Scottish Championship - Play-off Semi-Final - 2nd Leg
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Alloa Athletic win 4-3 on penalties

Alloa 1-0 Airdrie (agg: 1-1, 4-3pen)

Alloa Athletic defender Calum Waters
Calum Waters scored the winning penalty for Alloa

Alloa Athletic beat Airdrieonians 4-3 on penalties to reach the Scottish Championship play-off final against Brechin City.

Jon Robertson's stunning strike levelled the scores on aggregate.

Penalties were almost not required when Alloa's Jordan Kirkpatrick hit the outside of a post with a free-kick in extra time.

But it was left to Calum Waters to score the winning spot-kick following two saves from goalkeeper Neil Parry.

It means that Alloa, who finished runners-up in League One, 10 points ahead of the Diamonds, will face the fourth-placed side in the final with promotion at stake.

SPFL play-offs
Premiership play-off semi-final, first leg, Tue 16 May, Dundee United v Falkirk (19:45)
Premiership play-off semi-final, second leg, Fri 19 May, Falkirk v Dundee United (19:45)
Championship play-off final, first leg, Wed 17 May, Brechin City v Alloa Athletic (19:35) Live on BBC ALBA
Championship play-off final, second leg, Sat 20 May, Alloa Athletic v Brechin City (17:15) Live on BBC ALBA
League One play-off final, first leg, Wed 17 May, Forfar Athletic v Peterhead (19:45)
League One play-off final, second leg, Sat 20 May, Peterhead v Forfar Athletic (15:00)
League Two play-off final, second leg, Sat 20 May, Cowdenbeath v East Kilbride (0-0) (14:00)

Line-ups

Alloa

  • 1Parry
  • 2Taggart
  • 4McKeownBooked at 95mins
  • 5GrahamBooked at 87mins
  • 3WatersBooked at 97mins
  • 7CawleySubstituted forMartinat 105'minutes
  • 6Robertson
  • 8FlanniganSubstituted forMcCluskeyat 86'minutes
  • 10Kirkpatrick
  • 9SpenceSubstituted forHetheringtonat 74'minutes
  • 11MackinBooked at 46mins

Substitutes

  • 12Marr
  • 14Hetherington
  • 15Longworth
  • 16McCluskey
  • 17Martin
  • 18Hynd
  • 21McDowall

Airdrieonians

  • 1Ferguson
  • 4McIntosh
  • 6Gorman
  • 5MensingSubstituted forBoatengat 90'minutes
  • 2Stewart
  • 7BrownSubstituted forLeitchat 63'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 8HuttonBooked at 118mins
  • 10ConroySubstituted forLoudonat 107'minutes
  • 3MacDonald
  • 9Ryan
  • 11RussellBooked at 84mins

Substitutes

  • 12Boateng
  • 14McKay
  • 15Leitch
  • 16Loudon
  • 17Kerr
Referee:
Barry Cook
Attendance:
1,181

Match Stats

Home TeamAlloaAway TeamAirdrieonians
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home18
Away6
Shots on Target
Home10
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away7
Fouls
Home15
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Alloa Athletic 1(4), Airdrieonians 0(3).

Penalties over

Penalty Shootout ends, Alloa Athletic 1(4), Airdrieonians 0(3).

Goal!

Goal! Alloa Athletic 1(4), Airdrieonians 0(3). Calum Waters (Alloa Athletic) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Alloa Athletic 1(3), Airdrieonians 0(3). Sean McIntosh (Airdrieonians) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Alloa Athletic 1(3), Airdrieonians 0(2). Andy Graham (Alloa Athletic) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Penalty saved! Kieran MacDonald (Airdrieonians) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Alloa Athletic 1(2), Airdrieonians 0(2). Jordan Kirkpatrick (Alloa Athletic) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Penalty saved! Iain Russell (Airdrieonians) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalty saved! Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Alloa Athletic 1(1), Airdrieonians 0(2). Jack Leitch (Airdrieonians) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Alloa Athletic 1(1), Airdrieonians 0(1). Scott Taggart (Alloa Athletic) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Alloa Athletic 1, Airdrieonians 0(1). Andy Ryan (Airdrieonians) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalties in progress

Penalty Shootout begins Alloa Athletic 1, Airdrieonians 0.

Second Half Extra Time ends, Alloa Athletic 1, Airdrieonians 0.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Daniel Boateng.

Booking

Kyle Hutton (Airdrieonians) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Stefan McCluskey (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle Hutton (Airdrieonians).

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Scott Stewart.

Attempt missed. Jordan Kirkpatrick (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Dylan Mackin (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Boateng (Airdrieonians).

Adam Martin (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Boateng (Airdrieonians).

Substitution

Substitution, Airdrieonians. Murray Loudon replaces Ryan Conroy because of an injury.

Foul by Dylan Mackin (Alloa Athletic).

Joseph Gorman (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Iain Russell (Airdrieonians).

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Daniel Boateng.

Second Half Extra Time begins Alloa Athletic 1, Airdrieonians 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Adam Martin replaces Kevin Cawley.

First Half Extra Time ends, Alloa Athletic 1, Airdrieonians 0.

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

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Rohan Ferguson.

Attempt missed. Iain Russell (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Calum Waters (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Calum Waters (Alloa Athletic).

Andy Ryan (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Frank McKeown (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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