Scottish Championship
Alloa0St Mirren1

Alloa Athletic 0-1 St Mirren

Keith Watson
Keith Watson scored the match-winning goal for St Mirren

Keith Watson's late winner for St Mirren left Alloa Athletic teetering on the brink of relegation from the Championship.

Alloa are still searching for their first home win, but kept Buddies keeper Jamie Langfield busy early on.

Matchwinner Watson cleared Iain Flannigan's effort off the line following a scramble.

And the defender netted the clincher to leave Alloa 13 points adrift at the foot of the table.

St Mirren manager Alex Rae watched the game from the stand after accepting a one-match touchline ban, having been sent from the dugout area during Tuesday's defeat by Raith Rovers.

Line-ups

Alloa

  • 41Gallacher
  • 2McAusland
  • 6Marr
  • 3Hill
  • 5Hamilton
  • 16Flannigan
  • 27Crawford
  • 10HolmesSubstituted forFernsat 87'minutes
  • 18HetheringtonBooked at 61mins
  • 7Duffy
  • 23Megginson

Substitutes

  • 11Ferns
  • 12Caddis
  • 14McManus
  • 17Layne
  • 21Crawford
  • 22Hoggan
  • 26Wilson

St Mirren

  • 12Langfield
  • 28Irvine
  • 20Watson
  • 4Webster
  • 33StewartSubstituted forKellyat 74'minutes
  • 22Gallagher
  • 14Mallan
  • 16AgnewSubstituted forMorganat 54'minutes
  • 29CooperSubstituted forThompsonat 55'minutes
  • 10Carswell
  • 25Shankland

Substitutes

  • 3Kelly
  • 6Goodwin
  • 9Thompson
  • 11Howieson
  • 15Baird
  • 17Morgan
  • 42Willison
Referee:
Mat Northcroft
Attendance:
753

Match Stats

Home TeamAlloaAway TeamSt Mirren
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Alloa Athletic 0, St. Mirren 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 0, St. Mirren 1.

Foul by Lawrence Shankland (St. Mirren).

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

Foul by Calum Gallagher (St. Mirren).

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

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Sean Kelly.

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

Foul by Robbie Crawford (Alloa Athletic).

Keith Watson (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Edward Ferns (Alloa Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Edward Ferns replaces Graeme Holmes.

Goal!

Goal! Alloa Athletic 0, St. Mirren 1. Keith Watson (St. Mirren) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Keith Watson (St. Mirren) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Lewis Morgan (St. Mirren) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Andy Webster.

Attempt blocked. Gary Irvine (St. Mirren) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Gary Irvine.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Keith Watson.

Substitution

Substitution, St. Mirren. Sean Kelly replaces Jordan Stewart because of an injury.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Jamie Langfield.

Attempt saved. Michael Duffy (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Michael Duffy (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Andy Webster (St. Mirren).

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

Attempt missed. Lewis Morgan (St. Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Dougie Hill.

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

Foul by Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic).

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Jordan Stewart.

Attempt missed. Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Calum Gallagher (St. Mirren) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic).

Attempt saved. Robbie Crawford (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Andy Webster (St. Mirren).

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

Attempt saved. Stuart Carswell (St. Mirren) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Kyle McAusland.

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