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  • Date:21 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Stair Park
  • Attendance:475
Goal!

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89:44

Nathan Shepherd takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Ryan Harding.

85:53

Corner taken by Ryan McCord from the right by-line. Stephen May leaves the field to be replaced by Armand One.

85:10

Corner taken left-footed by Nathan Shepherd.

82:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Moore by Mark Docherty. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Stirling.

81:24

Steven Noble is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Kevin McHattie.

80:26

Robert Winters joins the action as a substitute, replacing Steven Masterton.

79:45

Martin Grehan leaves the field to be replaced by Dean Agnew.

78:59

Inswinging corner taken by Nathan Shepherd from the right by-line, clearance by Ben Gordon.

77:19

David McGregor concedes a free kick for a foul on James Doyle. The referee shows David McGregor a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. James Doyle restarts play with the free kick.

76:10

Michael Moore produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

72:20

Kevin McHattie receives a caution.

70:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Moore on Kevin McHattie. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Harding. Michael Moore is booked.

68:56

Stephen May gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Stranraer 0-4 Alloa.

67:45

Michael Moore has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

66:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Noble by Stephen May. Frank McKeown takes the direct free kick.

63:20

Nathan Shepherd comes on in place of Sean Winter.

59:56

Steven Masterton grabs a goal from long range to the top left corner of the goal. Stranraer 0-3 Alloa.

58:27

The assistant referee flags for offside against Sean Winter. Free kick taken by Kevin McHattie.

55:18

Stephen Stirling has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.

53:52

Stephen Stirling takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Darren Young manages to make a clearance.

45:14

Michael Moore challenges Kevin McHattie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan McCord takes the free kick.

45:01

Stuart McColm goes off and Michael Moore comes on.

39:47

Stephen May gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Stranraer 0-2 Alloa.

38:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Gallagher on Kevin McHattie. Scott Bain takes the free kick.

36:43

The referee blows for offside against Stephen May. Free kick taken by David McGregor.

35:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Cawley on Steven Noble. Direct free kick taken by Martin Grehan.

33:39

Effort from the edge of the area by Grant Gallagher goes wide of the right-hand upright.

32:50

The referee blows for offside. Scott Bain restarts play with the free kick.

31:26

Stephen Stirling takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Darren Young.

30:57

Mark Docherty challenges Sean Winter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Frank McKeown takes the direct free kick.

30:06

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Steven Masterton, David McGregor manages to make a clearance.

29:30

Stephen May fouled by Steven Noble, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Masterton restarts play with the free kick.

28:38

The referee blows for offside against Craig Malcolm. Ryan Harding takes the free kick.

24:39

Mark Docherty finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stranraer 0-1 Alloa.

21:49

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Mark Docherty.

21:37

Effort on goal by Ryan Harding from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

20:25

The assistant referee flags for offside against Martin Grehan. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Bain.

18:36

Header by Stephen May from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

16:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Harding on Craig Malcolm. Stephen Stirling restarts play with the free kick.

8:22

Steven Masterton takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Sean Winter.

7:13

Ben Gordon is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Marshall.

6:44

Steven Masterton takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Sean Winter.

3:30

Steven Masterton takes the inswinging corner, clearance by John Kane.

3:06

Corner taken right-footed by Steven Masterton.

Match Preview

Top two meet at Stranraer Second-top Stranraer entertain leaders Alloa with the same squad that drew with Berwick last weekend. Midfielder Chris Aitken remains out as a result of the broken foot he sustained two months ago. Stair Park manager Keith Knox is fully aware of what this game could mean, saying: "This is a big game and it is one we simply have to take something from. "We have the chance to go back to the top or going four points behind having played a game more and I know what I would prefer. "We have had two great games against Alloa this season and have nothing to show for it so I will gladly settle for a scrappy 1-1 in this one." Alloa have extended the loan deal of St Johnstone striker Stephen May until the end of the season ahead of the clash. May will re-join his Wasps team-mates and centre-back Ben Gordon is available after a ban, with only midfielder Ross McCord unavailable to manager Paul Hartley. The Recreation Park boss said: "It is really good news to keep hold of Stevie as he will be vital in games like this. "Stranraer are a bit like us in that they try to play good attacking football on the ground so this has the makings of a great game, and it would be a fantastic one for us to win."

Formation:442Manager: Keith Knox

Stranraer

Formation: 442Manager: Paul Hartley

Alloa

  • Ryan Marshall
  • Grant Gallagher
  • Frank McKeown
  • David McGregor
  • Steven Noble
  • Sean Winter
  • John Kane
  • Stephen Stirling
  • Stuart McColm
  • Craig Malcolm
  • Martin Grehan
  • SUBS
  • David Mitchell
  • Michael Moore
  • Nathan Shepherd
  • Dean Agnew
  • Angus Cochrane

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Match Report

Title boost for Alloa Alloa increased their lead at the top of the Third Division to four points after they thumped second-placed Stranraer 4-0. Mark Docherty began the rout as he fired the Wasps ahead with a low 18-yard drive in the 25th minute. Stephen May then doubled the visitors' advantage with a delightful finish from 20 yards. Alloa grabbed a third on the hour when Steven Masterton's speculative right-footed effort from 25 yards nestled in the top corner. The scoring was completed when May notched his second with a powerful effort from 12 yards. Michael Moore almost made it five when his audacious effort went just wide of the post after 76 minutes, but four was enough for the away side to secure an emphatic victory over their nearest title rivals.

Form Guide

    WWDWWD
  • Stranraer
  • VS
  • Alloa
  • DWDWWW

Last Meetings

  • Alloa
  • 1 - 0
  • Stranraer
  • 05/11/2011
  • Stranraer
  • 2 - 3
  • Alloa
  • 06/08/2011

Top Scorers

Stranraer

  • S McColm 8
  • C Malcolm 8
  • S Winter 7
  • M Moore 6
  • S Stirling 5
  • C Aitken 4
  • M Grehan 4
  • F McKeown 1
  • S Noble 1
  • N Shepherd 1
  • S Taggart 1

Alloa

  • K Cawley 8
  • S May 5
  • R McCord 4
  • B Gordon 4
  • G Holmes 2
  • M Docherty 2
  • C Campbell 1
  • A One 1
  • J Doyle 1
  • M Doyle 1

Goals

Stranraer

    • Total goals 75
    • Goals per game 49
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Alloa

    • Total goals 57
    • Goals per game 31
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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