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    Alloa win at Hampden 

    Saturday, February 14, 2009 7:30:38 PM

    Today’s game at Hampden Park was a game in which Alloa Athletic were still seeking their first away victory this season and unbelievably their first win at the national stadium since winning 4-0 on the 22nd March, 1997, when goals from Paul Simpson(2), Willie Irvine and David Pew won that day. Queen’s Park had only lost 2-1 at Celtic Park in this seasons Scottish Cup last week and were still reflecting on this when Stuart Noble should have opened the scoring inside two minutes for “The Wasps”. Greig Spence making his full debut for the club put Stuart through on goals, but David Crawford in the home goal produced an excellent save, this was only to be expected as Crawford has now won the “Man of the Match” award in Alloa’s two visits to Hampden this season. Queen’s opened the scoring in the 12th minute when Iain Watt crossed and Paul Harkins to score his third goal of the season, all against Alloa Athletic. Alloa dominated possession but again at Hampden could not find a way past David Crawford. The second half opened in sensational fashion when Queen’s defender Barry Douglas was red carded after two bookable challenges right in front of the referee. Alloa took advantage and Greig Spence scored his first senior goal, not bad for a 16 year old player. Again Alloa should have killed the game off, Bomber Ferguson again being denied by a great save by Crawford. As is not unusual Queen’s played better with ten men and Alloa did not win this game until two minutes from the end when Stuart Noble, lashed a shot high past the home keeper for a deserved victory for Alloa Athletic.

    Greig Spence equalises v. Queen's Park

    Brown Ferguson must score

    Stuart Noble winning goal

    Alloa players celebrate away victory

    Hampden scoreboard



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