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    Dobbie the difference 

    13 November 2016 17:51:05

    "The Wasps" will look back on this game and have reason to believe they had the chances to end their dismal run of results against Queen of the South at Palmerston Park where they last won in April, 2003.

    Remembrance display for Armistice Day
    Alloa Athletic players respect minutes silence
    The difference on the day was Stephen Dobbie, the experienced striker who returned to the club in the summer from the English Premiership and recently made his 100th appearance in his second spell for Queen's. The game in the first half went from end to end with both teams having chances, Neil Parry had to look sharp to deny the home side from opening the scoring, Jason Marr was also on had to clear a Derek Lyle header off the line, but Alloa had their chances as well with Jamie Longworth & Jordan Kirkpatrick unfortunate with chances which went inches over the bar. Home keeper Lee Robinson then had to do well to block a Greig Spence shot.
    However in 41 minutes Stephen Dobbie scored to break the deadlock and it with a shot which went in off the post. Two minutes later a great Alloa move saw Scott Taggart cross from the right wing, Greig Spence dummied the ball brilliantly, giving Jamie Longworth a shot on goal which cruelly crashed off the far post.
    Jamie Longworth watches his shot come back off the post
    In the second half Alloa came out the strongest and again had efforts, another Jamie Longworth effort being blocked by keeper Lee Robinson, when he knew little about it, but was in the right place at the right time!
    Jamie Longworth's header is somehow kept out by keeper?
    At this stage Alloa were on top but could just not get the goal to draw the tie level. Kevin Cawley had a long range effort and Greig Spence tried an acrobatic effort after Jim Goodwin's intial shot had been bouncing about in the box.
    Again the run of play Queen's punished Alloa for not taking their chances and hitman Stephen Dobbie headed in the killer second goal. To their credit Alloa never stopped trying and Jordan Kirkpatrick kept pushing the team forward. Luke Donnelly was introduced to inject more pace into the Alloa attack. Stephen Dobbie might have grabbed a third but his header went into the side netting as "The Wasps" pushed forward.
    Jordan Kirkpatrick tireless display in midfield
    Luke Donnelly added pace to Alloa front line
    Adam Martin good deliveries into the box in final 10 minutes
    Jim Goodwin shakes hands at end of match.
    A good performance from the team and on another day could have extended their stay in the Irn-Bru Cup.


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