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    First goal crucial 

    Sunday, August 13, 2017 4:56:37 PM

    The first goal at Methil on Saturday was always going to be crucial, in the first half home keeper Ryan Goodfellow made crucial saves - Callum Crane was first to go close, when his cross was palmed away but fell to safety.

    Ryan Goodfellow pushes away Callum Crane effort
    Craig Malcolm was next to go close with a header, the keeper making a point blank save from an Iain Flannigan pin point cross which looked netbound, the game at this stage was going from end to end. Jon Robertson went close with an effort from the edge of the box, but the best effort of the first half fell to Paul Willis from East Fife but his shot was saved by Neil Parry.
    Craig Malcolm is crowded out by East Fife defenders
    Alan Cook is held back as he tries to get into the box
    The first goal in this game was always going to be crucial and on 56 minutes Greg Hurst was on hand to tap home after Neil Parry had palmed out initial danger. This gave the home side something to hold on to and as much as "The Wasps" pushed for an equaliser, nothing was falling for the strikers.
    Substitute Kris Renton looking for direct shot on goal
    Garry Fleming battles with Kyle Wilson at Methil
    Although Alloa had lots of possession in the final quarter of the game as the home side sat back, nothing was falling or breaking to the strikers in front of goal. Late in the game in one of the visitors attacks on the home defence Allan Crane's header went close landing on top of the net.
    Kris Renton & Callum Crane watch the ball land on the top of the net.

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