Alloa Athletic 1 - 1 Annan Athletic

Saturday 5th May 2012
S May (87)G Bell (31)

Champs close with draw

Champions Alloa ended their successful campaign with a 1-1 draw at home to Annan.

Graeme Bell put the visitors ahead with a clinical finish from the edge of the area following Jordan McKechnie's assist after 31 minutes.

The 25-year-old almost found the target again just four minutes later, denied only by Scott Bain's athletic tip around the post.

Defender Ben Gordon missed the chance to bring the Wasps level eight minutes into the second half when he failed to head substitute Steven Masterton's cross on target when well placed.

But Alloa had lost just once at home in the league all season and equalised three minutes from time, Stephen May tapping home from close range after Masterton's 25-yard free-kick had hit the post.

Masterton had the chance to earn Paul Hartley's men a late victory, but he missed the target with a 25-yard free-kick in the 90th minute.

OfficialGeorge Salmond
Attendance2,551
VenueRecreation Park
Kick Off
Alloa Athletic 0 - 0 Annan Athletic
0:10
Foul on Kevin Cawley
0:15
Free Kick taken by Ryan Harding
4:03
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
6:17
Corner taken by David Cox with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
8:36
Foul on Stephen May
8:48
Free Kick taken by Ryan McCord
10:07
Offside flag raised against Stephen May
10:08
Free Kick taken by Micheal McGowan
11:00
Corner taken by Christopher Jardine with his right foot from the left byline
11:31
Clearance by Ben Gordon
17:08
Shot taken by Kevin Cawley with his right foot
17:28
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
20:02
Offside flag raised against James Doyle
20:03
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
23:10
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
26:01
Cross from David Cox
26:03
Clearance by Darren Young
27:43
Foul on Graeme Bell
27:48
Free Kick taken by David Cox
28:12
Shot taken by David Cox with his right foot
29:29
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
30:45
Shot taken by Graeme Bell with his right foot
30:45
Alloa Athletic 0 - 1 Annan Athletic
GOAL scored by Graeme Bell with his right foot to the bottom left of the goal.
32:16
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
33:05
Hand Ball taken by David Cox
33:07
Free Kick taken by Darren Young
33:32
Foul on Jack Steele
33:36
Free Kick taken by Christopher Jardine
34:16
Shot taken by Graeme Bell with his right foot from the centre penalty area
34:26
Save made by Scott Bain
34:30
Corner taken by David Cox using his left foot from the right byline
34:36
Clearance by Ryan Harding
35:04
Corner taken by Christopher Jardine with his right foot from the left byline
35:23
Shot taken by Jack Steele from the centre penalty area
35:30
Save made by Scott Bain
37:02
Corner taken by Ryan McCord with his right foot from the right byline
37:31
Shot taken by Darren Young with his right foot
37:45
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
38:27
Foul on Steven Sloan
38:42
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
39:22
Corner taken by Ryan McCord with his right foot from the right byline
39:47
Clearance by Peter Watson
42:16
Offside flag raised against Graeme Bell
42:17
Free Kick taken by James Doyle
45:00+0:25
Corner taken by David Cox using his left foot from the right byline
45:00+0:48
Foul on Jordan McKechnie
45:00+0:54
Free Kick taken by Jordan McKechnie
45:00+1:28
Shot taken by Jordan McKechnie using his left foot
Half Time
Alloa Athletic 0 - 1 Annan Athletic
45:01
Substitution for Alloa Athletic: Steven Masterton on for Darren Young
Second Half Started
Alloa Athletic 0 - 1 Annan Athletic
45:26
Corner taken by David Cox using his left foot from the right byline
45:48
Shot taken by Scott Gibson from the left penalty area
46:00
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
46:46
Foul on Robert Winters
46:50
Free Kick taken by Ryan Harding
48:54
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
51:11
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
52:55
Foul on Graeme Holmes
53:02
Free Kick taken by Steven Masterton from the right wing
53:10
Cross from Steven Masterton
53:16
Shot taken by Ben Gordon from the centre penalty area
54:21
Foul on Micheal McGowan
54:28
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
55:56
Shot taken by Steven Sloan using his left foot from the right penalty area
56:08
Save made by Scott Bain
56:44
Foul on Stephen May
56:48
Free Kick taken by Ryan McCord
57:26
Corner taken by Robert Winters with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
57:44
Substitution for Alloa Athletic: Mark Docherty on for Ross McKinnon
60:19
Shot taken by Stephen May with his right foot
60:30
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
61:12
Foul on David Cox
61:21
Free Kick taken by Christopher Jardine from the left wing
63:06
Corner taken by Steven Masterton with his right foot from the right byline
63:32
Clearance by Jack Steele
64:59
Corner taken by Steven Masterton with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
65:20
Save made by Alex Mitchell
65:52
Foul on Scott Gibson
66:00
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
66:26
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
67:45
Foul on Scott Gibson
67:52
BOOKING: Mark Docherty of Alloa Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
68:18
Free Kick taken by David Cox
68:39
Cross from David Cox
68:44
Clearance by Mark Docherty
68:47
Corner taken by David Cox with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
71:39
Substitution for Alloa Athletic: Ross McCord on for Graeme Holmes
72:30
Foul on Ross McCord
72:34
Free Kick taken by Steven Masterton from the right wing
74:06
Foul on Ben Gordon
74:10
Free Kick taken by Ryan Harding
74:54
BOOKING: Jordan McKechnie of Annan Athletic given yellow card for dissent
75:46
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
76:26
Foul on Scott Bain
76:35
Free Kick taken by Scott Bain
77:11
Shot taken by Mark Docherty using his left foot from the left penalty area
77:18
Save made by Alex Mitchell
77:50
Offside flag raised against James Doyle
77:51
Free Kick taken by Micheal McGowan
78:06
Substitution for Annan Athletic: Sean O'Connor on for Graeme Bell
80:05
Foul on Scott Gibson
80:11
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
80:13
BOOKING: Ryan McCord of Alloa Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
82:08
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
82:16
Foul on James Doyle
82:20
Free Kick taken by Ben Gordon
83:21
Foul on Jack Steele
83:30
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
84:15
Substitution for Annan Athletic: Bryan Gilfillan on for Christopher Jardine
85:39
Foul on Robert Winters
85:43
Free Kick taken by Steven Masterton
86:21
Shot taken by Steven Masterton with his right foot
86:40
Alloa Athletic 1 - 1 Annan Athletic
GOAL scored by Stephen May with his right foot from the right six yard line going centre low of the goal.
87:55
Foul on Ross McCord
88:00
BOOKING: Steven Swinglehurst of Annan Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
88:22
Free Kick taken by Scott Bain
89:17
Corner taken by Steven Masterton with his right foot from the right byline
89:45
Foul on Ryan McCord
90:00+0:04
Free Kick taken by Steven Masterton
90:00+0:41
Shot taken by Steven Masterton with his right foot
90:00+0:52
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
90:00+1:37
Foul on Steven Masterton
90:00+1:44
Free Kick taken by Scott Bain
90:00+2:16
Foul on David Winters
90:00+2:21
Free Kick taken by Scott Gibson
90:00+3:05
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
Full Time
Alloa Athletic 1 - 1 Annan Athletic

Alloa Athletic

vs

Annan Athletic

1
Goals
1
1
Assists
1
7
Shots
7
1
On Target
6
6
Off Target
1
1
Crosses
2
6
Corners
7
21
Throw Ins
17
3
Saves
2
4
Clearances
2
4
Goal Kicks
11
15
Free Kicks
14
3
Offside
1
0
Hand Balls
1
2
Yellow Cards
2

Alloa Athletic

Formation: 4-3-1-2

01.Scott Bain
02.James Doyle
03.Ben Gordon
04.Ryan Harding
05.Ross McKinnon 58+0' Tactical
06.Graeme Holmes 72+0' Tactical
07.Darren Young 45+0' Injury
08.Ryan McCord (81+0: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Kevin Cawley
10.Stephen May
11.Robert Winters

Substitutes

12.Craig McDowall
13.Steven Masterton 45+0' Injury
14.Mark Docherty (68+0: Unsporting behaviour) 58+0' Tactical
15.Ross McCord 72+0' Tactical
16.Craig Campbell

Annan Athletic

Formation: 3-5-2

01.Alex Mitchell
02.Scott Gibson
03.Steven Swinglehurst (88+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Jack Steele
05.Micheal McGowan
06.Peter Watson
07.Christopher Jardine 85+0' Tactical
08.Jordan McKechnie (75+0: Dissent)
09.Steven Sloan
10.David Cox
11.Graeme Bell 79+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Ross Hyslop
13.Bryan Gilfillan 85+0' Tactical
14.John Watson
15.David Winters
16.Sean O'Connor 79+0' Tactical

Wasps still primed to sting

Scottish Third Division champions Alloa end their season with the visit of Annan and have a full complement of players to choose from.

But Wasps boss Paul Hartley does not want standards to slip against the Galabankies, saying: "We are expecting a big crowd along to this game as we are getting presented with the trophy.

"I do not want things to be flat because we have not played well against Annan.

"They have given us difficult games in the league and the Scottish Cup this season and they will fancy spoiling our day a bit

"So we the players will need to show the same high level of commitment that they have all season to win it."

Annan are without the injured Craig Summersgill, John MacBeth, Aaron Muirhead and Ben McKenna.

Danny Mitchell and Sean O'Connor are also doubtful for a Black and Golds side that relegated the Wasps just 12 months ago in a play-off semi-final.

Galabankies manager Harry Cairney said: "It is slightly ironic that we are the opponents for this game but Alloa are very worthy champions.

"We do have a sense of disappointment over how things have turned out for us after topping the league for a long time but we need to get on with things.

"They will be out to put on a show before their title celebrations kick off but we can go there and show everyone what a good side we can be."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Alloa Athletic 36 31 77
2 Queen's Park 36 22 63
3 Stranraer 36 20 58
4 Elgin City 36 8 57
5 Up Peterhead 36 -2 51
6 Down Annan Athletic 36 0 49
7 Berwick Rangers 36 3 48
8 Up Montrose 36 -17 38
9 Down Clyde 36 -15 35
10 East Stirlingshire 36 -50 24

Updated 5/05/2012 at 16:59

 
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