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    Wasps exit Scottish Cup 

    Sunday, January 21, 2018 4:33:36 PM

    The Wasps can be proud of their displays against Dundee United for the second time this season in cup competions, but again it was to be "What might have been". Alloa started the game on the front foot and should have went ahead in the opening minute, when the returning Jordan Kirkpatrick on loan from St. Mirren volleyed over the bar in great position inside the box.

    Back came "The Wasps" who were pushing forward and putting United under pressure, Iain Flannigan went close, Kevin Cawley was unfortunate to lose out when ball stuck between his legs and Jordan Kirkpatrick then was denied by a point blank save by Harry Lewis.

    Kevin Cawley denied by bounce
    Harry Lewis saves from Jordan Kirkpatrick
    Alloa Athletic needed to get the first goal which few in the Stadium would have argued they didn't deserve, but fell behind a minute before half-time when Mark Durnan headed home at the back post to the relief of the travelling Dundee United support.
    United defender Paul Quinn gets to grip with Kris Renton
    Jim Goodwin's men were always in the tie and pushed forward at every opportunity, Scott Taggart being a constant threat on the right side of the park.
    United were an improved side in the second half and had a lot of the possession but did not trouble Neil Parry in the Alloa goal. However after 62 minutes their new Danish striker Emil Lyng scored his first goal for the club with a huge slice of fortune as his shot deflected off Callum Crane and went over keeper Neil Parry's head, it was not to be Alloa's day.
    Penalty claim
    With time running out, "The Wasps" looked to have a good penalty appeal when United defender Jamie Robson appeared to bring down Kevin Cawley inside the box.

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