Scottish Championship
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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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Alloa Athletic 3, Cowdenbeath 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 3, Cowdenbeath 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Booking

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Benedictus (Alloa Athletic).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Greig Spence replaces Liam Buchanan.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Declan Hughes replaces Colin Marshall.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Robbie Thomson.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    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.

  15. Substitution

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

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Greg Rutherford replaces Michael Chopra.

  17. 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.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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