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Alloa Athletic 0-1 Dunfermline Athletic: Longridge strike the difference

Jackson Longridge (left) and Louis Longridge in action for Dunfermline
Jackson Longridge (left) scored for Dunfermline

Jackson Longridge's superb half volley gave Dunfermline Athletic three Scottish Championship points at Alloa.

In the first half, Dunfermline's Andy Ryan, Aiden Connolly and Aiden Keena all tested home goalkeeper Neil Parry.

The closest Alloa came was through Greig Spence, with Lee Ashcroft clearing his shot off the line.

The result doesn't affect either side's standing, with Dunfermline in seventh and Alloa remaining in the play-off position in ninth.

Alloa manager Jim Goodwin: "The result is not what we're looking for but I think it just shows you how important it is to take your chances.

"Goals at this level are massive and the first goal is huge. I felt if we'd have got the first goal today we would have won the game."

Dunfermline manager Allan Johnston: "They've shown [Alloa] this year they're a good team, they're well organised and hard to beat - it's a hard place to come.

"It's a massive three points for us and now we need to sort out our home form and start getting wins there as well."

Line-ups

Alloa

  • 1Parry
  • 2Taggart
  • 4Roscoe
  • 5Graham
  • 3DickBooked at 57mins
  • 6HetheringtonBooked at 12minsSubstituted forAloulouat 82'minutes
  • 7CawleySubstituted forBrownat 72'minutes
  • 10Trouten
  • 8Robertson
  • 19ZanattaBooked at 66mins
  • 9SpenceSubstituted forHastieat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Burt
  • 14Brown
  • 15Hastie
  • 17Peggie
  • 18Aloulou
  • 23Shields
  • 31Henry

Dunfermline

  • 16Robinson
  • 28CraigenSubstituted forWilliamsonat 60'minutes
  • 6Ashcroft
  • 14Devine
  • 3Longridge
  • 17Thomson
  • 12Martin
  • 11ConnollySubstituted forHigginbothamat 60'minutes
  • 35KeenaSubstituted forEl Bakhtaouiat 67'minutes
  • 9RyanBooked at 72mins
  • 15HippolyteBooked at 86mins

Substitutes

  • 2Williamson
  • 4Martin
  • 7Higginbotham
  • 18El Bakhtaoui
  • 19Vincent
  • 20Gill
  • 36Muirhead
Referee:
David Munro
Attendance:
1,169

Match Stats

Home TeamAlloaAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home5
Away19
Shots on Target
Home2
Away10
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home18
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Dunfermline Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Dunfermline Athletic 1.

Attempt missed. Dario Zanatta (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

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

Foul by Myles Hippolyte (Dunfermline Athletic).

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Joseph Thomson.

Foul by Jon Robertson (Alloa Athletic).

Myles Hippolyte (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Adam Brown (Alloa Athletic).

(Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Myles Hippolyte (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Alan Trouten (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Myles Hippolyte (Dunfermline Athletic).

Foul by Dario Zanatta (Alloa Athletic).

Myles Hippolyte (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Ahmed Aloulou replaces Steven Hetherington.

Attempt saved. Myles Hippolyte (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Danny Devine.

Dario Zanatta (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Devine (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Foul by Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic).

Attempt saved. Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Alan Trouten (Alloa Athletic).

Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Sam Roscoe.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Adam Brown replaces Kevin Cawley.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Jake Hastie replaces Greig Spence.

Booking

Andy Ryan (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andy Ryan (Dunfermline Athletic).

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Kallum Higginbotham.

Goal!

Goal! Alloa Athletic 0, Dunfermline Athletic 1. Jackson Longridge (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Foul by Ryan Williamson (Dunfermline Athletic).

Dario Zanatta (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Faissal El Bakhtaoui replaces Aidan Keena.

Foul by Scott Taggart (Alloa Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ayr1291224111328
2Ross County127412481625
3Dundee Utd126331916321
4Morton125431819-119
5Inverness CT123901510518
6Queen of Sth124442014616
7Dunfermline124351218-615
8Partick Thistle123091123-129
9Alloa12156717-108
10Falkirk121110620-144
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