The last time Falkirk met Alloa was back in October when The Bairns took all three points under the lights at The Falkirk Stadium in a rescheduled midweek game.
Falkirk stung The Wasps with two quick-fire goals in the opening seven minutes, and the visitors weren’t able to recover. Brad McKay opened the scoring in the third minute, rising to head home from a corner in his first start of the season. On loan Rangers man Juan Alegria doubled the lead just four minutes later. It was Alegria at the double as he scored his second of the match, and Falkirk’s third, a minute before the break. Alloa were brighter in the second half but it took them until the 86th minute to break through the Falkirk defence to bring a goal back. It was former Bairn Conor Sammon with the goal that proved to be a consolation.
Brian Rice’s Alloa go into Saturday’s fixture having been put out of the SPFL Trust Trophy by Queen of the South. They have been inconsistent in recent weeks with just two wins in their last five in all competitions, one of those coming against Broomhill in the Scottish Cup. A loss against FC Edinburgh and a draw against Montrose sees Alloa drop to fifth in the league standings. They sit on 27 points, just two behind Falkirk.
Falkirk also suffered defeat in the fourth round of the SPFL Trust Trophy, losing to Dundee by three goals to nil. It was Falkirk’s only defeat in five, but back to back draws in the league sees them fall to third, on 29 points, two behind FC Edinburgh in second place.
Tickets for this fixture are on sale now. Alloa Athletic use e-ticketing so please make sure to buy your tickets online in advance HERE.
Ticket prices are as follows:
- Adult: £18
- Over 65: £10
- Under-16: £4
Falkirk TV will be streaming the match live for Overseas Subscribers.