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    Another point gained 

    Sunday, March 09, 2014 3:02:28 PM

    "The Wasps" battled to their fourth game undefeated away from home when they faced Cowdenbeath at Central Park on Saturday. Despite going ahead in the game twice on Saturday, in very windy conditions, a point for "The Wasps" was a better point for them than Cowdenbeath, which still leaves a five point advantage with only nine league games left. Andy Kirk returned to lead the attack, with Eddie Ferns unavailable due to work commitments, and Darren Young was added to add steel in the midfield. The players battled throughout and took the lead in the fourth minute when Kevin Cawley played in Graeme Holmes close to the bye line and he managed to evade Lewis Milne and John Armstrong, before scoring from an acute angle, Rory McKeown trying vainly to stop the ball on the line. Greg Stewart did equalise for the home side eight minutes before half time with a great turn and individual skill. Cowdebeath then had the advantage of the strong wind in the second half and "The Wasps" had to thank Scott Bain for pulling off important saves as Cowdenbeath pushed to take the lead. Just before the hour mark Ryan McCord scored a terrific goal to put "The Wasps" 2-1 ahead. Rory McKeown, who is on loan to Cowdenbeath from Kilmarnock was causing the Alloa defence problems with his long throw ins directly into the box and Greg Stewart pounced on a clearance which he bulleted past Scott Bain for the equaliser. As time was running out Cowdenbeath had the last chance but again Scott Bain pulled off a great save to make sure "The Wasps" returned home with a deserved share of the points.

    Graeme Holmes scores opening goal at Central Park
    Rory McKeown can't stop ball on line 1-0 Alloa Athletic
    Alloa Athletic players celebrate opening goal
    Michael Doyle plays the ball out of danger area
    Ryan McCord puts "The Wasps" 2-1 ahead
    Ryan McCord, Kevin Cawley & Michael Doyle celebrate
    Ex Wasp Jamie Stevenson watched by Liam Lindsay
    Scott Bain pulls off excellent save near end of match


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