Scottish Championship
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Alloa Athletic 0-0 Falkirk

Alloa's Declan McManus and Falkirk's Jonathan Flynn

Alloa and Falkirk extended their unbeaten runs with a goalless draw at Recreation Park.

Phil Roberts fired straight at Scott Bain from 12 yards in the third minute before cutting in from the flank four minutes later only to be denied once more by the hosts' goalkeeper.

At the other end, Declan McManus's looping header from Graeme Holmes's cross was brilliantly stopped by Graham Bowman.

Rory Loy had the best chance of the half after being released clean through on goal but Bain blocked well before recovering to tip over Blair Alston's follow-up.

Alloa were denied a late winner that would have secured a third consecutive victory as Ed Ferns' low corner was flicked goalwards by Kevin Cawley, but Kieran Duffie was well placed to clear off the line.

Falkirk remain above their opponents in the table following a fourth match without defeat.

Line-ups

Alloa

  • 1Bain
  • 2Doyle
  • 3Meggat
  • 6Simmons
  • 4Gordon
  • 5Marr
  • 7Cawley
  • 8McCord
  • 9KirkSubstituted forFernsat 77'minutes
  • 10HolmesBooked at 55mins
  • 11McManusSubstituted forFlanniganat 59'minutesBooked at 62mins

Substitutes

  • 12Young
  • 14Flannigan
  • 15Robertson
  • 16Ferns
  • 17Tiffoney
  • 21McDowall

Falkirk

  • 12Bowman
  • 2Duffie
  • 3Kingsley
  • 7FultonSubstituted forFauldsat 86'minutes
  • 34McCrackenSubstituted forDickat 45+2'minutes
  • 5Flynn
  • 8Alston
  • 10SibbaldSubstituted forBinghamat 75'minutes
  • 9Roberts
  • 33LoyBooked at 85mins
  • 11McGrandlesBooked at 24mins

Substitutes

  • 13Bingham
  • 15Dick
  • 16Grant
  • 17Faulds
  • 19Leahy
  • 22Turnbull
Referee:
William Collum
Attendance:
1,625

Match Stats

Home TeamAlloaAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home7
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home17
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Falkirk 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Falkirk 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Philip Roberts (Falkirk).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic).

  7. Post update

    Conor McGrandles (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Kieran Duffie (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Edward Ferns (Alloa Athletic).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Kristopher Faulds replaces Jay Fulton.

  11. Booking

    Rory Loy (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Rakish Bingham (Falkirk) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jason Marr (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Jonathan Flynn.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic).

  16. Post update

    Philip Roberts (Falkirk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Edward Ferns replaces Andy Kirk.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Liam Dick.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Rakish Bingham replaces Craig Sibbald.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic).