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    Same frailties exposed 

    Sunday, May 01, 2011 2:07:59 AM

    This was another game where we had the chance to secure our Division Two status for next season, but again were found lacking in firepower, confidence and still conceeded another three goals. Jim Lister missed the game through suspension and he was a big miss up front to hold the ball and the team had no areial threat with the ball never being held up at any time. East Fife who are in a rich vein of form started brightly and static defending saw Ryan Wallace nip in, not for the only time, to score the opening goal. Indeed if it had not been for Jamie Ewings it could have been so much worse before half-time, saving a Bobby Linn free kick, a Ryan Wallace penalty and another when Ryan Wallace was through one on one with the keeper. Our best chance in the first half came to ex East Fife player Kurtis Byrne but he shot straight into keepers arms. Darren Smith also had to go off after only 32 minutes when he was concussed in a challenge which went unpunished. In the second half Alloa got into the game and had a great chance to equalise when Mike Dunlop had a great opportunity a the back post, only four yards out but his shot hit the keeper and again we had thrown away a good chance to get back into the game. Two minutes later we found ourselves paying for the missed opportunity when East Fife increased their lead in their 1st attack of the 2nd half. Kevin Motion did pull a goal back for The Wasps as they regained control and looked for an equiliser. However cruel it might be East Fife again broke forward in the closing minutes and increased their lead which was typical of our season. We now go into a final game of the season still requiring a victory at home to secure promotion, when League champions Livingston will be our visitors.

    Jamie Ewings saves Bobby Linn free kick

    Darren Smith out concussed

    Kurtis Bryne effort

    Dunlop must score

    Kevin Motion fires home Alloa goal

    Motion goal gives hope



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