Scottish Championship
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Alloa Athletic 2-3 Falkirk

Alloa Athletic's five-match unbeaten run was ended as Falkirk left Clackmannanshire with all three points.

The visitors got off to a flying start when Alex Cooper dispatched a fine free-kick but Mark Docherty's strike levelled matters.

Rory Loy restored the Bairns' lead from close range moments before the break.

Loy set up Blair Alston to slot home and the Wasps' Liam Buchanan pulled a goal back from the penalty spot having been fouled by Peter Grant.

Line-ups

Alloa

  • 21McDowall
  • 3DochertyBooked at 36mins
  • 4GordonBooked at 68mins
  • 5Meggatt
  • 17Doyle
  • 8McCord
  • 15MarrSubstituted forBenedictusat 45'minutes
  • 10HolmesSubstituted forSpenceat 33'minutes
  • 18HetheringtonSubstituted forFernsat 83'minutes
  • 19Buchanan
  • 7Cawley

Substitutes

  • 1Gibson
  • 9Spence
  • 11Ferns
  • 14Benedictus
  • 20Asghar

Falkirk

  • 1MacDonald
  • 3ShaughnessySubstituted forMayburyat 46'minutes
  • 5McCracken
  • 14Grant
  • 19LeahyBooked at 90mins
  • 10Sibbald
  • 8Alston
  • 6Vaulks
  • 20CooperSubstituted forTaiwoat 85'minutes
  • 28Bia BiSubstituted forSmithat 77'minutes
  • 33Loy

Substitutes

  • 2Duffie
  • 7Taiwo
  • 9Smith
  • 12Bowman
  • 16Grant
  • 17Maybury
  • 23Shepherd
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
1,026

Match Stats

Home TeamAlloaAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home7
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home11
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Alloa Athletic 2, Falkirk 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 2, Falkirk 3.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic).

Will Vaulks (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Greig Spence (Alloa Athletic).

Peter Grant (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Luke Leahy (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

Edward Ferns (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Luke Leahy (Falkirk).

Attempt blocked. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Alan Maybury.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by David McCracken.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Peter Grant.

Goal!

Goal! Alloa Athletic 2, Falkirk 3. Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Alloa Athletic. Liam Buchanan draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Peter Grant (Falkirk) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Tom Taiwo replaces Alex Cooper.

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

Foul by Will Vaulks (Falkirk).

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Edward Ferns replaces Steven Hetherington.

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

Foul by Rory Loy (Falkirk).

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Luke Leahy.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Alan Maybury.

Attempt blocked. Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. David Smith replaces Botti Bia Bi.

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

Foul by Peter Grant (Falkirk).

Attempt missed. Greig Spence (Alloa Athletic) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Botti Bia Bi (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Peter Grant (Falkirk).

Booking

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

Foul by Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic).

Botti Bia Bi (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Rory Loy (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Luke Leahy.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Jamie MacDonald.

Attempt saved. Greig Spence (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. David McCracken (Falkirk) header from the left side of the box misses to the left following a corner.

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