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    Payback time at Somerset Park 

    Sunday, February 04, 2018 1:05:02 PM
    The Wasps moved back into the Play-Off positions and knocked Ayr United off the top of the league after their 2-1 victory at Somerset Park after scoring two goals in three minutes.
    Chris McCart equalises after 14 minutes
     
    RBoss Stewart pounces on poor clearance 2-1 to Alloa
     
    Ayr keeper Jack Ruddy watches in horror
     
    After a good opening start to the game by "The Wasps" after winning the toss and making the home side play into their supporters end in the first half, Lawrence Shankland scored an impressive stike his 20th goal for Ayr United already this season. However, the Alloa players showed great spirit and desire to push for the equaliser and four minutes later Jamie McCart headed home his first goal for "The Wasps", Three minutes later Alloa were to take the lead in bizzare circumstances, Ayr keeper Jack Ruddy came out to clear from Ross Stewart but only sliced his clearance wide, Ross chased down the opportunity and scored from the tightest of angles his shot agonisingly passing the keeper and into the far post. This was to be payback time for Jim Goodwin's men who had been robbed by Ayr United by two late injury time goals in previous two matches this season.
    Jordan Kirpatrick goes close to increasing Alloa lead
     
    In the second half Ayr United had more of the possession, pushing Alloa further back, but the defence was magnificent, Jamie McCart clearing off the line at one end while jordan Kirkpatrick and PJ Crossan came close to scoring for "The Wasps".
    Jamie McCart goal line clearance
    PJ Crossan's late effort is blocked on the line
     
    The game was to mark two other Alloa milestones - Assistant Manager Paddy Connolly's 300th game in Alloa dug-out and Scott Taggart's amazing run of 7,263 minutes of his Alloa career before he missed a single minute of play for the club having to be substituted for the first time after 63minutes at Somerset Park


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