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Alloa   0 - 2   Dundee Utd

David Goodwillie celebrates his goal
Goodwillie all but settled the tie with United's second goal

First-half goals from Andis Shala and David Goodwillie gave Dundee United a comfortable and expected win over Alloa in the Co-operative Insurance Cup.

Striker Shala headed the Scottish Premier League side into a 23rd-minute lead from Craig Conway's corner.

Goodwillie grabbed the second seven minutes from the break after racing clear following Paul Dixon's fine pass.

Shala, who was also denied by a good David Crawford save, and Prince Buaben missed chances to add to the score.

United had trained on Recreation Park's artificial surface 24 hours before the game and, despite five changes from the team that drew 0-0 at St Mirren in the Scottish Premier League at the weekend, looked comfortable enough in the early stages.

Conway curled an inviting cross in to the six-yard box from the right but the ball escaped the on-rushing Shala.

Some slack marking allowed the Second Division side a chance after 18 minutes, but Mark Brown headed Scott Agnew's in-swinging cross well wide of the target and the danger was easily cleared.

United's opener five minutes later was straightforward, Shala rising inside a packed six-yard box to head Conway's corner from the left powerfully past Wasps' keeper Crawford.

Even so early in the game, it looked a long way back for the Wasps.

United celebrate at Recreation Park
United were in control from the minute Andis Shala opened the scoring

As United began to impose themselves, battling striker Goodwillie set up Buaben at the edge of the Alloa box, but the midfielder blazed high over the bar.

However, the tie was all but settled when Dixon's searching 50-yard pass sent Goodwillie racing clear of the Alloa defence and he confidently drove in to the home side's penalty area before knocking the ball past Crawford.

The Wasps carried on battling and made a concerted effort at the start of the second half to get back in to the game.

But United were stronger and a yard sharper and it seemed the next goal, if there was to be one, would increase the gap between the two sides.

On the hour mark, Buaben had a better effort, this time a low drive from 25 yards, but Crawford got down to his right to save with some ease, before the Alloa keeper made a similar block from Conway moments later.

Crawford made a fantastic save at his left-hand post from Shala's close-range header and, moments later, the United striker missed a remarkable sitter, heading Conway's cross on to the turf and over the bar from around three yards.

The home side worked hard in the final stages and striker Andy Scott drew a decent save from Steve Banks with a drive from distance.

Alloa played the last 10 minutes or so with 10 men after right-back David McClune was stretchered off injured after Wasps boss Allan Maitland had used all three substitutes.

With home side tiring, Buaben missed a great chance with four minutes remaining when he hammered the ball past the post from 10 yards when it looked easier to simply pass the ball in to the net.

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Tuesday, 25 August 2009

CIS Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Alloa 0-2 Dundee Utd FT
(HT 0-2)
    • Shala 23
    • Goodwillie 39

    Alloa

    • 01 Crawford
    • 02 McClune
    • 03 Buist
    • 04 Walker
    • 05 McCafferty
    • 06 Carroll (Carrigan 46)
    • 07 Brown yellow card
    • 08 Grant
    • 11 Agnew (Kerr 67 yellow card)
    • 09 Scott
    • 10 Gilhaney (Ferguson 73)

    Substitutes

    • 20 Hall,
    • 16 Phelps,
    • 14 Ferguson,
    • 12 Carrigan,
    • 15 Kerr

    Dundee Utd

    • 13 Banks
    • 02 Dillon
    • 05 Dods
    • 18 Kenneth
    • 23 Dixon
    • 06 Conway (McCord 87)
    • 08 Robertson
    • 15 Buaben
    • 16 Gomis (Myrie-Williams 87)
    • 20 Shala (Damian Casalinuovo 81)
    • 25 Goodwillie

    Substitutes

    • 01 Weaver,
    • 19 Kovacevic,
    • 26 McCord,
    • 07 Myrie-Williams,
    • 21 Damian Casalinuovo
    Ref: NorrisAtt: 1,000
    ALLOA
    DUNDEE UTD

    Possession

    • Alloa 52%
    • Dundee Utd 48%

    Attempts on target

    • Alloa 3
    • Dundee Utd 5

    Attempts off target

    • Alloa 1
    • Dundee Utd 6

    Corners

    • Alloa 2
    • Dundee Utd 5

    Fouls

    • Alloa 11
    • Dundee Utd 15
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:10 The referee ends the match.
    • 90:00+2:41 Jennison Myrie-Williams decides to take a short corner.
    • 90:00+0:51 John Grant takes a shot. Save made by Steve Banks.
    • 86:02 Substitution (Dundee Utd) makes a substitution, with Jennison Myrie-Williams coming on for Morgaro Gomis.
    • 86:02 Substitution (Dundee Utd) makes a substitution, with Ryan McCord coming on for Craig Conway.
    • 85:30 Shot by Prince Buaben from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
    • 84:45 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Grant by Craig Conway. John Grant takes the direct free kick.
    • 83:48 Effort on goal by Morgaro Gomis from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
    • 82:55 David Goodwillie has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.
    • 80:43 Substitution Andis Shala goes off and Damian Casalinuovo comes on.
    • 78:01 Andrew Scott takes a shot. Save by Steve Banks.
    • 77:23 Foul by Garry Kenneth on Hugh Kerr, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Marc McCafferty.
    • 76:20 Marc McCafferty challenges David Goodwillie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Conway.
    • 75:45 Andrew Scott is caught offside. Free kick taken by Steve Banks.
    • 73:59 Morgaro Gomis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brian Carrigan. David McClune takes the free kick.
    • 72:21 Substitution Mark Gilhaney goes off and Brown Ferguson comes on.
    • 71:54 Header from deep inside the area by Andis Shala goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
    • 70:48 The assistant referee signals for offside against Brian Carrigan. Garry Kenneth takes the free kick.
    • 69:49 Free kick taken by Scott Robertson.
    • 69:49 Booking Hugh Kerr is booked.
    • 69:42 Unfair challenge on Craig Conway by Hugh Kerr results in a free kick.
    • Correction - 69:21 The offside flag is raised against Andis Shala. Free kick taken by Marc McCafferty.
    • 69:21 Andis Shala is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Marc McCafferty,
    • 66:16 Substitution Hugh Kerr is brought on as a substitute for Scott Agnew.
    • 65:38 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Grant by Andis Shala. Scott Walker takes the free kick.
    • 65:08 John Grant is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Banks.
    • 64:08 Corner taken by Craig Conway.
    • 63:51 Andis Shala takes a shot. Brilliant save by David Crawford.
    • 63:09 Craig Conway has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Comfortable save by David Crawford.
    • 61:26 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Agnew by Craig Conway. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Scott Agnew.
    • 60:16 Outswinging corner taken by Craig Conway from the right by-line played to the near post, John Grant makes a clearance.
    • 59:54 Scot Buist challenges Craig Conway unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sean Dillon takes the free kick.
    • 59:07 Paul Dixon concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Gilhaney. Scott Agnew takes the direct free kick.
    • 58:38 Prince Buaben takes a shot. Save by David Crawford.
    • 57:46 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Conway from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Scott Walker.
    • 56:01 Andis Shala gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Walker. David Crawford takes the free kick.
    • 54:31 David Goodwillie is ruled offside. Free kick taken by David Crawford.
    • 52:16 Unfair challenge on Morgaro Gomis by John Grant results in a free kick. Paul Dixon takes the direct free kick.
    • 49:54 Foul by Andis Shala on Scott Walker, free kick awarded. David Crawford takes the direct free kick.
    • 47:27 Morgaro Gomis fouled by Scott Walker, the ref awards a free kick. Garry Kenneth takes the free kick.
    • 45:01 The second half begins.
    • 45:01 Substitution Gary Carroll leaves the field to be replaced by Brian Carrigan.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+0:57 It is the end of the first-half.
    • 43:17 The referee blows for offside against Mark Gilhaney. Garry Kenneth takes the indirect free kick.
    • 41:37 Scott Agnew takes a shot. Save by Steve Banks.
    • 41:00 Darren Dods concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Scott. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Scott.
    • 38:28 Assist on the goal came from Paul Dixon.
    • 38:28 GOAL - David GoodwillieAlloa 0 - 2 Dundee Utd David Goodwillie fires in a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Alloa 0-2 Dundee Utd.
    • 37:12 Unfair challenge on Craig Conway by Gary Carroll results in a free kick. Craig Conway has an effort direct from the free kick.
    • 28:22 Shot from just outside the box by Prince Buaben goes over the bar.
    • 26:46 David Goodwillie fouled by Gary Carroll, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Conway crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 26:28 Prince Buaben fouled by Gary Carroll, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sean Dillon.
    • 23:51 Marc McCafferty gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Goodwillie. Direct free kick taken by Garry Kenneth.
    • Correction - 22:17 Assist on the goal came from Craig Conway.
    • 22:17 The assist for the goal came from Craig Conway.
    • 22:17 GOAL - Andis ShalaAlloa 0 - 1 Dundee Utd A goal is scored by Andis Shala from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Alloa 0-1 Dundee Utd.
    • Correction - 21:43 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Conway from the left by-line,
    • 21:43 Inswinging corner taken by Craig Conway,
    • 20:54 Foul by Scott Robertson on Mark Brown, free kick awarded. Scott Agnew delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, save made by Steve Banks.
    • 17:11 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Scott Agnew, Headed effort from inside the box by John Grant misses to the right of the target.
    • 16:07 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Walker by Andis Shala. Direct free kick taken by David Crawford.
    • 14:15 Free kick awarded for a foul by Andis Shala on David McClune. David Crawford restarts play with the free kick.
    • 13:00 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Agnew by Morgaro Gomis. Marc McCafferty restarts play with the free kick.
    • 10:57 Unfair challenge on Marc McCafferty by Morgaro Gomis results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Agnew.
    • 9:40 The assistant referee signals for offside against Darren Dods. David Crawford takes the free kick.
    • 8:51 Free kick crossed left-footed by Paul Dixon, clearance made by David McClune.
    • 8:51 Booking Caution for Mark Brown.
    • 8:47 Foul by Mark Brown on Prince Buaben, free kick awarded.
    • 2:31 Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Conway on Mark Brown. Scot Buist takes the free kick.
    • 1:47 Andis Shala is ruled offside. David Crawford restarts play with the free kick.
    • 0:56 Unfair challenge on Darren Dods by Marc McCafferty results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steve Banks.
    • 0:32 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Scott Agnew, clearance made by Darren Dods.
    • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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