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Dunfermline Athletic 1-3 Alloa Athletic: Bottom side stun promotion hopefuls

Alloa Athletic's Iain Flanagan scores
Iain Flanagan scored Alloa's third goal at East End Park

Bottom side Alloa Athletic stunned their hosts by coming from behind to secure a third win of the season over Dunfermline Athletic.

Kevin Nisbet's fine looping header, the striker's 20th goal of the season, was the Pars' reward for a strong start.

But Adam Brown's deflected shot drew Alloa level within a minute and Kevin O'Hara put them ahead from 25 yards four minutes later.

When John Robertson was pulled down, Iain Flanagan scored from the spot.

That ended Alloa's run of four defeats in a row and five without a win and they move to within two points of Greenock Morton, who lost at home to Partick Thistle, at the foot of the Scottish Championship.

Dunfermline remain fifth but suffered a blow to their hopes of moving into the promotion play-off places as their six-game unbeaten home run was ended with a third consecutive defeat.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Scully
  • 2Comrie
  • 6Ashcroft
  • 4Martin
  • 24EdwardsSubstituted forMcCannat 76'minutes
  • 11Dow
  • 21Paton
  • 12TurnerSubstituted forToddat 87'minutes
  • 7ThomsonSubstituted forMcDonaldat 66'minutes
  • 38Kiltie
  • 15Nisbet

Substitutes

  • 3Lang
  • 9McGill
  • 20Gill
  • 23Cochrane
  • 26Todd
  • 27McCann
  • 37McDonald

Alloa

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 41MacDonald
  • 2Taggart
  • 8Robertson
  • 4Deas
  • 3Dick
  • 14BrownBooked at 67mins
  • 7Cawley
  • 6HetheringtonBooked at 68mins
  • 11Flannigan
  • 17O'Hara
  • 9BuchananSubstituted forThomsonat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 18Malcolm
  • 19Thomson
  • 20O'Donnell
  • 23Gillespie
  • 31Henry
Referee:
Steven Reid
Attendance:
4,257

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home16
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 1, Alloa Athletic 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 1, Alloa Athletic 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aaron Comrie (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lewis McCann (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Matthew Todd replaces Kyle Turner.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Jamie MacDonald.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kevin Nisbet (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom right corner.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Nisbet (Dunfermline Athletic).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kevin O'Hara (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Greg Kiltie (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lewis McCann (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Lewis McCann (Dunfermline Athletic).

  14. Post update

    Robbie Deas (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Lewis McCann replaces Josh Edwards.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Robbie Deas (Alloa Athletic) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Aaron Comrie.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Robert Thomson (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Dick (Alloa Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high following a corner.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Robert Thomson replaces Liam Buchanan.

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