League 1 and 2 wrap
JACK ROSS’S reaction to Alloa Athletic’s 10-match winning streak coming to an end was simple. The task for his players is to go out and try and do it again.
Putting together another run of that stature together is easier said than done given that, after travelling to Queen’s Park on Saturday, their next game is at Celtic Park in the Betfred Cup.
“All we do is start another one,” the Alloa manager said after his team were dismantled by Livingston in the first half at the Indodrill Stadium, losing 3-1 in League One.
There is no doubt this result took the wind out of their sails. Scott Pittman, Liam Buchanan and Michael Miller had scored before half-time and all Alloa had to show for the second half was a Greig Spence penalty.
Brechin City moved to the top of the league as they held off Airdrieonians 3-2 at Glebe Park. Brechin twice had their lead cancelled out before Dougie Hill scored the winning goal.
There were first league wins of the season for Albion Rovers and Peterhead.
Albion overwhelmed Stenhousemuir with four secondhalf goals in a 4-0 win at Cliftonhill and manager Darren Young was pleased with what he saw. “We have been playing well all season but everything came together here,” he said.
Peterhead also scored their goals in the second half as they saw off Queen’s Park, who missed a first-half penalty, 2-0. Jamie Redman and Nicky Riley netted.
Jamie Insall scored both of East Fife’s goals in a 2-0 home win over Stranraer with manager Gary Naysmith revealing a social night earlier in the week had helped build team spirit.
Forfar Athletic made it five wins out of five to go five points clear at the top of League Two with a 2-1 win at Annan Athletic.
Forfar trailed to a Max Wright penalty but hit back to take the points through Andy Munro and Lewis Milne.
It came after some strong words in the dressing-room at half-time but Munro believes the result was significant.
“I do not think Annan will lose many games at home so to beat them will send doubts into other team’s minds about how good we are,” he said.
“Teams like Arbroath and Clyde are the ones who have spent the big money but I am not surprised at how well we have done.
“We have top players and we have shown we can compete at the top end.”
Clyde moved second with a 3-2 home win over Arbroath. Veteran striker Peter MacDonald hit the decider.
Edinburgh City picked up their first point since joining the SPFL, Ross Allum’s 85th-minute strike earning them a 1-1 draw at Stirling Albion.