Minnows Caught in Trout Netting
Byline: ALAN ROBERTSON at Broadwood
ANNAN ATH 0
BIG FISH Alan Trouten sunk minnows Annan as he netted a brilliant double on his Clyde debut.
The former Queen's Park star pounced twice in the second half to condemn the SFL new boys to defeat on their big-time bow.
And the 22-year-old plans to light up the First Division for John Brown's men after his Challenge Cup heroics.
He said: "I scored 14 goals last season and just tried to do the same in front of goal as I did with Queen's.
"It has been absolutely brilliant to move up to the First Division. The boys have made me feel welcome."
Annan boss Harry Cairney was sad to see his side's historic baptism end in defeat but was still full of praise for his battlers.
He said: "We're disappointed to lose but we had some decent performances.
"We knew we were up against it but asked our guys to keep the ball as well as they could - and they did that."
Neither side looked dangerous early on and fans had to wait 30 minutes before seeing a genuine chance.
Trouten found some space on the edge of the box and cracked an effort at goal but his shot only found the side-netting.
Bully Wee hitman Pat Clarke came even closer moments later when he blazed a 12-yard effort over in acres of space.
The second period also took time to spark into life but Trouten broke the deadlock in 61 minutes from the spot.
Alan Inglis brought Trouten down in the box and he stepped up to send the penalty past outstretched keeper Craig Summersgill. …