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    Alloa win thriller  

    Sunday, October 07, 2012 3:41:14 PM

    "The Wasps" ended Forfar Athletic's six game unbeaten record in a five goal thriller at Station Park in a game which was a credit to open attacking football. Both teams were direct and looked to get the ball down and play on Forfar's new 3G pitch which will be officially opened next Monday in a match against Aberdeen. Although Alloa opened the scoring in the 7th minute, they could have been two down in the opening minutes such was the pace of this game, Scott Bain making two outstanding saves to keep "The Loons" out. The opening goal came when a ball was played through to Thomson who looked to go round Souter but was hauled down, penalty, but no further action against the keeper. Ryan McCord slotted home the penalty, his first goal of the season, in a game he looked but to his best. As happens in many football games, an equalising goal came swiftly in the next minute scored by Danny Denhlom. Mitch Megginson on his debut was trying to run at the Forfar defence with Thomson a tireless back up. In 21 minutes Jason Marr scored his first goal for the club rising to head home Docherty's cross ball. In the second half Forfar had a lot of possession but the Alloa defence looked resolute until Danny Denholm scored his 2nd goal of the day with about ten minutes left. Neither manager looked to settle for a draw and Ben Gordon headed home another set piece to put "The Wasps" back in front in a game which  was a great advert for Scottish football, Forfar again went close with a shot which struck the crossbar and came down on the line and even later Graeme Holmes and Kevin Cawley had great chances to increase "The Wasps" margin in victory.

    Ryan McCord scores penalty

    Mitch Megginson teases Soutar

    Mark Docherty fouled by Chris Templeman

    Jason Marr celebrates his 1st goal for club

    Thommo flattened in the box

    Mitch Megginson makes Alloa debut

    Ryan McCord making things tick in midfield

    Ben Gordon celebrates winning goal



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