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    Honours Even 

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 7:18:49 PM

    It was honours even tonight in our second pre season friendly,this time "The Wasps" faced Dunfermline Athletic as they stepped up the quality of opposition after facing Highland League side Fort William on Saturday. Assistant manager Paddy Connolly was in charge with Jack Ross now on a well earned holiday, he confirmed that goalkeeper Craig McDowall would start the game in goal after re-signing for the club after being out of the game all of last season.

    The first half was played at a good pace with plenty goal football on display, Alloa were dealt a blow early in the game when Steven Heterington had to be replaced after taking a head knock and left the field with blood streaming out from a nasty cut. Eight minutes before the break the home side deservedly took the lead when Jamie Longworth pounced to knock Scott Taggart's goal bound shot past keeper Sean Murdoch. However just before half-time Dunfermline equalised through "Trialist No. 10". "The Pars" started the second half with more purpose and Craig McDowall did well to save a couple of good efforts which might have given the visitors the lead. However, Alloa themselves pushed on again but could not find a way to regain the lead. Twenty minutes into the second half Dunfermline brought on six substitutions, followed by another three, nine in total which changed the game to more like a friendly. The main purpose of these games at this stage in the season is all about fitness, this was another positive performance from the new look "Wasps" and on Friday night they will now face Paul Hartley's Dundee team, which will be another step up.

     Ready for kick-off
    Steven Hetherington off with head injury after 13 minutes
    First half action at Indodrill Stadium
    Alloa players celebrate taking the lead 37 minutes 1-0
    Dunfermline Trialist No. 10 scores equaliser 1-1
     

     



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