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Ross County 3-2 Alloa Athletic

ALBA Challenge Cup

Sub Michael Gardyne spared Ross County's blushes with a hat-trick in an extra-time win over plucky Alloa.

Steven Watt's fourth-minute own goal give Second Division Alloa a shock lead, but County levelled when Gardyne headed home after 58 minutes.

Greig Spence fired home to put the Wasps ahead in extra time, but Gardyne hammered in another equaliser.

Gardyne had a spot-kick saved before firing home from close range after Alloa's Gary Carroll was sent off.

Ross County: McGovern, Garvin, Morrison, Watt, Keddie, Vigurs (Stewart 91), Scott (Gardyne 56), Lawson, Wood, Brittain, Moore (Craig 56).
Subs Not Used: Malin, Boyd.

Booked: Garvin, Vigurs.

Goals: Gardyne 58, 106, 118.

Alloa: Crawford, McClune, McCafferty, Buist , Walker, Grant (Carroll 69), Agnew (Kerr 69), Brown, Carrigan, Noble (Spence 81), Scott.
Subs Not Used: Townsley.

Sent Off: Carroll (110). Booked: Grant, Agnew, McClune, Walker, Scott.

Goals: Watt 4 og, Spence 99.

Att: 748

Ref: D McDonald

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