Livingston, playing tonight in purple, got the game underway on a dreary autumnal evening at the Indodrill Stadium.
Having featured for Livingston first team at the weekend from the bench, Dale Carrick was named as a substitute. It wasn't long though before we'd see Carrick on the pitch. After a series of robust challenges on Kyle Sampson, he was carried off by Livingston medical staff replaced by the under-20s top scorer Carrick and immediately the twenty-two year old could have scored. Matthew Knox hit the byline, his cross met by a Carrick diving header which went a whisker wide of the post.
Livingston were having more of the ball and looking more threatening early on. So then to some surprise it was Alloa who would provide opening goal. A cross from the left by Matthew Greene, after some good work to beat his man, found John Cunningham free in the box who drilled the ball under Conor Quinn.
The boys in purple soon replied. Carrick beat his man on the right hand side and found Knox in the box for an almost identical goal to the one scored at the other end five minutes prior.
Both teams continued to try and get forward making for an entertain game for the fifty of so spectators. Alloa defender Kierin Allison was stretchered off injured in an innocuous looking challenge. Allison replaced by Caleb Harari as Alloa had to reschuffle their back four.