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    Wasps out of Local Cup 

    Tuesday, August 30, 2011 6:21:20 PM

    Steve Howarth makes debutAlloa Athletic’s interest in this season’s Stirlingshire cup was short lived as they lost 1-0 to a young Falkirk side who scored the only goal of the game after 34 minutes when Murray Wallace powered home a strong header unchallenged inside the box. It is now over ten years since “The Wasps” last reached the final of the tournament when they lost on penalties to East Stirlingshire at Recreation Park in Season 2000/01 and we have to go back to season 1996/97 when we last won the cup, when we defeated Clydebank 4-3 after coming back from being 3-1 down.
    Tonight’s Teams :-

    Alloa Athletic – 1. Craig McDowall 2. Trialist 3. Mark Docherty 4. Michael Doyle 5. Mark McCullagh 6. Peter Innes 7. Ryan Caddis 8. Nicky Locke 9. Trialist 10. Craig Campbell 11. Max Wright Subs:- 12. Armand One (10) 46m 14. Steven Howarth (7) 46m 15. David McCaughie (2) 46m 20. Scott Bain

    Falkirk – 1. Graham Bowman 2. Liam Rowan 3. Liam Dick 4.Dale Fulton 5. Murray Wallace 6. Craig Comrie 7. Steven Brisbane 8. Kris Faulds 9. Ally Graham 10. Connor Kelly 11. Ryan Millar Subs:- 12. Blair Munn (6) 86m 14. Thomas Grant (10) 78m 15. Lewis Small N/u 16. Connor McGrandles (7) 80m

    Crowd – 290 Referee – Stephen Finnie

    Prior to the match Alloa Athletic manager Paul Hartley signed 19 year old forward Steve Howarth on a month’s loan from SPL side Motherwell. Also involved playing as a “trialist” was Robbie Winters, now aged 36 who has just returned from a spell playing football in Iceland.

    After the match a disappointed Paul Hartley said his side didn’t deserve anything from the match they hadn’t played well enough, Falkirk were the better side and although “The Wasps” improved in the second half, they wasted to many final balls and didn’t do themselves justice, they can do hugely better. Robbie Winters who played as a “trialist” has only recently returned from playing football in Iceland after helping Livingston will the Second Division Championship this season, even at the age of 36 you can see his football ability and brain, and his appetite for playing football, we will need to see what can happen, but it would be great to get him involved if that was possible.

    Trialist - Robbie Winters



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