martinez, who had helped him every step of the way as he learned his trade as a football coach.

The Indian dispensed with football boots and instead had his feet tightly bandaged when Celtic fielded him in an Alliance match against Galston on August 19, 1936. Salim impressed sports writer Alan Breck, the pen-name of Archibald Y. Wilson, who wrote that the Indian “proved an expert in trapping and lobbing the ball towards goal. He fairly hypnotised the opposing defenders, and seven goals were actually the outcome of his moves.”

Iftikhar, who has moved from Preston to Fort William, told Martinez about his move to the Lochaber club. The Spaniard spoke about things he needed to work on, but also told him about his strengths. Iftikhar added: “He’s a brilliant guy and when you finish a conversation you feel you’re maybe not at his level – but you realise you’ve learned so much from a conversation.” The most fascinating story of a South Asian footballer playing in Scotland is that of Abdul Salim who was very briefly with Celtic in the mid-1930s. The tale of this extraordinary Indian, who played in his bare feet, was told in issue no. 154 of Scottish Football Historian. Salim, whose full name was Mohammed Abdul Salim Bachi Khan, was born in Calcutta in 1904 and starred with Mohammedan Sporting Club who won five successive Calcutta League titles. Salim’s cousin, Hasheem, who lived in England, saw him in action in a match against the Chinese Olympic team and was so impressed by his outstanding performance that he urged him to try his luck in Britain. They sailed together to Britain and then travelled to Glasgow where Hasheem persuaded Willie Maley, Celtic’s manager, to give Salim a trial.

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Salim’s third and final game for Celtic A was against Partick Thistle A. It was a fairly dull match but for the 3,000 spectators its most memorable aspect was “the barefooted fellow thump at the ball as they had seldom seen done before”. Salim headed south from Glasgow and was to have a trial with Tranmere Rovers’ reserve team in Birkenhead but was unable to play because of “unforeseen circumstances”. He sailed back to India, but many years later Salim’s son, Rashid, wrote to Celtic to tell them that his father was sick and needed medical treatment. To Rashid’s amazement, Celtic wrote back, enclosing a bank draft for £100. Celtic’s Paul Wilson had a much longer association with the club. He was born in 1950 in Bangalore, India, where his father, of Scots-Irish descent, met and married his Indian mother. The family moved to Milngavie when Wilson was one year old. He was one of the last graduates from the “Quality Street Gang” brought through Celtic’s acclaimed scouting and reserve team system of the late 1960s.

Abdul Salim

Wilson began challenging for a regular first-team place in 1973-74 and was in the Celtic team who lost to Dundee in the League Cup Final. In the following season he played in almost every game including a 1-0 victory over Aberdeen on November 2, 1974 at Parkhead in which Harry Hood chipped the ball to the unmarked Wilson who scored just before the break. In the return fixture, Celtic suffered their first league defeat at Pittodrie in nine years. Celtic had better luck in their next visit when they won 2-1 but Wilson was sent off for throwing the ball into Eddie Thomson’s face. Wilson won his only Scotland cap on February 5, 1975, when he was second-half substitute in a European Championship qualifier against Spain in Valencia. He was, in fact, the only non-white player to represent Scotland in the 20th century. He was at Parkhead for nearly 11 years during which he scored 52 goals. He later played for Motherwell, Partick Thistle and Junior side Blantyre Celtic.

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10-Jul 13-Jul 17-Jul 24-Jul 31-Jul 07-Aug 10-Aug 14-Aug 21-Aug 28-Aug 04-Sep 11-Sep 18-Sep 25-Sep 02-Oct 16-Oct 23-Oct 30-Oct 06-Nov 13-Nov 20-Nov 27-Nov 04-Dec 11-Dec 18-Dec 22-Dec 02-Jan 15-Jan 22-Jan 29-Jan 05-Feb 14-Feb 19-Feb 22-Feb 26-Feb 01-Mar 05-Mar 12-Mar 19-Mar 26-Mar 02-Apr 09-Apr 16-Apr 30-Apr

Opponents F A HOME 0 Hearts 2 AWAY 0 Inverness CT 2 Cove Rangers HOME 3 1 Stirling Albion AWAY 1 3 Alloa Athletic HOME 2 0 Falkirk AWAY 1 2 Dundee 'B' AWAY 2 1 Montrose AWAY 0 1 Airdrieonians HOME 2 3 East Fife AWAY 0 3 East Fife HOME 0 1 Clyde HOME 3 2 Cove Rangers HOME 0 1 Queen's Park AWAY 2 3 Dumbarton HOME 5 0 Alloa Athletic AWAY 4 2 Falkirk HOME 0 0 Montrose HOME 0 0 Airdrieonians AWAY 1 3 Cove Rangers AWAY 0 3 Queen's Park HOME 2 1 Civil Service Strollers AWAY 3 0 Clyde AWAY 2 2 East Fife HOME 1 1 Dumbarton AWAY 3 2 Montrose AWAY 0 2 Cove Rangers HOME 0 1 Clyde HOME 1 1 East Kilbride HOME 2 (5) 2 (3) East Fife AWAY 0 0 Alloa Athletic HOME Dundee HOME Airdrieonians HOME Falkirk AWAY Dumbarton HOME Queen's Park AWAY Cove Rangers AWAY Montrose HOME Alloa Athletic AWAY Falkirk HOME Clyde AWAY Dumbarton HOME Queen's Park HOME Airdrieonians AWAY

1 Wilson Long Long Wilson Long Long Wilson Long Long Long Wilson Long Long Long Long Long Long Long Long Long Long Long Long Long Long Long Long Long Long Long

2 Mulligan Mulligan Mulligan Mulligan Mulligan Conroy McDonald Conroy Conroy Mulligan Conroy Mulligan Mulligan Mulligan Mulligan Mulligan Mulligan McDonald McDonald McDonald McDonald D Wilson McDonald McDonald Mulligan McDonald McDonald McDonald Wilson McDonald

3 Conroy Conroy Conroy Conroy Conroy McDonald Ja Brown McDonald McDonald McDonald McDonald McDonald Conroy Conroy Ja Brown Conroy Ja Brown Ja Brown Ja Brown Ja Brown Ja Brown Duffy Ja Brown Ja Brown McDonald Ja Brown Ja Brown Ferry Duffy Ja Brown

4 McDonald McDonald McDonald McDonald McDona l d Ja Brown Mus a nhu Ja Brown Ja Brown

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McCarthy McDonald Ja Brown Wilson Ja Brown D Wilson D Wilson D Wilson D Wilson D Wilson McDonald D Wilson D Wilson Ja Brown Strachan S Brown Wilson McDonald Wilson

5 Strachan Ja Brown Ja Brown Ja Brown McCarthy McCarthy Conroy Strachan Strachan McCarthy Musanhu Conroy McCarthy McCarthy Duffy D Wilson Duffy Mulligan Mulligan Mulligan Mulligan Ja Brown Mulligan Mulligan Duffy Duffy Trialist Duffy Ja Brown Duffy

6 Ferry Ritchie Ferry Kesson Ferry Mulligan Ritchie Ritchie Mulligan Ferry S Brown Ferry Ferry Ferry Conroy McDonald Ferry Ritchie Ritchie Ferry S Brown McCarthy Ritchie Ferry Ritchie Mulligan Ritchie Ritchie Ferry Ferry

7 Ritc S. Br Ritc Ritc Ritc Fer S Br S Br Fer Ritc McCa Ritc Ritc Ritc Fer Fer Ritc S Br S Br S Br Strac Ritc S Br S Br S Br Ritc Cam S Bro Ritc McCa

KEY - n SPFL n Premier Sports Cup n SPFL Trust Trophy n Scottish Cup BOLD NAME = Goalscorer ITALIC N

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8 Cameron Cook S Brown S Brown S Brown S Brown Kesson McCarthy Ritchie S Brown Kesson S Brown S Brown S Brown Ritchie Ritchie S Brown McCarthy McCarthy McCarthy Duffy S Brown McCarthy McCarthy Cameron Cameron McCarthy McCarthy McCarthy Payne

9 McCarthy Kesson McLean Payne McLean Ritchie Payne 2 Mulligan S Brown Cameron Jo Brown Strachan Duffy Duffy S Brown S Brown McCarthy Duffy Duffy Duffy Cameron McLean Duffy Duffy Savoury Savoury Payne McLean McLean McLean

10 McLean Jo Brown Cameron Strachan Cameron McLean Jo Brown McLean Payne Payne McLean McLean McLean McLean McCarthy McCarthy Payne McLean McLean McLean Payne Savoury McLean McLean McLean 2 McLean McLean Payne Savoury Duncan

11 Payne Lyle Payne Jo Brown Payne Payne Lyle Payne Lyle McLean Lyle Lyle Payne Payne Payne Payne McLean Lyle Savoury Payne Savoury Payne Savoury Savoury Payne Payne Duncan Duncan Duncan Savoury

Substitutes Cook, Kesson, Jordan Brown, Long, Lyle Ferry, McLean, Cameron, Payne, Strachan, Musanhu, Wilson Wilson, Cook, Lyle, Jo Brown, Strachan, Kesson, Musanhu Musanhu, Lyle, Cameron, Ferry, Cook, Long Strachan, Kesson, Jo Brown, Musanhu, Wilson, Lyle Cameron, Strachan, Kesson, Jo Brown, Mushanu, Wilson, Lyle Ferry, McLean, McCarthy, Long Kesson, Jo Brown, Mushanu, Wilson, Lyle McLean, Cameron, Kesson, Jo Brown, Mushanu, Wilson Strachan, Kesson, Jo Brown, Musanhu, Wilson, Lyle Ritchie, Cook, Payne, Long Cameron, Cook, Payne, Kesson, Musanhu, Wilson Ja Brown, Cameron, Cook, Strachan, Mushanu, Wilson, Lyle McDonald, Cameron, Strachan, D Wilson, Mushanu, L Wilson, Lyle McDonald, Cameron, Strachan, L Wilson, Lyle McLean, Cameron, Strachan, Savoury, L Wilson, Duffy, Lisle McDonald, Cameron, Strachan, Savoury, L Wilson, Lyle Conroy, Strachan, Cameron, Savoury, L Wilson Conroy, Cameron, Strachan, Wilson, Lyle Conroy, Ca meron, Stra cha n, Jo Brown, Sa voury, Wi l s on, Lyl e

McLean, Jo Brown, L Wilson, Lyle L Wilson, Lyle, Cameron, Strachan, Jo Brown Cameron,Payne,Strachan,Jo Brown, Duncan,L Wilson,Lyle Ritchie, Cameron, Payne, Strachan, Jo Brown, Duncan, Wilson Strachan, Jo Brown, L Wilson, Lyle Jo Brown, Duncan, L Wilson, Lyle Ferry, Strachan, Jo Brown, Diamond, Lyle Jo Brown, Savoury, Cullen, Lyle Cullen, Lyle, Payne, Jo Brown, S Brown Ritchie, Jo Brown, Quitongo, Cairns, Cullen, Lyle

NAME = Penalty

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