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    Mistakes costing dear 

    Sunday, September 28, 2014 8:23:01 AM

    “The Wasps” will look back on this game knowing that they had a great opportunity to end their poor record against Dumbarton which now goes back to 13 games without victory. Alloa started the brightly at the Bet Butler Stadium and were the better team before a defensive mistake after 39 minutes gave Dumbarton the opening goal against the run of play. The Wasps had been creating chances, Greig Spence did have the ball in the net but the ball had gone out of play before being headed home, Liam Buchanan nearly scoring with his first touch of the ball after replacing Greig Spence, who had to be replaced after only 17 minutes after tightening of his hamstring. The second goal after 55 minutes came from a corner from ex Wasp Scott Agnew whose cross was headed home by Jordan Kirkpatrick who was not picked up. The Wasps were still in the game but could not convert their chances – Liam Buchanan, Eddie Ferns & Mark Docherty all having opportunities to get on the scoresheet, Mark Docherty then had an effort which came back off the post with the keeper beaten. Twelve minutes from the end Jordan Kirkpatrick went on a sol run, John Gibson saving his chip shot but the ball broke to another ex Wasp, Colin Nish who had only been on the pitch for five minutes to knock the ball into an empty net. The Alloa players never gave up and Stephen Simmons scored an acrobatic volley in the final minute to score a consolation goal.

    Andy Graham brings down Greig Spence
    Archie Campbell watched by Kyle Benedictus
    Greig Spence heads home but ball had been out of play
    Liam Buchanan goes close with 1st kick of the ball

    Kevin Cawley denied by Dumbarton keeper Danny Rogers
    Michael Doyle held back by Garry Fleming
    Eddie Ferns shot is saved by Dumbarton keeper
    Mark Docherty effort comes back of back post with keeper beaten
    Stephen Simmons scores with great volley
    Alloa manager Barry Smith is disappointed at end



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