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    Huge victory to end 2018 

    Wednesday, January 02, 2019 5:45:06 PM

    "The Wasps" ended 2018 on a high after defeating Dundee United for the first time in the league for 58 years, their last victory was on 26th March, 1960 when "The Wasps" won 3-2. Back to back victories in last two league matches at home against Queen of the South & Dundee United has lifted Jim Goodwin's men further up the league in eighth position, five points clear of Partick Thistle and six ahead of Falkirk.

    Jake Hastie impressive on the wing
     
    The one disappointment for the Alloa fans was the fact that Jake Hastie was playing his last game for the club after his parent club Motherwell recalled him after impressing in his loan spell at the Indodrill Stadium, he has been excellent for "The Wasps".
     
    Callum Booth puts Dundee United ahead
     
    Dundee United knew how challenging the game would be having only drawn 1-1 earlier in the season. Although United pressed and had the best of the possession it took a "Worldy" goal to put them in front. Callum Booth striking a free kick into the top postage stamp of the net a goal straight out of the top drawer. However Alloa were never out of the game and once again showed they have great character to get back into the game. Alloa substitute Connor Shields nearly making an instant impact having replaced Kevin Cawley after 66 minutes.
    Connor Shields goes close for "The Wasps"
     
    The Alloa fans did not have to wait too long for the equaliser, stevie Hetherington sending in an inviting free kick into the box and Alloa captain Andy Graham rose to score his tenth goal for the club, outjumping the United defence.
    Andy Graham heads home equaliser 1-1
    Goal celebrations
     
    As the clock ticked down it looked like it would be the fourth 1-1 draw between the sides this season before Dario Zanatta collected the ball wide on the left wing and ran 25 yards from goal, beating four Dundee United defenders and showed great composure to fire home his third goal in last three games for "The Wasps" a goal worthy to win any game and a huge victory for the club to end the year on a high. 
    Dario Zanatta takes on Dundee United defence
    Dario Zanatta scores winning goal
    Managers exchange handshakes
     
     
     


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