Alloa and Falkirk extended their unbeaten runs with a goalless draw at Recreation Park.

Phil Roberts fired straight at Scott Bain from 12 yards in the third minute before cutting in from the flank four minutes later only to be denied once more by the hosts' goalkeeper.

At the other end, Declan McManus's looping header from Graeme Holmes's cross was brilliantly stopped by Graham Bowman.

Rory Loy had the best chance of the half after being released clean through on goal but Bain blocked well before recovering to tip over Blair Alston's follow-up.

Alloa were denied a late winner that would have secured a third consecutive victory as Ed Ferns' low corner was flicked goalwards by Kevin Cawley, but Kieran Duffie was well placed to clear off the line.

Falkirk remain above their opponents in the table following a fourth match without defeat.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Alloa Athletic

  • 01 Bain
  • 02 Doyle
  • 03 Meggat
  • 06 Simmons
  • 04 Gordon
  • 05 Marr
  • 07 Cawley
  • 08 McCord
  • 09 Kirk (Ferns - 77' )
  • 10 Holmes Booked
  • 11 McManus (Flannigan - 59' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 12 Young
  • 14 Flannigan
  • 15 Robertson
  • 16 Ferns
  • 17 Tiffoney
  • 21 McDowall

Falkirk

  • 12 Bowman
  • 02 Duffie
  • 03 Kingsley
  • 07 Fulton (Faulds - 86' )
  • 34 McCracken (Dick - 47' )
  • 05 Flynn
  • 08 Alston
  • 10 Sibbald (Bingham - 75' )
  • 09 Roberts
  • 33 Loy Booked
  • 11 McGrandles Booked

Substitutes

  • 13 Bingham
  • 15 Dick
  • 16 Grant
  • 17 Faulds
  • 19 Leahy
  • 22 Turnbull
Ref: William Collum
Att: 1,625

Match Stats

Shots

7 5

On target

5 5

Corners

7 4

Fouls

17 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Falkirk 0.

90:00 +2:01 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Falkirk 0.

90:00 +1:00

Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:57

Foul by Philip Roberts (Falkirk).

89:37

Attempt saved. Edward Ferns (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

88:16

Foul by Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic).

88:16

Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:00

Kieran Duffie (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

85:54

Foul by Edward Ferns (Alloa Athletic).

85:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Falkirk. Kristopher Faulds replaces Jay Fulton.

84:56 Booking

Booking Rory Loy (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

83:30

Attempt saved. Rakish Bingham (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

82:31

Attempt missed. Jason Marr (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box is too high.

81:38

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Jonathan Flynn.

80:24

Foul by Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic).

80:24

Philip Roberts (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

76:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Edward Ferns replaces Andy Kirk.

75:49

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Liam Dick.

74:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Falkirk. Rakish Bingham replaces Craig Sibbald.

71:33

Foul by Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic).

71:33

Stephen Kingsley (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

71:06

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Blair Alston.

67:20

Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

67:20

Foul by Philip Roberts (Falkirk).

64:38

Foul by Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic).

64:38

Blair Alston (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:42 Booking

Booking Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

61:38

Foul by Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic).

61:38

Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Iain Flannigan replaces Declan McManus.

55:35

Foul by Declan McManus (Alloa Athletic).

55:35

Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:06 Booking

Booking Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

54:00

Rory Loy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:52

Foul by Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic).

52:42

Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:42

Foul by Jonathan Flynn (Falkirk).

48:49

Attempt saved. Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

48:31

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Jonathan Flynn.

47:25

Attempt saved. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

45:00

Second Half begins Alloa Athletic 0, Falkirk 0.

45:00 +2:38 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Falkirk 0.

45:00 +2:15

Attempt missed. Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner following a corner.

45:00 +1:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Falkirk. Liam Dick replaces David McCracken because of an injury.

45:00 +1:20

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Jonathan Flynn.

44:59

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Scott Bain.

44:48

Attempt saved. Blair Alston (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

44:17

Attempt saved. Rory Loy (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

43:36

Foul by Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic).

43:36

Craig Sibbald (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39:15

Foul by Andy Kirk (Alloa Athletic).

39:15

Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:10

Declan McManus (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

38:10

Foul by Stephen Kingsley (Falkirk).

37:24

Daryll Meggat (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

37:24

Foul by Rory Loy (Falkirk).

35:27

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Jay Fulton.

33:36

Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

33:36

Foul by Rory Loy (Falkirk).

32:56

Hand ball by Declan McManus (Alloa Athletic).

31:38

Attempt saved. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

30:25

Foul by Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic).

30:25

Jay Fulton (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

28:18

Foul by Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic).

28:18

Rory Loy (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:46 Booking

Booking Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

23:01

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Daryll Meggat.

21:47

Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

21:47

Foul by Blair Alston (Falkirk).

21:00

Jonathan Flynn (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

20:57

Foul by Declan McManus (Alloa Athletic).

20:26

Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

20:26

Foul by Philip Roberts (Falkirk).

18:13

Foul by Declan McManus (Alloa Athletic).

18:13

Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:25

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by David McCracken.

10:30

Attempt saved. Declan McManus (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

7:56

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Daryll Meggat.

6:57

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Scott Bain.

6:41

Attempt saved. Philip Roberts (Falkirk) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the top right corner.

5:38

Jonathan Flynn (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:38

Foul by Andy Kirk (Alloa Athletic).

4:36

Foul by Declan McManus (Alloa Athletic).

4:36

David McCracken (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:12

Attempt saved. Philip Roberts (Falkirk) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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