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    Fantastic Result 

    08 February 2009 14:49:43

    “The Wasps” showed great character and fantastic fighting spirit to come back in a game they took to promotion chasing Ayr United and deservedly lead by two goals in the first half, however as we have seen to our detriment this season the game has to be played for at least 90 minutes and sometimes even more. John Grant was given the honour of captaining the side on his 100th first team game for the club and also to mark that on Tuesday 10th February when he will turn twenty one. This was also Brian Carrigan’s home league debut since joining the club from Linlithgow Rose on loan and his class was evident and he also scored two goals to send the Alloa Athletic fans home very happy after the game, which is why manager Allan Maitland brought him to the club. Alloa had many heroes on the day and Stuart Noble was also involved in many of the good things on show. Ayr united never really got started in the first half but this was due to Alloa Athletic players being first for every ball. In the second half Ayr united did get back into the game when David Gormley scored twice, the first goal was a great strike, but the second goal could have been avoided due to a lack of communication. Alloa Athletic heads never went down and Dougie Wilson pulled the Ayr defence all over the place , before sunstitute Greig Spence sent a great pass through for Stuart Noble and the forward was pulled down to give Alloa Athletic the chance to regain their lead with only two minutes left, Brian Carrigan stepped up and made no mistake to record our first victory over Ayr United this season and set us up nicely for next weeks game against Queen’s Park who did exceptionally well against Celtic at Parkhead in the Homecoming Scottish Cup with ex Alloa Athletic player Adam Coakley on target for them. Lets go to Hampden Park and claim our first away victory of the season.

    John Grant celebrates 2-0

    Dougie Hill heads clear

    Stuart Noble & Scott Walker

    Brian Carrigan makes it 3-2

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