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    Not a game for the purists  

    Sunday, March 10, 2019 3:12:18 PM

    Unfortunately Saturday's game against Dunfermline Athletic was as poor a game as we have played all season, certainly conditions were not great on the day with a  strong icy wind blowing down from the Ochils. "The Wasps" started well and too the game to their opponents, Dunfermline Athletic who were on a run four straight victories in the league moving them up into the Play-Off positions.

    When you are battling at the bottom of the table decisions seem not to go for you and on another day Alloa would have been awarded a penalty after 8 minutes when James Craigen pushed Dario Zanatta in the box, but referee Euan Anderson was not moved.

    Craigen pushes Zanatta over in penalty box
    The opening goal is so important in matches but the opportunity was not given. In truth the first half ended with little more of interest in a game which was a poor spectacle for the supporters of both teams.
    Bruce Anderson scores winning goal
    The visitors started the second half brightly and on 53 minutes Bruce Anderson on loan from Aberdeen scored the games only game, a game which had seemed destined to end 0-0. Alloa fought back in the game but a lack of ruthfulness in the final third of the park and great defending by Dunfermline kept their goal intact.
    Andy Graham pushes foward looking for a goal
    Alan Trouten was well marked having on target in past games
    The result sees "The Wasps" move to the bottom of the division after other results over the weekend were not favourable. However we need to take care of our own results first, we can play a lot better in our bid to beat the drop.
    It is another game we might look back and think we might have taken a point, earlier in the season, Dunfermline would have been unlikely to grind out that win earlier in the season, it was a scrappy game and we move on to facing Greenock Morton, who themselves will not be looking forward to facing "The Wasps" having lost 2-1 at Cappielow in January, 2019.

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