February 23, 2013
Arbroath put paid to Alloa's sequence
Arbroath ended Alloa's unbeaten record with a 1-0 victory at Recreation Park.
Paul Hartley's second-place side went into the clash unbeaten in five matches in the Scottish Second Division, but it was Arbroath who came out the livelier of the two sides in the opening 45 minutes.
However, it wasn't until just before the break that the visitors managed to edge themselves in front when player-manager Paul Sheerin's pass was received by Derek Holmes on the left-hand side of the penalty area. The striker hit a left-footed shot high into the top-right corner of the goal to give Sheerin's men a deserved lead.
Alloa's best chance of the game came 12 minutes from the end when Ryan McCord's right-footed effort was tipped round the post by Arbroath's Scott Morrison.
That was as good as it got for the hosts, as Arbroath's victory saw them move into the play-off places.
|Derek Holmes (41')|
|1 Scott Bain||1 Scott Morrison|
|2 Jamie Doyle||2 Mark Baxter|
|4 Ben Gordon||6 Alexander Keddie|
|5 Jason Marr||3 Colin Hamilton|
|10 Greame Holmes||5 Michael Travis|
|7 Kevin Moon||11 Paul Sheerin|
|8 Ryan McCord||8 Ross Chisholm|
|3 Mark Docherty||4 Brian Kerr|
|6 Gavin Stokes||7 Marcus Watt|
|9 Kevin Cawley||10 Derek Holmes|
|11 Mitchel Megginson||9 Steven Doris|
|20 Craig McDowall||Josh Gray 18|
|14 Stephen Simmons||Stuart Malcolm 16|
|16 Edward Fearns||Lee Sibanda 14|
|15 Martin Grehan||Graham Bayne 12|
|12 Callum Gallagher||Daniel Rennie 15|
|Martin Grehan for Mitchel Megginson (54)||Graham Bayne for Derek Holmes (70)|
|Stephen Simmons for Gavin Stokes (54)||Daniel Rennie for Paul Sheerin (71)|
|Edward Fearns for Kevin Moon (63)||Stuart Malcolm for Michael Travis (89)|
|Ben Gordon (18)|
|Gavin Stokes (53)|
|Mark Docherty (90)|
|· Squads: Alloa Athletic | Arbroath|