DSC 0241Scorers: Stranraer - Malcolm (4 and 47); Alloa Athletic - Spence (16, 32), Flannigan (22), Kirkpatrick (28, 39)

UNBEATEN Alloa continued their fine start to the season with a comfortable win over Stranraer.

The Wasps came into the tie with six wins out of six but it was the Blues, thumped 5-1 by Livingston, who opened the scoring after just four minutes.

Christian Nade shrugged off a challenge and his cross come shot proved too hot for Neil Parry to handle.

Craig Malcolm was lurking in the right place to tuck home the rebound from barely six yards to give the hosts the ideal start.

Unfortunately, it did not take long for Alloa to level the scores.

Greig Spence managed to find half a yard of space and from a tight angle squeezed the ball through Cameron Belford's legs with just over quarter of an hour on the clock.

Things quickly went from bad to worse as Belford's poor kick out was seized upon by Jim Goodwin.

He played in Spence, who fired against Belford but Iain Flannigan was waiting to fire home a low rebound from the edge of the box.

Stranraer looked stunned by the quick turn around and found themselves 3-1 down before the half hour mark when Jordan Kirkpatrick's long range effort flew into the bottom corner.

Spence then grabbed his second when he got on the end of Calum Waters' low cross and Kirkpatrick then seized on some slack home defending to send Alloa in 5-1 up at half time.

DSC 0175The Blues knew they would need a quick response after the break and they found it when Parry could only claw Nade's header out and Malcolm was there to pull one back.

The unlikely comeback never materialised though, despite Scott Agnew, Ross Barbour and Scott Robertson all coming close.

Unfortunately, for the second week in a row, Stranraer had shipped five goals and remain second bottom of the table.

Stranraer: Belford, Robertson, Dick, Bell, Barbour (Turner 78), Agnew, C Thomson (McGuigan 78), R Thomson, Gibson, Malcolm, Nade (Kemp 86).
Not used: McKeown, McCloskey, Morena and Currie.

Alloa Athletic: Parry, Taggart, Waters, Graham, Marr, Goodwin (Holmes 56), Flannigan, Robertson (Hetherington 65), Spence, Cawley (Layne 71), Kirkpatrick.
Not used: Wilson, Hoggan, Hynd and McDowall.

Referee: Gavin Ross
HT: 1-5
Attendance: 448

SPFL 3L1 6474

 Pos  Team  Pld   Pts 
1 Raith Rovers 26 57
2 Ayr United 25 51
3 Alloa Athletic 24 39
4 Arbroath 23 38
6 Airdrieonians 25 32
7 East Fife 26 30
8 Forfar Athletic 26
9 Albion Rovers 24 23
10 Queen's Park 26 21

Updated 17/2/18 at 5pm


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Sunday 10 December 2017

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