Alloa Athletic 8 - 1 Elgin City

Saturday 7th April 2012
[OG] M Nicolson (30)
S May (44, 46, 65, 75)
R Winters (49)
R McCord (82)
C Campbell (83)
P Millar (51)

May hits four as Wasps win title

Striker Stephen May netted four as Alloa sealed the Scottish Third Division title with a 8-1 thumping of Elgin.

City keeper Alexander Clark was dismissed in the 16th minute before Mark Nicolson put through his own net on the half-hour mark.

May scored either side of the interval as the Wasps began to dominate.

Robert Winters all but ensured victory two minutes later when he fired a fourth from 12 yards.

But Paul Millar did pull a goal back from close range in the 51st minute to complete a flurry of four goals in seven minutes.

However, May sealed the occasion with a hat-trick goal in the 65th minute before adding his fourth inside the box 10 minutes later.

Substitute Ryan McCord fired in a stunning free-kick eight minutes before time, and Craig Campbell completed the rout a minute later when he finished from Mark Docherty's through ball.

OfficialIain Brines
Attendance730
VenueRecreation Park
Kick Off
Alloa Athletic 0 - 0 Elgin City
6:26
Foul on Archie MacPhee
6:33
Free Kick taken by Mark Durnan
7:17
Cross from Daniel Moore
7:19
Save made by Scott Bain
8:57
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
12:21
Offside flag raised against Stephen May
12:22
Free Kick taken by Alexander Clark
13:25
Foul on Alex Cooper
13:31
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
14:06
Cross from Daniel Moore
14:12
Shot taken by Mark Nicolson from the centre penalty area
14:20
Save made by Scott Bain
15:00
Foul on Stephen May
15:03
DISMISSAL: Alexander Clark of Elgin City sent off for professional foul
15:55
Substitution for Elgin City: John Calder on for Paul McMullan
17:35
Free Kick taken by Stephen May
18:13
Corner taken by Ryan McCord with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
18:46
Offside flag raised against Graeme Holmes
18:49
Free Kick taken by John Calder
19:59
Cross from Mark McCullagh
20:04
Goal Kick taken by John Calder
20:56
Foul on Daniel Moore
21:08
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
24:29
Foul on Alex Cooper
24:34
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
24:51
Cross from Daniel Moore
25:05
Shot taken by Mark Nicolson with his right foot
25:14
Save made by Scott Bain
25:26
Shot taken by Ryan McCord using his left foot
25:39
Goal Kick taken by John Calder
27:13
Shot taken by Stephen May with his right foot from the right penalty area
27:32
Goal Kick taken by John Calder
28:01
Shot taken by Barry Wilson with his right foot
28:22
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
29:37
Alloa Athletic 1 - 0 Elgin City
OWN GOAL scored by Mark Nicolson with his right foot to the bottom right of the goal.
31:58
Foul on Stephen May
32:04
Free Kick taken by Ross McKinnon
32:52
Shot taken by Ross McKinnon using his left foot
33:00
Save made by John Calder
35:22
Corner taken by Ryan McCord with his right foot from the left byline
35:47
Clearance by Alex Cooper
37:47
Hand Ball taken by Stephen May
37:49
Free Kick taken by John Calder
42:20
Cross from Barry Wilson
42:24
Save made by Scott Bain
42:27
Foul on Graeme Holmes
42:32
Free Kick taken by Graeme Holmes
43:09
Shot taken by David Niven with his right foot from the right penalty area
43:23
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
43:46
Shot taken by Stephen May with his right foot from the right penalty area
43:46
Alloa Athletic 2 - 0 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Stephen May with his right foot from the right penalty area to the top left of the goal.
44:54
Goal Kick taken by Barry Wilson
45:00+0:34
Shot taken by Ross McKinnon with his right foot from the centre penalty area
45:00+0:45
Save made by John Calder
45:00+0:58
Corner taken by Ryan McCord with his right foot from the right byline
45:00+1:11
Goal Kick taken by John Calder
Half Time
Alloa Athletic 2 - 0 Elgin City
Second Half Started
Alloa Athletic 2 - 0 Elgin City
46:09
Shot taken by Stephen May using his left foot from the left six yard line
46:09
Alloa Athletic 3 - 0 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Stephen May using his left foot from the left six yard line to the top left of the goal.
46:59
Goal Kick taken by John Calder
47:21
Corner taken by Ryan McCord with his right foot from the left byline
47:56
Clearance by David Niven
48:14
Shot taken by Robert Winters with his right foot from the left penalty area
48:14
Alloa Athletic 4 - 0 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Robert Winters with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
49:59
Foul on Ross McKinnon
50:05
Free Kick taken by Ryan McCord
50:29
Shot taken by Paul Millar with his right foot from the right six yard line
50:29
Alloa Athletic 4 - 1 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Paul Millar with his right foot from the right six yard line to the bottom right of the goal.
51:16
Substitution for Elgin City: Craig Gunn on for Graeme Beveridge
53:42
Corner taken by Ross McKinnon using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
54:05
Save made by John Calder
54:41
Clearance by Daniel Moore
56:58
Shot taken by Robert Winters with his right foot from the right penalty area
57:09
Goal Kick taken by John Calder
58:33
Foul on Kevin Cawley
58:45
BOOKING: David Niven of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
59:00
Free Kick taken by Ross McKinnon
60:05
Shot taken by Stephen May with his right foot from the centre penalty area
60:20
Goal Kick taken by John Calder
61:47
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline to the far post
62:11
Save made by Scott Bain
62:32
Shot taken by Stephen May with his right foot
62:45
Save made by Barry Wilson
64:09
Shot taken by Stephen May with his right foot from the right penalty area
64:09
Alloa Athletic 5 - 1 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Stephen May with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
68:32
Substitution for Elgin City: Ceiran McLean on for Mark Durnan
69:04
Substitution for Alloa Athletic: Ross McCord on for Darren Young
70:22
Corner taken by Ross McKinnon with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
70:45
Goal Kick taken by John Calder
71:21
Foul on Mark Docherty
71:26
Free Kick taken by James Doyle
72:39
Substitution for Alloa Athletic: Craig Campbell on for Robert Winters
73:28
Offside flag raised against Craig Campbell
73:31
Free Kick taken by David Niven
74:02
Shot taken by Stephen May with his right foot from the left penalty area
74:02
Alloa Athletic 6 - 1 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Stephen May with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
78:28
Goal Kick taken by John Calder
80:05
Foul on Stephen May
80:09
Free Kick taken by Ryan McCord
81:05
Shot taken by Ryan McCord with his right foot
81:05
Alloa Athletic 7 - 1 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Ryan McCord with his right foot to the bottom right of the goal.
82:11
Foul on Ross McCord
82:16
Free Kick taken by Ross McCord
82:45
Shot taken by Craig Campbell with his right foot from the right penalty area
82:45
Alloa Athletic 8 - 1 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Craig Campbell with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
83:58
Foul on Stephen May
84:02
Free Kick taken by Ross McKinnon
84:30
Offside flag raised against James Doyle
84:36
Free Kick taken by John Calder
85:20
Cross from Stephen May
85:29
Shot taken by Ryan McCord from the centre penalty area
87:51
Foul on Kevin Cawley
87:59
Free Kick taken by Ross McCord
88:43
Shot taken by Ross McCord with his right foot
89:42
Foul on Daniel Moore
89:46
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the left wing
90:00+0:05
Cross from Daniel Moore
90:00+0:08
Save made by Scott Bain
Full Time
Alloa Athletic 8 - 1 Elgin City

Alloa Athletic

vs

Elgin City

8
Goals
1
6
Assists
1
16
Shots
5
9
On Target
3
7
Off Target
2
2
Crosses
5
6
Corners
1
9
Throw Ins
15
6
Saves
4
0
Clearances
3
3
Goal Kicks
10
10
Free Kicks
10
4
Offside
0
1
Hand Balls
0
0
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
1

Alloa Athletic

Formation: 4-3-1-2

01.Scott Bain
02.Mark McCullagh
03.Ben Gordon
04.James Doyle
05.Ross McKinnon
06.Graeme Holmes
07.Darren Young 70+0' Tactical
08.Ryan McCord
09.Kevin Cawley
10.Stephen May
11.Robert Winters 73+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Craig McDowall
13.Steven Masterton
14.Mark Docherty
15.Ross McCord 70+0' Tactical
16.Craig Campbell 73+0' Tactical

Elgin City

Formation: 4-1-4-1

01.Alexander Clark (16+0: Professional Foul)
02.Mark Durnan 69+0' Tactical
03.Paul McMullan 16+0' Tactical
04.David Niven (59+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Archie MacPhee
06.Barry Wilson
07.Mark Nicolson
08.Alex Cooper
09.Paul Millar
10.Graeme Beveridge 52+0' Tactical
11.Daniel Moore

Substitutes

12.John Calder 16+0' Tactical
13.Ceiran McLean 69+0' Tactical
14.Jason Crooks
15.Brian Cameron
16.Craig Gunn 52+0' Tactical

No Harding for Alloa

Alloa will be without defender Ryan Harding when they host Elgin City.

Harding is suspended following his sending-off against Montrose last Saturday, but midfielder Stevie Masterton may return after a knee injury.

A win could see Alloa secure the title if Stranraer falter at Clyde.

However, manager Paul Hartley said: "We are only looking at winning this game and nothing else. That approach has done us well all season so I am not changing anything now.

"Elgin are the only side to have beaten us twice this season and that is warning enough that we cannot take anything for granted.

"They have plenty to play for as well so we need to be ready to go out and battle for the three points."

Elgin defender Mark Durnan is back in the squad after a two-game ban.

The Borough Briggs side have Paul Kaczan and Ross O'Donoghue missing through injury with Jamie Duff and Brian Cameron facing late checks.

Manager Ross Jack wants his side take on the role of party poopers.

Jack said: "Alloa will be hoping that Stranraer fail at Clyde and that they can clinch the title by beating ourselves, however we need the win just as much as they do."

"They will be crowned champions at some stage but if we can delay things, regardless of what happens elsewhere, it will have been a good day for us as we look to secure our first ever play-off place."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Alloa Athletic 32 34 72
2 Stranraer 32 27 58
3 Queen's Park 32 23 57
4 Elgin City 32 6 50
5 Annan Athletic 32 4 45
6 Berwick Rangers 32 -2 41
7 Peterhead 32 -10 41
8 Up Clyde 32 -11 30
9 Down Montrose 32 -25 29
10 East Stirlingshire 32 -46 21

Updated 7/04/2012 at 16:57

 
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