Falkirk v Alloa Athletic

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Highlights

It was fair to say both teams for the majority of the game effectively cancelled each other at a blustery Falkirk Stadium.

Alloa brought back Robertson at left back allowing Mouhamed Niang to return to midfield in place of Kevin Cawley. While Falkirk showed the early promise the first hair-raising moment of the day was when Henderson burst through and had a low effort palmed wide by Martin. Neither side looked like making the breakthrough as the first half dragged on.

In the second Alloa would get in behind, but Henderson could only scuff a shot off Hetherington’s arm – which noone really batted an eye at. Hetherington cleared straight to Boyd but he miscued and Henderson, while finishing exquisitely, received the ball in an offside position.

Callumn Morrison received a raucous welcome on his return and Alloa seemed to be aware of his pace and sit deeper.

Hetherington almost made the Falkirk breakthrough when he drilled a low effort but the alert Hutton smothered the attempt.

But down the other end, ‘Sena’ Niang and Henderson would exchange the ball releasing the on-fire Hearts forward into a 1v1 with Martin. Aiming high at the net, the Falkirk keeper denied the loanee.

While Falkirk continued to have snapshots, again last ditch defending by Ben Hall denied Sena. Sena was the centre of attention again before the Falkirk substitute Williamson crossed into the box and met Durnan’s barely outstretched arm. Just seconds before the Senegalese was brought down by Hetherington while the ref remained mute but the referee then pointed to the spot much to the chagrin of Alloa and Hutton. Callumn Morrison converted from 12 yards sending Hutton the wrong way and all Alloa’s hard work looked to have slipped away.

Sammon was thrown on for a late intervention and while he didn’t win Durnan’s searching ball, did enough to divert the defender into flicking it into the path of fellow substitute Kevin Cawley. A deft touch onto his left saw Cawley’s effort saved but digging the ball out of his feet and Alloa out of a hole was the in-form Henderson to roll past the outstretched Martin from the rebound.

5 goals in his last 3 for Henderson and Alloa are now 3 games without defeat.

Falkirk

12Paddy Martin Goalkeeper
3Paul Dixon Defender
4Ben Hall Defender
6Gary Miller 2 Defender 24'
8Steven Hetherington Midfielder
9Michael Ruth 17 Forward
10Aidan Nesbitt Midfielder
11Craig McGuffie 7 Midfielder
15Leon McCann Defender
21Charlie Telfer Midfielder
26Declan McDaid Midfielder
1Robbie Mutch Goalkeeper
2Ryan Williamson 6 Defender
5Ernaldo Krasniqi Midfielder
7Callumn Morrison 11 Forward 88'
16Seb Ross Midfielder
17Aidan Keena 9 Forward
22Brad McKay Defender

Alloa Athletic

31David Hutton Goalkeeper 87'
2Scott Taggart Defender
23Fernandy Mendy Defender
6Mark Durnan Defender 76'
8Jon Robertson Midfielder
4Craig Howie 18 Defender
15Charlie Gilmour
19Mouhamed Niang Defender
12Stefan Scougall Midfielder
22Euan Henderson Forward 90'
11Steven Boyd Forward 94'
21Keir Burt Goalkeeper
7Kevin Cawley Midfielder
18Conor Sammon 4 Forward
20Cameron O’Donnell Midfielder
10Alan Trouten Midfielder
3Daniel Church Defender
16Adam King Midfielder