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Alloa 0-0 Montrose

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Alloa Athletic

1PJ Morrison Goalkeeper
30Ethan Sutherland Defender
15David McKay Defender
6Morgyn Neill Defender
2Scott Taggart Defender
14Miko Virtanen Midfielder
8Kurtis Roberts Midfielder
26Quinn Coulson Forward 34′
28Bobby Wales Forward
11Taylor Steven Forward
18Conor Sammon 19 Forward
41Tochukwu Ogayi Goalkeeper
20Cameron O’Donnell Midfielder
25Jon Robertson Midfielder
4Steven Hetherington Midfielder
7Kevin Cawley Midfielder
19Steven Buchanan 18 Midfielder
9Luke Donnelly Forward
16Alistair Roy Forward
5Andy Graham Defender

Montrose

1Cammy Gill Goalkeeper
3Andrew Steeves Defender
4Aidan Quinn Defender
14Sean Dillon Defender
18Luke Graham Defender
7Graham Webster Defender
10Michael Gardyne Midfielder 43′
22Craig Brown Midfielder
17Ali Shrive 23 Midfielder
9Kane Hester 2 Forward
11Blair Lyons Forward
21Ross Matthews Goalkeeper
2Ryan Williamson 9 Defender
23Matheus Machado 17 Midfielder
20Harry Craig
12Ben Hermiston Forward
16Craig Batchelor Forward
15Rio Bradford
19Aidan McCormick
24Jay Cochrane

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Indodrill Stadium
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Indodrill Stadium, Alloa

Stirling 1 – 5 Alloa

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Stirling Albion

1Blair Currie 27 Goalkeeper
2Ross McGeachie 6 Defender
4Paul McLean Defender
5Jordan McGregor Defender
3Cameron Clark Defender
14Josh McPake Midfielder
10Jack Leitch 12 Midfielder
30Calum Crane 7 Midfielder
24Lewis Milne 21 Midfielder
25Dale Hilson Forward
19Kieran Offord Forward
27Mark Weir 1 Goalkeeper
6Adam Cummins 2 Defender
7Rudi Molotnikov 30 Midfielder
9Dale Carrick Forward
12Kyle Banner 10 Midfielder
21Josh Cooper 24 Midfielder
22Greig Spence Forward 65′
18James Petrie
20Ross Pincombe

Alloa Athletic

1PJ Morrison Goalkeeper
30Ethan Sutherland 20 Defender 45′
76′
6Morgyn Neill Defender
23David Devine Defender
2Scott Taggart Defender
26Quinn Coulson 4 Forward
8Kurtis Roberts Midfielder 70′
14Miko Virtanen 25 Midfielder
11Taylor Steven Forward 73′
28Bobby Wales Forward 23′
18Conor Sammon 19 Forward 5′
41Tochukwu Ogayi Goalkeeper
15David McKay Defender 45+4′
20Cameron O’Donnell 30 Midfielder
25Jon Robertson 14 Midfielder
7Kevin Cawley Midfielder
9Luke Donnelly Forward
19Steven Buchanan 18 Midfielder
16Alistair Roy Forward
4Steven Hetherington 26 Midfielder

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Forthbank Stadium
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Forthbank Stadium, North Terrace, Sports Village, Stirling, Scotland, FK7 7UJ, United Kingdom

Jan Szpula

Tributes have this week been paid to a heroic Polish Auschwitz survivor and former Alloa Athletic and Stirling Albion star who has passed away at the age of 101. Before the game against Stirling on Saturday both teams will be doing a minutes applause.

Jan Szpula passed away peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by his family, at Randolph Hill Nursing Home in Dunblane on Wednesday 20th March 2024. Beloved husband of the late Jean. Loving father to John and Angela, grandfather to Christopher, Alexander, Blair, Isla and great- grandfather to Hannah, Isaac and Imogen. His grandson Blair McLennan still plays football at the Indodrill Stadium with the over 35’s group on Sunday evenings.

Born in the Polish village of Lasiska Górne, a mining town in the south of the country, close to the Czech border, he grew up in a family of five, with father Augustyn and mother Maria as well as older sister and older brother – also named Maria and Augustyn.

At the tender age of 16, brave Jan joined the Army at the outbreak of the Second World War broke out – walking with his brother and father more than 125 miles over three days to enlist.

He spent time during the war in forced labour in Germany and Auschwitz and also with the Polish Army in Poland, Russia, Belgium and France. His grieving family this week paid tribute, saying: “He lived a great life and he adored his family, especially his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

“He will be sadly missed by all who knew him as he was a tremendous character who always had an interesting story to tell. Much-loved Jan has been described as a “tremendous character who always had an interesting story to tell”. “He could keep you entertained for hours about his childhood, wartime Europe, football, golf and Rossleigh garages. He led a very eventful life and we are all glad to have spent so much time with him.” A keen footballer, Jan played for the Polish Army, who toured Scotland at the time. He was eventually offered a room at the house of Frank Robertson, in Wallace Gardens, Causewayhead.

He later starred for Ayrshire junior side, Beith. While playing for the North Ayrshire outfit, Jan stayed in Causewayhead, where he met his future wife Jean – Frank’s third eldest daughter. The happy couple tied the knot in 1956 and had two children, John and Angela, who are both now in their 60s.

After exiting Beith, Jan then signed for Alloa Athletic and made 27 appearances for “The Wasps,” scoring ten goals in 1947/48, before finally signing for his adopted hometown team, Stirling Albion. During the 1949/50 season, Jan contracted tuberculosis – believed to have been the result of the war – and ultimately, he had to retire from football amidst a flurry of interest from clubs both north and south of the border.

During his spell with Stirling Albion – from September 1948 to May 1950 – he played in the promotion-winning team of 1948-49 and part of the 1949-50 season in Scotland’s top flight. Jan played 38 games for the Albion, scoring eight goals. When his football career was cut short, a testimonial match was arranged to raise funds for him. The match took place in September 1952, with a Stirling Albion side losing 5-1 to a Stirlingshire Select side.

When he moved to the Stirling area, Jan worked at Rossleigh garages, which were initially at Allan Park and then at Wallace Street, as a chauffeur and valet with the firm. While working there, he often drove luxury cars, including a Rolls Royce for royalty in Edinburgh. It was at Rossleigh that Jan learned to play golf, and this was a great passion during his retirement years, and he went on to become a member of Dollar Golf Club. Jan celebrated his 100th birthday on 6th January 2023.

A funeral service was held yesterday at Logie Kirk before Jan was buried in Logie cemetery.

Alloa 1-1 Annan

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Alloa Athletic

1PJ Morrison Goalkeeper
20Cameron O’Donnell 26 Midfielder
6Morgyn Neill Defender
23David Devine Defender
2Scott Taggart 25 Defender
8Kurtis Roberts Midfielder 82′
14Miko Virtanen 7 Midfielder
30Ethan Sutherland Defender
12Stefan Scougall Midfielder
11Taylor Steven 18 Forward
28Bobby Wales Forward 23′
41Tochukwu Ogayi Goalkeeper
5Andy Graham Defender
25Jon Robertson 2 Midfielder
26Quinn Coulson 20 Forward 72′
19Steven Buchanan 7 Midfielder
9Luke Donnelly Forward
18Conor Sammon 11 Forward
7Kevin Cawley 19 Midfielder

Annan Athletic

1Greg Fleming Goalkeeper
11Josh Galloway Defender
19Tam Muir Defender 40′
5Matthew Douglas Defender
2Oscar MacIntyre Defender
33William Gibson Midfielder
8Benjamin Luissint Midfielder
4Lewis Hunter 7 Midfielder
16Michael Ndwieni 17 Forward
10Tommy Goss Forward
9Aidan Smith Forward
12Jacques Heraghty Goalkeeper
2Ryan Muir Defender
17Josh Walker 16 Midfielder
15Peter Watson
14Charlie Maxwell Defender
18Rico Quitongo Defender
20Colin McMenamin Forward
7Kai Nugent 4 Midfielder
21Steven Swinglehurst Defender

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Indodrill Stadium
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Indodrill Stadium, Alloa

Alloa 0-2 Queen of the South

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Alloa Athletic

1PJ Morrison Goalkeeper
25Jon Robertson 26 Midfielder
6Morgyn Neill 14 Defender
23David Devine Defender
2Scott Taggart Defender
8Kurtis Roberts Midfielder
12Stefan Scougall Midfielder
30Ethan Sutherland Defender
9Luke Donnelly 18 Forward
19Steven Buchanan Midfielder
16Alistair Roy 7 Forward
41Tochukwu Ogayi Goalkeeper
20Cameron O’Donnell Midfielder
14Miko Virtanen 6 Midfielder
7Kevin Cawley 16 Midfielder
26Quinn Coulson 25 Forward
29Reece Mullen
18Conor Sammon 9 Forward
5Andy Graham Defender

Queen of the South

31Harry Stone Goalkeeper
23Cameron Logan Defender
15Kyle McClelland Defender
5Paul McKay Defender
4Max Kilsby Defender
8Josh Todd Midfielder
6Harry Cochrane Midfielder
27Lewis Gibson 7 Midfielder
10Lee Connelly Forward
17Alexander Ferguson 11 Midfielder
22Joel Mumbongo 25 Forward 11′
1Gordon Botterill Goalkeeper
214Jordan Houston Defender
24Efe Ambrose Defender
28Ben Johnstone
11Craig McGuffie 17 Midfielder 82′
7Kieran McKechnie 27 Midfielder
30Harvey Walker
25Kyle Doherty 22 Forward
9Gavin Reilly Forward

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Indodrill Stadium
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Indodrill Stadium, Alloa

Kelty 2 – 1 Alloa

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Kelty Hearts

1Kyle Gourlay Goalkeeper
2Brody Patterson Defender
4Thomas O’Ware Defender 81′
6Brad McKay Defender
11Stefan McCluskey Defender
8Reece Lyon 10 Midfielder
12Michael Tidser Midfielder
23Lewis Moore Midfielder
16Lewis O’Donnell 15 Midfielder
9Craig Johnston Forward
21Joseph McGlynn Forward 73′
10Ross Cunningham 8 Forward
14Botti Biabi Midfielder
15Lewis Owens 16 Defender
17Billy Owens Defender
18Reuben McAllister
20Liam Campbell Midfielder
22Finlay Shearer Goalkeeper
24Roy Garvie

Alloa Athletic

1PJ Morrison Goalkeeper
20Cameron O’Donnell 19 Midfielder 56′
6Morgyn Neill Defender
23David Devine Defender 38′
2Scott Taggart Defender
8Kurtis Roberts Midfielder
12Stefan Scougall 16 Midfielder
30Ethan Sutherland Defender
9Luke Donnelly 14 Forward
11Taylor Steven Forward 67′
18Conor Sammon 26 Forward
41Tochukwu Ogayi Goalkeeper
15David McKay Defender
25Jon Robertson Midfielder
29Reece Mullen
14Miko Virtanen 9 Midfielder
7Kevin Cawley Midfielder
19Steven Buchanan 20 Midfielder
26Quinn Coulson 18 Forward
16Alistair Roy 12 Forward

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New Central Park
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New Central Park, Bath Street, Kelty, Fife, Scotland, KY4 0AG, United Kingdom

Edinburgh 2 – 5 Alloa

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Edinburgh City

25Ruairidh Adams Goalkeeper
4Callum Flatman Defender
5Kelsey Ewen Defender
6Liam Parker Defender 80′
3Quinn Mitchell Defender
18Alieu Faye 24 Midfielder
10Frankie Deane 16 Midfielder 38′
44′
7Malik Zaid Midfielder 17′
11Callum Wilson 20 Midfielder
9Olly McDonald 22 Forward
8Momodou Sambou Forward
21Cameron Quate Goalkeeper
16Cai MacNamara 10 Midfielder
20Brodie Devine 11 Midfielder
22Callum Pitt 9 Defender 90′
24Struan Mair 18 Midfielder

Alloa Athletic

1PJ Morrison Goalkeeper
30Ethan Sutherland 16 Defender
6Morgyn Neill Defender
23David Devine Defender
2Scott Taggart Defender 51′, 70′
8Kurtis Roberts 25 Midfielder
12Stefan Scougall 14 Midfielder
11Taylor Steven Forward 77′
9Luke Donnelly 18 Forward 5′
26Quinn Coulson 20 Forward
28Bobby Wales Forward
41Tochukwu Ogayi Goalkeeper
25Jon Robertson 8 Midfielder
15David McKay Defender
20Cameron O’Donnell 26 Midfielder
14Miko Virtanen 12 Midfielder
7Kevin Cawley Midfielder
16Alistair Roy 30 Forward
19Steven Buchanan Midfielder
18Conor Sammon 9 Forward

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Ainslie Park
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Ainslie Park Stadium, Ferry Road Path, Bangholm, Trinity, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, EH5 2FB, United Kingdom

Andy Graham extends stay as manager

We’re pleased to announce manager Andy Graham, has extended his stay at Alloa Athletic until the end of the 2024/25 season.

Since taking over the top job we’re pleased at the atmosphere and environment that Andy has created at Alloa and that has reflected in the results, with the Wasps sitting in prime position for the playoffs with 8 games remaining.


The manager said:

I’m still learning and I’ve got a lot to learn. I want to do that at Alloa. It’s something I’m keen to do and I’m glad we could get it sorted because it’s important that we can start planning for next season and I’m really happy to get it done and get it signed and look forward on the momentum the players have built. Since November it has been excellent and it’s now a case with eight games to go we want to make sure we deliver on our aims of getting into the playoffs.

Andy Graham, Alloa Athletic Manager

Alloa 3 – 0 Kelty

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Alloa Athletic

41Tochukwu Ogayi Goalkeeper
30Ethan Sutherland Defender
23David Devine Defender
6Morgyn Neill Defender
2Scott Taggart Defender 92′
8Kurtis Roberts Midfielder 64′
12Stefan Scougall 14 Midfielder
26Quinn Coulson 18 Forward
9Luke Donnelly 19 Forward
11Taylor Steven 16 Forward 12′
28Bobby Wales Forward
1PJ Morrison Goalkeeper
5Andy Graham Defender
29Reece Mullen
25Jon Robertson Midfielder
19Steven Buchanan 9 Midfielder
16Alistair Roy 11 Forward
18Conor Sammon 26 Forward
14Miko Virtanen 12 Midfielder

Kelty Hearts

1Kyle Gourlay Goalkeeper
3Brody Patterson Defender
15Lewis Owens Defender
6Brad McKay Defender
17Billy Owens 23 Defender
11Stefan McCluskey Midfielder 56′
8Reece Lyon Midfielder 93′
12Michael Tidser 14 Midfielder
16Lewis O’Donnell 10 Midfielder
19Alfie Bavidge Forward
21Joseph McGlynn Forward
10Ross Cunningham 16 Forward
14Botti Biabi 12 Midfielder
20Liam Campbell Defender
22Finlay Shearer Goalkeeper
23Lewis Moore 17 Midfielder
24Roy Garvie

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Indodrill Stadium
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Indodrill Stadium, Alloa

Job opening: Head of Youth Development

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Alloa Athletic FC to help lead the Club Academy Scotland programme, working alongside the club’s first team manager as well as representatives of the Wasp Community Club. The successful applicant will be responsible for managing all aspects of the U16 and U18 sides and for ensuring the implementation of the clubs player pathway.

If you are at a minimum a UEFA A License holder and a driven leader with a keen interest in youth development, for more information and to submit your application please contact:

fcadmin@alloaathletic.co.uk