Alloa Athletic 2
Scottish Football League
CLYDE continued their impressive start to the season by bringing a well-earned point home from Recreation Park on Saturday.
The Bully Wee took the lead as John Sweeney scored a 30-yard wonder strike for the second week in a row.
Alloa equalised through Ryan McCord and took the lead through Mark Docherty, but despite being on top for a large section of the game, their failure to kill Clyde off ultimately cost them.
Sweeney grabbed his fourth of the season from 12 yards after Alloa goalkeeper Scott Bain chopped down Steph McDonald in the box, and saw red for his trouble.
The Clyde line-up included winger Paul McMullan, who was making his first start in nearly seven months after breaking his foot on his debut at Montrose in January.
The former Berwick Rangers man said: “It’s very good to be back, but after seven months out I still need to get match fit.
“I have been working hard going running and that sort of thing, but really need to get back on the pitch and build it up.
“My foot is now fully healed, so it’s just the psychological aspect, especially as Alloa have the same surface as Montrose where the injury happened.
“But it felt fine, it was just the fitness that was lacking and if I play again on Saturday against Montrose hopefully I can improve on it again.”
Living in Motherwell, McMullan is looking forward to next Wednesday’s Scottish Communities League Cup tie at home to The Steelmen, but says it won’t distract from the job of hosting Montrose on Saturday.
He said: “It’s brilliant to be playing Motherwell, and while I maybe didn’t do myself justice against Alloa hopefully I can improve against Montrose.
“That is the main focus, we probably owe Montrose one for last season’s 8-1 defeat and obviously I suffered my injury up there, and I think at home we have every chance against them.”