For the 2nd week in a row Alloa gave a good account of themselves, this time against league leaders, Grangemouth who were attempting to defend a 100% win record.
Alloa got off to a good start when Alan Keir
kicked over a 25 metre penalty for a 3 point lead after only 2 minutes of play and despite missing key Forwards James Dawson
, Gary Taylor
and Matthew Pope they dominated the Stags pack for most of the afternoon. However, a failure to take their chances and a lack of cutting edge proved to be their downfall in the end once again.
Grangemouth scored a well worked backs move after 30 minutes and although Alan Keir
kicked over his 2nd successful penalty of the afternoon for a 6-10 half time score, Grangemouth added another try and a penalty in the 2nd period for a 9 point victory.
The disappointment for Alloa is that they have competed extremely well against the Divisions top two sides, but ultimately have no further points to add to their league tally despite all their efforts.
However, they have the chance to rectify this over the next few weeks when they face Blairgowrie at home this Saturday (2pm KO) and Fife Southern, away the following week.
Once again, there are no easy matches in this league, but on their day, Alloa have proved that they are a match for any side in this league and if they can convert their chances into tries, then they will surely begin to climb the league table.