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Struggling Dunfermline & Alloa draw 0-0 in Scottish Championship

Dunfermline Athletic were booed off the pitch at full-time by the home crowd after a toothless 0-0 draw against Alloa Athletic.

The visitors were the hungrier team throughout the match with Dario Zanatta and Alan Trouten passing up golden opportunities to give Alloa their first league win at East End Park in over 40 years.

Home boss Allan Johnston introduced Aidan Connolly in the second half for the ineffective Myles Hippolyte and although they looked livelier there was little threat for Alloa goalkeeper Neil Parry to deal with.

The Pars, who remain third bottom in the Championship, looked lacklustre with passes going astray throughout and are now without a win since the opening day of the league campaign.

A win for either side would have taken them level with Partick Thistle in seventh and Alloa - a point behind Dunfermline and three in front of Falkirk - remain second bottom but are now five games unbeaten in all competitions.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

  • 16Robinson
  • 28Craigen
  • 6Ashcroft
  • 5Durnan
  • 3Longridge
  • 15HippolyteBooked at 52minsSubstituted forConnollyat 64'minutes
  • 19Vincent
  • 17Thomson
  • 36Muirhead
  • 18El Bakhtaoui
  • 10LongridgeSubstituted forRyanat 64'minutesBooked at 87mins

Substitutes

  • 9Ryan
  • 11Connolly
  • 12Martin
  • 14Devine
  • 20Gill
  • 26Todd

Alloa

  • 1Parry
  • 2Taggart
  • 4RoscoeBooked at 89mins
  • 5GrahamBooked at 79mins
  • 3Dick
  • 6HetheringtonBooked at 88mins
  • 7CawleySubstituted forShieldsat 75'minutes
  • 11FlanniganBooked at 61mins
  • 15Hastie
  • 10TroutenSubstituted forBurtat 61'minutes
  • 19ZanattaSubstituted forSpenceat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Robertson
  • 9Spence
  • 12Burt
  • 14Brown
  • 17Peggie
  • 23Shields
  • 31Henry
Referee:
Mike Roncone
Attendance:
4,568

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away4
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home19
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 0, Alloa Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 0, Alloa Athletic 0.

James Craigen (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jake Hastie (Alloa Athletic).

James Vincent (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Burt (Alloa Athletic).

Attempt saved. Andy Ryan (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Sam Roscoe (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Andy Ryan (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Roscoe (Alloa Athletic).

Booking

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

Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic).

Booking

Andy Ryan (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Andy Ryan (Dunfermline Athletic).

Liam Burt (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lee Ashcroft (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Attempt missed. Aidan Connolly (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Andy Graham (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Robbie Muirhead (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andy Graham (Alloa Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Connor Shields replaces Kevin Cawley.

Attempt missed. Joseph Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Jackson Longridge (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Greig Spence replaces Dario Zanatta.

Foul by Jackson Longridge (Dunfermline Athletic).

Jake Hastie (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Liam Dick.

Attempt blocked. Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Aidan Connolly (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Liam Burt (Alloa Athletic).

Aidan Connolly (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Liam Burt (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Andy Ryan replaces Louis Longridge.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Aidan Connolly replaces Myles Hippolyte.

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

Foul by Jackson Longridge (Dunfermline Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Liam Burt replaces Alan Trouten.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Inverness CT532094511
2Ross County531173410
3Ayr531198110
4Queen of Sth522111478
5Dundee Utd52219728
6Morton52217528
7Partick Thistle520369-36
8Dunfermline5113512-74
9Alloa503236-33
10Falkirk5005311-80
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