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    Alloa turn on style 

    Sunday, November 21, 2010 4:39:08 PM

    Alloa Athletic continued their great Scottish Cup record against Raith Rovers which has now seen "The Wasps" win their last four times when drawn against the Kirkcaldy side in 2010/11, 2008/09, 2004/05 & 1965/66, indeed the last time Raith Rovers defeated Alloa in the Scottish Cup was back in Season 1961/62 when they won 2-1 at Recreation Park. This was a wonderful game of football in which Allan Maitland's side turned on the style. The team had a boost prior to kick-off which the news that Michael McGowan's clearance had come through from FIFA and this gave the side a boost. However make no mistake Raith Rovers came to Recreation Park desperate for a victory and in the first twenty minutes showed just how good a side they are, indeed the turning point in this game was Billy Gibson's goal line clearance when Laurie Ellis so nearly put the visitors 2-0 ahead, which would have been a big ask. Alloa then started to win the 50/50 balls and started to show how they could play. Kevin McDonald was then to go on and score a hat-trick, the first by an Alloa athletic player for nearly three years, the last Alloa player to score a hat-trick was Graeme Brown in a League game at Central Park in a 4-1 victory on 16th December, 2007. Kevin McDonald produced a wonderful individual performance but the team started to play like we know they can and lets hope this form can be taken into our League campaign and we kick start our season. The scoreline no way flatters "The Wasps" - Bryan Prunty had a effort chalked off in the first half and Michael Dunlop had a wonderful chance in the second period to increase the margin. The club will now look forward to the Scottish Cup 4th Round draw and enjoy the occasion.

    McDonald equalises with free kick

    Prunty goal disallowed

    Michael McGowan & Scott McBride

    Stuart Noble makes it 3-1

    Mick Dunlop must score?

    Kevin McDonald completes his hat-trick 4-1

    Man of Match - Kevin McDonald

     

     



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