Alloa Athletic v Dundee United

0 - 2
Full Time

The Wasps lost out to Premier League side Dundee United in this Co-operative Insurance Cup tie, two first half goals, which could have been avoided gave United a deserved lead at half-time. In the second half Brain Carrigan was introduced and that helped Alloa get a hold of the ball and be a bit more creative, to the players credit they never gave in and looked to have reduced the deficit when John Grant scored, only for the linesman to deny the goal raising his offside flag. Dundee united ended the game strongly and could have added to their lead, but the Alloa heads never went down and the players can take great credit from their second half display. In the final 17 minutes Brown Ferguson returned to action after having surgery in the close season which is a great boost for the team.

Alloa Athletic                             Dundee United
1 David Crawford                     13 Steven Banks
2 David McClune                       2 Sean Dillon
3 Marc McCafferty                    23 Paul Dixon
4 Scot Buist                              15 Prince Buaben
5 Scott Walker                           5 Darren Dods
6 John Grant                              6 Craig Conway
7 Gary Carroll                           17 Morgaro Gomis
8 Mark Brown Bkd 9m              8 Scott Robertson
9 Andy Scott                             18 Garry Kenneth
10 Mark Gilhaney                      20 Andis Shala
11 Scott Agnew                         25 David Goodwillie

12 Brian Carrigan (7) 46m          7 Jennison Myrie-Williams (17) 87m
14 Brown Ferguson (10) 73m     21 Damian Casalinuovo (20) 81m
15 Hugh Kerr (11) 67m              25 Ryan McCord (6) 87m
16 Ross Philp                              19 Michael Kovacevic

GK Stephen Hall                         GK Nicky Weaver
Referee : Euan Norris       Asst: George Drummond & Stephen Mitchell
Fourth Official – John Beaton

CROWD – 1,442

0 – 1 Andis Shala (23 mins)
0 – 2 David Goodwillie (39 mins)

Man of the Match – Scot Buist


allan maitland after dundee united game

I thought in the first half in particular that Dundee United were just shaper, better than us, their attitude was excellent and they were first to most balls and we were chasing it a lot, in situations like that there will be a lapse in concentration and I have to say both their goals were soft, bad goals for us to lose which could have been avoided, and I think both goals were bad goals for us to lose, the second goal in particular, but great credit to them their attitude was great. In the second half when Brian Carrigan came on, we started holding the ball a bit better and I thought we played a wee bit better, but even allowing for that we never did enough to threaten them, they are a good side and we can hold our heads up because we played much better in the second half and took a bit of pride from the game, but in all honestly the game against Clyde on Saturday is a lot more important for us, to do well tonight we needed Dundee United to turn up and maybe not be in the right frame of mind, but unfortunately for us I don’t think that happened, I thought they were sharp, good players, good touch on the ball, people will complain about our surface but if you are a full time team that must be a dream surface for you, because they just passed the ball and passed the ball and we chased and chased and you cannot get the ball of them and having the belief and confidence to do that, it makes it a long night for any part time team and I think that’s what happened, but all kidding aside we were just on the verge of scoring when David McClune got injured and we had to play out the end of the game with only ten players, it was hard enough playing with eleven players but all credit to Dundee United they deserved their victory, but I cannot complain about the effort from my players on the night.


Indodrill Stadium
Indodrill Stadium, Alloa