Alloa Athletic 1 - 0 Forfar Athletic

Saturday 13th April 2013
K Cawley (46)

Cawley strike cements top-four spot

Alloa clinched a top-four finish as Kevin Cawley's second-half goal secured a tense 1-0 win over fourth-placed Forfar.

Paul Hartley's men are now 15 points clear of fifth placed Arbroath, who lost to Brechin, and will take part in the play-offs.

Cawley was denied a 25th-minute opener as his shot from the edge of the area was tipped over the crossbar by visiting goalkeeper Darren Hill.

Hill's counterpart Scott Bain was also in top form at the other end, diving down well to push away Danny Denholm's close-range effort just before half-time.

The only goal came two minutes after the break as Ben Gordon found Cawley in the area and the striker tucked in his 11th goal of the season.

Substitute Martin Grehan headed over from close range as Alloa looked to kill the game off, but the miss proved not to be costly as Forfar were unable to find a leveller.

OfficialAlan Muir
Attendance507
VenueRecreation Park
Kick Off
Alloa Athletic 0 - 0 Forfar Athletic
0:28
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
0:51
Foul on Daniel Denholm
0:55
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
2:45
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
3:52
Foul on Calum Elliot
3:57
Free Kick taken by Stephen Simmons
6:17
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
7:05
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie using his left foot from the left penalty area
7:23
Save made by Scott Bain
8:48
Foul on Stephen Simmons
8:56
Free Kick taken by Daryll Meggatt
10:16
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
11:31
Hand Ball taken by Calum Elliot
11:34
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
14:06
Foul on Gavin Malin
14:10
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
18:02
Offside flag raised against Dale Hilson
18:11
Free Kick taken by Scott Bain
19:35
Cross from James Doyle
19:41
Shot taken by Kevin Cawley with his right foot from the centre penalty area
20:08
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
20:45
Corner taken by Iain Campbell using his left foot from the left byline to the near post
21:04
Shot taken by Jordon Brown from the centre penalty area
21:17
Clearance by Ben Gordon
21:50
Shot taken by Calum Elliot with his right foot from the left penalty area
22:08
Save made by Darren Hill
23:02
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
24:14
Shot taken by Kevin Cawley with his right foot from the left penalty area
24:30
Save made by Darren Hill
24:36
Corner taken by Ryan McCord with his right foot from the right byline
24:53
Shot taken by Stephen Simmons with his right foot
25:17
Save made by Darren Hill
26:33
Offside flag raised against Calum Elliot
26:34
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
27:27
Shot taken by Ryan McCord with his right foot from the left penalty area
27:44
Save made by Darren Hill
29:01
Foul on Stephen Simmons
29:05
Free Kick taken by Daryll Meggatt
29:15
Foul on Benjamin Jason Marr
29:20
Free Kick taken by Benjamin Jason Marr
31:45
Corner taken by Ryan McCord with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
32:23
Shot taken by Ben Gordon with his right foot
32:52
Corner taken by Ryan McCord with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
33:33
Shot taken by Ryan McCord with his right foot
33:46
Save made by Darren Hill
36:14
Corner taken by Gavin Malin with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
36:35
Clearance by Daryll Meggatt
38:18
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot
38:28
Save made by Scott Bain
39:29
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
40:24
Corner taken by Ryan McCord with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
40:42
Clearance by Odmar Faero
42:18
Offside flag raised against Calum Elliot
42:19
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
43:01
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
43:59
Offside flag raised against Kevin Cawley
44:00
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
44:51
Shot taken by Daniel Denholm using his left foot from the left penalty area
45:00+0:05
Save made by Scott Bain
45:00+0:13
Corner taken by Gavin Malin with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
45:00+0:30
Clearance by James Doyle
Half Time
Alloa Athletic 0 - 0 Forfar Athletic
Second Half Started
Alloa Athletic 0 - 0 Forfar Athletic
46:03
Shot taken by Kevin Cawley with his right foot from the right penalty area
46:03
Alloa Athletic 1 - 0 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Kevin Cawley with his right foot from the right penalty area going centre low of the goal.
47:21
Foul on Iain Campbell
47:26
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
47:45
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
48:39
Foul on Calum Elliot
48:43
Free Kick taken by Stephen Simmons
49:05
Foul on Graeme Holmes
49:09
Free Kick taken by Ryan McCord
49:31
Shot taken by Ryan McCord with his right foot
49:39
Save made by Darren Hill
50:11
Corner taken by Gavin Malin with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
50:23
Clearance by James Doyle
50:46
Corner taken by Iain Campbell using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
50:58
Clearance by Stephen Simmons
52:05
Shot taken by Gavin Malin with his right foot
52:25
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
53:02
Foul on Calum Elliot
53:06
Free Kick taken by Stephen Simmons from the right wing
53:39
Foul on Stephen Simmons
53:47
Free Kick taken by Stephen Simmons from the right wing
53:58
Shot taken by Ryan McCord using his left foot
54:15
Save made by Darren Hill
55:21
Shot taken by Calum Elliot using his left foot from the left penalty area
55:34
Save made by Darren Hill
55:42
Shot taken by Calum Elliot using his left foot from the left penalty area
56:26
Clearance by Michael Bolochoweckyj
56:30
Corner taken by Ryan McCord with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
56:52
Clearance by Jordon Brown
57:08
Corner taken by Gavin Malin with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
57:25
Clearance by James Doyle
57:35
Corner taken by Daryll Meggatt with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
57:49
Clearance by Iain Campbell
59:21
Foul on Calum Elliot
60:00
Free Kick taken by Ryan McCord
60:01
BOOKING: Michael Bolochoweckyj of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
60:33
Corner taken by Ryan McCord with his right foot from the left byline
60:47
Save made by Darren Hill
61:31
Corner taken by Ryan McCord with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
62:00
Corner taken by Ryan McCord with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
64:00
Foul on Daniel Denholm
64:03
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
64:39
Foul on Ben Gordon
64:44
Free Kick taken by Scott Bain
66:13
Foul on Gavin Swankie
66:18
Free Kick taken by Gavin Malin from the left wing
66:26
BOOKING: Stephen Simmons of Alloa Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
68:57
Substitution for Alloa Athletic: Darren Young on for Stephen Simmons
70:00
Foul on Kevin Cawley
70:04
Free Kick taken by Ryan McCord from the right wing
70:32
Corner taken by Ryan McCord with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
71:00
Clearance by Michael Bolochoweckyj
72:42
Foul on Calum Elliot
72:46
Free Kick taken by Ryan McCord from the left wing
72:48
BOOKING: Mark McCulloch of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
73:22
Substitution for Alloa Athletic: Martin Grehan on for Ryan McCord
73:48
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
74:43
Foul on Martin Grehan
74:49
Free Kick taken by Calum Elliot from the right wing
75:08
Shot taken by Martin Grehan from the left six yard line
75:21
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
76:22
Foul on Calum Elliot
76:26
Free Kick taken by Daryll Meggatt
77:37
Corner taken by Gavin Malin with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
78:02
Clearance by Daryll Meggatt
78:28
Foul on Martin Grehan
78:35
Free Kick taken by James Doyle
78:36
BOOKING: Dale Hilson of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
79:43
Substitution for Alloa Athletic: Mark Docherty on for Graeme Holmes
81:40
Foul on Kevin Cawley
81:44
Free Kick taken by Daryll Meggatt
81:49
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: William Robertson on for Gavin Malin
83:29
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
85:25
Offside flag raised against Kevin Cawley
85:26
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
86:37
Corner taken by Iain Campbell with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
86:51
Clearance by Benjamin Jason Marr
87:30
Foul on Kevin Cawley
87:41
Free Kick taken by Ben Gordon
88:37
Foul on William Robertson
88:43
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
90:00+0:21
Shot taken by Ross Campbell with his right foot
90:00+0:43
Goal Kick taken by Scott Bain
90:00+1:13
Corner taken by Mark Docherty with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
90:00+3:01
Foul on Mark Docherty
90:00+3:07
BOOKING: Odmar Faero of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+3:23
Free Kick taken by Mark Docherty
Full Time
Alloa Athletic 1 - 0 Forfar Athletic

Alloa Athletic

vs

Forfar Athletic

1
Goals
0
1
Assists
0
13
Shots
6
11
On Target
4
3
Off Target
2
1
Crosses
0
11
Corners
9
17
Throw Ins
15
3
Saves
9
8
Clearances
5
5
Goal Kicks
8
19
Free Kicks
11
4
Offside
1
1
Hand Balls
0
1
Yellow Cards
4

Alloa Athletic

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Scott Bain
02.James Doyle
03.Daryll Meggatt
04.Ben Gordon
05.Benjamin Jason Marr
06.Stephen Simmons (67+0: Unsporting behaviour) 69+0' Tactical
07.Kevin Moon
08.Ryan McCord 74+0' Tactical
10.Graeme Holmes 80+0' Tactical
09.Calum Elliot
11.Kevin Cawley

Substitutes

17.Craig McDowall
12.Darren Young 69+0' Tactical
15.Mark Docherty 80+0' Tactical
16.Jonathan Tiffoney
14.Martin Grehan 74+0' Tactical

Forfar Athletic

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Darren Hill
02.Mark McCulloch (73+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Iain Campbell
04.Michael Bolochoweckyj (61+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Odmar Faero (90+4: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Gavin Malin 82+0' Tactical
08.Jordon Brown
10.Gavin Swankie
11.Daniel Denholm
07.Dale Hilson (79+0: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Christopher Templeman

Substitutes

17.Ross Salmon
15.William Robertson 82+0' Tactical
12.Charlie King
14.Ross Campbell
16.Omar Kader

Alloa aim to consolidate second spot

Boss Paul Hartley has a fully-fit squad to choose from as Alloa look to move ever closer to securing second place in the Second Division by seeing off visitors Forfar.

Alloa, who cannot now catch champions Queen of the South, hold a 10-point advantage over fourth-placed Forfar in the standings.

Hartley said: "We visited Ayr last weekend and put in a very good disciplined performance to come back with a 2-0 win. I reckon we are hitting form at the right time to have a good end to the season.

"I watched Forfar in midweek and they won well at Brechin so I know we will have to put in another good performance to win.

"Forfar looked like a side who are more than happy to attack teams to get the wins they need to get into the play-offs so this should be a cracking game."

Forfar head to Alloa looking for a fourth successive victory but they are likely to be without Stephen Tulloch and Martyn Fotheringham.

Tulloch is struggling with a pelvic injury while Fotheringham is a major doubt with an ankle problem, with Mick Dunlop (knee) still on the sidelines.

Odmar Faero should make his comeback after shaking off a head injury, with Ross Campbell and Jordan Brown also set to return to the starting line-up after injury.

Loons boss Dick Campbell said: "We are playing well just now and hopefully that will lead to a win against Alloa. Our first-half display against Brechin in midweek was tremendous and one of the best I have seen from Forfar.

"Alloa have beaten us three times this season by one goal so we are very keen to get the three points this time."

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As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Queen of South 32 65 85
2 Alloa Athletic 33 24 61
3 Brechin City 31 11 54
4 Forfar Athletic 33 -7 48
5 Arbroath 33 -11 46
6 Ayr United 33 -6 41
7 Stenhousemuir 32 -5 40
8 Stranraer 32 -25 33
9 East Fife 33 -13 28
10 Albion Rovers 32 -33 21

Updated 13/04/2013 at 17:03