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    Manager brings in three 

    12 July 2018 17:38:27

    Manager Jim Goodwin having now concluded his four game pre season friendlies has strenghened his squad this evening by adding three more players to his squad for the forthcoming season. Twenty two year old defender Liam Dick joins the club after ending last season in the Play-Off final playing for Dumbarton against "The Wasps". Liam began his footballing career with Falkirk making 29 first team appearances before going out on loan to Stranraer to gain regular first team football where he played for the next two and a half seasons before joinig Dumbarton last season in the January transfer window.

    Also joining "The Wasps" is 26 year old Bulgarian defender Zdravko Karadachki, he began his career in his native country with FC Septemvri Simitli, then spent Season 2016/17 with Scarborough SC in the Canadian soccer league, most recently last season he made his debut in Scottish football with Edinburgh City.

    The third signing is young 19 year old goalkeeper Chris Henry who impressed in pre season friendlies against Clyde, Montrose & Berwick Rangers. Chris began his career with St. Mirren.

     

     

     

    Jake Hastie joins on loan 

    07 July 2018 09:14:13

    Manager Jim Goodwin is delighted to finally get Jake Hastie on loan from Motherwell with the paperwork been approved this morning  he will be available to play a part today in our friendly against Berwick Rangers.

    Jim continued “I’m looking forward to working with him over the coming weeks and months, he is a young man who’s highly regarded at Motherwell and this will be another important step in his development. He will bring great pace and energy to the team and will give us good balance. We are excited to get him in and are confident he will play a key role in our success in the forthcoming season.”

    Jake Hastie
     

     

    Work to be done 

    02 July 2018 15:34:38

    The Wasps kicked off their Pre-Season friendly games at Broadwood Stadium against Clyde on Saturday in a game which Alloa manager Jim Goodwin used eight "trialists" in a match which was played over four segments due to the exceptionally warm conditions. Clyde ran out 4-2 victors on the day, but in these early friendly matches it is more about gaining fitness and getting to know your new teamates.

                         Adam Brown makes impressive debut for the Wasps
     
    Tomorrow evening, Tuesday 3rd July, Jim Goodwin's men will face Montrose at the Indodrill Stadium Kick-Off 7.30pm, this will now be followed on Saturday 7th July by a visit of Berwick Rangers to the Indodrill Stadium in another friendly agreed today, Kick-Off 3pm. The final friendly arranged will be on the following Tuesday 10th July when Paul Hartley brings his new look Falkirk side to the Indodrill Stadium, Kick-Off 7.45pm. Admission to these Pre Season games is Adults £ 10, Concessions £ 5, Season Tickets are Valid.
     
    Jim Goodwin & Lee Sharp at Broadwood
     
     
     

     

    Wasps travel to Cumbernauld 

    29 June 2018 18:19:21

    Alloa Athletic will play their first pre-season friendly match of Season 2018/19, tomorrow against Danny Lennon's side Clyde at Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld.

    Fans are reminded of arrangements for ticket sales for the match.

    As previously stated the match has been limited to a maximum attendance of 300. Tickets are priced at £10 for adults, £8 for concessions and FREE for under-12s accompanied by an adult. They are now available to buy online at the links below and will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis:-

            Clyde v Alloa Athletic

    The tickets are uniquely coded for each supporter and will need to be presented, in paper or on mobile, for scanning at the turnstiles before entry to the stadium. 

    The game also give fans of both clubs the ideal opportunity to sample and enjoy the excellent new Arria Lounge facility, situated on the first floor in the Main Stand. The Arria will be open before and after the match, as well as at half-time, for the sale of gourmet pies, barrista  coffee, tea and snacks as well as soft drinks.

    Match Officials appointed for the match at Broadwood Stadium are:-

    Referee - Euan Anderson
    Assitant - Daniel McFarlane
    Assistant - Craig Macrae
     
    Remember - Kick-Off 12.30
     
     

     

     

    Two more friendlies 

    28 June 2018 13:27:32

    Alloa Athletic add two more friendlies

    Tuesday 3rd July’18

     

    Alloa Athletic v Montrose

    Indodrill Stadium

     

    Kick-Off:  7.30 pm

     

    Tuesday 10th July’18

     

    Alloa Athletic v Falkirk

    Indodrill Stadium

     

    Kick-Off: 7.45 pm

     

    Admission Prices:

     

    Adults:  £10

    Senior Citizens (over 65): £5

    Juvenile (under 16): £2

     

    SEASON TICKETS ARE VALID

     

     

    Wasps given home tie 

    26 June 2018 15:55:37

    IRN-BRU Cup 1st Round Draw

    The draw took place at the People’s Palace, Glasgow at 1pm today, with “The Wasps” been given a home draw against local rivals Stirling Albion. This is the first time the sides have met in a competitive match since at the same stage of the competition in Season 2014/15 on Tuesday 19th August 2014 at Forthbank when Greig Spence scored twice in a 2-1 victory for Alloa Athletic.

    North Section
    LIVINGSTON COLTS v FORFAR ATHLETIC    
    DUNDEE COLTS v HIBERNIAN COLTS    
    INVERURIE LOCO WORKS or FRASERBURGH v FORMARTINE UNITED    
    PETERHEAD v BRECHIN CITY    
    INVERNESS CALEDONIAN THISTLE v DUNFERMLINE ATHLETIC    
    HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN COLTS v ROSS COUNTY    
    ELGIN CITY v ARBROATH    
    DUNDEE UNITED v ST. JOHNSTONE COLTS    
    RAITH ROVERS v ABERDEEN COLTS    
    ALLOA ATHLETIC v STIRLING ALBION    
    COVE RANGERS v MONTROSE    
    COWDENBEATH v EAST FIFE  

    South Section
    EAST KILBRIDE v SPARTANS    
    QUEEN’S PARK v AYR UNITED    
    STENHOUSEMUIR v QUEEN OF THE SOUTH    
    HAMILTON ACADEMICAL COLTS v CLYDE    
    KILMARNOCK COLTS v ST. MIRREN COLTS    
    BSC GLASGOW or EAST STIRLINGSHIRE v MOTHERWELL COLTS    
    ANNAN ATHLETIC v CELTIC COLTS    
    EDINBURGH CITY v ALBION ROVERS    
    STRANRAER v PARTICK THISTLE    
    DUMBARTON v MORTON    
    BERWICK RANGERS v AIRDRIEONIANS    
    RANGERS COLTS v FALKIRK  

    Ties to be played on the midweek of August 14/15

    Sutton United and Boreham Wood – the highest-ranked Vanarama National League sides in 2017/18 still competing in the division – will join the Irish (Bohemians and Bray Wanderers), Northern Irish (Crusaders and Coleraine) and Welsh (The New Saints and Connah’s Quay Nomads) representatives at the Second Round stage of the competition.

     

    Irn Bru Draw tomorrow 

    25 June 2018 16:59:52

    Irn Bru Cup Draw takes place tomorrow, Tuesday 26th June, 2018 at 1pm.

    As one of the first items of business for the 2018/19 season, the first round of the IRN-BRU Cup draw will be taking place on the Tuesday 26th of June at 1pm at the People’s Palace here in sunny Glasgow.


    The link for this draw is available here: 
    https://www.facebook.com/spflofficial/videos/10157412977428998/

     

     

    Alloa Athletic will be in the North Section Draw

     

     

     

     

    Irn Bru Cup Expands 

    20 June 2018 17:35:16

    IRN-BRU CUP WELCOMES NATIONAL LEAGUE INVOLVEMENT FOR 2018/19 SEASON

    The SPFL is pleased to announce a further expansion of the IRN-BRU Cup with the introduction of two English National League representatives to the competition next season. 

     The announcement comes after the successful change of format introduced in 2016/17, which saw two teams each from Northern Ireland and Wales, additional clubs from the Highland and Lowland Leagues and all Ladbrokes Premiership under-20 Colt teams taking part, followed by the addition of two teams from the League of Ireland in season 2017/18.

     Now, following UEFA approval, Sutton United and Boreham Wood – the highest-ranked Vanarama National League sides in 2017/18 still competing in the division – will join the Irish (Bohemians and Bray Wanderers), Northern Irish (Crusaders and Coleraine) and Welsh (The New Saints and Connah’s Quay Nomads) representatives at the Second Round stage of the competition.

    The First Round Draw for the 2018/19 IRN-BRU Cup will take place on Tuesday 26th June. 

    As one of the first items of business for the 2018/19 season, the first round of the IRN-BRU Cup draw will be taking place on the Tuesday 26th of June at 1pm at the People’s Palace here in sunny Glasgow.


    The link for this draw is available here: 
    https://www.facebook.com/spflofficial/videos/10157412977428998/

    The tournament continues to enjoy the support of sponsors IRN-BRU. The third season of their backing will see IRN-BRU Cup holders Inverness Caledonian Thistle, who beat Dumbarton 1-0 in this year’s final at McDiarmid Park, defend the trophy with two new English rivals added to the mix. 

     SPFL Chief Executive Neil Doncaster said: “The IRN-BRU Cup remains an innovative and evolving competition, and we are pleased to now extend a warm welcome to the National League and their representatives, Sutton United and Boreham Wood. 

     “We look forward to developing a positive relationship with our counterparts in England, just as we have with representatives from the leagues of Northern Ireland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland over the last two years.”

     Welcoming National League clubs into the competition, Adrian Troy, Marketing Director at IRN-BRU, said: “We’re really excited that the IRN-BRU Cup has now become a unique club competition featuring teams from all around Britain and Ireland.  The competition has proven popular with players, coaches and supporters, who’ve enjoyed the challenge of facing different opposition and travelling to new corners of the UK.    “We’re pleased to welcome Sutton United and Boreham Wood to the IRN-BRU Cup and wish them the best of luck for this season’s competition.”    

    Michael Tattersall, Vanarama National League Chief Executive, added: “We were pleased to accept the SPFL’s invitation to participate in next year’s competition.  We believe our two clubs will benefit from playing in an international competition and we look forward to establishing new relationships with the other leagues involved.”

     Bruce Elliott, Chairman of Sutton United, said: “We're delighted to have been asked to compete in the IRN-BRU Cup.  Both manager Paul Doswell and I are excited at taking part in a competition that is new for us, and gives us the chance to encounter new opposition and play against sides that we would not meet in our normal schedule. We are thoroughly looking forward to it.”

     Manager of Boreham Wood, Luke Garrard, said: “I think that it will give the players an added incentive and I am extremely excited that we have the luxury of possibly travelling around the British Isles for a fixture, I think that it is a huge achievement.”

     The Scottish Challenge Cup was established for season 1990/91 to mark the Scottish Football League’s centenary and has been run every year since (with the exception of 1998/99). 

     

     

    Betfred Cup 

    16 June 2018 17:43:45

    The draw for the group stage of the 2018/19 Betfred Cup was made on Friday May 25 broadcast live on BT Sport 2.

    The 40-team group stage includes the 38 SPFL clubs not involved in European competition plus Highland League winners Cove Rangers and Lowland League champions Spartans.

    The format remains the same as the two previous seasons, with the eight group winners and four best runners-up joining the four UEFA participants in the last 16.

    The full group stage fixture list will be confirmed during the week commencing Monday June 4, once broadcast selections have been made. 

    Betfred Cup dates 2018/19
    Group stage MD1 – Weekend of Saturday July 14
    Group stage MD2 – Tuesday/Wednesday July 17/18
    Group stage MD3 – Weekend of Saturday July 21
    Group stage MD4 – Tuesday/Wednesday July 24/25
    Group stage MD5 – Weekend of Saturday July 28

    Second round – Weekend of Saturday August 18
    Quarter-finals – Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday September 25/26/27
    Semi-finals – Saturday/Sunday October 27/28
    Final – Sunday December 2

     

    Updated details Friendly v. Clyde 

    14 June 2018 00:50:00

    The club can confirm that a pre-season friendly against Clyde at Broadwood has been arranged for Saturday 30th June, with a 12.30 pm kick off.

    The match will have a spectator limit of 300, with tickets being available to purchase online via the clyde website.

    Clyde FC can now confirm final details and ticket sales ahead of The Bully Wee’s two pre-season matches at Broadwood.

    Clyde will host Alloa Athletic on Saturday 30th June (12.30pm) and Hamilton Accies on Saturday 7th July (12.15pm).

    As previously stated, for stewarding and cost reasons, both matches have been limited to a maximum attendance of 300.

    Tickets, priced at £10, are now available to buy online at the links below and will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis:-

            Clyde v Alloa Athletic

            Clyde v Hamilton Accies

    The tickets are uniquely coded for each supporter and will need to be presented, in paper or on mobile, for scanning at the turnstiles before entry to the stadium.

    Sales will end at midnight on the day before each match.

     

     

     

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