Scottish Championship
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St Mirren 3-1 Alloa Athletic

Callum Gallagher scores for St Mirren against Alloa Athletic
Callum Gallagher headed St Mirren's second goal

St Mirren ended their long wait for a home Scottish Championship win and increased their advantage over bottom side Alloa Athletic to 10 points.

Alloa took the lead from the penalty spot with Isaac Layne converting following Keith Watson's handball.

Watson made amends by levelling with a left-foot shot and Callum Gallagher headed the Buddies ahead.

Stephen Mallan sealed the points for the hosts in injury time, netting at the end of a breakaway.

Line-ups

St Mirren

  • 12Langfield
  • 20WatsonBooked at 9mins
  • 15Baird
  • 4Webster
  • 3Kelly
  • 27Quinn
  • 14Mallan
  • 22Gallagher
  • 11HowiesonSubstituted forCooperat 45'minutes
  • 25ShanklandSubstituted forThompsonat 88'minutes
  • 24ClarksonSubstituted forIrvineat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7McMullan
  • 8Gow
  • 9Thompson
  • 16Agnew
  • 28Irvine
  • 29Cooper
  • 32Wilks

Alloa

  • 41GallacherBooked at 40mins
  • 15Doyle
  • 12McKennaBooked at 13mins
  • 3HillBooked at 74minsSubstituted forMarrat 75'minutes
  • 5HamiltonBooked at 19minsSubstituted forFernsat 82'minutes
  • 8O'Brien
  • 14McManus
  • 7Duffy
  • 10HolmesSubstituted forCrawfordat 62'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 23Megginson
  • 17Layne

Substitutes

  • 2McAusland
  • 6Marr
  • 11Ferns
  • 18Hetherington
  • 20Williams
  • 21Crawford
  • 27Crawford
Referee:
Craig Charleston
Attendance:
2,589

Match Stats

Home TeamSt MirrenAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, St. Mirren 3, Alloa Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, St. Mirren 3, Alloa Athletic 1.

Goal!

Goal! St. Mirren 3, Alloa Athletic 1. Stephen Mallan (St. Mirren) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Rocco Quinn.

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Robbie Crawford.

Substitution

Substitution, St. Mirren. Steven Thompson replaces Lawrence Shankland because of an injury.

Foul by Rocco Quinn (St. Mirren).

Edward Ferns (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Jack Baird.

Burton O'Brien (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Calum Gallagher (St. Mirren).

Substitution

Substitution, St. Mirren. Gary Irvine replaces David Clarkson.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Edward Ferns replaces Colin Hamilton.

Andy Webster (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Isaac Layne (Alloa Athletic).

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

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Rocco Quinn.

Alex Cooper (St. Mirren) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Robbie Crawford (Alloa Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Jason Marr replaces Dougie Hill.

Attempt missed. Keith Watson (St. Mirren) header from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Dougie Hill (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

David Clarkson (St. Mirren) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dougie Hill (Alloa Athletic).

Attempt missed. Lawrence Shankland (St. Mirren) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Foul by David Clarkson (St. Mirren).

Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Mitchel Megginson (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by David Clarkson (St. Mirren).

Scott McKenna (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Dougie Hill (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Keith Watson.

Foul by Alex Cooper (St. Mirren).

Robbie Crawford (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Robbie Crawford replaces Graeme Holmes.

Goal!

Goal! St. Mirren 2, Alloa Athletic 1. Calum Gallagher (St. Mirren) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

David Clarkson (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dougie Hill (Alloa Athletic).

Attempt missed. David Clarkson (St. Mirren) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by David Clarkson.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers22182264164856
2Hibernian21153337172048
3Falkirk23137338182046
4Raith Rovers208482225-328
5Queen of Sth208482127-628
6Morton206681923-424
7Dumbarton2264121939-2022
8St Mirren2156102232-1021
9Livingston2344152436-1216
10Alloa2232171043-3311
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