1aet - 0Full Time
KO KO 94 101 109 FT
Alloa were neatly dispatched by Hearts at home on Tuesday night so expectations may have been low for Alloa’s progression to the next round of the Betfred Cup.
Neil Parry pulled off an early double save to Deny Olly Lee and then Liam Boyce. Hearts early dominated the ball but failed to punish Alloa. Walker headed wide from a Smith cross as the pressure continued. Peter Haring almost made the breakthrough with an unlikely second goal in two games. Kingsley’s delivery was volleyed over though.
As the half wore on to the end Alloa started to look bright. Alan Trouten with a driving shot stinging Gordon’s hands.
After the break there was more Hearts pressure with Liam Dick and Nicky Jamieson showing their defensive qualities.
17 minutes from time Alloa carved out the best opportunity of the game as Liam Buchanan headed unmarked low to Gordon’s left. The Scotland international needed to be at full stretch to deny the Alloa opener.
With extra time reinforcements of Connelly and Thomson, Alloa were looking likeliest to break the deadlock and just two minutes into the second period Robert Thomson was judged to be fouled and Alloa were awarded a penalty. A seeming test of mettle for legendary penalty taker Alan Trouten. Craig Gordon was fooled and Trouten sent him the wrong way to give Alloa the lead and the first major competitive victory over Heart of Midlothian in their history.