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  • Date:27 Aug 2013
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Pittodrie Stadium
  • Attendance:4,897
Aberdeen win 6-5 on penalties.
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126:02

Penalty scored by Mark Reynolds. Aberdeen 6-5 Alloa on penalties.

125:03

Scott Vernon scores a penalty. Aberdeen 5-5 Alloa on penalties.

124:38

Darren Young scores a penalty. Aberdeen 4-5 Alloa on penalties.

124:08

Penalty scored by Ryan Jack. Aberdeen 4-4 Alloa on penalties.

123:37

Ben Gordon scores a penalty. Aberdeen 3-4 Alloa on penalties.

122:33

Penalty scored by Ryan McCord. Aberdeen 2-3 Alloa on penalties.

121:39

Edward Ferns scores a penalty. Aberdeen 1-2 Alloa on penalties.

120:36

Penalty scored by Graeme Holmes. Aberdeen 0-1 Alloa on penalties.

118:51

Corner from the right by-line taken by Niall McGinn.

117:21

Free kick taken by Scott Bain.

114:18

Unfair challenge on Ben Gordon by Calvin Zola results in a free kick.

114:07

Gregg Wylde crosses the ball.

113:25

The referee cautions Graeme Holmes for unsporting behaviour.

113:20

Graeme Holmes concedes a free kick for a foul on Russell Anderson.

112:16

Scott Bain shown a yellow card.

111:39

Corner taken by Niall McGinn.

110:29

Niall McGinn takes the free kick.

109:10

Craig Murray restarts play with the free kick.

108:46

Centre by Edward Ferns.

108:03

Scott Bain takes the free kick.

107:04

Mark Reynolds restarts play with the free kick.

106:58

Unfair challenge on Mark Reynolds by Edward Ferns results in a free kick.

105:14

Calvin Zola concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Gordon.

101:45

Clearance by Ben Gordon.

101:39

A cross is delivered by Niall McGinn.

99:59

Header at goal by Calvin Zola misses left of the target.

99:53

Craig Murray produces a cross.

96:34

Corner from the right by-line taken by Gregg Wylde.

96:14

Centre by Craig Murray.

95:21

Nicky Low takes a shot. Scott Bain catches the ball.

94:57 +4.57

The ball is crossed by Nicky Low.

94:28

Free kick taken by Scott Bain.

94:19

Scott Vernon concedes a free kick for a foul on Daryll Meggatt.

93:55

Corner taken by Gregg Wylde.

91:59

Scott Bain restarts play with the free kick.

91:45

Calvin Zola is adjudged to have handled the ball.

91:35 +1.35

Shot by Niall McGinn went over the bar.

90:20 +0.20

The ball is delivered by Edward Ferns.

86:55

Strike on goal comes in from Daryll Meggatt from the free kick.

86:11

Russell Anderson challenges Ryan McCord unfairly and gives away a free kick.

85:10

Edward Ferns crosses the ball in from the free kick.

84:55

Nicky Low challenges Darren Young unfairly and gives away a free kick.

84:18

Corner taken by Edward Ferns from the left by-line.

83:51

Corner taken by Ryan McCord.

82:41

Nicky Low has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

82:19

(Alloa) makes a substitution, with Darren Young coming on for Stephen Simmons.

81:52

The ball is sent over by Gregg Wylde.

79:42

Shot by Edward Ferns went wide of the left-hand post.

78:15

Graeme Holmes crosses the ball.

77:37

Scott Bain takes the free kick.

77:29

Calvin Zola concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Gordon.

77:21

Corner taken by Peter Pawlett from the left by-line.

76:05

Andrew Kirk goes off and Edward Ferns comes on.

75:17

Ryan McCord takes the free kick.

74:43

Foul by Ryan Jack on Kevin Cawley, free kick awarded.

73:31

Shot by Niall McGinn went wide of the left-hand upright.

68:25

Header by Calvin Zola misses right.

68:17

The ball is sent over by Gregg Wylde.

67:32

Daryll Meggatt restarts play with the free kick.

67:23

Unfair challenge on Andrew Kirk by Ryan Jack results in a free kick.

66:37

Corner taken by Ryan McCord.

66:33

Scott Vernon is brought on as a substitute for Clark Robertson.

66:23

Jonny Hayes leaves the field to be replaced by Gregg Wylde.

60:24

Ryan McCord restarts play with the free kick.

60:05

Clark Robertson is booked.

60:00

Clark Robertson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan McCord.

58:59

The ball is swung over by Graeme Holmes.

56:07

Craig Murray takes the free kick.

55:52

Unfair challenge on Craig Murray by Andrew Kirk results in a free kick.

55:33

Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.

54:52

Nicky Low is brought on as a substitute for Willo Flood.

54:39

Unfair challenge on Michael Doyle by Niall McGinn results in a free kick.

53:22

Foul by Kevin Cawley on Willo Flood, free kick awarded.

52:36

Stephen Simmons takes a shot and went wide right of the target.

52:19

Free kick crossed by Ryan McCord.

51:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Kirk by Mark Reynolds.

51:31

Niall McGinn produces a cross.

48:58

Peter Pawlett sends in a cross.

46:10

Jonny Hayes crosses the ball.

44:34

Clearance by Stephen Simmons.

43:44

Centre by Clark Robertson.

42:57

Russell Anderson has a headed effort at goal. Scott Bain safely holds on.

42:51

Corner taken by Niall McGinn from the left by-line.

39:52

Free kick taken by Kevin Cawley.

39:45

Russell Anderson challenges Kevin Cawley unfairly and gives away a free kick.

38:14

Calvin Zola takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.

37:58

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jonny Hayes.

36:11

Peter Pawlett takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

35:37

Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.

34:57

The ball is crossed by James Creaney.

34:43

Free kick taken by Ryan McCord.

34:20

Kevin Cawley fouled by Peter Pawlett, the ref awards a free kick.

32:28

Clearance made by Mark Reynolds.

32:09

Header at goal by Andrew Kirk. A parry by Jamie Langfield prevents the goal.

32:00

Corner taken by Ryan McCord from the right by-line.

31:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Russell Anderson on Kevin Cawley.

31:03

Daryll Meggatt restarts play with the free kick.

29:58

Free kick taken by Jason Marr.

29:48

Unfair challenge on Kevin Cawley by Ryan Jack results in a free kick.

26:15

Free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.

26:09

Andrew Kirk concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Murray.

24:47

Free kick taken by Jonny Hayes.

24:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan McCord on Willo Flood.

23:01

Jonny Hayes takes a shot. Scott Bain safely holds on.

21:41

The ball is crossed by Clark Robertson.

20:51

Jonny Hayes fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

18:41

Willo Flood crosses the ball.

17:41

Corner taken by Niall McGinn.

17:15

Free kick taken by Ryan Jack.

16:20

Scott Bain restarts play with the free kick.

15:30

Peter Pawlett takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Parried by Scott Bain back into danger.

12:58

Corner taken by Jonny Hayes.

12:01

Scott Bain restarts play with the free kick.

11:53

Foul by Calvin Zola on Daryll Meggatt, free kick awarded.

11:46

The ball is crossed by Clark Robertson.

9:28

Niall McGinn shoots direct from the free kick. Scott Bain safely holds on.

8:05

Willo Flood takes the free kick.

7:56

Willo Flood fouled by Stephen Simmons, the ref awards a free kick.

7:23

Ryan McCord is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

7:17

Jonny Hayes fouled by Ryan McCord, the ref awards a free kick.

5:51

Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.

5:42

Calvin Zola fouled by Michael Doyle, the ref awards a free kick.

5:24

Stephen Simmons takes the free kick.

4:50

The ball is sent over by Craig Murray.

3:39

Corner taken by Niall McGinn.

Match Preview

McInnes ready to accept punishment Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes will hold his hands up to whatever punishment comes his way following his touchline bust-up with Hearts assistant Billy Brown. The pair had to be separated after the Jambos coach wheeled into the Dons' technical area as he celebrated 17-year-old Jordan McGhee's late winner in the Gorgie side's 2-1 win at Tynecastle on Saturday. The incident at the end of a drama-filled day in the capital saw both men sent to the stands and Scottish Football Association compliance officer Vincent Lunny has now issued the pair with notices of complaint. But McInnes is ready for what the Hampden beaks have in store for him. Speaking before Lunny's decision to call both men in, McInnes said: "I would expect a call or a letter, and rightly so. I was surprised to see an opposition member or staff in my technical area, regardless of celebrating a goal or not. That was disappointing. "What is also disappointing is [my behaviour]. I should not react like that and I apologised for that after the game. "Billy apologised too, but that's not going to be the end of it and we will take whatever the consequences are when it comes." The defeat in Edinburgh followed a home reverse to Celtic the previous weekend, but McInnes has no lingering concerns ahead of Tuesday's Scottish League Cup contest with Paul Hartley's Alloa. "There was lots right about our performance against Celtic until the red card, while against Hearts there was no doubt we were the better team," he said. "We created more opportunities and if we had got a couple of right decisions we would have won the game. We were disappointed with that. "We were negligent in both boxes, for the second goal especially and for the opportunities we passed up. It's difficult to take, it's frustrating, but you move on. There are more positives than not for me." Aberdeen's wait for a trophy stretches back to 1995, when Roy Aitken's side claimed the League Cup with a win over Dundee. In recent years, the manner of their numerous cup exits have been a source of embarrassment for the Red Army after their team failed to topple a host of lower-division sides, including East Fife, Raith, Queen of the South and Queen's Park. But McInnes has no concerns about past events as he prepares for his first cup fixture as Pittodrie boss. He said: "I trust my team to be committed, full of energy and to go and create chances and cause the opposition problems. "You are not going to get your own way for 90 minutes in every game. Regardless of who we're playing, we'll just need to make sure we deal with the opposition. "[On Tuesday night] it is Alloa. We can't do anything about what has happened in the past. We are aware that there has been upsets here at Pittodrie when Aberdeen have been strong favourites to win and haven't gone on to do so. "We are favourites to win but we need to make sure that, if there are upsets, they happen elsewhere. We need to be confident to do the job as well as we can and get it done. "Alloa have some good players who will want to come here and express themselves. "Paul encourages his team to play they way they can, which is to play on the front foot and ask questions of the opposition. We must be aware of their threats. "But at the same time, I think we have a lot of threats in our make-up and we have got to try and utilise that. We can't let any fear or anxiety affect our performance." Meanwhile, Hartley returns to one of his former clubs missing only Iain Flannigan who has an ankle injury. Stephen Simmons will feature after overcoming a knock he sustained in Saturday's 3-1 win over Cowdenbeath, with former Pittodrie skipper Darren Young included after returning to the Wasps' bench on Saturday after a calf problem. Hartley said: "I am looking forward to going back but it is a tough tie. We will look to go and enjoy it as there is no pressure on us. All I can ask the players to do is put on a decent performance. "I am sure they will do that."

Formation:442Manager: Derek McInnes

Aberdeen

Formation: 442Manager: Paul Hartley

Alloa

  • Jamie Langfield
  • Craig Murray
  • Russell Anderson
  • Mark Reynolds
  • Clark Robertson
  • Peter Pawlett
  • Willo Flood
  • Ryan Jack
  • Jonny Hayes
  • Calvin Zola
  • Niall McGinn
  • SUBS
  • Joe Shaughnessy
  • Scott Vernon
  • Gregg Wylde
  • Nicky Low
  • Nicky Weaver

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