In-form hitman Greig Spence grabbed the only goal as Alloa saw off their derby rivals in the first round of the Scottish League Cup.

Spence hit a hat-trick on his debut in last week's 4-1 Challenge Cup triumph over Arbroath.

And he kept up his fine form with a first-half goal to sink Stirling.

Iain Flannigan almost doubled Alloa's lead with an effort that hit the woodwork, and Willie Robertson fired the visitors' best chance over the bar.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Alloa Athletic

  • 01 Gibson
  • 17 Doyle
  • 05 Meggatt
  • 03 Docherty
  • 04 Gordon
  • 10 Holmes
  • 08 McCord
  • 06 Simmons Booked
  • 07 Cawley (Flannigan - 70' )
  • 11 Buchanan (Hetherington - 86' Booked )
  • 19 Spence

Substitutes

  • 02 Tiffoney
  • 14 Asghar
  • 15 Marr
  • 16 Flannigan
  • 18 Hetherington
  • 21 McDowall

Stirling Albion

  • 01 Reidford
  • 03 Creaney
  • 02 Hamilton
  • 05 Wedderburn Booked
  • 04 Fulton (Robertson - 63' )
  • 06 Smith
  • 11 Smith
  • 08 Comrie
  • 07 Johnston (Coult - 73' )
  • 10 Doris
  • 09 Smith (Cunningham - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Coult
  • 14 Robertson
  • 15 Cunningham
  • 16 Forsyth
  • 17 Paterson
  • 18 Munn
  • 19 McAllister
Ref: Colin Steven
Att: 684

Match Stats

Shots

10 4

On target

3 1

Corners

5 3

Fouls

12 18

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Alloa Athletic 1, Stirling Albion 0.

90:00 +2:26 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 1, Stirling Albion 0.

90:00 +2:07

Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:07

Foul by Lewis Coult (Stirling Albion).

90:00 +1:14

Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +1:14

Foul by Steven Doris (Stirling Albion).

90:00 +0:40

Greig Spence (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:40

Foul by Lewis Coult (Stirling Albion).

89:41 Booking

Booking Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

89:20

Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic).

89:20

(Stirling Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

88:31

Attempt missed. Willie Robertson (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

87:08

Hand ball by Craig Comrie (Stirling Albion).

85:47

Greig Spence (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:47

Foul by Chris Smith (Stirling Albion).

85:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Steven Hetherington replaces Liam Buchanan.

84:46

Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84:46

Foul by Steven Doris (Stirling Albion).

84:24

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Ryan McCord.

83:55

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Ben Gordon.

82:15

Mark Docherty (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

82:15

Foul by Sandy Cunningham (Stirling Albion).

82:11

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

82:10

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

80:59

Delay in match Sandy Cunningham (Stirling Albion) because of an injury.

79:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stirling Albion. Sandy Cunningham replaces Gordon Smith.

76:36 Booking

Booking Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

76:27

Foul by Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic).

76:27

Gordon Smith (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

75:05

Attempt missed. Steven Doris (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

73:32

Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

72:42

Foul by Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic).

72:42

Craig Wedderburn (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

72:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stirling Albion. Lewis Coult replaces Philip Johnston.

69:32

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Darren L. Smith.

69:20

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

69:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Iain Flannigan replaces Kevin Cawley.

68:13

Delay in match James Creaney (Stirling Albion) because of an injury.

66:25

Foul by Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic).

66:25

Chris Smith (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:42 Booking

Booking Craig Wedderburn (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.

65:36

Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

65:36

Foul by Craig Wedderburn (Stirling Albion).

65:04

Attempt missed. Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

64:02

Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

64:02

Foul by Willie Robertson (Stirling Albion).

62:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stirling Albion. Willie Robertson replaces Dale Fulton.

62:00

Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:57

Foul by Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic).

55:32

Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

55:32

Foul by Dale Fulton (Stirling Albion).

54:19

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Chris Smith.

54:04

Attempt missed. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

51:01

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Craig Wedderburn.

50:06

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

50:06

Foul by Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion).

45:00

Second Half begins Alloa Athletic 1, Stirling Albion 0.

45:00 +0:15 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Alloa Athletic 1, Stirling Albion 0.

40:54

Foul by Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic).

40:54

Steven Doris (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:08

Attempt saved. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

37:48

Foul by Mark Docherty (Alloa Athletic).

37:48

Dale Fulton (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:35

Attempt blocked. Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

34:36

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Chris Smith.

33:04

Foul by Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic).

33:04

Gordon Smith (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:32

Attempt saved. Darren L. Smith (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

31:42

Foul by Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic).

31:42

Steven Doris (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:09

Foul by Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic).

31:09

Gordon Smith (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:08

Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:08

Foul by Chris Smith (Stirling Albion).

30:02

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

28:03

Attempt missed. Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

27:41

Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:41

Foul by James Creaney (Stirling Albion).

26:15 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Alloa Athletic 1, Stirling Albion 0. Greig Spence (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin Cawley.

25:02

Attempt saved. Mark Docherty (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

24:34

Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:34

Foul by Lee Hamilton (Stirling Albion).

20:15

Attempt missed. Mark Docherty (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right.

18:48

Foul by Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic).

18:48

Steven Doris (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:10

Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16:10

Foul by Gordon Smith (Stirling Albion).

14:09

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Chris Smith.

13:40

Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

13:40

Foul by James Creaney (Stirling Albion).

11:32

Attempt blocked. Greig Spence (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

7:13

Attempt missed. Greig Spence (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

5:28

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

5:28

Foul by Dale Fulton (Stirling Albion).

5:09

Mark Docherty (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:09

Foul by Craig Comrie (Stirling Albion).

3:34

Foul by Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic).

3:34

Steven Doris (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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