Scottish Championship
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Alloa Athletic 1-0 Livingston

Liam Buchanan netted his fifth goal of the season as Alloa Athletic climbed into seventh in the Championship by beating 10-man Livingston.

The 29-year-old's goal came just three minutes after the interval, ending the Wasps' seven-game winless league run.

Struggling Livi finished the game a man down following Declan Gallagher's red card for dissent in stoppage time.

The visitors did have chances to claw, with striker Jordan White's numerous efforts being in vain.

Alloa's Daryll Meggatt also had goal-bound strikes saved either side of the break and Livi's Gary Glen sent a 67th-minute shot wide of the target.

Defeat sees Livi nursing an eighth league game without victory as Barry Smith's outfit recorded their second home win of the season.

Line-ups

Alloa

Formation 3-5-2

  • 21McDowall
  • 2TiffoneyBooked at 70mins
  • 4Gordon
  • 15Marr
  • 17Doyle
  • 10HolmesSubstituted forDochertyat 45+1'minutes
  • 6SimmonsBooked at 81mins
  • 7CawleySubstituted forHetheringtonat 90+1'minutes
  • 5Meggatt
  • 12WeatherstonSubstituted forMcCordat 71'minutes
  • 19Buchanan

Substitutes

  • 3Docherty
  • 8McCord
  • 11Ferns
  • 18Hetherington
  • 20Asghar
  • 31Couser

Livingston

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Jamieson
  • 6Jacobs
  • 14GallagherBooked at 90mins
  • 5Fordyce
  • 3TalbotBooked at 87mins
  • 10RobertsonSubstituted forBurchillat 71'minutes
  • 8O'BrienSubstituted forHippolyteat 82'minutes
  • 7Jacobs
  • 20Mullen
  • 18White
  • 19GlenBooked at 39minsSubstituted forMcKennaat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Sives
  • 11Hippolyte
  • 15Praprotnik
  • 16Beaumont
  • 17McKenna
  • 21Grant
  • 27Burchill
Referee:
Mat Northcroft
Attendance:
586

Match Stats

Home TeamAlloaAway TeamLivingston
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away15
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Alloa Athletic 1, Livingston 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 1, Livingston 0.

  3. Dismissal

    Declan Gallagher (Livingston) is shown the red card.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Declan Gallagher (Livingston).

  6. Post update

    Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Mullen (Livingston).

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mark Docherty (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Steven Hetherington replaces Kevin Cawley.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Daniel Mullen (Livingston) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Ryan McCord.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic).

  14. Post update

    Myles Hippolyte (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Craig McDowall.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

  17. Booking

    Jason Talbot (Livingston) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Ben Gordon.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic).