Scottish Championship
Alloa0St Mirren2

Alloa Athletic 0-2 St Mirren

Lawrence Shankland scores for St Mirren against Alloa Athletic
A chipped shot by Lawrence Shankland put the Buddies in front

Alex Rae won the battle of the new bosses as his St Mirren side ran out winners at Jack Ross's Alloa Athletic.

The Buddies took the lead when Lawrence Shankland chipped Andrew McNeil.

Calum Gallagher missed two good chances for St Mirren, putting over the bar then firing wide of the post, while David Crawford missed the best of Alloa's first-half chances.

Gallagher eventually grabbed a goal when Shankland turned provider to tee him up with an easy close-range finish.

Line-ups

Alloa

  • 1McNeil
  • 15Doyle
  • 6MarrSubstituted forReintamat 80'minutes
  • 3Hill
  • 5HamiltonBooked at 6mins
  • 8O'Brien
  • 16Flannigan
  • 2McAusland
  • 14McManusSubstituted forFernsat 64'minutes
  • 27CrawfordSubstituted forHyndat 77'minutes
  • 7Duffy

Substitutes

  • 4Reintam
  • 11Ferns
  • 18Hetherington
  • 20Williams
  • 21Crawford
  • 24Hynd
  • 28Hardie

St Mirren

  • 12Langfield
  • 26Reid
  • 20Watson
  • 4Webster
  • 3Kelly
  • 7McMullanSubstituted forCuddihyat 90'minutes
  • 14Mallan
  • 10CarswellSubstituted forHowiesonat 55'minutes
  • 16Agnew
  • 25Shankland
  • 22Gallagher

Substitutes

  • 9Thompson
  • 11Howieson
  • 15Baird
  • 17Morgan
  • 18Mclear
  • 19Cuddihy
  • 32Wilks
Referee:
Alan Muir
Attendance:
912

Match Stats

Home TeamAlloaAway TeamSt Mirren
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Alloa Athletic 0, St. Mirren 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 0, St. Mirren 2.

Attempt missed. Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Hand ball by Barry Cuddihy (St. Mirren).

Substitution

Substitution, St. Mirren. Barry Cuddihy replaces Paul McMullan.

Attempt saved. Scott Hynd (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Burton O'Brien (Alloa Athletic).

Calum Gallagher (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Colin Hamilton (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Keith Watson (St. Mirren).

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Burton O'Brien.

Foul by Kyle McAusland (Alloa Athletic).

Scott Agnew (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic).

Stephen Mallan (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Lawrence Shankland (St. Mirren) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Andy McNeil.

Attempt saved. Scott Agnew (St. Mirren) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Mikk Reintam (Alloa Athletic).

Lawrence Shankland (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Sean Kelly.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Mikk Reintam replaces Jason Marr.

Attempt missed. Edward Ferns (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Scott Hynd replaces Robbie Crawford.

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Andy McNeil.

Corner, St. Mirren. Conceded by Jason Marr.

Foul by Dougie Hill (Alloa Athletic).

Calum Gallagher (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Cameron Howieson (St. Mirren).

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Edward Ferns replaces Connor McManus.

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

Foul by Calum Gallagher (St. Mirren).

Goal!

Goal! Alloa Athletic 0, St. Mirren 2. Calum Gallagher (St. Mirren) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lawrence Shankland.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic).

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

Foul by Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic).

Lawrence Shankland (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, St. Mirren. Cameron Howieson replaces Stuart Carswell because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Jason Marr (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Andy Webster.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers17132247133441
2Hibernian17132230111941
3Falkirk17105232151735
4Raith Rovers178362223-127
5Morton186661920-124
6Queen of Sth186481827-922
7Dumbarton1853101832-1418
8St Mirren173681624-815
9Livingston1733111825-712
10Alloa182214838-308
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