Scottish Championship
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Alloa Athletic 0-3 Dundee

Dundee top-scorer Peter MacDonald scored a goal either side of half-time against Alloa to help send his team to the top of the Scottish Championship.

Athletic's Graeme Holmes had an effort saved by Kyle Letheren when through on goal before Dundee's Christian Nade volleyed wide of an open goal.

MacDonald nodded Kevin McBride's corner beyond Scott Bain and scored from the spot after Darryl Meggatt handled.

Craig Beattie added a third with a neat run and finish.

With Hamilton Accies stumbling to a surprise 4-1 defeat away to Dumbarton, Dundee are now two points ahead with one game remaining.

That comes at home to fifth-placed Sons next Saturday.

Line-ups

Alloa

  • 1Bain
  • 2Doyle
  • 5TiffoneyBooked at 71mins
  • 6YoungSubstituted forRobertsonat 73'minutes
  • 4Gordon
  • 3MeggattBooked at 71mins
  • 8McCordBooked at 48mins
  • 10Holmes
  • 9KirkSubstituted forCaldwellat 53'minutes
  • 7Cawley
  • 11SimmonsSubstituted forCaddisat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Caldwell
  • 14Caddis
  • 15Flannigan
  • 16Riordan
  • 17Robertson
  • 18Wilson
  • 21McDowall

Dundee

  • 1Letheren
  • 2Irvine
  • 5Dyer
  • 10Rae
  • 18Gallagher
  • 6Davidson
  • 20McAlisterBooked at 74minsSubstituted forConroyat 80'minutes
  • 8McBrideSubstituted forRileyat 83'minutes
  • 9MacDonald
  • 27NadeSubstituted forBeattieat 76'minutes
  • 23Boyle

Substitutes

  • 7Riley
  • 11Conroy
  • 24Twardzik
  • 25Cummins
  • 29Beattie
  • 30Kerr
  • 33Wighton
Referee:
John Beaton
Attendance:
2,552

Match Stats

Home TeamAlloaAway TeamDundee
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home4
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away7
Corners
Home1
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Dundee 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Dundee 3.

Goal!

Goal! Alloa Athletic 0, Dundee 3. Craig Beattie (Dundee) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom left corner.
Peter MacDonald (Dundee) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.
Attempt saved. Craig Beattie (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Craig Beattie (Dundee) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Nicholas Riley replaces Kevin McBride.
Willie Robertson (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Craig Beattie (Dundee).
Attempt missed. Jonathan Tiffoney (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Ryan Conroy replaces Jim McAlister.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Craig Beattie replaces Christian Nade.
Willie Robertson (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Gavin Rae (Dundee).
Attempt saved. Gavin Rae (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.
Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

Booking

Jim McAlister (Dundee) is shown the yellow card.
Jonathan Tiffoney (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Jim McAlister (Dundee).

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Willie Robertson replaces Darren Young.

Goal!

Goal! Alloa Athletic 0, Dundee 2. Peter MacDonald (Dundee) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

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

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic) for hand ball.
Penalty conceded by Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic) with a hand ball in the penalty area.
Foul by Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic).
Christian Nade (Dundee) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Darren Young (Alloa Athletic).
Jim McAlister (Dundee) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Darren Young (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Declan Gallagher (Dundee).
Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Willie Dyer (Dundee).
Liam Caddis (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Peter MacDonald (Dundee).

Booking

Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic).
Peter MacDonald (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Darren Young (Alloa Athletic).
Peter MacDonald (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Liam Caddis replaces Stephen Simmons.
Foul by Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic).
Peter MacDonald (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic).
Christian Nade (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Ross Caldwell replaces Andy Kirk.
Attempt missed. Declan Gallagher (Dundee) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Ben Gordon.
Foul by Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic).
Jim McAlister (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic).
Kevin McBride (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Alloa Athletic 0, Dundee 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Dundee 1.
Andy Kirk (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Gavin Rae (Dundee).
Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Christian Nade (Dundee).

Goal!

Goal! Alloa Athletic 0, Dundee 1. Christian Nade (Dundee) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin McBride following a corner.
Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Daryll Meggatt.
Attempt saved. Christian Nade (Dundee) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Dundee3520692766
2Hamilton35181071964
3Falkirk3518982463
4Queen of Sth35166131454
5Dumbarton3515614251
6Livingston3512716-743
7Raith Rovers3511915-1142
8Alloa3511717-1540
9Cowdenbeath3511618-2239
10Morton356821-3126
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