Alloa 0-1 Arbroath- Match Report
Report of match 23rd February 2013
Alloa 0-1 Arbroath- Match Report.
Arbroath put paid to Alloa's sequence
Arbroath ended Alloa's unbeaten record with a 1-0 victory at Recreation Park.
Paul Hartley's second-place side went into the clash unbeaten in five matches in the Scottish Second Division, but it was Arbroath who came out the livelier of the two sides in the opening 45 minutes.
However, it wasn't until just before the break that the visitors managed to edge themselves in front when player-manager Paul Sheerin's pass was received by Derek Holmes on the left-hand side of the penalty area. The striker hit a left-footed shot high into the top-right corner of the goal to give Sheerin's men a deserved lead.
Alloa's best chance of the game came 12 minutes from the end when Ryan McCord's right-footed effort was tipped round the post by Arbroath's Scott Morrison.
That was as good as it got for the hosts, as Arbroath's victory saw them move into the play-off places.
|Competition: Irn Bru Scottish Division Two Date: Saturday, 23rd February 2013 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: Recreation Park|
||0 - 1||Arbroath
|7||Kevin Moon (Ferns 61)|
|6||Gavin Stokes (Simmons 52)|
|11||Mitchel Megginson (Grehan 52)|
|14||Stephen Simmons (Stokes 52)|
|15||Martin Grehan (Megginson 52)|
|16||Edward Ferns (Moon 61)|
|5||Michael Travis (Malcolm 88)|
|11||Paul Sheerin (Rennie 69)|
|10||Derek Holmes (Bayne 69)|
|12||Graham Bayne (Holmes 69)|
|15||Daniel Rennie (Sheerin 69)|
|16||Stuart Malcolm (Travis 88)|
|Alloa Ath. cards shown|
|17 mins||Ben Gordon||Unsporting behaviour|
|52 mins||Gavin Stokes||Unsporting behaviour|
|90+2 mins||Mark Docherty||Unsporting behaviour|
|Arbroath cards shown|