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    Derby victory 

    Thursday, November 10, 2016 4:20:16 PM

    Jim Goodwin was glad to see "The Wasps" return to winning ways on Saturday in the league derby with Stenhousemuir. This was Jim Goodwin's first home victory since taking over the player / manager role at the club. "The Warriors" came to the Indodrill Stadium in good form, having defeated Queen's Park at Hampden Park the previous week 3-0 and showed great fighting spirit on the last ocassion the sides met on 17th September when the battled back to an unlikely 2-2 with a last minute goal to snatch a point a Ochilview.

    Greig Spence & Ross Meechan
    Alloa topgoalscorer Greig Spence struck the opening goal after only 8 minutes after a poor clearance from ex Alloa keeper David Crawford. The visitors tried to get into the game but were unfortunate when Alan Cook clashed with keeper Neil Parry and he had to leave the field of play after only 21 minutes. Alloa made it 2-0 seven minutes later when Andy Graham headed home his second goal for the club.
    Andy Graham makes it 2-0 after 28 minutes.
    Greig Spence was then unfortunate to see his shot strike the crossbar, but the alert Jamie Longworth dived forward to head into the net for a long awaited goal for the talisman. Three nil, but as happens often when teams score they put down their guard and a minute later Alistair Roy struck a goal out of the blue.
    Alloa pushed for more goals in the second half, shouted unacustomly towards the railway end in the second period. Alloa's fourth goal arrived from Kevin Cawley who was having a "Man of the match" display and desrvedly got on the scoreline.
    Kevin Cawley strike makes it 4 - 1
    Although Alloa never increased the scoreline, it could have been more, but more important job done and another vital three league points gathered.
    Photographs: John Howie


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