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    Disappointment at Easter Road 

    Sunday, December 14, 2014 3:39:54 PM
    The Wasps struggled at Easter Road to get a foothold in the game and at times their play suffered from the lack of players fully fit for this fixture. Hibernian playing at home had plenty possession but lacked any real threat in front of goal, indeed their goals both had a touch of fortune to them. The opening goal after 27 minutes was after Alloa defender Ben Gordon slipped on the surface, he was not the only player to lose his footing on the pitch, Jason Cummings rifled in a shot which Craig McDowall did well to parry but the loose ball fell kindly for Danny Handling to knock home. Barry Smith’s side still had key players missing and although Kevin Cawley and Graeme Holmes came on midway into the second half, neither were match fit. If the first goal had been unlucky, the second was even more fortunate – Scott Robertson’s pass across the edge of the box was aimed at Dominique Malonga, the ball struck the Congolese striker spinning high in the air over the stranded Alloa keeper Craig McDowall for a fluke. The Wasps will again return to Edinburgh next Saturday when they will face league leaders Hearts whose Head Coach Robbie Neilson was watching in the Easter Road stand.
    Greig Spence challenges Mark Oxley
    Steven Hetherington gets past David Gray
    Hibs keeper Mark Oxley spills the ball just past the post
    Danny Handling opens the scoring for Hibernian
    Greig Spence looks for "Divine Intervention"
    Craig McDowall saves from Scott Robertson
    Mark Docherty threads through pass
    Kyle Benedictus adds height at corner kick
     
     



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