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Stephen McKeown receives a red card.
Inswinging corner taken by Ryan McCord from the left by-line, save made by Jamie Ewings.
Ross Philp receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Ross Philp gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Gemmill. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Stevenson.
Outswinging corner taken by Gary Muir, save made by Jamie Ewings.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Walker on Scott Gemmill. Mark Ridgers takes the free kick.
Foul by Ross Philp on Gary Muir, free kick awarded. Jamie Stevenson has an effort direct from the free kick.
Corner taken by Jamie Stevenson from the left by-line.
Scott Morton takes a shot. Blocked by Kevin Motion.
Scott Morton is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Jamie Ewings.
(Alloa) makes a substitution, with Darren Smith coming on for Bryan Prunty.
Nathan Taggart comes on in place of Michael McGowan.
Michael McGowan grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Airdrie Utd 0-2 Alloa.The assist for the goal came from Ross Philp.
Kieran Stallard fouled by Ross Philp, the ref awards a free kick. Jamie Stevenson takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Michael McGowan from the left by-line, save made by Mark Ridgers.
Scott Morton is brought on as a substitute for Gary Mackay-Steven.
James Lister joins the action as a substitute, replacing Stuart Noble.
William Gibson is booked. William Gibson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan McCord. Jamie Stevenson has an effort direct from the free kick, Scott Gemmill gets a block in.
Bryan Prunty fouled by Edward Forrest, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Motion.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Stuart Noble. Mark Ridgers takes the free kick.
(Airdrie Utd) makes a substitution, with Gary Muir coming on for David Gray.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gary Mackay-Steven.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Scott Gemmill. Jamie Ewings takes the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Euan Grant.
Jamie Stevenson concedes a free kick for a foul on Ross Philp. Direct free kick taken by James Bloom.
Booking for Kevin Motion for unsporting behaviour.
Centre by James Bloom, comfortable save by Mark Ridgers.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Michael McGowan, Mark Ridgers makes a comfortable save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ross Philp by Euan Grant. William Gibson restarts play with the free kick.
Craig Hill goes off and Adam Fairweather comes on.
Corner taken by Michael McGowan from the left by-line played to the near post, Jamie Stevenson makes a clearance.
Stuart Noble gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Airdrie Utd 0-1 Alloa.Assist on the goal came from Michael McGowan.
Foul by Stuart Noble on Gary Mackay-Steven, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Edward Forrest.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Kevin Motion, Mark Ridgers makes a comfortable save.
Corner taken right-footed by Michael McGowan from the left by-line, Edward Forrest makes a clearance.
James Bloom delivers the ball, Mark Ridgers makes a save.
Scott Gemmill is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Ewings.
Scott Walker is given a yellow card. Scott Walker challenges Scott Gemmill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie Stevenson.
James Bloom delivers the ball, clearance made by Edward Forrest.
Effort from the edge of the area by Scott Walker goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Inswinging corner taken by Michael McGowan from the left by-line played to the near post, save by Mark Ridgers.
Booking for Edward Forrest for unsporting behaviour. Edward Forrest concedes a free kick for a foul on Bryan Prunty. Ross Philp restarts play with the free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Stuart Noble. Free kick taken by Edward Forrest.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Gemmill on Jamie Ewings. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Ewings.
Booking for Kieran Stallard for dissent.
Foul by Edward Forrest on Bryan Prunty, free kick awarded. Kevin Motion restarts play with the free kick.
David Gray produces a cross.
The offside flag is raised against Stuart Noble. Free kick taken by Craig Hill.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bryan Prunty by Kieran Stallard. Kevin McDonald restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Michael McGowan, Edward Forrest manages to make a clearance.
Diamonds aim to leapfrog Alloa
Airdrie's Rhys Devlin starts a two-game ban against Alloa while full-back Jamie Bain is also a doubt with a knock.
Manager Jimmy Boyle is however boosted by the availability of experienced trio Eddie Forrest, Jamie Stevenson and Scott Gemmill after injury.
The Diamonds will move above their visitors if they win, however Boyle has told his players that will only happen if they all play well.
Boyle said: "Alloa have won at our place and we have won at theirs and I cannot see anything other than a tight match this time out.
"They have been on a disappointing wee run which was a surprise as they are a right good side and we will need to play well to beat them."
Alloa`s David McClune and Mark Brown will be missing for the clash.
Nathan Taggart and Darren Smith are both fit enough to be considered for starting roles against the Diamonds.
The Recreation Park side battled back to earn a draw at Forfar in midweek to end a morale-sapping run of six consecutive defeats, and manager Allan Maitland is looking for his men to build on that.
Maitland said: "Hopefully we have come through our poor run and can go out and ensure our place in the top half of the table.
"You could see confidence returning to the squad during training on Thursday and we are looking forward to playing against Airdrie, especially as we won there earlier in the season."
McGowan the man for Alloa
A goal in each half gave Alloa a comfortable 2-0 victory over Airdrie at New Broomfield.
Stuart Noble gave the visitors the lead in the 28th minute when he converted Michael McGowan's right-wing cross from six yards.
McGowan netted the second himself in similar style in the 72nd minute, firing Ross Philp's cross beyond Airdrie goalkeeper Mark Ridgers from close range.
Airdrie's best chance came from Scott Morton but his right-footed shot from 20 yards was well blocked by Kevin Motion.
The home side's misery was compounded in the 88th minute when striker Stephen McKeown was handed a straight red for what was deemed to be a professional foul.
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