Scottish Championship
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Alloa Athletic 1-0 Livingston

Liam Buchanan netted his fifth goal of the season as Alloa Athletic climbed into seventh in the Championship by beating 10-man Livingston.

The 29-year-old's goal came just three minutes after the interval, ending the Wasps' seven-game winless league run.

Struggling Livi finished the game a man down following Declan Gallagher's red card for dissent in stoppage time.

The visitors did have chances to claw, with striker Jordan White's numerous efforts being in vain.

Alloa's Daryll Meggatt also had goal-bound strikes saved either side of the break and Livi's Gary Glen sent a 67th-minute shot wide of the target.

Defeat sees Livi nursing an eighth league game without victory as Barry Smith's outfit recorded their second home win of the season.

Line-ups

Alloa

  • 21McDowall
  • 2TiffoneyBooked at 70mins
  • 4Gordon
  • 15Marr
  • 17Doyle
  • 10HolmesSubstituted forDochertyat 45+1'minutes
  • 6SimmonsBooked at 81mins
  • 7CawleySubstituted forHetheringtonat 90+1'minutes
  • 5Meggatt
  • 12WeatherstonSubstituted forMcCordat 71'minutes
  • 19Buchanan

Substitutes

  • 3Docherty
  • 8McCord
  • 11Ferns
  • 18Hetherington
  • 20Asghar
  • 31Couser

Livingston

  • 1Jamieson
  • 6Jacobs
  • 14GallagherBooked at 90mins
  • 5Fordyce
  • 3TalbotBooked at 87mins
  • 10RobertsonSubstituted forBurchillat 71'minutes
  • 8O'BrienSubstituted forHippolyteat 82'minutes
  • 7Jacobs
  • 20Mullen
  • 18White
  • 19GlenBooked at 39minsSubstituted forMcKennaat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Sives
  • 11Hippolyte
  • 15Praprotnik
  • 16Beaumont
  • 17McKenna
  • 21Grant
  • 27Burchill
Referee:
Mat Northcroft
Attendance:
586

Match Stats

Home TeamAlloaAway TeamLivingston
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away15
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Alloa Athletic 1, Livingston 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 1, Livingston 0.

Dismissal

Declan Gallagher (Livingston) is shown the red card.

Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Declan Gallagher (Livingston).

Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Mullen (Livingston).

Attempt blocked. Mark Docherty (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Steven Hetherington replaces Kevin Cawley.

Attempt saved. Daniel Mullen (Livingston) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Ryan McCord.

Foul by Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic).

Myles Hippolyte (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Craig McDowall.

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

Booking

Jason Talbot (Livingston) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Ben Gordon.

Attempt blocked. Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Foul by Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic).

Myles Hippolyte (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jordan White (Livingston) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Jonathan Tiffoney (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston).

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Myles Hippolyte replaces Burton O'Brien.

Booking

Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Jordan White (Livingston) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Jordan White.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Michael McKenna.

Foul by Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic).

Michael McKenna (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Mark Burchill replaces David Robertson.

Substitution

Substitution, Livingston. Michael McKenna replaces Gary Glen.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Ryan McCord replaces David Weatherston.

Booking

Jonathan Tiffoney (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Keaghan Jacobs.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Callum Fordyce.

Attempt blocked. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Gary Glen (Livingston) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts1210203362732
2Rangers1291234102428
3Queen of Sth126332416821
4Hibernian125341813518
5Raith Rovers124351423-915
6Falkirk123541418-414
7Alloa123271219-711
8Dumbarton12246824-1610
9Livingston122371019-99
10Cowdenbeath122281332-198
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