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    Late goal denies a point 

    Monday, March 25, 2019 6:07:36 PM

    Alloa Athletic have been been a credit to the SPFL Championship this season, at no time looking over awed and causing many of the full-time teams in the division many sleepless nights. At Tannadice on Saturday scoring the early goal through Jordan Kirkpatrick gave "The Wasps" even more confidence they could again take something against a team which they had now played six times this season.

    Jordan Kirkpatrick scores at the back post (No. 15)
    Connor Shields celebrates the opening goal
    Alloa Athletic players celebrate scoring at Tannadice
     
    However Dundee United levelled on 26 minutes when Jamie Robson's free kick was headed towards goal by Nicky Clark, before the unfortunate Andy Graham deflected the header past Neil Parry.
     
    Andy Graham own goal gives United an equaliser
     
    In the second half Dundee United certainly had the bulk of possession but apart from a Paul watson header which Neil Parry made a great save to keep out it looked like a frustrating day for the home side with their fans very quiet and looking to start heading for the exit.
     
    Dario Zanatta was closely watched at Tannadice
    Neil Parry saves from Paul Watson header
     
    With the clock running down and only seven minutes left Callum Booth sent over a low cross which fell to Nicky Clark inside the six yard box and he fired the ball high into the net to the relief of the United fans and break the hearts of the Alloa fans who had come within touching distance of claiming a massive point.
     
    Nick Clark breaks Alloa hearts with winning goal
     
    The Wasps are fighting for their life at the bottom of the SPFL Championship knowing they are still very much within touching distance of a few full-time clubs who never expected still to be in a relegation dogfight at this stage in the season. A point on Saturday would have been massive, the players will now regroup and go again on Tuesday night at Inverness and then again against league leaders and newly crowned Irn Bru Cup winners, Ross County - facing arguably the most difficult three teams in the division to get anything from.
     
    Mixed emotions from both benches at end of game on Saturday
     
     
     


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