Stranraer 0 - 4 Alloa Athletic

Saturday 21st January 2012
M Docherty (25)
S May (40, 69)
S Masterton (60)

Title boost for Alloa

Alloa increased their lead at the top of the Third Division to four points after they thumped second-placed Stranraer 4-0.

Mark Docherty began the rout as he fired the Wasps ahead with a low 18-yard drive in the 25th minute.

Stephen May then doubled the visitors' advantage with a delightful finish from 20 yards.

Alloa grabbed a third on the hour when Steven Masterton's speculative right-footed effort from 25 yards nestled in the top corner.

The scoring was completed when May notched his second with a powerful effort from 12 yards.

Michael Moore almost made it five when his audacious effort went just wide of the post after 76 minutes, but four was enough for the away side to secure an emphatic victory over their nearest title rivals.

OfficialPaul Robertson
Attendance475
VenueStair Park
Kick Off
Stranraer 0 - 0 Alloa Athletic
1:20
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
2:34
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
3:06
Corner taken by Steven Masterton with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
3:30
Corner taken by Steven Masterton with his right foot from the right byline
3:51
Clearance by John Kane
4:01
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
5:16
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
6:44
Corner taken by Steven Masterton with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
7:05
Clearance by Sean Winter
7:13
Offside flag raised against Ben Gordon
7:15
Free Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
8:22
Corner taken by Steven Masterton with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
8:42
Clearance by Sean Winter
10:47
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
12:34
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
13:32
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
16:56
Foul on Craig Malcolm
17:02
Free Kick taken by Stephen Stirling
18:08
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
18:36
Shot taken by Stephen May from the centre penalty area
19:11
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
20:25
Offside flag raised against Martin Grehan
20:28
Free Kick taken by Scott Bain from the left wing
21:37
Shot taken by Ryan Harding with his right foot
21:49
Corner taken by Mark Docherty using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
23:56
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
24:39
Stranraer 0 - 1 Alloa Athletic
GOAL scored by Mark Docherty with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
27:00
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
28:38
Offside flag raised against Craig Malcolm
28:39
Free Kick taken by Ryan Harding from the centre penalty area
29:30
Foul on Stephen May
29:37
Free Kick taken by Steven Masterton from the right wing
30:06
Corner taken by Steven Masterton with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
30:23
Clearance by David MacGregor
30:57
Foul on Sean Winter
30:59
Free Kick taken by Frank McKeown
31:26
Corner taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
31:49
Clearance by Darren Young
32:50
Offside flag raised against Martin Grehan
32:51
Free Kick taken by Scott Bain from the left wing
33:39
Shot taken by Grant Gallagher with his right foot from the centre penalty area
34:18
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
34:33
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
35:00
Foul on Steven Noble
35:05
Free Kick taken by Martin Grehan from the right wing
36:43
Offside flag raised against Stephen May
36:45
Free Kick taken by David MacGregor
38:10
Foul on Kevin McHattie
38:12
Free Kick taken by Scott Bain
39:01
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
39:47
Stranraer 0 - 2 Alloa Athletic
GOAL scored by Stephen May with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
40:48
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
Half Time
Stranraer 0 - 2 Alloa Athletic
45:01
Substitution for Stranraer: Michael Moore on for Stuart McColm
Second Half Started
Stranraer 0 - 2 Alloa Athletic
45:14
Foul on Kevin McHattie
45:18
Free Kick taken by Ryan McCord from the right wing
53:52
Corner taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
54:13
Clearance by Darren Young
55:18
Shot taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot
57:29
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
58:27
Offside flag raised against Sean Winter
58:29
Free Kick taken by Kevin McHattie from the left wing
59:18
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
59:56
Stranraer 0 - 3 Alloa Athletic
GOAL scored by Steven Masterton with his right foot to the top left of the goal.
60:56
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
61:46
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
63:20
Substitution for Stranraer: Nathan Shepherd on for Sean Winter
66:28
Foul on Steven Noble
66:33
Free Kick taken by Frank McKeown from the left wing
67:45
Shot taken by Michael Moore using his left foot from the right penalty area
68:56
Stranraer 0 - 4 Alloa Athletic
GOAL scored by Stephen May with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
70:14
Foul on Kevin McHattie
70:18
Free Kick taken by Ryan Harding
70:32
BOOKING: Michael Moore of Stranraer given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
72:20
BOOKING: Kevin McHattie of Alloa Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
74:41
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
76:10
Shot taken by Michael Moore with his right foot
76:31
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
77:19
Foul on James Doyle
77:28
BOOKING: David MacGregor of Stranraer given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
77:37
Free Kick taken by James Doyle from the right wing
78:12
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
78:59
Corner taken by Nathan Shepherd using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
79:20
Clearance by Ben Gordon
79:45
Substitution for Stranraer: Dean Agnew on for Martin Grehan
80:26
Substitution for Alloa Athletic: Robert Winters on for Steven Masterton
81:24
Offside flag raised against Steven Noble
81:26
Free Kick taken by Kevin McHattie from the right wing
82:53
Foul on Michael Moore
83:04
Free Kick taken by Stephen Stirling
83:40
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
85:10
Corner taken by Nathan Shepherd using his left foot from the left byline going out of play
85:53
Corner taken by Ryan McCord with his right foot from the right byline going out of play
86:16
Substitution for Alloa Athletic: Armand One on for Stephen May
88:58
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
89:44
Corner taken by Nathan Shepherd using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
90:00+0:01
Clearance by Ryan Harding
Full Time
Stranraer 0 - 4 Alloa Athletic
Result
Stranraer 0 - 4 Alloa Athletic

Stranraer

vs

Alloa Athletic

0
Goals
4
4
Shots
2
0
On Target
0
4
Off Target
2
5
Corners
7
33
Throw Ins
21
4
Clearances
4
10
Goal Kicks
14
7
Free Kicks
10
5
Offside
2
2
Yellow Cards
1

Stranraer

Formation: 4-4-2

17.Ryan Marshall
04.David MacGregor (78+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Frank McKeown
11.Grant Gallagher
03.Steven Noble
07.Sean Winter 64+0' Tactical
08.Stephen Stirling
16.John Kane
09.Craig Malcolm
10.Martin Grehan 80+0' Tactical
14.Stuart McColm 45+0' Tactical

Substitutes

01.David Mitchell
13.Nathan Shepherd 64+0' Tactical
14.Angus Cochrane
15.Dean Agnew 80+0' Tactical
16.Michael Moore (71+0: Unsporting behaviour) 45+0' Tactical

Alloa Athletic

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Scott Bain
02.James Doyle
03.Ryan Harding
04.Ben Gordon
05.Kevin McHattie (73+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Ryan McCord
07.Darren Young
08.Steven Masterton 81+0' Tactical
09.Mark Docherty
10.Stephen May 87+0' Tactical
11.Kevin Cawley

Substitutes

12.Craig McDowall
13.Mark McCullagh
14.Craig Campbell
15.Robert Winters 81+0' Tactical
16.Armand One 87+0' Tactical

Top two meet at Stranraer

Second-top Stranraer entertain leaders Alloa with the same squad that drew with Berwick last weekend.

Midfielder Chris Aitken remains out as a result of the broken foot he sustained two months ago.

Stair Park manager Keith Knox is fully aware of what this game could mean, saying: "This is a big game and it is one we simply have to take something from.

"We have the chance to go back to the top or going four points behind having played a game more and I know what I would prefer.

"We have had two great games against Alloa this season and have nothing to show for it so I will gladly settle for a scrappy 1-1 in this one."

Alloa have extended the loan deal of St Johnstone striker Stephen May until the end of the season ahead of the clash.

May will re-join his Wasps team-mates and centre-back Ben Gordon is available after a ban, with only midfielder Ross McCord unavailable to manager Paul Hartley.

The Recreation Park boss said: "It is really good news to keep hold of Stevie as he will be vital in games like this.

"Stranraer are a bit like us in that they try to play good attacking football on the ground so this has the makings of a great game, and it would be a fantastic one for us to win."

Shots

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Alloa Athletic 20 13 42
2 Stranraer 21 19 38
3 Up Queen's Park 19 12 34
4 Down Annan Athletic 20 6 34
5 Up Elgin City 18 3 28
6 Down Berwick Rangers 20 -1 25
7 Clyde 20 -3 21
8 Montrose 20 -11 21
9 Peterhead 19 -6 19
10 East Stirlingshire 21 -32 12

Updated 21/01/2012 at 17:02

 

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