ALLOA hosted Blairgowrie in their final home fixture of the season against a strong visiting side.

Blairgowrie started off strongly, scoring in the first minute and registered tries at regular intervals in the first half.

The hosts struggled to make their mark on the game and conceded five tries before the break. Alloa clawed back some points through a penalty and conversion by Lee Cairney and a well taken try by Calum McAllister.

The teams entered the break with Blairgowrie leading Alloa 29 to 10.

Alloa came out the break stronger, allowing Cammy Nimmo to slice through the visitors’ defence. Blairgowrie had already scored the first try of the half and quickly countered Nimmo’s try.

Alloa were sitting 43-15 down with most of the second half still to play.

Rab Truesdale, James Shaw and Michael Doig came off the bench to help swing the momentum back in Alloa’s favour.

Scott McLennan finished off an Alloa attack, Shaw registered a try to score a bonus point for Alloa.

Blairgowrie looked to have lost their stride, allowing Alloa number eight Matt Pope to score twice.

Alloa were suddenly within six points behind but Blairgowrie responded with two late tries to seal the result for the visitors.

Alloa play their last game of the season away to Dundee Rugby 2nd XV on Saturday.