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Dundee 2-1 Alloa Athletic: Jordan McGhee ends winless run for hosts

Danny Johnson
Danny Johnson opened the scoring for Dundee

Jordan McGhee's strike brought Dundee their first three points in a month in a Scottish Championship win over Alloa.

The defender was well-placed to turn in the impressive Josh McPake's cross before half-time.

Dundee took an early lead as Danny Johnson fired in a rebound from Declan McDaid's header after hitting the bar.

Liam Dick equalised for Alloa, who spurned the chance to level again as Jack Hamilton saved Alan Trouten's penalty.

It's a first win in five attempts for Dundee, with James McPake's side having not registered a victory since 10 August, so any pressure on him following that dreadful derby defeat has certainly been alleviated.

Rangers loanee McPake, Paul McGowan and McDaid were the stand-out performers in this one. Each looked like they were enjoying their football and played with zest and creativity. The 16-year-old Finlay Robertson was excellent, too, in a more deep-lying midfield role. Jordon Forster almost made it three when his diving header hot the woodwork.

Alloa need to be given credit for a very determined performance which so nearly yielded a point. Trouten's uncharacteristic spot-kick miss was followed by a good late chance for Robert Thomson, who had a late chance taken away from him by a tremendous Cammy Kerr challenge.

Line-ups

Dundee

  • 1Hamilton
  • 2Kerr
  • 5Forster
  • 3McGhee
  • 23Marshall
  • 17McPakeSubstituted forToddat 56'minutes
  • 8Byrne
  • 19Robertson
  • 11McDaid
  • 10McGowanSubstituted forNelsonat 84'minutes
  • 18JohnsonSubstituted forHemmingsat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Todd
  • 9Nelson
  • 21Mackie
  • 22Moore
  • 24Anderson
  • 28Hemmings
  • 30Sharp

Alloa

  • 41MacDonald
  • 2Taggart
  • 5Graham
  • 4Deas
  • 3DickBooked at 79mins
  • 17O'Hara
  • 7CawleyBooked at 46minsSubstituted forBuchananat 71'minutes
  • 11Flannigan
  • 6HetheringtonBooked at 90mins
  • 10Trouten
  • 19Thomson

Substitutes

  • 8Robertson
  • 9Buchanan
  • 14Brown
  • 16Gilhooley
  • 20O'Donnell
  • 23Gillespie
  • 31Henry
Referee:
Alan Newlands
Attendance:
4,453

Match Stats

Home TeamDundeeAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Dundee 2, Alloa Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dundee 2, Alloa Athletic 1.

Booking

Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Jamie MacDonald.

Attempt saved. Kane Hemmings (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Jack Hamilton.

Foul by Josh Todd (Dundee).

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

Attempt missed. Robert Thomson (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Finlay Robertson (Dundee).

Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Andrew Nelson replaces Paul McGowan.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Shaun Byrne.

Attempt blocked. Declan McDaid (Dundee) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Liam Dick (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Declan McDaid (Dundee) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Dick (Alloa Athletic).

Declan McDaid (Dundee) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic).

Attempt missed. Finlay Robertson (Dundee) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Declan McDaid (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic).

Attempt missed. Robert Thomson (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Cammy Kerr.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Liam Buchanan replaces Kevin Cawley.

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Robbie Deas.

Foul by Declan McDaid (Dundee).

Liam Dick (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Kane Hemmings replaces Danny Johnson.

Attempt saved. Declan McDaid (Dundee) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Paul McGowan (Dundee) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alan Trouten (Alloa Athletic).

Corner, Dundee. Conceded by Andy Graham.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Jordon Forster.

Foul by Finlay Robertson (Dundee).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dundee. Josh Todd replaces Joshua McPake.

Penalty saved! Alan Trouten (Alloa Athletic) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Shaun Byrne (Dundee) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Alloa Athletic. Kevin Cawley draws a foul in the penalty area.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd5401146812
2Ayr5401105512
3Inverness CT531195410
4Arbroath52214318
5Dundee522179-28
6Morton5203913-46
7Queen of Sth512223-15
8Alloa511348-44
9Partick Thistle5023710-32
10Dunfermline502337-42
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