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Alloa Athletic 2-0 Queen of South: Goodwin's side triumph

Alloa Athletic secured only their third league win of the season to move two points clear of the relegation places with victory over Queen of the South.

Alloa had the better chances in the first half, Dario Zanatta's header hitting the bar and Jake Hastie's shot saved by Queens keeper Alan Martin.

Iain Flanigan's free-kick put them ahead just after the hour.

Dario Zanatta added a second in stoppage time to move Athletic three points off the bottom.

Alloa manager Jim Goodwin: "It is a huge three points and a great way for us to finish the first half of the season. I think that is us having picked up 12 points this quarter, which is a great return for us.

"The results have definitely gone our way this afternoon, but if I am honest with you I am still slightly frustrated with the table. I still think we should be five or six points better off."

Queen of the South manager Gary Naismith: "I think we were just off it at both ends of the pitch, and they have decent quality up front.

"We put every attacking player we have got to try and get back into the game and their keeper has made some great saves."

Line-ups

Alloa

  • 1Parry
  • 2Taggart
  • 5Graham
  • 4Roscoe
  • 6Hetherington
  • 7CawleySubstituted forBrownat 78'minutes
  • 11Flannigan
  • 10TroutenSubstituted forBurtat 83'minutes
  • 8Robertson
  • 15Hastie
  • 19Zanatta

Substitutes

  • 9Spence
  • 12Burt
  • 14Brown
  • 16Karadachki
  • 18Aloulou
  • 31Henry

Queen of Sth

  • 1Martin
  • 2Mercer
  • 4FordyceBooked at 30mins
  • 12SempleSubstituted forFrizzellat 82'minutes
  • 3Marshall
  • 6Doyle
  • 19BellSubstituted forMurrayat 69'minutes
  • 8Jacobs
  • 7Stirling
  • 10Todd
  • 25Dykes

Substitutes

  • 17Murray
  • 20Leighfield
  • 21Frizzell
  • 24Harvey
  • 27Irving
Referee:
Alan Muir
Attendance:
646

Match Stats

Home TeamAlloaAway TeamQueen of Sth
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Alloa Athletic 2, Queen of the South 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 2, Queen of the South 0.

Attempt saved. Callum Fordyce (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Alloa Athletic 2, Queen of the South 0. Dario Zanatta (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

Hand ball by Josh Todd (Queen of the South).

Attempt missed. Connor Murray (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Scott Mercer (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dario Zanatta (Alloa Athletic).

Foul by Scott Mercer (Queen of the South).

Liam Burt (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Callum Fordyce (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Andy Stirling (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Josh Todd (Queen of the South).

Adam Brown (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Andy Graham (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Queen of the South).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Liam Burt replaces Alan Trouten.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Adam Frizzell replaces Callum Semple.

Attempt missed. Michael Doyle (Queen of the South) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Michael Doyle (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic).

Foul by Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South).

Andy Graham (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Scott Mercer (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dario Zanatta (Alloa Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Adam Brown replaces Kevin Cawley.

Foul by Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South).

Jake Hastie (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Andy Stirling (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Scott Taggart (Alloa Athletic).

Attempt saved. Connor Murray (Queen of the South) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Dario Zanatta (Alloa Athletic) header from very close range is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Callum Fordyce.

Attempt blocked. Dario Zanatta (Alloa Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Connor Murray replaces Owen Bell.

Andy Stirling (Queen of the South) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Scott Taggart (Alloa Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ross County18106233141936
2Ayr17105233151835
3Dundee Utd189542826232
4Inverness CT1751112418626
5Queen of Sth185852621523
6Morton185762027-722
7Dunfermline185581623-720
8Alloa183781726-916
9Partick Thistle1842121630-1414
10Falkirk1834111427-1313
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