Greig Spence's hat-trick for Alloa Athletic ensured Allan Moore's first match as Arbroath manager ended in defeat in the Scottish Challenge Cup.

Stephen Simmons' first-half volley gave the Wasps the lead but they had to wait until after the break to add to it.

Spence turned home a cut-back and then finished in style after being sent clear by Kevin Cawley.

The forward's third, a header, soon followed before Simon Murray's consolation for the hosts.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Arbroath

  • 01 Crawford
  • 02 Travis
  • 03 Johnstone
  • 08 Hunter (McWalter - 87' )
  • 04 Fisher
  • 05 Little
  • 07 Linn
  • 06 Nicoll (Whatley - 57' )
  • 10 Murray
  • 09 McManus
  • 11 McBride (Buchan - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Whatley
  • 14 Scott
  • 15 Buchan
  • 16 McWalter
  • 17 Lindsay
  • 21 Morrison

Alloa Athletic

  • 01 Gibson
  • 17 Doyle (Tiffoney - 87' )
  • 03 Docherty
  • 08 McCord Booked
  • 04 Gordon
  • 05 Meggatt
  • 07 Cawley Booked
  • 06 Simmons (Asghar - 82' )
  • 11 Buchanan (Flanagan - 67' )
  • 09 Spence
  • 10 Holmes

Substitutes

  • 02 Tiffoney
  • 14 Asghar
  • 16 Flanagan
  • 18 Forsyth
  • 21 McDowall
Ref: Don Robertson
Att: 560

Match Stats

Shots

8 17

On target

2 6

Corners

8 7

Fouls

10 11