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    Missed opportunities 

    Sunday, March 01, 2020 5:34:12 PM

    This was a game where injuries were to catch up with "The Wasps" with Parry, Graham, Deas, Robertson, Brown and Gilhooly all unavailable, Peter Grant's team on Saturday were stretched defencively even before both Blair Malcolm and Liam Dick had to be replaced with Kevin Cawley covering at right back and Stevie Hetherington at left back.

    In the end a 2-0 victory flattered Ayr United in a game in which both keepers had differing fortunes, young Kieran Wright making a horrible error, which he will learn from, to allow Ayr United to open the scoring.

    Aaron Drinan puts Ayr United in front
     
    Ayr United keeper Ross Doohan had to make a string of fantastic saves to keep his side level, "The Wasps" creating plenty of opportunities but missing the chances, which at this stage in the season need to be taken.
     
    Robert Thomson with great chance
    Ross Doohan this time saves from Kevin O'Hara
    Again in second half from Alan Trouten
     
    Alloa battled to find an equaliser and nobody could question the players workrate but losing the opening goal had put "The Wasps" on the backfoot. Alloa dominated possession, especially in the second half but could not get the goal which their play deserved. Scott Banks came on for his "Wasps" debut after joining on loan from Crystal Palace and his quality was causing the Ayr United defence problems, stopping him any way they could.
     
    Ayr United defence stopping Scott Banks
     
    With eight minutes to go, Ayr United scored the killer goal, when Alan Forrest was given room to pick his spot in the top corner of the net, a fantastic goal but cruel on the home side.
     
    Alan Forrest makes it 2-0
     
    Alloa kept battling to the end but it was Ayr United who collected the valuable league points and end "The Wasps" seven game unbeaten record in the league.
     
    Lee Connelly is blocked by Ayr defence
     
     


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