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    Tuesday, April 30, 2019 4:30:06 PM

    "The Wasps" will go to a final-day showdown to stay in the Championship next season after two goals in five minutes saw Inverness Caledonian Thistle turn the game round having been 1-0 down at half-time.

    Alloa deserved better from the game but for the second week in a row having been 1-0 up at half-time they ended up losing the game 2-1 at a time in the season when results rather than performances count.

    Alloa started the game brightly with Dario Zanatta causing the Caley Thistle defence problems on the left side of the park, setting up Jack Aitchison for the first chance of the game.

    Jack Aitchison with early opportunity
    "The Wasps" took the lead after 27 minutes when Dario Zanatta clashed with Coll Donaldson inside the box and Alan Trouten slotted home his 19th goal of the season from the penalty spot.
    Alan Trouten's penalty gives Alloa the lead.
    Alloa's half time lead was richly deserved although only being one goal in front was sparse reward. John Robertson immediately made two substitutions at the break to try and get into the game. However it was Alan Trouten who had the best opportunity at the start of the second half but his effort flew over the bar with a goal looking on the cards.
    Then came the two goals which turned the game on 68 minutes & 73 minutes, Shaun Rooney blasting home from the edge of the box and then Charlie trafford reacted quickest at a corner knocking the ball in at the near post.
    Shaun Rooney equaliser
    Charlie Trafford scores at front post
    Alloa manager Jim Goodwin then introduced Jordan Kirkpatrick & Jack Hamilton in an effort to still take something from the game and it nearly worked. Jordan Kirkpatrick shot was only parried by keeper Cameron MacKay but Jack Hamilton could not get in quick enough to capitalise.
    Jack Hamilton just can't knock home loose ball
    With time running out Inverness were determined to run the clock down and a big shout for a penalty when Jamie McCart tripped and knocked over Andy Graham in the box but nothing was given, minutes later Connor Shields in excellent position fired into the keepers arms!
    Jamie McCart fouls Andy Graham in box
    Connor Shields must score, great chance!
    The final chance fell to Jordan Kirkpatrick whose hooked shot went over the bar, a cruel end to game Alloa deserved something from the game. Alloa have done fantastically well this season and a credit to all at the club, but it now goes down to a last day decider to stay in the Division.

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