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    Disappointment not collecting 3 Points 

    Sunday, September 29, 2019 12:04:56 PM

    A point at East End Park against Dunfermline Athletic was a huge improvement in the teams performance against Ayr United the previous week, but this was a game, albeit there was not a lot either keeper had to deal with, "The Wasps" would rightly feel disappointed they didn't collect all three points after Dunfermline Athletic scored with a goal, where there was a clear hand ball in the build up.

    Iain Flannigan makes his 200th appearance
    "The Wasps" were unfortunate to lose key defender Liam Dick after he failed a late fitness test, failing to recover from injury picked up last Saturday against Ayr United, this gave an opportunity to Adam Brown which he was to grab with both hands. In a very tight squad injuries to Neil Parry, Liam Dick, Blair Malcolm and also Robert Thomson who had a tight hamstring, left manager Peter Grant with a real lack of depth to his squad. It was obvious from the kick off that Dunfermline Athletic had learned from the threat of Alan Trouten who was closely marked at all times and given very little space.
    Alan Trouten closely marked by two players
    The opening goal just after the break was a thing of beauty, Kevin O'Hara passed inside to Adam Brown who advanced towards the Dunfermline goal before sending an unstoppable shot into the top right hand corner of the net which set the Alloa Athletic supports into a sea of celebration.
    Adam Brown about to strike the ball into top corner of the net
    Alloa players celebrate wonder strike
    Eight minutes later however the home side grabbed a contentious equaliser after striker Kevin Nesbit had handled the ball before it broke to Kyle Turner, whose shot ended in the back of the net for a cruel equaliser.
    Alloa players angry after referee allowed goal to stand
    After the equaliser the home side looked to grab a winner but apart from a header from Kevin Nesbit which went close neither manager could say they had worked the opposition keeper enough to claim three points. Alloa can still take positives from a match which saw Iain Flannigan make his 200th appearance for the club, along with club captian Andy Graham who made his 150th appearance for the club. Robbie Deas was outstanding in defence throwing himself to block efforts from the Dunfermline Athletic players and looking solid throughout. Iain Flannigan and Stevie Hetherington provided the perfect midfield shield in front of the defence and looked to break when ever the occasion presented with Kevin O'Hara doing some tireless front running to stretch the home defence.
    Jamie MacDonald confidently collects ball into box
    Liam Buchanan with late opportunity to lob their keeper

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