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    Wasps deserve win at Gayfield 

    Sunday, July 28, 2019 6:09:05 PM

    "The Wasps" ended their Betfred Cup Group C matches with a victory over Arbroath at Gayfield in a match they deserved to win by a more handsome margin than the 3-2 victory in a match they thourghly deserved to win.

    Peter Grant's team played really well enjoying large spells of possesion and looking to get onto the ball at every occasion with the diamond shape in midfield making sure everybody was involved in the slick passing game which Arbroath had no answer. The only critisium was the fact we weren't more clinical in front of goal and should have scored more goals.

    Teams take the field at sunny Gayfield
    The opening gal came completely agaist the run of play when ex Wasp Greig Spence was fouled on the edge of the box and Bobby Linn drilled home the resultant free kick.
    Bobby Linn scores opening goal from free kick
    Liam Buchanam immediately replied 1-1
    It was no surprise when Alloa took the lead after 51 minutes when Alan Trouten netted after Kevin O'Hara's initial effort had been blocked.
    Expression on Alan Trouten's face says it all 2-1
    At this stage of the game Alloa were dominent and should have been more doominent in front of goal as a one goal margin can be dangerous. Out of the blue Jason Thomson threw a ball into the box and aided by the wind it went straight over Chris Henry's head and dropped in at the back post for a fortuitous equaliser. Arbrath then had their best spell in the game and threatened to turn the game on its head but Chris Henry saved well from Greig Spence in a frantic period.
    Chris Henry saves at feet of Greig Spence
    The manager introduced both Robert Thomson and Andy Stirling who had both had a part to play in the winning goal, scored again by Alan Trouten. it was a great move and a goal fitting to win any game.
    Alan Trouten scores winning goal
    There were lots of positives to be taken from this display, no more so than putting a marker down to Arbroath how competitive the Championship will be. We now look forward to the opening league game of the season at home to Partick Thistle who will be looking to start this season far better than last.

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