KEVIN CAWLEY admitted he was relieved to have finally made his 250th appearance in an Alloa shirt on Tuesday.

The attacking midfielder had been due to reach the landmark in last week’s postponed fixture against Airdrieonians, but was kept waiting after that game and Saturday’s home game against East Fife were snowed off.

But the ‘Beast from the East’ only delayed the inevitable as he finally got the chance to reach the milestone in his side’s thrilling victory over Arbroath.

Cawley told Advertiser Sport: “I had to wait a couple of weeks because of the weather but it’s good to finally reach 250 appearances. I’m really pleased.

"I’d probably have more if I hadn’t left a couple of years ago but hopefully there’s more to come. The next achievement I’m aiming for is 300 games.

“It was nice to get it in such a good game as well. There were plenty of goals and action at both ends of the park. Overall, we are really pleased with the result.

"It was good to get the three points, especially since we had a poor performance last week down at Stranraer.”

As one of Alloa’s most exciting players, it was appropriate that Cawley’s special night should come on an evening when the Wasps were involved in an eight-goal thriller against their playoff rivals.

A whirlwind opening period helped the home side to a 5-3 victory, and Cawley was delighted with the result.

He said: “In the first 15 minutes we blew them away with the three goals. We did really well in the attacking areas. It was good to go in at 4-1 as well.

“In the second half we never really got going and after they got their second our backs were against the wall a bit, but we saw it out. We’re just pleased to have got the result.”

The 28-year-old has linked up well with January signings Ross Stewart and the returning Jordan Kirkpatrick, and he reckons the trio have developed a great understanding.

Cawley added: “Myself, Jordan and Ross linked up well. Kirky and Ross train together every day and having played with Kirky when he was here last season, we know each other quite well. We do work on things in training, and that’s starting to pay off.”