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The League One fixture at Galabank on Saturday will see hosts Annan Athletic welcome opponents Alloa Athletic.
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Annan Athletic, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 3-0 League One victory against Stirling Albion.
For Annan Athletic, the goalscorers were Tommy Goss (14', 67') and Dominic Docherty (64').
Fixtures involving Annan Athletic have tended to be entertaining encounters lately with a lot of goalmouth action being a real hallmark. Over their past half dozen games, the sum total of 20 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 11 of those accredited to Annan Athletic. That trend might not be continued into this match, of course.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Annan Athletic:
- have not won against Alloa Athletic in their last 3 league matches.
- are undefeated in their last 2 home league matches.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Hamilton Academical in League One competition, Alloa Athletic will be aiming to make amends here.
The only player to score from Alloa Athletic was Luke Donnelly (69'). Euan Henderson (47') and Joe McGlynn (93') scored for Hamilton Academical.
The stats tell the story, and Alloa Athletic have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 12 goals in total. Defensively, Alloa Athletic just haven’t been too solid at all.
Going into this contest, Alloa Athletic are without an away win for the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings going back to 11/05/2011, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Annan Athletic winning 2 of those games, Alloa Athletic 2 and 2 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
A sum of 11 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 6 for Galabankies and 5 being from The Wasps. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.83.
The previous league contest between these clubs was League Two match day 36 on 05/05/2012 and the score finished Alloa Athletic 1-1 Annan Athletic.
The referee was George Salmond.
Team News: Annan Athletic
The Annan Athletic boss Peter Murphy has a full complement, with no fitness concerns at all before this game with a completely injury-free squad to choose from.
Team News: Alloa Athletic
Thanks to a largely available squad, there’s only the lone fitness problem for the Alloa Athletic gaffer Brian Rice to be concerned with. Miko Virtanen (Unknown Injury) won’t be playing here.
We’re inclined to think that Alloa Athletic will have to perform well to register a score against this Annan Athletic lineup who we think should end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 win for Annan Athletic at the end of the match.
Looking forward to this.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Galabank (2,504)
Captain: Steven Swinglehurst
Chairman: Philip Jones
Manager: Peter Murphy
Competitions: League One position 7
🔑 Star Player: Dominic Docherty
Mostly taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Dominic Docherty was born in Scotland. After having played his first senior match for Queen's Park in the 2016 - 2017 season, the gifted Midfielder has managed to score 3 league goals in the League One 2023 - 2024 season to date in 6 appearances.