Alloa 0 - 1 Dunfermline: Pars earn first win in five
The Pars built on their midweek draw in Inverness courtesy of the left-back’s sensational second-half strike.
Always a willing attacker, Longridge speared his first-time shot into the top corner from 20 yards out following a cross from substitute Kallum Higginbotham.
“It was a really good goal. I think I’ll need to put Jacko up front the way he is finishing,” smiled manager Allan Johnston. “Hopefully that kick-starts our season.”
Alloa were made to pay for passing up two gilt-edged opportunities before the break. Greig Spence saw his first effort booted off the line by Lee Ashcroft and then Dunfermline keeper Lee Robinson somehow repelled his close-range effort.
“The result’s not great,” said Alloa manager Jim Goodwin, “but it just shows you how important it is to take your chances at key moments.”