Scottish Championship - Play-off Semi-final - 1st Leg
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Alloa Athletic 2-0 Raith Rovers

Ross Stewart shoots Alloa into a half-time lead at home to Raith Rovers
Ross Stewart shoots Alloa into a half-time lead at home to Raith Rovers

Alloa Athletic inflicted more misery on Raith Rovers by taking a healthy lead in their Championship play-off semi-final first leg at Recreation Park.

Ross Stewart shot the Wasps in front after 23 minutes and Iain Flannigan struck early in the second half.

Rovers were pipped to automatic promotion by Ayr United on the final day of the League One season after Saturday's 0-0 draw at home to Alloa.

And the visitors lost Iain Davidson to a second yellow card late on.

Alloa, who beat Ayr United to give Rovers a one-point league lead going into last weekend, were gifted their opener when goalkeeper Graeme Smith hit a clearance against Stewart, who then rolled his shot home.

The hosts doubled their lead when Flanningan drilled home from 12 yards, connecting with a pass from Kevin Cawley.

Line-ups

Alloa

  • 1Parry
  • 2Taggart
  • 4Graham
  • 5McCart
  • 3CraneBooked at 80mins
  • 8HetheringtonSubstituted forRobertsonat 38'minutes
  • 6FlemingSubstituted forSmithat 67'minutes
  • 7CawleySubstituted forRentonat 83'minutes
  • 10Kirkpatrick
  • 11Flannigan
  • 9Stewart

Substitutes

  • 12Renton
  • 14Robertson
  • 15Smith
  • 16Meggatt
  • 17Monaghan
  • 18Goodwin
  • 21Wilson

Raith Rovers

  • 1Smith
  • 2Thomson
  • 14DavidsonBooked at 82mins
  • 5Murray
  • 3McHattie
  • 12MatthewsSubstituted forZanattaat 60'minutes
  • 8Robertson
  • 20Hendry
  • 11BarrSubstituted forFurtadoat 72'minutes
  • 10Vaughan
  • 9BuchananSubstituted forSpenceat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Herron
  • 6Benedictus
  • 7Spence
  • 16Court
  • 17Brian
  • 19Zanatta
  • 21Furtado
Referee:
Don Robertson
Attendance:
1,133

Match Stats

Home TeamAlloaAway TeamRaith Rovers
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Alloa Athletic 2, Raith Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 2, Raith Rovers 0.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Kirkpatrick (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Delay in match Scott Robertson (Raith Rovers) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Kevin McHattie (Raith Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Dario Zanatta.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Kris Renton replaces Kevin Cawley.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Iain Davidson (Raith Rovers) for a bad foul.

Scott Taggart (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Iain Davidson (Raith Rovers).

Booking

Callum Crane (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dario Zanatta (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Crane (Alloa Athletic).

Attempt saved. Jon Robertson (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers).

Callum Crane (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Dario Zanatta (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Raith Rovers. Conceded by Jordan Kirkpatrick.

Foul by Regan Hendry (Raith Rovers).

Jordan Kirkpatrick (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Willis Furtado replaces Bobby Barr.

Attempt saved. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Callum Smith replaces Garry Fleming.

Attempt saved. Jordan Kirkpatrick (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Regan Hendry (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic).

Kevin McHattie (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scott Taggart (Alloa Athletic).

Delay in match Garry Fleming (Alloa Athletic) because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Dario Zanatta replaces Ross Matthews.

Goal!

Goal! Alloa Athletic 2, Raith Rovers 0. Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin Cawley.

Attempt missed. Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Bobby Barr (Raith Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Bobby Barr (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jordan Kirkpatrick (Alloa Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Raith Rovers. Greig Spence replaces Liam Buchanan.

Foul by Scott Robertson (Raith Rovers).

Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Liam Buchanan (Raith Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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