Going for goals
Sean’s big hope after bagging first strike for Rovers
Sean Higgins hopes to go on a scoring run for Albion Rovers after his first goal for the club against Alloa — and help secure their first point at Cliftonhill this season.
Rovers are fourth after a stunning rout of Alloa, with striker Higgins adding to Connor Shields’s headed opener, a goal from Joao Victoria and an Alan Trouten double.
Kris Renton and Scott Taggart replied for Alloa with Rovers in a 3-0 lead.
However the visitors weathered the storm of a possible Alloa fightback to keep their play-off spot at this early stage of the season.
The 32-year-old Higgins has been in and out of the team following a spell on the sidelines with a calf strain.
However, he now hopes to shoot his way to a regular starting place.
He is looking to go on a scoring streak at the expense of top-of-the-table Raith Rovers this weekend.
“As a striker I know you’re judged by your goals so it’s good to get off the mark,” he told the Advertiser.
“I’m probably playing in the deepest position I have in my career, so it’s a change for me.
“Hopefully I can go on a wee run now. At the end of the day, it’s a cliche, but it’s about the results.”
He continued: “Our home form has been questioned by a lot of people. It’s not been good enough.
“We took a good support to Alloa but the fans at Cliftonhill must be wondering what’s going on with us – as if we are playing two totally different teams.
“First and foremost we have to put in a good performance.
“We have to defend better as a team or Raith, with the players they have, will score a few.
“We want to show what we are about this weekend.”
Shields opened the scoring early in the game with a header in five minutes before Scott McLaughlin played the ball across to Trouten who knocked it home with his left foot.
Higgins made it three just after the interval, finding the bottom right-hand corner of Neil Parry’s net. Renton and Taggart hit- back for the Wasps but Trouten took the sting out of them with his header to make it four.
Substitute Victoria rounded off the win after Trouten played him through to tap in from close range.
Former Clyde and Cowdenbeath forward Higgins felt that the game hinged on Rovers fourth goal.
“After I got the third, as a team we probably stopped pushing as hard,” he said. “Maybe we thought the game was won but they came back at us.
“At 3- 2 there was only one team in the ascendancy and we had to play the ball to Connor on the wings to get a break.
“Thankfully Alan scores his header. He just can’t seem to stop scoring at the moment.”
On the mark Sean Higgins scores for Rovers against Alloa Photo: C Woodward