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    Dundee grab victory 

    Sunday, September 15, 2019 5:11:34 PM

    "The Wasps" will look back at this game knowing they had a great opportunity to win at Dens Park and will feel aggrieved that they left empty handed. Fine margins can decide the destiny of victory and on this occasion the opportunity to draw level after 51 minutes with the penalty kick which was saved was to be crucial.

    Losing an early goal in the opening minute was not ideal but the response from the players was immense, playing the better football in the first half. After ten minutes Liam Dick was to score his first competitive goal for the club, initally heading the ball before it broke lose and he shot low into the bottom corner of the net.

    Liam Dick fires home the equaliser
    Alloa players celebrate goal 1-1
     
    Eleven minutes prior to half time Dundee took the lead for the second time in the match when Jordan McGhee scored at the back post. The relief was seen all round Dens Park, coming off the back of a couple of defeats the home side managed to edge in front.
    Jordan McGhee puts Dundee back ahead
     
    Alloa played some fantastic football but the bottom line is they need to stop giving away cheap goals. The players character can never be questioned but in this game Dundee at times were holding on and can count themselves fortunate to collect the three points.
     
    Kevin O'Hara is crowded out but gets away his shot
     
    Alloa were given a great opportunity to equalise in the 51st minute after Kevin Cawley had been fouled in the box, the ever relable Alan Trouten on this occasion had to watch as home keeper Jack Hamilton saved his effort.
     
    Kevin Cawley is fouled for the penalty
    Alan Trouten's penalty is saved
     
    Alloa's new emergency loan keeper Jamie MacDonald did well on a couple of occasions with brilliant reaction saves. Alloa were still creating chances, Liam Buchanan passed inside to Alan Trouten who tried to set up the on rushing Kevin O'Hara but he was blocked out. The final chance in the closing minutes fell to Robert Thomson but he dragged his shot wide of the target.
     
    Late opportunity for Robert Thomson
     
    This is a game Alloa will look back on knowing they didn't deserve to lose but must be more clinical when the opportunites arise.
     


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