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    Wasps gain 1st League Points 

    Friday, August 16, 2013 6:33:53 PM

    Alloa Athletic showed excatly the fighting spirit which will be required as "The Wasps" embarked on their league challenge in the new SPFL, the victory over Livingston was the start Alloa manager, Paul Hartley was looking for, in a season when home form and results will become so important. The game was decided by a solitary goal, Stephen Simmons slotting home after a great cut back from Kevin Cawley had created the space for the "Simmy" to score the all important goal. Andy Kirk did have an early opportunity to open the scoring but struck his shot in a manner it allowed their keeper to block. This is the first time "The Wasps" have defeated Livingston in a league game since they replaced Meadowbank Thistle in the league back in season 1995/96. Livingston came back at "The Wasps" in the second half and even a red card for Ross Docherty for two bookings, did not appear to stop their determination for an equaliser, the woodwork coming to the rescue - but Alloa stood resolute and might have extended their lead late on.

    Andy Kirk early chance

    Declan McManus makes home debut

    Kevin Cawley sets up goal

    Stephen Simmons strokes home winner

    MIchael Doyle forward in box

    Scott Bain keeps Livi out

    Livingston free kick near end of game

    Paul Hartley celebrates victory

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