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    Falkirk hold on 

    Saturday, January 03, 2015 5:59:00 PM
    The Wasps will look back at today’s game and wonder why they didn’t take something from the match, in truth they probably played the better football on the day but Falkirk collected all three points after punishing Barry Smith’s team for trying to play football out of defence allowing Craig Sibbald to steal possession and Rory Loy’s curling shot counting as the only goal of the game. After every game it is easy to look back and think if only, the truth is Alloa were punished for casual play out of defence and not taking any of their chances on the day. Mark Docherty was first to have an effort cleared off the line, Liam Buchanan then had a direct shot at Jamie McDonald but it lacked venom, Falkirk took the lead in the 21st minute, but the home onslaught never materialised. Liam Buchanan caught Jamie McDonald in possession but the ball ran wide and his effort was cleared off the line by Peter Grant. After 37 minutes Falkirk keeper Jamie McDonald had to leave the field of play with a broken nose after an accidental clash with Greig Spence. The introduction of ex Queen of the South midfield player Mark Kerr at half-time for “The Bairns” helped the home side keep more of the ball. Alloa keeper Craig McDowall pulled of an instinctive save from Peter Grant to stop the home side making it 2-0. The Wasps were not finished yet and pushed Peter Houston’s team right to the final whistle, Kevin Cawley, Ryan McCord and a Greig Spence header all went close before Ben Gordon moved into attack and added height to the Wasps attack.
    Greig Spence looks for opening
    Liam Buchanan shoots straight at keeper
    Peter Grant puts pressure on Alloa defence
    Ben Gordon pushes forward late in second half
    Falkirk substitute Scott Shepherd is closely watched


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