WASPS manager Jim Goodwin insists the league title is still all to play for after watching his team secure a fourth win on the bounce.

Alloa converted a late penalty to break Stenhousemuir hearts and close in on the league leaders.

Livingston have a seven-point cushion, but Goodwin insisted his team will not give up the chase.

He told Advertiser Sport: "Livingston have set the standard and they've been the team to catch.

"We've always said, in recent weeks, we'll never throw in the towel. We'll keep going right to the end.

"It's back to seven with nine games to play and we still need to play them as well. We just need to focus and concentrate on our own jobs, and make sure that we're doing what we're doing and keep picking up the results."

The battle with the Warriors was well-fought on both sides but the manager commended the squad's strength in depth for getting them over the line.

He said: "At 1-1 there with 15 to go, we made a change and went all out attack and thankfully it paid off.

"I'm very lucky to have the kind of squad that I have, where I have those kinds of options. Stevie Hetherington and Jon Robertson are out through suspension but even then my bench looks pretty strong.

"So to take two big members of the squad out of it completely and to still have those attacking options is great."

Dylan Mackin put in an inspired performance as he scored and then won the penalty, from which Greig Spence scored the winner.

Goodwin praised the youngster for making a crucial impact at the club and emphasised that he offers a different option in attack.

The manager said: "Big Dylan's been fantastic since he came in. He's only a young boy, still a bit raw, but he's an old fashioned number nine and that's what we've been lacking right from the start of the season.

"He competes well, he's a nightmare for centre halves. He holds the ball up, links the game up well, does fantastic for his own goal.

"When other people might have lashed at it with their right foot, he's got the composure to Cruyff it back onto his left and score a great goal."

The gaffer admitted that the performance was more about hard work than flowing football and stressed that the result was paramount.

He said: "We spoke about just how important the win was. We wanted to go out and play great football because we have the players to do that but when needs must we need to roll our sleeves up and I thought we did that very well."

Stenhousemuir felt aggrieved at the referee's decision to award the penalty against David Marsh, a moment which ultimately decided the game.

However, Goodwin said: "I thought the centre half has clearly kicked my striker. I think you could hear the sound of the boots being kicked. I thought the referee got it right.

"I think Dylan was very honest earlier on, about five minutes before, where he gets kicked again in the box and he tries to stay on his feet when possibly other people might have went down."

He added: "I know that Stenhousemuir will have been disappointed not to have taken something from the game. I thought their performance was very good.

"You can see that they're a team that's fighting for their lives down the bottom of the table. I think they deserve really good credit for making the game as competitive as it was."