May 4, 2013
Hynd heartbreak for Arbroath
A late strike by Scott Hynd denied Arbroath a play-off spot as Alloa snatched a 1-0 win at Gayfield Park.
A poor opening 45 minutes saw chances few and far between, with Alloa appearing the more likely team to create anything.
Martin Grehan fired over from the edge of the box after Mark Docherty's sixth-minute corner and Docherty had a chance of his own on a minute before the interval, but his long-range effort was comfortably saved by Antony Bullock in the Arbroath goal.
Paul Sheerin's half time team talk seemed to fire some life into Arbroath.
Mark Baxter's shot from the right side of the penalty area in the 57th minute was saved by Craig McDowall, while Steven Doris fired over the bar from the right channel.
Arbroath continued to knock at the Alloa door to no avail. Graham Bayne's close range volley after 74 minutes, which was tipped over by McDowall, was the Red Lichties closest chance.
Despite Arbroath's pressure it was the visitors who snatched a victory late on. Scott Hynd rifled home a close range effort from Edward Ferns' 89th-minute cross to consign Arbroath to fifth spot in the table.
|Scott Hynd (89')|
|1 Tony Bullock||1 Craig McDowall|
|2 Mark Baxter||4 Jamie Doyle|
|6 Alexander Keddie||3 Mark Docherty|
|3 Colin Hamilton||2 Jonathan Tiffoney|
|5 Michael Travis||5 Daryll Meggatt|
|11 Paul Sheerin||6 Darren Young|
|8 Ross Chisholm||10 Greame Holmes|
|4 David Banjo||8 Ryan McCord|
|9 Graham Bayne||7 Edward Fearns|
|10 Derek Holmes||9 Martin Grehan|
|7 Steven Doris||11 Callum Gallagher|
|21 Josh Gray||Scott Bain 20|
|16 Stuart Malcolm||Lee McLelland 16|
|12 Euan Smith||Chad Meechan 14|
|14 Patrick Smith||Kevin Cawley 12|
|15 Daniel Rennie||Scott Hynd 15|
|Euan Smith for Derek Holmes (69)||Kevin Cawley for Callum Gallagher (60)|
|Daniel Rennie for Ross Chisholm (84)||Lee McLelland for Ryan McCord (69)|
|Scott Hynd for Martin Grehan (82)|
|Mark Baxter (48)||Ryan McCord (18)|
|Graham Bayne (57)||Daryll Meggatt (23)|
|Jonathan Tiffoney (90)|
|· Squads: Arbroath | Alloa Athletic|