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    Dumbarton hold on  

    Friday, May 11, 2018 6:37:18 AM

    In the Ladbrokes Championship Play-Off Final 1st Leg played at The Indodrill Stadium on Wednesday night, "The Wasps" were frustrated and disappointed with the result, going down 1-0 to a spectacular winner which gave the visitors, Dumbarton, something to hang onto which the defended for their life.

    Stuart Carswell shot gives Neil Parry no chance
    Alloa had started the game on top and were creating problems for the Dumbarton defence, before against the run of play they scored a goal worthy of winning any game. Alloa kept up the pressure and Jordan Kirkpatrick was hugely unfortunate to see his effort come back off the far post. Worse was to follow for Jordan just after the half hour he had to go off with a back injury.
    Dumbarton sat deep and invited "The Wasps" to break them down giving jim Goodwin's team a lot of possession but finding it difficult to find that cutting edge.
    Substitute Callum Smith looked set to score..........
    However last ditch Craig Barr tackle blocked his effort
    "The Wasps" continued to look for the equalising goal which their play more than merited but although getting success on the right side of the park from the wide areas, the Dumbarton defence were lapping up the high balls into the area.
    Callum Smith looked a threat and must of thought on more than one occasion he was going to score but last ditch tackling and defending was to deny Alloa a goal.
    Callum Smith's effort looks to be heading for top corner........
    Until Craig Barr headed clear from under the bar.
    It was to be a night of frustration for "The Wasps" watching the team give everything and playing the better football but on the night we just couldn't break them down and got no breaks in front of goal.
    Andy Graham not impressed with Tom Walsh's challenge
    Callum Smith late effort is blocked by Scott Gallacher
    Dumbarton will be confident having securred a 1-0 victory in the first Leg, but this tie is far from over and on the day "The Wasps" are capable of beating any team. First goal on Sundat will be vital and if the Wasps can secure the opening goal it certainly will be "Game On".

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