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Alloa produced their most complete display of the season to dispatch the Lowland League leaders at the Indodrill and advance to the Scottish Cup 4th Round.
Bonnyrigg Rose almost produced a goal from kick-off as the Rose flooded Alloa’s back line and Hunter found space in the middle, but before he could pull the trigger Adam King made a vital interception. It would be as close as the hosts got to the Alloa goal all game.
By the 13th minute Alloa had weathered any early nerves and firmly took control of the game. After neat interplay won a corner, Scougall delivered into the box to be met by an audacious and frankly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic-esque flick which perfectly found the bottom corner. Mouhamed ‘Sena’ Niang delivered what should be at least the goal of the Scottish Cup Third Round if not the competition.
The Wasps continued to pull their visitors from pillar to post and on the 20th minute they freed Henderson with another exquisite link-up between him and Scougall. The loanee fired home to set Alloa firmly on the road to victory.
Alloa weathered any second half rally and took control in the second half but struggled to test the goalkeeper Michael Andrews in the Bonnyrigg goal. That was up until the 62nd minute when Jon Robertson rattled the cross bar and Andrews flapped away from behind his line. Robertson was denied a rare goal but Alloa would not have to wait long to extend their lead.
Robertson turned provider, setting up a race between Horne and Henderson. There was only one winner as Euan Henderson stepped inside and drilled down to the bottom corner, with Andrews fingertips not enough to keep out the Alloa marksman.
We’ve had plenty braces from the youngster as he’s racked up goals in this golden loan spell – but there was time and space for a hat-trick. Scougall found space wide, squared to Henderson and getting a fortuitous break of the ball Henderson slotted into the corner to seal the match-ball and to our knowledge a first senior treble. He would soon be replaced by Connor Sammon to receive the plaudits of the Alloa support.
Connor Sammon was not there for show either as he collected from Cawley’s mazy run, and layed into the path of ‘Sena.’ Apparently he’s grown some ice cold nerves as he produced the coolest of finishes to wrap up the scoring and set Alloa up for a 5 star win. The visitors didn’t even muster a shot on target over the 90 minutes and the gulf between the sides was evident for every one of the 513 in attendance.