MX23RW : Monday, July 16 04:48:54
May 9, 2015 at 3pm UK at ​Recreation Park
AlloaAlloa Athletic
0-1
BrechinBrechin City

Benedictus (86'), Gordon (92')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Trouten (80')
Molloy (82')

Result: Alloa Athletic book playoff final spot

Alloa Athletic advance to the Scottish Championship playoff final despite losing 1-0 to Brechin City.

Alloa Athletic booked their place in the Scottish Championship playoff final despite losing 1-0 to Brechin City at Recreation Park this afternoon.

Alan Trouten's late goal for Brechin was not enough to overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit, meaning that Alloa advance to the final.

Former Newcastle United and Cardiff city striker Michael Chopra and Kyle Benedictus had done the damage in the first leg, leaving League One Brechin needing a dramatic win if they were to make a return to Scottish football's second tier for the first time in 10 years.

Robert Thomson nearly pulled a goal back midway through the first half, but Chopra could have put the tie beyond reach with a chance of his own before the break.

Both teams had opportunities in the second half, before Trouten's goal with 10 minutes remaining gave Ray McKinnon's side hope.

A second Brechin goal would have forced extra time, but Alloa held firm in the final stages to book their place in the final and keep alive their hopes of playing in the Championship for a third successive season.

Share this article now:
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Read Next:
Result: Chopra, Benedictus earn advantage for Alloa
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account