Loan Watch

6th May 2019

It was the final day of the league season in the lower leagues, with the play-off schedule commencing this week. Let's find out who's taking part...

Zanatta helps Alloa pull off Great Escape

A 1-1 draw with Ayr United secured Alloa's place in the Ladbrokes Championship as they pulled off a fantastic escape from relegation.

Connor Shield's strike put the Wasps ahead at Somerset Park but the league's top scorer Lawrence Shankland pulled one back for the Honest Men.

Jim Goodwin's side - the only part-time in the league - were favourites for the drop and have flirted with the bottom spot at various time this season, but in recent weeks they've turned their fortunes around.

Thanks to their draw on Saturday and results elsewhere they finished eighth - one point above the relegation play-off place.

Moore and Henderson help Forfar reach second place

Lewis Moore was a late subsitute as Forfar Athletic secured second place in Ladbrokes League One by beating East Fife 3-2.

Scott Agnew put the Fifers ahead before Murray MacKintosh, Dylan Easton and Dale Hilton put Jim Weir's side in the lead. Ross Dunlop got one back for the hosts, but they could not find an equaliser. 

The Loons were also helped by Euan Henderson's Montrose as the Gable Endies drew 1-1 with Raith, allowing Forfar to leapfrog their Fife promotion rivals.

Graham Webster put the hosts ahead before Craig McGuffie's leveller ten minutes later, but neither side could break the deadlock before the full time whistle.

This means that Forfar will now face Raith in the a promotion play-off match, with the first leg due to be played on Tuesday night at Stark's Park.