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Jack Ross made two changes to his line up from the 4-0 win over Peterhead the previous game. Jim Goodwin returned to the side after missing out through suspension at the weekend, while Jamie Longworth also made the starting line up as Kevin Cawley and Graeme Holmes dropped to the bench.
As expected it was Richie Foran’s men who went on the offensive early on and they created the first glimpse at goal on five minutes when David Raven crossed towards Jake Mulraney in the box, but Jason Marr was alert to cut out the danger. In-form Jordan Kirkpatrick led Alloa’s first venture forward as he collected the ball from Jon Robertson then burst past two players toward the Inverness box, but his shot was blocked well by Raven. Longworth then produced a bit of magic to send Calum Waters in down the left, but he was hauled down by Mulraney as he look to cross and the free kick came to nothing. Inverness were dominating possession at this point and the tricky Greg Tansey burst down the left to cross, but Neil Parry got out to grab the cross. The visitor’s best moment of the first half came on 22 minutes when a brilliant flowing move ended with Iain Vigurs teeing up Liam Polworth on the edge of the box to shoot, but his goal bound effort was brilliantly tipped onto the bar by Parry.
MAN OF THE MATCH: Calum Waters
Alloa Athletic: Parry, Taggart, Waters, Graham, Marr, Goodwin, Longworth (Cawley 45), Robertson, Spence (Layne 81), Kirkpatrick (Holmes 75), Flannigan. Subs not used: McDowall, Wilson, Hoggan, Hetherington.
Match Report – Graeme Lafferty