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    Hynd grabs late equaliser 

    Wednesday, November 16, 2016 6:23:45 PM

    A late goal from the returning Scott Hynd, gave "The Wasps" a share of the points in a game, especially in the first half they were not at their best. Manager jim Goodwin made two changes from Saturday's side who had faced Queen of the South - Iain Flannigan returned to the side after a back injury, while captain Graeme Holmes replaced Player/Manager Jim Goodwin who would watch this game from the bench. East Fife belied their second bottom position in the league and although their team could only list 4 substitutes their starting eleven was very attack minded. Kevin Cawley had an early effort which narrowly past the far post, but East Fife looked far more dangerous. In the 30th minute they took the lead after a slip by Jason Marr allowed Kevin Smith a clear run in on goal and he scored his 8th goal of the season. Jason Marr had an effort blocked just prior to half time and Grame Holmes nearly found Greig Spence at the back post but a last minute tackle cleared the danger. Alloa were glad to hear the half-time whistle and might have been further behind.

    Defender cut out Grame Holmes croos to Greig Spence
    Alloa had another scare at the start of the 2nd half when East Fife had the ball in the net only for the referee to disallow the goal for the cross having drifted out of play. Certainly "The Wasps" showed more urgency in the 2nd half and Jamie Longworth was rewarded for his persistancey when he pounced on a defensive mix up to equalise. At this stage for the first time in the game "The Wasps" had the acendancy and looked likey to get the winner. 
    Jamie Longworth scores equaliser 1-1
    Kevin Cawley was unfortunate to see his effort come back off the post with keeper Ryan Goodfellow beaten. A mix up in midfield saw Jason Marr's forward pass strike Graeme Holmes and break kindly for East Fife, who broke on the break Jamie Insall's cross was knocked into his own goal by defender Scott Taggart.
    Kevin Cawley shot strikes the post, so close!
    Manager Jim Goodwin sinks to his knees as East Fife score
    In the last fifteen minutes Alloa pushed forward and brought on substitutes Jordan Kirkpatrick and latterly Scott Hynd as they pushed for an equaliser.
    Keeper Ryan Goodfellow clashes in box with Kevin Cawley
    With only two minutes remaining Iain Flannigan's corner was headed home at the back post by substitute Scott Hynd who had only recently returned to the club after a loan spell with Montrose. It was a pulsating second half with both teams believing they could have won all three points, but in the end a share of the points was probably the correct result.
    Scott Hynd heads in equalising goal at Methil.

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