Brechin City v Alloa Athletic

1 - 0
Full Time

KO KO 51 53 55 61 68 68 84 FT


It was a toothless performance in front of goal as Alloa passed up a heap of chances against last year’s club 42. Albeit Alloa were struggling with the absence of Durnan, Cawley, Trouten and Lamont but it did leave the opportunity for youngsters Ben Ramage and Devan McColl to join the first team squad.

Alloa’s first half was methodical with a steady stream of chances opening up. Taggart drilled an effort off the top of the bar. Boyd screwed an effort wide and probably most egregious, Ben Armour passed up the best opportunity by heading over from 6 yards.

In the second half, the almost inevitable sucker punch was struck by Brechin local Marc Scott. He broke from midfield onto a flick on and Robertson couldn’t do anything to stop him charging into the box and rifling an exquisite effort into the top corner beyond the helpless McDowall.

Boyd attempted to lead the counter charge but again Brechin crowded him out. O’Donnell saw the best opportunity fall to him from 8 yards but could only direct it into Wills’ grateful arms. Connor Sammon again found himself in great areas but late on couldn’t find the finish to rescue Alloa from group D mediocrity. Dev McColl would make his debut, but sadly couldn’t make an impact on the already slipping away tie.

Brechin City

1Jack Wills Goalkeeper
2Jamie Bain Defender
5Luc Bollan Defender
7David Cox 16 Forward
11Kieran Inglis Midfielder
19Maksym Kucheriavyi Midfielder
17Jack Milne Defender
10Rory Currie 14 Forward
15Gregor Jordan Defender
9Garry Wood Defender
6Michael Paton Midfielder
14Evan Galasso 10 Midfielder
16Marc Scott 7 Midfielder 55'

Alloa Athletic

21Craig McDowall Goalkeeper
2Scott Taggart Defender
4Craig Howie Defender
5Andy Graham Defender
17Jordan Armstrong Defender
8Jon Robertson Midfielder
11Steven Boyd Forward 68'
3Daniel Church 16 Defender
12Stefan Scougall Midfielder
20Cameron O’Donnell 22 Midfielder
9Ben Armour 18 Forward
1Neil Parry Goalkeeper
16Adam King 3 Midfielder
18Conor Sammon 9 Forward
22Devan McColl 20 Midfielder
25Ben Ramage Defender