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    Poor Defending costs Wasps 

    Sunday, September 24, 2017 2:05:09 PM
    A defeat at home is never pleasant, especially when the side had recorded two victories and one draw at home in the league this season, it was not a result which could have been predicted, but Albion Rovers took their chances winning 5-2, the first time "The Wasps" had lost five goals in a league game since losing 5-1 to Rangers in the Championship on 16th August, 2015 and the biggest defeat by Albion Rovers, since they defeated "The Wasps" 6-2 at Recreation Park on 25th November, 1978 in a Second Division match.
     
    Although "The Wasps" played well in spells, poor defending was to cost Alloa in this match. Rovers importantly scored the first goal as early as the fifth minute through a Connor Shields header which gave them the confidence they have shown by winning all their league matches away from home this season. Two down at half-time the next goal would be again important and it was the visitors who scored their third goal of the game. The Alloa players never gave in and goals from Kris Renton and Scott Taggart had them right back in the game at 3-2 down.
    Kris Renton pulls goal back
    Scott Taggart cuts the deficit to 3-2
     
    But Alan Trouten's second goal of the game, his 13th already this season only nine minutes later was a killer and worse was to follow ten minutes from the end when substitute Joao Vitoria made it 5-2. Albion Rovers had been solid in defense with their keeper Graham Bowman pulling off some remarkable saves, especially one from a point blank Kevin Cawley header at a crucial time in the game. "The Wasps" will now need to focus on their next match against Arbroath at Gayfield next Saturday, knowing that Dick Campbell's side won 6-2 away from home against Stranraer at the weekend.
     
    Kris Renton receives his Man of the Match award
    from match sponsors Russel + Aitken


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