East Fife 0-3 Alloa

26 March 2022
0 - 3
Full Time


Alloa converted 3 times in the second half to secure their most comfortable league win of the season.

The Wasps are unchanged from the 1-0 win over Peterhead and look to gain a rare back to back result against East Fife. The Fifers before the start of play were sitting just 3 points from Dumbarton after hauling themselves back into survival contention in recent weeks.

The first half was a timid affair with the Wasps often wasteful in attack. Sammon would have possibly the chance of the half early on but as he dragged the ball wide a vital foot knocked the ball away and the forward’s spinning effort was not threatening to Jude Smith’s goal.

East Fife’s focus on the first half was probably on the penalty shout that was very reminiscent of the award at the Indodrill where Durnan caught Connell with a forearm. Today, Durnan was luckier and despite jumping with an outstretched arm there was no penalty decision from the referee. Danny Swanson would have their only memorable effort of the half after deftly flicking the ball up and looping an effort into the side netting but Alloa goalkeeper PJ Morrison was happy to let it go after determining early it was off target.

Alloa’s other golden opportunity of the half fell after a corner from Scougall landed nicely for Howie. The centre half come left back managed to scoop the ball up awkwardly and his second touch finish was struck at an awkward height contributing to blazing the ball into the car park from 8 yards.

The second half did finally bring the breakthrough as Kevin Cawley struck home after a determined cross from Boyd found him in the box. It was a simple route one ball aimed for MacIver – he headed to Henderson who held the ball up and rolled it to the byline for Boyd to slide back for Cawley’s 71st Alloa goal.

Scougall struck another blow for East Fife as he won a penalty after driving through the East Fife box to draw a foul. Moving like a crisp packet in the wind Scougall danced around 3 East Fife defenders before being tripped. Stepping up to the responsibility himself, he drilled the penalty low into the corner past Smith.

East Fife had another big penalty shout denied after this and to be fair, Boyd looked to have tripped Denholm inside the box but this was immaterial to the result as Alloa continued to threaten a third.

It would soon arrive with a massive slice of luck. Henderson driving into the increasingly stretched East Fife defence smashed a shot toward goal, glancing it off the back off Steven Boyd and with the deflection, Jude Smith had no chance to get near the effort.

Alloa have now just a single defeat in their last six with momentum building to the end of the season.

East Fife

1Jude Smith Goalkeeper
2Leo Watson 16 Defender
3Chris Higgins Defender
4Stewart Murdoch Defender
6Finlay Pollock 15 Midfielder
7Danny Denholm 18 Forward 69'
11Danny Swanson Midfielder 75'
12Scott Mercer Defender
14Kieran Millar Midfielder
20Ryan Blair Midfielder
22Kyle Connell 9 Forward
21Liam Campbell Goalkeeper
8Patrick Slattery Midfielder
9Michael Cunningham 22 Forward
10Brogan Walls Forward
15Jamie Semple 6 Midfielder
16Jack Healy 2 Midfielder
17Aaron Steele Defender
18Liam Newton 7 Midfielder
19Jordan Mackenzie Midfielder

Alloa Athletic

1PJ Morrison Goalkeeper
2Scott Taggart Defender
4Craig Howie Defender
5Andy Graham Defender
6Mark Durnan Defender
7Kevin Cawley 16 Midfielder 62'
11Steven Boyd 19 Forward
12Stefan Scougall 20 Midfielder 66'
8Jon Robertson Midfielder
22Euan Henderson Forward 72'
18Conor Sammon 15 Forward
31David Hutton Goalkeeper
3Daniel Church Defender
9Ben Armour Forward
15Ross MacIver 18 Forward
16Adam King 7 Midfielder
17Jordan Armstrong Defender
19Mouhamed Niang 11 Defender
20Cameron O’Donnell 12 Midfielder
28Blaise Riley-Snow Midfielder


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