ALLOA RFC exited the Midlands Bowl, following a 47-28 loss to Glenrothes in the semi-final clash.

Alloa faced a stiff breeze in the first half, with Glenrothes capitalising on that and moving to a 15 point lead.

Glenrothes executed a quickly taken penalty, a try wide on the left and a penalty goal to take an early lead against Alloa.

Alloa fought back, however, with Reece Wilson picking up a pass off his toes and showed great strength to force his way over the line.

Glenrothes got back on their feet though and scored a second penalty and third try from a forward drive from a lineout.

Going into the break, Alloa managed to reduce the deficit as Lee Cairney took a great angle to slice through, he added his second conversion to bring scoring 23-14.

With the elements now in their favour, Alloa looked to try and kick on and gain the upper hand, but spilled the restart and gifted Glenrothes a penalty and fourth try.

Rab Truesdale sparked a mini comeback, putting in a brilliant kick to earn a line out from where Scott McClennan cut through on a great line and Trusedale then supported and crashed over.

Truesdale followed this brilliant piece of play up with a perfectly placed chip into the in-goal area, with Jamie Cruikshank winning the race to the touchdown.

Lee Cairney landed both conversions and Alloa found themselves within one point of taking the lead.

Glenrothes stretched their lead, however, with a try from deep with the Alloa defence falling off tackles.

The home side added a sixth and final try in the closing minutes to seal their victory and knock Alloa out of the Cup.

Alloa RFC will now have a week off before resuming league duties, facing Aberfeldy on March 23.