Peter MacDonald's second-half goal gave Dundee victory over Alloa Athletic and moved John Brown's side top of the Scottish Championship.

The visitors made a strong start to the game but Alloa defended well before themselves having a concerted period of pressure.

MacDonald got on the end of Martin Boyle's cross to head home.

Dundee were then reduced to 10 men after Iain Davidson saw red for violent conduct but their lead remained intact.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Alloa Athletic

  • 01 Bain
  • 02 Doyle
  • 03 Meggat
  • 06 Holmes Booked
  • 04 Gordon Booked
  • 05 Marr
  • 10 Caddis (McManus - 74' )
  • 08 McCord
  • 07 Cawley
  • 09 Kirk
  • 11 Tiffoney Booked (Ferns - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Young
  • 14 Ferns
  • 15 Creaney
  • 16 McManus
  • 17 Robertson
  • 18 Flannigan
  • 19 McDowall

Dundee

  • 01 Letheren
  • 02 Irvine
  • 03 Lockwood
  • 08 McBride (Conroy - 82' )
  • 06 Davidson Dismissed
  • 18 Gallagher
  • 07 Riley
  • 10 Rae
  • 23 Boyle (Monti - 85' )
  • 09 MacDonald (Benedictus - 90' )
  • 20 McAlister

Substitutes

  • 04 O'Donnell
  • 05 Dyer
  • 11 Conroy
  • 12 Gibson
  • 14 Mcintosh
  • 15 Monti
  • 17 Benedictus
Ref: Euan Anderson
Att: 1,170

Match Stats

Shots

1 6

On target

0 1

Corners

5 6

Fouls

7 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Dundee 1.

90:00 +4:30 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Dundee 1.

90:00 +1:50 Dismissal

Dismissal Iain Davidson (Dundee) is shown the red card for fighting.

89:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dundee. Kyle Benedictus replaces Peter MacDonald.

87:35

Attempt missed. Gavin Rae (Dundee) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

86:10

Daryll Meggat (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:10

Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

85:44

Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:44

Foul by Carlo Monti (Dundee).

84:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dundee. Carlo Monti replaces Martin Boyle.

83:06

Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83:06

Foul by Gavin Rae (Dundee).

81:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dundee. Ryan Conroy replaces Kevin McBride.

80:20

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Ben Gordon.

79:50

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Scott Bain.

73:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Declan McManus replaces Liam Caddis.

72:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Edward Ferns replaces Jonathan Tiffoney.

72:24 Booking

Booking Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

72:21

Foul by Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic).

72:21

Martin Boyle (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:00 Booking

Booking Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

67:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Alloa Athletic 0, Dundee 1. Peter MacDonald (Dundee) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Martin Boyle.

66:28

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Kyle Letheren.

65:45

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Gary Irvine.

65:11

Liam Caddis (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:11

Foul by Declan Gallagher (Dundee).

64:23

Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:23

Foul by Peter MacDonald (Dundee).

63:25

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Daryll Meggat.

57:46

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Iain Davidson.

53:39 Booking

Booking Jonathan Tiffoney (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

47:08

Attempt missed. Daryll Meggat (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

45:00

Second Half begins Alloa Athletic 0, Dundee 0.

45:00 +0:26 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Dundee 0.

42:49

Foul by Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic).

42:49

Kevin McBride (Dundee) wins a free kick on the left wing.

41:53

Attempt missed. Peter MacDonald (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

29:01

Foul by Jason Marr (Alloa Athletic).

29:01

Gary Irvine (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:15

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Matthew Lockwood.

27:19

Foul by Daryll Meggat (Alloa Athletic).

27:19

Nicholas Riley (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:46

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Ben Gordon.

21:15

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Gary Irvine.

18:05

Foul by Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic).

18:05

Peter MacDonald (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:50

Foul by Gary Irvine (Dundee).

16:50

Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:25

Attempt missed. Peter MacDonald (Dundee) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

11:00

Nicholas Riley (Dundee) wins a free kick on the right wing.

10:56

Foul by Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic).

6:38

Foul by Gavin Rae (Dundee).

6:38

Liam Caddis (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:26

Attempt missed. Martin Boyle (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

4:18

Attempt missed. Iain Davidson (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

3:43

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Daryll Meggat.

2:38

Jim McAlister (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:38

Foul by Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic).

1:29

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Daryll Meggat.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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