Scottish League One
Alloa5Arbroath3

Alloa Athletic 5-3 Arbroath

Ross Stewart (right) pictured playing for St Mirren in a pre-season friendly against Alloa
Ross Stewart (right) played against Alloa in a pre-season friendly for parent club St Mirren

On-loan striker Ross Stewart scored a first-half hat-trick as Alloa beat Arbroath to draw level on points with their League One play-off rivals.

Garry Fleming opened the scoring with a penalty before two quick goals from Stewart made it 3-0 inside 15 minutes.

Michael McKenna replied for Arbroath but Stewart completed his treble three minutes before the interval.

Bobby Linn made it 4-2 before Iain Flannigan scored Alloa's fifth, Danny Denholm netting a further consolation.

The prolific Stewart, on loan from Championship leaders St Mirren, has now scored seven goals in nine games since his arrival in late December.

Victory moves Athletic level on points with third-place Arbroath, and four points clear of fifth-placed Stranraer.

Line-ups

Alloa

  • 1Parry
  • 2Taggart
  • 4Graham
  • 5McCart
  • 7Cawley
  • 6FlemingSubstituted forRobertsonat 75'minutes
  • 8Hetherington
  • 11CrossanSubstituted forFlanniganat 64'minutes
  • 3Crane
  • 9StewartSubstituted forRentonat 83'minutes
  • 10Kirkpatrick

Substitutes

  • 12Renton
  • 14Flannigan
  • 15Robertson
  • 16McKeown
  • 17Goodwin
  • 18Wilson

Arbroath

  • 1Hutton
  • 2Little
  • 4O'Brien
  • 3Hamilton
  • 7Kader
  • 6Whatley
  • 5YuleSubstituted forMartinat 45'minutesBooked at 57mins
  • 10SwankieSubstituted forDenholmat 67'minutes
  • 11Linn
  • 9McIntoshSubstituted forGoldat 45'minutes
  • 8McKenna

Substitutes

  • 12Denholm
  • 14Gold
  • 15Martin
  • 16McCord
  • 17Skelly
  • 20Gomes
Referee:
David Lowe
Attendance:
363

Match Stats

Home TeamAlloaAway TeamArbroath
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home9
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Alloa Athletic 5, Arbroath 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 5, Arbroath 3.

Goal!

Goal! Alloa Athletic 5, Arbroath 3. Danny Denholm (Arbroath) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bobby Linn.

Foul by Jordan Kirkpatrick (Alloa Athletic).

Danny Denholm (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Kris Renton replaces Ross Stewart.

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

Foul by Ricky Little (Arbroath).

Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Whatley (Arbroath).

Goal!

Goal! Alloa Athletic 5, Arbroath 2. Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin Cawley.

Foul by Callum Crane (Alloa Athletic).

Scott Martin (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Jon Robertson replaces Garry Fleming.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by David Hutton.

Attempt saved. Ross Stewart (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by David Hutton.

Attempt saved. Jordan Kirkpatrick (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

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

Foul by Mark Whatley (Arbroath).

Garry Fleming (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mark Whatley (Arbroath).

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

Foul by Omar Kader (Arbroath).

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Danny Denholm replaces Gavin Swankie.

Attempt missed. Scott Martin (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic).

Mark Whatley (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Iain Flannigan replaces Paul Crossan.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Paul Crossan.

Attempt missed. Scott Taggart (Alloa Athletic) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

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

Foul by Omar Kader (Arbroath).

Booking

Scott Martin (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ross Stewart (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Scott Martin (Arbroath).

Goal!

Goal! Alloa Athletic 4, Arbroath 2. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Omar Kader.

Paul Crossan (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mark Whatley (Arbroath).

Attempt missed. Thomas O'Brien (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Raith Rovers27177355253058
2Ayr26173670323854
3Arbroath26126851381342
4Alloa2612684031942
5Stranraer27115114250-838
6East Fife27103143847-933
7Airdrieonians2688103445-1132
8Forfar2774163255-2325
9Albion2565144760-1323
10Queen's Park2757153157-2622
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