Alloa secure play-off victory

Alloa secured their place in the Scottish First Division after

claiming a 3-1 aggregate victory over Dunfermline in the play-off

final.

Dunfermline won the second leg 1-0 after Allan Smith’s

second-half goal but Alloa’s 3-0 win in the first leg ensured they

had a big enough cushion.

Smith struck in the 72nd minute as Dunfermline tried desperately

to overturn Alloa’s advantage.

But they could not force a big finale with their hopes stymied

by the dismissal of Stephen Husband.

The defeat led to Dunfermline being relegated as they failed to

produce a similar comeback to the one they managed in the

semi-final against Forfar.