ALLOA scored an excellent win over Glenrothes, avenging a defeat at Carleton Park earlier in the season.

All in all, it was a good quality performance from the home side given that they had not played a fixture for around two months for reasons of frozen or flooded pitches and their opposition not being able to raise a side.

Blaine Gilchrist and Cammy Nimmo were to the fore in the early exchanges with strong ball carrying and after some near misses Alloa took the lead.

The back division handled neatly to give Callum McAllister just enough room to squeeze over in the corner. Lee Cairney then boomed over a touchline conversion.

Glenrothes pulled a score back before the Alloa backs again conjured up an overlap with this time Marc Murray finishing in the right hand corner.

Murray extended his side's lead with a second try when he broke away in open play and just had the legs to reach the try line despite a desperate tap tackle by a Glenrothes defender.

With their scrum becoming ever stronger Alloa kept up the pressure in the second half, looking for the bonus point try.

It came after a period of sustained pressure on the Glenrothes line with finally Martin McKenzie darting over following a quickly taken penalty.

Glens did manage to pull back a second score before Matt Pope settled the match in typical fashion in shaking off several would be tacklers en route to the line. Lee Cairney finished proceedings with a second conversion.

Alloa now move on to an away fixture in Dundee when they face Harris Rugby this Saturday with a kick off 2pm.