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    Comeback stuns Wasps 

    Sunday, January 20, 2019 3:58:26 PM

    This was a game we were in touching distance of achieving our goal in getting into the next round of the William Hill Scottish Cup but any game at 2-0 it is a dangerous scoreline with the next goal so important and on this ocassion a costly error was to let St. Mirren back into a match most people in the Stadium had thought beyond them. We had competed well and looked to have one foot in the next round until the mistake.

    St. Mirren came closest to scoring first when Brad Lyons who was making his debut headed against the crossbar. however it was that man Alan Trouten who opened the scoring his 16th goal of the season and 4th in last three matches. Three minutes later things got worse for the home side when Brad Lyons who already been booked for a bad tackle was sent off after receiving his second booking of the game this time for simulation.

    Brad Lyons header strikes crossbar
    Dario Zanatta effort blocked by Jack Baird on the line
    Alan Trouten gives Alloa the lead 1-0
    Brad Lyons of St. Mirren shown Red Card
    With St. Mirren reduced to ten men "The Wasps" started to stroke the ball around and increased their lead on 33 minutes when Kevin Cawley scored from 20 yards, a scoreline which did not flatter the visitors.
    Kevin Cawley makes it 2-0 to "The Wasps"
    Kevin Cawley heads over, great chance just before h/t
    At half-time their was not much optimism within the home support but goals change games and the crucial third goal in the game did not come from the visitors. The best chance at the start of the second half came to Dario Zanatta who did brilliant on the left wing but his final shoot struck the base of the post, a goal then would have won the tie.
    The post saves the day for St. Mirren
    Alloa actually had the best chances in the match but we needed to keep it going, St. Mirren had others ideas, with nothing to lose threw everything forward. The turning point in the game came in the 67th minute when Simeon Jackson's speculative shot was spilled by Neil Parry and substitute Cody Cooke was first to react and poked the ball home and the start of the comeback. With only five minutes St. mirren got their equaliser when Ethan Erhahon tapped home after Stephen McGinn had created the opening. If this wasn't bad enough, two minutes later Kyle McAllister shot home the winner with a fantastic strike.
    Stephem McGinn sets up equaliser 2-2
    Kyle McAllister breaks Alloa hearts
    Jim Goodwin, his players and the Alloa support were gutted, this was a game they did not desreve to lose but credit to St. Mirren for keeping believing.
    Hard to take
    Prior to the defeat in the Scottish Cup, "The Wasps" had went six games undefeated, but now face games against the top two teams in the SPFL Championship in the next fortnight which will be very difficult and far more important. We need to concentrate on gaining more league points to carry on our fantastic season, but make no mistake we went to Paisley believing we could win!


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