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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 1, Alloa Athletic 3.

Full Time

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

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Matthew Todd replaces Kyle Turner.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Jamie MacDonald.

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

Foul by Kevin Nisbet (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

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

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

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

Foul by Lewis McCann (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Lewis McCann replaces Josh Edwards.

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.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Aaron Comrie.

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

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Robert Thomson replaces Liam Buchanan.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Lee Ashcroft.

Foul by Paul Paton (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Booking

Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kyle Turner (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic).

Booking

Adam Brown (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 1, Alloa Athletic 3. Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Kevin Nisbet (Dunfermline Athletic) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Alloa Athletic. Jon Robertson draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Anthony McDonald replaces Joseph Thomson.

Attempt missed. Ryan Dow (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Ryan Dow (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Brown (Alloa Athletic).

Attempt missed. Joseph Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic).

Joseph Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Edwards (Dunfermline Athletic).

Kevin O'Hara (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd19151343152846
2Inverness CT1910272722532
3Dundee198562626029
4Ayr199193230228
5Dunfermline197482926325
6Queen of Sth187472020025
7Arbroath197481720-325
8Partick Thistle1963102635-921
9Morton1861112336-1319
10Alloa1945102033-1317
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