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Alloa Athletic 2-2 Queen of the South

Liam Buchanan earned Alloa a precious point with his 15th goal of the season.

Ben Gordon's emphatic header lit up a poor first-half but Queens' Derek Lyle levelled from the spot after Danny Carmichael was tripped.

The visitors took the lead two minutes later when Mark Millar finished superbly from Carmichael's cross.

Buchanan's low shot squeezed in at the near post before Queens goalscorer Millar received a red card for head-butting Michael Doyle.

It means the fourth-placed Doonhamers have not yet secured their promotion play-off spot - finding themselves five points ahead of Scottish Cup finalists Falkirk with two games to play.

Alloa still occupy the relegation play-off position in ninth but moved one point closer to Cowdenbeath, who they face on the final day at the Indodrill stadium.

So Wasps boss Danny Lennon could potentially relegate the team where he cut his teeth in management, and it was another Blue Brazil old boy Buchanan who struck to secure the point.

The striker used all his experience to shoot past goalkeeper Zander Clark after a neat pass by Iain Flannigan, who had also delivered the corner for Gordon's header just before half-time which gave Alloa the lead in Clackmannanshire.

But the club from the 'Wee County' were undone after the break by a menacing Carmichael, who twice caused panic in the home defence by scampering down the right-hand side.

On-loan Dundee defender Benedictus felled him to allow Lyle the opportunity to bag a 19th of the season from the penalty spot.

Then a pinpoint cross created the chance of a perfect control and left-foot strike by former Bairn Millar, who got his marching orders later from referee Stephen Finnie for pushing his head into Doyle's.

That was after Buchanan's equaliser, which ensured Queens definitely cannot relax yet, and neither can the Wasps.

Line-ups

Alloa

  • 1Gibson
  • 17DoyleBooked at 89mins
  • 4Gordon
  • 14BenedictusBooked at 50mins
  • 5MeggattBooked at 11minsSubstituted forAsgharat 79'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 7Cawley
  • 10HolmesBooked at 16mins
  • 8McCord
  • 16FlanniganSubstituted forFergusonat 77'minutes
  • 9SpenceSubstituted forChopraat 63'minutes
  • 19Buchanan

Substitutes

  • 2Tiffoney
  • 20Asghar
  • 21McDowall
  • 25Chopra
  • 26Layne
  • 28Rutherford
  • 30Ferguson

Queen of Sth

  • 1Clark
  • 14McKenna
  • 4Dowie
  • 5DurnanBooked at 41mins
  • 3Holt
  • 6Higgins
  • 8MillarBooked at 88mins
  • 15PatonSubstituted forRussellat 76'minutes
  • 17Carmichael
  • 10ReillySubstituted forPickardat 90+1'minutes
  • 19LyleSubstituted forSmithat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Russell
  • 20Atkinson
  • 22Hooper
  • 23Smith
  • 24Smith
  • 28Pickard
  • 29Dickinson
Referee:
Stephen Finnie
Attendance:
822

Match Stats

Home TeamAlloaAway TeamQueen of Sth
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home6
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Alloa Athletic 2, Queen of the South 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 2, Queen of the South 2.

Booking

Adam Asghar (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Kevin Holt.

Attempt missed. Aidan Smith (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic).

Daniel Carmichael (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Chris Higgins.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Jake Pickard replaces Gavin Reilly.

Booking

Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Mark Millar (Queen of the South) is shown the red card for fighting.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Aidan Smith replaces Derek Lyle.

Foul by Michael Chopra (Alloa Athletic).

Kevin Holt (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Mark Millar (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Adam Asghar replaces Daryll Meggatt because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Queen of the South. Conceded by Ben Gordon.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. David Ferguson replaces Iain Flannigan.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Iain Russell replaces Michael Paton.

Attempt missed. Michael Paton (Queen of the South) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Alloa Athletic 2, Queen of the South 2. Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

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

Foul by Derek Lyle (Queen of the South).

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Michael Chopra replaces Greig Spence.

Attempt saved. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Greig Spence (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Higgins (Queen of the South).

Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Dowie (Queen of the South).

Goal!

Goal! Alloa Athletic 1, Queen of the South 2. Mark Millar (Queen of the South) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by Derek Lyle (Queen of the South).

Goal!

Goal! Alloa Athletic 1, Queen of the South 1. Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Kyle Benedictus (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty conceded by Kyle Benedictus (Alloa Athletic) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Queen of the South. Daniel Carmichael draws a foul in the penalty area.

Second Half

Second Half begins Alloa Athletic 1, Queen of the South 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts34283392236987
2Rangers34198765353065
3Hibernian33187860303061
4Queen of Sth34169956391757
5Falkirk341410104643352
6Raith Rovers34126164059-1942
7Dumbarton3496193375-4233
8Cowdenbeath3474233081-5125
9Alloa3459203052-2224
10Livingston3368193550-1521
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