ALLOA goalscorer Jordan Kirkpatrick was left frustrated after his side were held by Albion Rovers at the Indodrill Stadium last Saturday.

A wonderful strike from Kirkpatrick had the Wasps in front, but they conceded an equaliser on the stroke of half time.

And the midfielder admitted their performance never recovered from that setback.

Kirkpatrick told Advertiser Sport: “It is not a great result from our point of view. In the first half I thought we were really good. We were dominating the game and had gone ahead.

"We were well on top but then to lose a goal in the last 30 seconds of the half is not ideal. We would have been pretty happy and comfortable coming in at half time 1-0 up but we conceded at a really bad time.

“We didn’t do as well in the second half. We were getting plenty of crosses into the box but nobody was getting on the end of them so that is something we are going to have to work on.”

The former Dumbarton man’s goal was his 16th of a prolific season, but he admitted he would not have scored nearly as many without the understanding he has with his team-mates.

He said: “It is a good scoring record, especially from midfield but I wouldn’t score nearly as many without the boys setting up chances for me.

"They have been brilliant. We have linked up really well and worked ourselves into some really good positions. I could have had another goal which was almost the same but I didn’t get quite as good a connection on it and the keeper made a good save.”

Despite the fact that Livingston can clinch the title when the Wasps travel to face them on Saturday, Kirkpatrick says the squad will be treating it as just another game, and says that they still approach every match full of confidence.

He added: “I think we have to treat the game the same as any other.

"We always go out with the aim of winning every game anyway so it is no different. It doesn’t matter what else is at stake, we just want to go out and win games of football.

“We have played well for the majority of the season but we have had so many draws and that is what has killed us at times.

"We will go into any game feeling confident of winning. The gaffer encourages us to play with confidence so we will hopefully get our rewards for that come the end of the season.”