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    Wasps in Play Off's 

    Friday, May 12, 2017 5:01:37 PM

    ALLOA ATHLETIC - IN THE PLAY-OFFS

    Alloa have appeared in the play-offs on 5 previous occasions. They won in their first encounter. This came in the maiden play-off season back in 2005/06, where they completed the “great escape” by defeating Arbroath and Berwick to retain their Division 2 status. They contested the First Division Play-offs in 2007/08 where they were to suffer heartbreak in the semi final. After defeating Clyde 2-1 in the home leg, Alloa then led 3-1 at Broadwood after an hour gone, but a collapse allowed Clyde to take the tie to extra time, where Pat Clarke scored the decisive goal to allow Clyde to progress. And after the demise of Gretna that season, reaching the final would have been enough to see Alloa promoted. 2 years later they lost again at the semi final stage in the First Division play-offs, defeated by Cowdenbeath after managing to go the previous 7 games unbeaten against the Blue Brazil that season. The following season saw a real reversal in fortunes.  Defeat to Annan, again at the semi final stage, saw them relegated to Division 3 for the first time in their history. Success finally came in 2013, Dunfermline were beaten 3-1 on aggregate which allowed the club to achieve back to back promotions and onto the Championship.  In Season 2014/15 “The Wasps” again held on to their Championship status after a memorable 3-0 victory 2nd leg victory in the final after Forfar Athletic had won the 1st leg 3-1. Michael Chopra’s goal just prior to half-time gave the team the belief, Liam Buchanan scored a fantastic 2nd goal and Daryll Meggatt scored with a powerful header six minutes from time to complete a great comeback.

    ALLOA FULL PLAY OFF RECORD-

    2005/06 2nd Div SF

    ARBROATH 1    ALLOA 1 (Sloan)

    2005/06 2nd Div SF

    ALLOA 1 (Jamie Stevenson)     ARBROATH 0

    2005/06 2nd Div FINAL

    ALLOA 4 (Tony Stevenson, McLeod, Ovenstone 2) BERWICK 0

    2005/06 2nd Div FINAL

    BERWICK 2    ALLOA 1 (Hamilton)

     

    2007/08 1st Div SF

    ALLOA 2 (Scott, Coakley)    CLYDE 1

    2007/08 1st Div SF

    CLYDE 5    ALLOA 3 (Ferguson, Forrest, Bestvina og)

     

    2009/10 1st Div SF

    COWDENBEATH 1    ALLOA 1 (Gormley)

    2009/10 1st Div SF

    ALLOA 0     COWDENBEATH 2

     

    2010/11 2nd Div SF

    ANNAN 2    ALLOA 1 (Scott)

    2010/11 2nd Div SF

    ALLOA 0     ANNAN 0

     

    2012/13 1st Div SF

    BRECHIN CITY 0    ALLOA 2 (McCord, Moon)

    2012/13 1st Div SF

    ALLOA  2 (Cawley, Elliot)   BRECHIN CITY 3

    2012/13 1st Div Final

    ALLOA 3 (Tiffoney, Elliot, Moon)    DUNFERMLINE 0

    2012/13 1st Div Final

    DUNFERMLINE 1    ALLOA 0

     

    2014/15 Championship SF

    BRECHIN CITY 0    ALLOA 2 (Chopra, Benedictus)

    2014/15 Championship SF

    ALLOA  0   BRECHIN CITY 1

    2014/15 Championship Final

    Forfar Athletic  3  ALLOA  1 (Benedictus)

    2014/15 Championship Final

    ALLOA  3 (Chopra, Buchanan, Meggatt)   Forfar Athletic  0

     

    Lets get behind the team tomorrow and give them the support they deserve, it has been a wonderful season but let's keep it going!

     



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