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    Battling point at Peterhead 

    Sunday, October 25, 2009 5:46:43 PM

    This was another game in which the conditions were to be the winner, however Alloa can be pleased to come back from Peterhead with a point in a battling display which for effort alone deserved the draw. Manager Allan Maitland had hoped to include Iain Russell in the side after the stiker had played and scored in the midweek bounce game against Forfar Athletic, when "The Wasps" won 6-0, with six different scorers but Iain had a reoccurance of the the injury and pulled out prior to kick off, David McClune however did return after not featuring since the Dundee United cup tie at the end of August. Scott Walker might have given the visitors the lead in the first half but headed brother in law, Brown Ferguson's free kick over the bar. Two minutes later it was the end of the game for Hugh Kerr who was making his full debut for the first team, 27 minutes into the game Shug was caught by a high tackle from Stuart Smith on the right wing which saw him stretched off the park and later requiring three stitches in a knee injury to his right knee, Smith was only booked. Three minutes later Peterhead were awarded a penalty when Graeme Sharp was adjudged to have his shirt pulled by David McClune, David Crawford's save from recently signed John Stewart was out of the top drawer. In the second half conditions worsened which affected the play and the Alloa support who had came to the game in fancy dress, who must be applauded for their commitment and support - the horse, the cow, Dracula and Ginger Spice and many more helping the team to a shut out. Indeed Andy Scott might have won the points late in the game but his shot into the wind went high over the bar.

    Alloa go close in 1st half 

    Hugh Kerr required 3 stitches in knee

    Andy Scott gets forward

    Marc McCafferty puts over cross


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