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Alloa Athletic 0-2 St Mirren

Lawrence Shankland scores for St Mirren against Alloa Athletic
A chipped shot by Lawrence Shankland put the Buddies in front

Alex Rae won the battle of the new bosses as his St Mirren side ran out winners at Jack Ross's Alloa Athletic.

The Buddies took the lead when Lawrence Shankland chipped Andrew McNeil.

Calum Gallagher missed two good chances for St Mirren, putting over the bar then firing wide of the post, while David Crawford missed the best of Alloa's first-half chances.

Gallagher eventually grabbed a goal when Shankland turned provider to tee him up with an easy close-range finish.

Line-ups

Alloa

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1McNeil
  • 15Doyle
  • 6MarrSubstituted forReintamat 80'minutes
  • 3Hill
  • 5HamiltonBooked at 6mins
  • 8O'Brien
  • 16Flannigan
  • 2McAusland
  • 14McManusSubstituted forFernsat 64'minutes
  • 27CrawfordSubstituted forHyndat 77'minutes
  • 7Duffy

Substitutes

  • 4Reintam
  • 11Ferns
  • 18Hetherington
  • 20Williams
  • 21Crawford
  • 24Hynd
  • 28Hardie

St Mirren

Formation 4-4-2

  • 12Langfield
  • 26Reid
  • 20Watson
  • 4Webster
  • 3Kelly
  • 7McMullanSubstituted forCuddihyat 90'minutes
  • 14Mallan
  • 10CarswellSubstituted forHowiesonat 55'minutes
  • 16Agnew
  • 25Shankland
  • 22Gallagher

Substitutes

  • 9Thompson
  • 11Howieson
  • 15Baird
  • 17Morgan
  • 18Mclear
  • 19Cuddihy
  • 32Wilks
Referee:
Alan Muir
Attendance:
912

Match Stats

Home TeamAlloaAway TeamSt Mirren
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Alloa Athletic 0, St. Mirren 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 0, St. Mirren 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Hand ball by Barry Cuddihy (St. Mirren).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, St. Mirren. Barry Cuddihy replaces Paul McMullan.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Scott Hynd (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Burton O'Brien (Alloa Athletic).

  8. Post update

    Calum Gallagher (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Keith Watson (St. Mirren).

  11. Post update

    Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Burton O'Brien.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Kyle McAusland (Alloa Athletic).

  13. Post update

    Scott Agnew (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic).

  15. Post update

    Stephen Mallan (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lawrence Shankland (St. Mirren) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  17. Post update

    Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Andy McNeil.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Scott Agnew (St. Mirren) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Mikk Reintam (Alloa Athletic).

  20. Post update

    Lawrence Shankland (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.