Dunfermline v Alloa Athletic

1 - 0
Full Time

KO KO 11 72 72 74 91 FT


Brian Rice, Alloa Athletic manager:

I thought we were the better team by 100 miles, better chances and it’s a fluke goal. It’s a cross, the wind’s caught it. I can’t ask any more of my players. Part-time team coming here, again, against Dunfermline, great crowd in, great atmosphere, fantastic pitch. I thought my boys put everything into the game.

I keep saying to them, ‘give me everything you’ve got and we can go home happy.’ They gave me that and more and I’m aggrieved we didn’t take anything away from the game, and that’s taking nothing away from Dunfermline. I’m talking about my own team.

the goal’s a freak goal, that’s what beat us.

I don’t think it was a penalty but I’m lead to believe the header was over the line early on. I can’t tell from where I am, and we’ve not got VAR, it’s just the big boys that get VAR. We’re not part of Scottish football. I’m a wee bit aggrieved at that. I don’t know if it was a goal or not, it wasn’t a penalty, the ref made a good call. And the goal’s a freak goal, that’s what beat us.

I don’t think Jay had a lot to do. I know he had one or two. What about their goalkeeper’s saves? What about the one that hit the bar? What about the one that’s went over the line? I concentrate on my own team. We competed really well, we had a few call offs: Jon Robertson called off ill, big Andy was suspended so we’re light at centre half. Big Vinnie has just come back, he’s only trained for two nights in six weeks threw him straight in there. Everybody played their part.

I’m really disappointed because I think we done enough to win the game, never mind draw it. On our strikers, they’re a handful. I thought first half they could have done a wee bit more, spoke to them at half-time and second half they were really at it. You can see why we signed Scougall for another year. When he gets on the ball he makes things happen.

He’s an integral part of what I’m trying to do here. I need him to get a couple of more goals and he had a couple of efforts which was encouraging and I think on another day it could have been a different outcome but it wasn’t and we are disappointed.

I’m disappointed with the result, I’m not disappointed with the performance. If we perform like that we’ll be okay.

Dunfermline Athletic

1Deniz Mehmet Goalkeeper
2Aaron Comrie Defender
3Josh Edwards Defender
4Kyle Benedictus Defender
6Kyle MacDonald Midfielder
7Kevin O’Hara Forward
8Joe Chalmers Midfielder
12Rhys Breen Defender
14Lewis McCann Forward
18Paul Allan Midfielder 91'
26Matty Todd Midfielder 74'
20Max Little Goalkeeper
9Craig Wighton Forward
10Nikolay Todorov Forward
19Miller Fenton
24Jake Rennie
25Michael Beagley
27Sam Young
28Andrew Tod

Alloa Athletic

31Jay Hogarth Goalkeeper
2Scott Taggart Defender
14George Stanger Defender
6Mark Durnan 22 Defender
3Daniel Church Defender
7Kevin Cawley Midfielder
16Adam King Midfielder
11Murray Miller Midfielder
12Stefan Scougall Midfielder
18Conor Sammon 10 Forward 11'
15Ross MacIver Forward
21Keir Burt Goalkeeper
10Bradley Rodden 18 Forward
19Steven Buchanan Midfielder
22Paul McLaren 6 Defender
23Jamie Comrie Midfielder
24Majid Suleyman Defender
17Seff Khyyam Forward


East End Park
East End Park, Halbeath Road, Transy, Garvock, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, KY12 7RB, United Kingdom