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    Wasps progress to final 

    Sunday, May 14, 2017 6:30:44 PM

    The Wasps progressed to their fourth Play-Off final after defeating Airdrie on penalty kicks after the ninety minutes and extra time had ended 1-0 on the day, 1-1 on aggregate. This was a tie over the two legs with Airdrie having the better of the first leg but Alloa Athletic deservedly won after being the better side in the second leg and really should have won inside the ninety minutes but for some outstanding saves by the airdrie keeper Rohan Ferguson and a crucial miss in front of goal, ironically from Alloa top goalscorer Greig Spence nearly let "The Diamonds" off the hook.

    Both sides gave their all and at times the game flowed from end to end with plenty goalmouth action. Dylan Mackin was denied giving Alloa the lead when Rohan Ferguson tipped his header over the bar and then saved from the same player with his feet. The winning goal on the day was a goal fit to win any match and Jon Robertson who had replaced Graeme Holmes in the line ups from midweek, struck a 25 yard volley past Ferguson. Then remarkably Greig Spence missed the chance of the match after Jordan Kirkpartrick had taken the ball round Airdrie keeper Rohan Ferguson anset up Greig in front of goal, but his shot lifted and struck the top of the bar, which was a huge let off for the visitors. Alloa missed a penalty in the shoot out when Steven Hetherington saw his effort saved but Alloa keeper Neil Parry then produced two stunning saves to deny Iain Russell & Kieran MacDonald, with the scores locked at 3-3, Calum Waters was given the responsibility to take the final spot kick, which he coolly drilled past Rohan Ferguson to win the match 4-3 on penalties.

    The Wasps will now meet Brechin City, who themselves progressed to the final after defeating Championship side Raith Rovers on penalties.

    Jon Robertson fires home games winning goal
    Alloa players celebrate games winning goal
    Jordan Kirkpatrick rounds keeper Rohan Ferguson
    Greig "Must Score"
    Jim Goodwin and Alloa players cannot believe their eyes.
    Airdrie cannot believe they are not two behind!
    Dylan Mackin unleashes a rocket shot
    Rohan Ferguson pulls off another wonder save.
    Rohan Ferguson this time blocks Jordan Kirkpatrick effort
    Rohan Ferguson pulls off another wonder save
    Penalties - Neil Parry saves from Iain Russell
    Calum Waters takes final penalty kick
    Calum Waters penalty hits the net, Alloa win 4-3 on Penalties
    Alloa players applaud their fans
    Jim Goodwin was delighted to reach the final
     


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