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    Honours even 

    Sunday, March 18, 2018 5:39:36 PM

    Jim Goodwin's side wanted to bounce back after the disappointment of losing to East Fife 2-1 in midweek, at this stage of the season there are no easy games as teams push for the chance to gain a Play-Off spot or move away from the relegation places. "The Wasps" had a great chance to snatch the opening goal as early as the first minute but visiting keeper Willie Muir saved well to keep the ball out on two attempts. However on 22 minutes Iain Flannigan gave the home side the lead his seventh goal of this campaign.

    Iain Flannigan gives "The Wasps" the lead
    Seven minutes later the impressive Dale Carrick headed home the equalising goal and five minutes later the game could have turned on its head when Ryan Conroy had the opportunity to put Airdrie in front after Neil Parry had fouled Darryl Duffy in the box. Man of the Match, birthday boy Kevin Cawley then gave "The Wasps" a deserved lead five minutes before half-time, 2-1 to Alloa.
    Kevin Cawley makes it 2-1
    Jordan Kirkpatrick then had another great chance to extend "The Wasps" lead as the first half drew to a close, but Willie Muir again saved the effort.
    Willie Muir gets down to save from Jordan Kirkpatrick
    Airdrie started the second half on the front foot and Alloa seemed to get deeper and deeper, and 13 minutes into the second half Darryl Duffy scored the equalising goal.
    Alloa then bossed the closing quarter of the game with great chances to go back in front - Callum Crane hit an an audacious shot from 40 yards which dipped in the wind and crashed off the cross bar.
    Callum Crane unfortunate his shot comes back off cross bar
    Ross Stewart also had two fantastic chances, initially rounding keeper Willie Muir and looking to put ball in net before a fantastic last dtich challenge by David Brownlie saved the day for Airdrie.
    Willie Muir is beaten!
    Ross Stewart then had a header saved on the line low down at the post as Jim Goodwin's men looked for the winner and edge closer to a Play-Off spot.
    Airdrie defended for their life with calls for "Holding in the box" against several of their defenders. On the day hoever a draw was probably a fair result with both sides set to play each other again on Tuesday evening.


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