LIVE: Dundee United 2-1 Alloa Athletic

Dundee United are without the injured Mark Connolly as they try to close the gap to the top of the Championship to just five points as Alloa visit.

Connolly's place at the heart of the defence is taken by Rachid Bouhenna.

Like Connolly, Peter Pawlett had to come off in the win over Ross County on Tuesday is only fit enough for the bench.

Teams: Utd - Siegrist, Watson, Reynolds, Bouhenna, Booth, C Smith, Stanton, Butcher, Robson, Clark, McMullan.

Alloa - Parry, Taggart, Dick, Graham, Hetherington, Robertson, Trouten, Flannigan, Kirkpatrick, Zanatta, Shields.

Ref: Nick Walsh.

15/03/19 Reverse order Timestamp format


  1. 1' - We're off at Tannadice.

    TD Tom Duthie
  2. 2' - It's a slow start, but it's already clear Alloa will sit deep.

    TD Tom Duthie
  3. 5' - Watson send the ball forward for McMullan to chase. That's going through to the goalie.

    TD Tom Duthie
  4. 6' - Zanatta shoots from distance. Siegrist saves well and repeats the performance when Trouten gets the rebound.

    TD Tom Duthie
  5. 6' - The Utd goalie doesn't do well when the corner comes across and the ball ends up in his net with Kirkpatrick getting the vital final touch.

    TD Tom Duthie
  6. 7' - The keeper failed to hold Flannigan's corner and compounded the error by chasing after the loose ball when he was never getting it.

    TD Tom Duthie
  7. 9' - Utd try to hit back and McMullan sees a shot blocked by Graham.

    TD Tom Duthie
  8. 11' - Utd force a corner. Smith sends it in and there's a scramble before Watson sees a shot tipped over by Parry.

    TD Tom Duthie
  9. 15' - Utd have had plenty possession, but there's very little room for them to exploit in the Alloa half.

    TD Tom Duthie
  10. 16' - A poor back pass by Bouhenna sees another corner conceded.

    TD Tom Duthie
  11. 16' - This time Siegrist punches Robertson's kick clear.

    TD Tom Duthie
  12. 17' - Flannigan fouls Stanton. Booth has a go from the free kick, but hits it into the wall.

    TD Tom Duthie
  13. 21' - Zanatta looks to have beaten the Utd offside trap as he chases a long ball. He's halted by a late flag, much to the relief of the home defence.

    TD Tom Duthie
  14. 23' - Utd have been sluggish so far.

    TD Tom Duthie
  15. 26' - GOAL! Dick fouls Watson out wide. Robson sends the free kick over and as Clark and Graham go for the ball it comes off the Alloa skipper and ends up in the net.

    TD Tom Duthie
  16. 27' - There was more than a hint of good fortune about that, but no one in the home camp is complaining.

    TD Tom Duthie
  17. 32' - Smith has a go from outside the area, but his shot is blocked.

    TD Tom Duthie
  18. 34' - Stanton with a low shot from 18 yards. Well saved by Parry.

    TD Tom Duthie
  19. 35' - McMullan to Watson on the right. His cross is easily dealt with.

    TD Tom Duthie
  20. 36' - Butcher from all of 30 yards. Parry keeps it out, but only just.

    TD Tom Duthie
  21. 38' - Clark is penalised when he goes up with Parry for a high ball. He's not impressed with that decision and neither are the home fans.

    TD Tom Duthie
  22. 41' - Reynolds breaks forward. It looks promising until his pass for Robson is too strong.

    TD Tom Duthie
  23. 43' - Smith takes a knock and is replaced by Pawlett.

    TD Tom Duthie
  24. 45' - Bouhenna with a shot. That's just inches.

    TD Tom Duthie
  25. 45' - HT 1-1.

    TD Tom Duthie
  26. 46' - The second half starts.

    TD Tom Duthie
  27. 47' - Pawlett with a cross from the left. Parry clutches the ball safely.

    TD Tom Duthie
  28. 49' - A McMullan shot is deflected behind for a corner. Pawlett's kick produces another good take by Parry.

    TD Tom Duthie
  29. 50' - Pawlett surges forward. Nothing comes of it this time, but he's made a difference.

    TD Tom Duthie
  30. 53' - Bouhenna booked for a foul on Zanatta. Bit harsh.

    TD Tom Duthie
  31. 55' - Utd have upped the pace this half.

    TD Tom Duthie
  32. 55' - Pawleet crosses from the left and Watson heads over. That was a chance.

    TD Tom Duthie
  33. 57' - Pawlett plays a good pass to Booth and it brings a corner. This kick reaches Butcher, but he can't steer his header on target.

    TD Tom Duthie
  34. 58' - McMullan picks out Pawlett who shoots high from 18 yards.

    TD Tom Duthie
  35. 59' - This is becoming the Peter Pawlett show.

    TD Tom Duthie
  36. 62' - Alloa send on Cawley for Trouten.

    TD Tom Duthie
  37. 65' - A scare for Utd when a Flannigan free kick reaches Kirkpatrick. His header is well saved by Siegrist.

    TD Tom Duthie
  38. 66' - What a save! McMullan crosses for Watson whose header looks a goal all the way until Parry pulls off a tremendous one-handed save.

    TD Tom Duthie
  39. 66' - Utd send on Harkes for Stanton.

    TD Tom Duthie
  40. 68' - Robson sets off on a fine run down the left. He goes past two men, but his cross is cleared by Graham.

    TD Tom Duthie
  41. 72' - We're into the last 20 and it's getting a bit tense.

    TD Tom Duthie
  42. 75' - Utd send on Seaman Watson and Alloa Hamilton for Shields.

    TD Tom Duthie
  43. 78' - A Zanatta shot is deflected behind. Alloa are still in this.

    TD Tom Duthie
  44. 80' - Hetherington booked for catching Pawlett with his boot.

    TD Tom Duthie
  45. 82' - Robson booked for a deliberate trip on Cawley.

    TD Tom Duthie
  46. 84' - YESSSS!! Booth crosses from the left and Clark is there to net from inches out.

    TD Tom Duthie
  47. 85' - How often has Clark been the hero since the turn the year? Lots.

    TD Tom Duthie
  48. 86' - Pawlett shoots over from 14 yards. Utd want a third.

    TD Tom Duthie
  49. 87' - The Wasps send on Brown for Hetherington.

    TD Tom Duthie
  50. 88' - Seaman is booked for refusing to give the ball back to Alloa and then throwing it away. Tut tut.

    TD Tom Duthie
  51. 88' - Harkes shoots just wide. United are still doing the attacking.

    TD Tom Duthie
  52. 90' - FT 2-1. Not fantastic, but job done.

    TD Tom Duthie