ALLOA boss Jim Goodwin was full of praise for his side's character as they battled back to secure a precious point at Dunfermline.

The part timers had found themselves behind to an Aidan Keena strike and Iain Flannigan own goal.

Trailing 2-0 at half time, the Wasps fought back thanks to an Alan Trouten brace to make it five games unbeaten in the Championship.

It was the sixth time already this season they have comeback from behind to secure points and Goodwin was effusive in his praise for his team.

He said: "You can be the best manager in the world and have the best group of players technically...You can talk formation and tactics.

"But the team spirit, the character and togetherness they've got in that dressing room you can't buy. That's something that comes from within.

"They should be so proud of their efforts in the second half.

"We know we are coming to some difficult places and playing against some difficult teams.

"All I ask for is 100 per cent commitment and you can see that from the players who just never give up."

For most inside East End Park, the result seemed extremely unlikely at half time after the Wasps' abject first half showing.

And Goodwin was in no doubt his side had vastly improved after regrouping at the break.

He said: "It definitely was a game of two different halves. I thought Dunfermline were excellent in the first half and we were off it. There's no doubt about that.

"We didn't compete well enough or show the right composure on the ball and it was just wave after wave of attack.

"So we were delighted to get in at half time at 2-0 and changed the shape a wee bit and stressed the importance of the next goal."

With Trouten dropping deeper to help out the Wasps midfield, the Clackmannanshire side were able to exert much more control in the second half.

The tactical switch proved crucial and, as Alloa swarmed forward in search of their second, the home crowd grew increasingly agitated before Trouten notched the equaliser.

Goodwin added: "I really did feel if we got the next goal that the fans would get a wee bit nervy and thought the players would too. That definitely seemed to be the case.

"We were much better in the second half, there's no doubt about that. Both in possession and without it. We competed a lot better and picked up a lot of second balls.

"I don't think Neil Parry has a save to make to be honest with you and it's just fantastic."