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    Banks & Connelly shine 

    Monday, March 09, 2020 3:20:30 PM

    On Saturday against Inverness Caledonian Thistle "The Wasps" produced one of their best performances of the season defeating John Robertson's side 2-0, a scoreline which certaintly did not flatter Alloa Athletic who should have won with a bigger margin. There was no doubt the better team won on the day, remarkably "The Wasps" last victory over Inverness CT at Recreation Park was as far back as 10th May, 1997 when David Pew scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory.

    Peter Grant went with a very youthful looking Alloa Athletic side, somewhat forced due to injury but the players who came in certainly didn't disappoint. Lee Connelly making his first full start certainly caught the eye scoring after 12 minutes and then providing a fantastic assist picking out Alan Trouten ghosting in at the back post to double "The Wasps" lead 2-0.

    Lee Connelly opens the scoring
    Neil Parry pulls off important save to deny Jordan White
    Alan Trouten at back post makes it 2-0
    In the second half it was "The Wasps" who had the upper hand and should have increased their margin of victory. Scott Banks and Lee Connelly were causing the Inverness CT defence major problems which they had no answers. Scott Banks running at defenders and turning them inside out, all that was missing was the finish.
    Mark Ridgers pulls off a fantastic save to deny Scott Banks
    Lee Connelly coming in from the left unleashed another shot which Ridgers spilled but Alan Trouten from a tight angle could only watch as his shot came back off the post.
    Alan Trouten goes so close
    AlloaAthletic substitute Adam Brown was then the next player to hit the woodwork as his shot struck the post and managed to stay out.
    Mark Ridgers is beaten again but the shot comes back off the post
    Alloa controlled the second half showing great determination to make sure the gained full points which will be required as the fight to stay in the Championship for another season.

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