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    Cruel scoreline 

    Sunday, September 03, 2017 5:05:46 PM

    It was "The Wasps" who took all the plaudits at Tannadice on Saturday, indeed it was the visitors who created the best scoring chances in the match and deserved better than a 3-1 score line - only going behind to their second contentious penalty in a week, having also suffered losing the opening goal the previous Saturday at Airdrie under similar circumstances.

    "The Wasps" had a great opportunity to take the lead after 23 minutes when Daryll Meggatt passed the ball inside to the lively Kevin Cawley, but his shot went inches past the post.

    "The Wasps" were pushing forward at every opportunity and looked dangerous on the break. Indeed before half-time they had another two great chances to open the scoring, Iain Flannigan went close with a free kick before a minute prior to half-time Alan Cook broke through but his shot went high and wide.

    Although at times Dundee United had periods of pressure they didn't create much in front of goal. Scoring the first goal in matches is so crucial and it was the home side who took the lead in 72 minutes when Andy Graham was ajudged to have fouled Patrick N'Yoti who slotted home the resultant penalty kick. Unfortunately for "The Wasps" Andy Graham had to be replaced with a shoulder injury but the introduction of Adam Martin was the catalyst for "The Wasps" best period in the game. He battled to gain possession on the wing and set up the equaliser for Kevin Cawley.

    Adam Martin loses Dailly & Flood
    Kevin Cawley fires home equaliser
     
    Kris Renton then had a great chance to win the match but could not be clinical enough in final third of park having battled hard to get the opportunity. There was no doubt Alloa were finishing the stronger although the game looked destined for extra time Dundee United scored twice in time added on - it was a scoreline that not even the United supporters watched could have imagined, it flattered them and was very hash on what was an excellent performance from Jim Goodwin's side who more than matched their full time opponents.
     
    Kris Renton beats William Edjenguele
    Wasps pile on pressure near end of game
    Jim Goodwin cannot believe last ditch goals.
     

     



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