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    Tuesday, January 03, 2012 4:23:10 AM

    Alloa Athletic started the New Year extending their 10 match unbeaten record in the league after a 3 - 1 victory in a local derby with East Stirlingshire at a very blustry Ochilview. The Wasps couldn't have started better with Stevie May heading the visitors in front in the opening minute, five minutes later however the home side struck with a bizzare equaliser, Stuart Beveridge's strike from well inside his own half being carried with the strong wind and bouncing over a surprised Alloa keeper. This gave the home side great heart and they competed very well and had others chances which caused concern. Mark Docherty was unlucky with a shot which struck the crossbar which was Alloa's closest effort in first half. The second half opened very simalar the first with a stunning Stevie May strike putting "The Wasps" back in front. Alloa then took control of the match and played some great passing football under horrendous condions. Stevie May looked to have put Alloa 3-1 ahead until the standside linesman flagged for offside before he again made no mistake for his hat-trick thundering a blistering shot past the Shire keeper. The result returned Alloa Athletic back to the top of the Division which was their aim at the start of the day, next Saturday "The Wasps" league match against Peterhead has been cancelled due to their involvement in the William Hill Scottish Cup.

    Stevie May opening goal

    Celebration after 1st goal

    Stuart Beveridge goal from own half

    Stevie May 2nd goal

    Offside goal

    Also read Stevie May's after match comments in (Player Interviews section) 

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