ALLOA ATHLETIC opened their 2019-20 campaign with a hard-fought 1-1 draw at home to Partick Thistle.

The Wasps took the lead, in what was Peter Grant's first league game in charge of the Clacks side, but the visitors equalised in the second half.

Stevie Hetherington and Neil Parry were among the top performers for Alloa on the day.

Neil Parry................8

A welcome return after injury. Made several stunning saves to deny Thistle, most notably from Shea Gordon’s first half header.

Jon Robertson.........7

Threatened with a first half volley and otherwise put in a solid performance.

Liam Dick..............7

Again, Dick was very impressive especially in an attacking sense.

Andy Graham.......7

The skipper put in his best performance of the season as he looked back to his best. A couple of timely blocks.

Scott Taggart.........7

He could be on the verge of losing his place but Taggart showed he wasn’t prepared to give it up lightly.

Kevin Cawley........7

The little midfielder was at the heart of Alloa’s most positive moments and crucially teed up Stevie Hetherington for the goal.

Iain Flannigan.......7

Brings the calm to complement Cawley and Hetherington’s busyness. Used the ball well throughout.

Stevie Hetherington (star man)..... 8

Given more licence to roam forward by Grant and it paid dividends as he played a crucial part in the opener.

Alan Trouten (off 84)....7

The wee man got a toe to Hetherington's strike to claim the first Championship goal of the season. Should have had a second.

Liam Buchanan (off 70).....7

Was unplayable at times in the first half as he played his part in the dangerous attacking triangle. Less influential in the second.

Kevin O’Hara........7

His runs out wide terrorised the Thistle defence and he was unlucky not to score with an effort off the line near the death.

Robert Thomson (on 70).....6

Threatened with a late effort and made an impact off the bench.

Andrew Stirling (on 84).....5

Didn’t have time to have any real influence over the game.


Adam Brown

Blair Malcolm

Cameron O’Donnell

Paul Gillespie

Chris Henry