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Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Aitken on Darren Smith. Andrew Aitken is shown a yellow card. Kevin Motion delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.
Darren Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Docherty. Direct free kick taken by Mark Docherty.
Caution for Bryan Prunty.
Darren Smith on for Andrew Scott.
John MacBeth is brought on as a substitute for Kevin Neilson.
Scott Walker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean O'Connor. Aaron Muirhead takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by David McClune on Steven Sloan. Strike on goal comes in from Aaron Muirhead from the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Bryan Prunty by Mark Docherty results in a free kick. Michael Dunlop crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel.
(Alloa) makes a substitution, with Bryan Prunty coming on for Stuart Noble.
Stuart Noble is ruled offside. Craig Summersgill restarts play with the free kick.
Michael McGowan challenges Mark Docherty unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Docherty.
Mark Docherty takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
Jack Steele fouled by William Gibson, the ref awards a free kick. William Gibson goes into the book. Direct free kick taken by Mark Docherty.
Bryan Gilfillan leaves the field to be replaced by Neil Macfarlane.
Andrew Scott finds the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Annan Athletic 2-1 Alloa.
Andrew Scott takes a shot. Kevin Neilson gets a block in. Corner from the right by-line taken by Michael McGowan, clearance by Sean O'Connor.
Jack Steele finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Annan Athletic 2-0 Alloa.Steven Sloan provided the assist for the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Steele by David McClune. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Summersgill.
Corner taken left-footed by Mark Docherty, Shot on goal by Bryan Gilfillan from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Michael McGowan takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Kevin Neilson. Michael McGowan takes a short corner.
Andrew Scott has a drilled shot. Save made by Craig Summersgill.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael McGowan, Kevin Neilson manages to make a clearance. Corner from right by-line taken by Michael McGowan.
Foul by Bryan Gilfillan on Michael McGowan, free kick awarded. Andrew Scott takes the free kick.
Shot from just outside the area by Michael McGowan misses to the right of the target.
Stuart Noble takes a shot. Clearance by Mark Docherty.
James Lister takes a shot. Craig Summersgill makes a comfortable save.
Corner taken by Michael McGowan, (Alloa) makes a substitution, with Kevin McDonald coming on for Brown Ferguson. Clearance by Kevin Neilson. Inswinging corner taken by Michael McGowan.
Michael Dunlop fouled by Peter Watson, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Michael McGowan, Peter Watson makes a clearance.
Michael McGowan takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Sean O'Connor.
Andrew Aitken gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stuart Noble. William Gibson restarts play with the free kick.
Sean O'Connor delivers the ball, Bryan Gilfillan has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ian Harty by Scott Walker. Mark Docherty delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, James Lister makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Mark Docherty.
Andrew Scott gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Muirhead. Craig Summersgill takes the free kick.
Michael McGowan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bryan Gilfillan. Sean O'Connor delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Michael McGowan, clearance by Peter Watson.
Scott Walker fouled by Jack Steele, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael Dunlop.
Kevin Motion has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Kevin Neilson concedes a free kick for a foul on James Lister. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Motion.
Foul by Mark Docherty on Michael McGowan, free kick awarded. Michael McGowan crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right by-line, Mark Docherty makes a clearance.
Aaron Muirhead sends in a cross, Headed effort from inside the area by Steven Sloan misses to the left of the target.
Andrew Aitken gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David McClune. Shot on goal comes in from Michael McGowan from the free kick.
Goal scored by Aaron Muirhead from just outside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Annan Athletic 1-0 Alloa.
Kevin Neilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stuart Noble. Kevin Neilson is given a yellow card. Michael McGowan has a direct shot on goal from the free kick. Corner from the right by-line taken by Scott Walker, clearance made by Mark Docherty.
Corner taken by Mark Docherty, Kevin Neilson takes a shot. Jamie Ewings makes a comfortable save.
Foul by Jack Steele on William Gibson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by William Gibson.
Stuart Noble takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
Brown Ferguson fouled by Jack Steele, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie Ewings.
Cox ruled out
Annan Athletic striker David Cox will miss out against Alloa in the first leg of the semi-final due to a foot injury but boss Harry Cairney has an otherwise full-strength squad.
With both sides losing on the last league game of the season to drop a place in the table, it was not the tie that many fans were expecting.
Yet Black and Gold manager Cairney said: "It was not the tie that many people had predicted but we have done our homework but obviously the dimensions have changed as Allan Maitland is no longer in charge at Alloa.
"They will be looking for a positive reaction following that decision and it will be up to us to counter that."
Alloa's stand-in management team of Scott Walker and Brown Ferguson will both play against Annan.
However, full-back Ross Philp and defensive midfielder Mark Brown remain sidelined through injury, while Darren Smith is a doubt after suffering concussion against East Fife recently.
David McClune returns from a ban, but league rules prevent David Gormley from playing despite his loan deal with Elgin City expiring.
Walker said: "We took a very positive training session with the players on Monday and we have also learnt a fair bit about Annan and we are working on a plan to beat them.
"Brown and I are both looking to start the game but we are still working on the shape of the rest of the team."
Annan in command
Strikes in either half from Aaron Muirhead and Jack Steele helped Annan to a 2-1 win over Alloa in the first leg of their Second Division play-off semi-final.
Muirhead and Steele put Annan ahead before Andrew Scott pulled a goal back, but it is Athletic who have the slight advantage ahead of the second leg.
Muirhead opened the scoring when he curled a 20-yard shot into the top corner after 13 minutes.
Steven Sloan could have doubled the home side's advantage but he could not direct his effort on target.
Steele made it 2-0 on the hour mark when he finished from six yards but the visitors pulled one back five minutes later when Scott scored from close range.
Mark Docherty had a chance to restore Annan's two-goal advantage after 72 minutes but he fired over from 25 yards.
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