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    Wasps go third 

    Sunday, December 11, 2016 5:42:05 PM

    For the second time in a fortnight "The Wasps" travelled to Balmoor Stadium to face Jim McInally's Peterhead side. It proved to be another difficult game with the home side looking to take the honours on this ocassion after narrowly losing 1-0 in the Cup tie. The match preview in the press focused on the seagull incident at the last game with Alloa keeper Neil Parry more focused on another clean sheet.

    Manager Jim Goodwin made three changes to his starting eleven in the cup tie, out went - Jim Goodwin, Kevin Cawley & Jordan Kirkpatrick and in came - Jason Marr, Graeme Holmes & Jamie Longworth.

    Greig Spence effort is pushed out by Graeme Smith
    Jamie Longworth follows up but his shot is cleared off line.
    Both teams had chances in the first half, but the home side with the wind behind them would have been disappointed not going in at the break ahead.
    Jason Marr watches his header just go over the bar
    Again in the second half both sides had chances before the home side scored after 66 minutes when defender Fiacre Kelleher managed to knock the ball home in a goalmouth scramble. Manager Jim Goodwin introduced Jordan Kirkpatrick in an effort to get something out of the game and with 14 minutes left it was Jordan who scored the important equalising goal to give "The Wasps" a draw and move them to third in the Ladbrokes League One table.
    Jordan Kirkpatrick scores Alloa's equalising goal
    It was also good to see Steven Hetherington return after surgery and take his place on the substitutes bench.
    Steven Hetherington at Peterhead

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