Scottish Championship
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Alloa Athletic 3-0 Cowdenbeath

Alloa Athletic sent Cowdenbeath down to Scottish League One with a one-sided home win, but will have to fight for their own safety in the play-offs.

Michael Chopra fired the Wasps in front from six yards out, his first goal for the club, before Ryan McCord thumped the ball off the bar from 35 yards.

Ben Gordon headed in Alloa's second from Mark Docherty's cross.

Liam Buchanan's strike sealed victory but Livingston's defeat of Queen of the South denied Alloa automatic safety.

Cowdenbeath finish two points adrift at the bottom with ninth-placed Alloa now due to face Brechin City in the Championship play-off semi-finals.

Line-ups

Alloa

  • 1Gibson
  • 17Doyle
  • 4Gordon
  • 14BenedictusBooked at 90mins
  • 5Meggatt
  • 3Docherty
  • 8McCord
  • 16Flannigan
  • 7Cawley
  • 19BuchananBooked at 20minsSubstituted forSpenceat 88'minutes
  • 25ChopraSubstituted forRutherfordat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Spence
  • 18Hetherington
  • 20Asghar
  • 26Layne
  • 28Rutherford
  • 30Ferguson
  • 31Couser

Cowdenbeath

  • 17Thomson
  • 27Toshney
  • 18Brownlie
  • 5Armstrong
  • 2Campbell
  • 4O'BrienSubstituted forOyenugaat 77'minutes
  • 26MarshallSubstituted forHughesat 85'minutes
  • 7Robertson
  • 10HigginsSubstituted forMilneat 65'minutes
  • 15Buchanan
  • 9Nish

Substitutes

  • 8Milne
  • 12Kane
  • 19Oyenuga
  • 20Miller
  • 25Sneddon
  • 28Hughes
  • 32Halsman
Referee:
Alan Muir
Attendance:
1,219

Match Stats

Home TeamAlloaAway TeamCowdenbeath
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home15
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Alloa Athletic 3, Cowdenbeath 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 3, Cowdenbeath 0.

Attempt blocked. Jon Robertson (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

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

Jon Robertson (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle Benedictus (Alloa Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Greig Spence replaces Liam Buchanan.

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Declan Hughes replaces Colin Marshall.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Robbie Thomson.

Foul by Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic).

Iain Campbell (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic).

Colin Nish (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Kudus Oyenuga replaces Thomas O'Brien.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Greg Rutherford replaces Michael Chopra.

Goal!

Goal! Alloa Athletic 3, Cowdenbeath 0. Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Kevin Cawley.

Attempt missed. Mark Docherty (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Michael Chopra (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

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

Attempt missed. Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

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

Foul by Lewis Toshney (Cowdenbeath).

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Lewis Milne replaces Sean Higgins.

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

Foul by Jon Robertson (Cowdenbeath).

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

Foul by Michael Chopra (Alloa Athletic).

Darren Brownlie (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Own Goal by John Armstrong, Cowdenbeath. Alloa Athletic 2, Cowdenbeath 0.

Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sean Higgins (Cowdenbeath).

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

Foul by Colin Marshall (Cowdenbeath).

Attempt missed. Mark Docherty (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jon Robertson (Cowdenbeath).

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by John Armstrong.

Second Half

Second Half begins Alloa Athletic 1, Cowdenbeath 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Alloa Athletic 1, Cowdenbeath 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts36294396267091
2Hibernian36217870323870
3Rangers361910769393067
4Queen of Sth361791058411760
5Falkirk361411114848053
6Raith Rovers36127174265-2343
7Dumbarton3697203679-4334
8Livingston3688204153-1227
9Alloa3669213456-2227
10Cowdenbeath3674253186-5525
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