Division Two

February 23, 2013

Full-time

Alloa Athletic

0 - 1

Arbroath

Division Two

15:00 +00:00, February 23, 2013

Recreation Park, Scotland

Referee: S Finnie

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.

Scoring Summary

Alloa Athletic Arbroath
 Derek Holmes (41')

Teams

Alloa Athletic Arbroath
Scott Bain1 Scott Morrison
Jamie DoyleMark Baxter
Ben GordonAlexander Keddie
Jason MarrColin Hamilton
10 Greame Holmes5 Michael Travis
Kevin Moon11 Paul Sheerin
Ryan McCordRoss Chisholm
Mark Docherty4 Brian Kerr
6 Gavin Stokes7 Marcus Watt
Kevin Cawley10 Derek Holmes
11 Mitchel MegginsonSteven Doris
Substitutes
20 Craig McDowallJosh Gray 18
14 Stephen SimmonsStuart Malcolm 16
16 Edward FearnsLee Sibanda 14
15 Martin GrehanGraham Bayne 12
12 Callum GallagherDaniel Rennie 15
Substitutions
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)
Yellow Cards
Ben Gordon (18)
 
Gavin Stokes (53)
 
Mark Docherty (90)
 
· Squads: Alloa Athletic | Arbroath