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Alloa Athletic 0-1 St Mirren

Keith Watson
Keith Watson scored the match-winning goal for St Mirren

Keith Watson's late winner for St Mirren left Alloa Athletic teetering on the brink of relegation from the Championship.

Alloa are still searching for their first home win, but kept Buddies keeper Jamie Langfield busy early on.

Matchwinner Watson cleared Iain Flannigan's effort off the line following a scramble.

And the defender netted the clincher to leave Alloa 13 points adrift at the foot of the table.

St Mirren manager Alex Rae watched the game from the stand after accepting a one-match touchline ban, having been sent from the dugout area during Tuesday's defeat by Raith Rovers.

Line-ups

Alloa

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 41Gallacher
  • 2McAusland
  • 6Marr
  • 3Hill
  • 5Hamilton
  • 16Flannigan
  • 27Crawford
  • 10HolmesSubstituted forFernsat 87'minutes
  • 18HetheringtonBooked at 61mins
  • 7Duffy
  • 23Megginson

Substitutes

  • 11Ferns
  • 12Caddis
  • 14McManus
  • 17Layne
  • 21Crawford
  • 22Hoggan
  • 26Wilson

St Mirren

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 12Langfield
  • 28Irvine
  • 20Watson
  • 4Webster
  • 33StewartSubstituted forKellyat 74'minutes
  • 22Gallagher
  • 14Mallan
  • 16AgnewSubstituted forMorganat 54'minutes
  • 29CooperSubstituted forThompsonat 55'minutes
  • 10Carswell
  • 25Shankland

Substitutes

  • 3Kelly
  • 6Goodwin
  • 9Thompson
  • 11Howieson
  • 15Baird
  • 17Morgan
  • 42Willison
Referee:
Mat Northcroft
Attendance:
753

Match Stats

Home TeamAlloaAway TeamSt Mirren
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Alloa Athletic 0, St. Mirren 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 0, St. Mirren 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Lawrence Shankland (St. Mirren).

  4. Post update

    Jason Marr (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Calum Gallagher (St. Mirren).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Sean Kelly.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Robbie Crawford (Alloa Athletic).

  10. Post update

    Keith Watson (St. Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Edward Ferns (Alloa Athletic).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Edward Ferns replaces Graeme Holmes.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Alloa Athletic 0, St. Mirren 1. Keith Watson (St. Mirren) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Keith Watson (St. Mirren) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lewis Morgan (St. Mirren) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Andy Webster.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Gary Irvine (St. Mirren) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Gary Irvine.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Keith Watson.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, St. Mirren. Sean Kelly replaces Jordan Stewart because of an injury.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers30243379245575
2Falkirk311710451262561
3Hibernian28174744261855
4Raith Rovers31156104138351
5Morton31108133637-138
6Queen of Sth30114153643-737
7St Mirren31107143443-937
8Dumbarton2985162654-2829
9Livingston3076173343-1027
10Alloa3135231763-4614
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