March 23, 2013
Doonhamers close in on title
Ryan McGuffie scored a late penalty as Queen of the South extended their lead at the top to 24 points after beating second-placed Alloa 2-1.
Chances were at a premium in a poor first half with neither side able to create many genuine opportunities.
Martin Grehan and Kevin Cawley had early efforts for the hosts but failed to test visiting goalkeeper Lee Robinson.
The Doonhamers had failed to register a shot in the opening 40 minutes before they took the lead.
Nicholas Clark was well placed to convert Christopher Mitchell's cross after the Wasps failed to clear their lines.
But they were pegged back after 56 minutes when Cawley rose highest to head home James Doyle's cross.
However, McGuffie restored their lead from the penalty spot five minutes from time after Daryll Meggatt fouled Derek Young inside the area.
|Alloa Athletic||Queen of the South|
|1 Scott Bain||1 Lee Robinson|
|2 Jamie Doyle||5 Chris Higgins|
|4 Ben Gordon||3 Marc Fitzpatrick|
|5 Daryll Meggatt||2 Chris Mitchell|
|6 Stephen Simmons||4 Mark Durnan|
|10 Greame Holmes||6 Derek Young|
|7 Kevin Moon||7 William Gibson|
|3 Mark Docherty||8 Steven McKenna|
|8 Calum Elliot||10 Nicky Clark|
|9 Martin Grehan||9 Derek Lyle|
|11 Kevin Cawley||11 Daniel Carmichael|
|17 Craig McDowall||Jim Atkinson 12|
|12 Edward Fearns||Ryan McGuffie 16|
|14 Chad Meechan||Paul Burns 17|
|16 Mitchel Megginson||Michael Paton 15|
|15 Callum Gallagher||Gavin Reilly 14|
|Edward Fearns for Stephen Simmons (87)||Ryan McGuffie for Mark Durnan (69)|
|Gavin Reilly for William Gibson (81)|
|Michael Paton for Derek Lyle (81)|
|Mark Docherty (39)||Daniel Carmichael (38)|
|Jamie Doyle (89)||Steven McKenna (76)|
|· Squads: Alloa Athletic | Queen of the South|