A DELIGHTED Jim Goodwin once again heaped praise on his players’ fighting spirit – but revealed he was furious after their first half display.

The Wasps had once again fell behind in a match - for the fifth time in six games - thanks to a Chris Millar strike from 25-yards.

But, as they have done so often this season, Alloa fought back as Alan Trouten slotted home from the penalty spot and a calamitous own goal by Kerr Waddell secured all three points.

And although he was delighted to see them once again fight back, Goodwin insisted he was sick of seeing his Wasps having to perform heroics to claim points.

Goodwin told Advertiser Sport: "I was really angry at half time – the first time I have been for a long, long time.

"I am sick of giving teams a goal start and that's been since the start of the season.

"We have had so many draws because we have had to fight back in games when we've gone behind.

"We need to stop doing it because we can't keep relying on having to come back to win games.

"But the players once again showed tremendous character to comeback."

It proved a fruitful day for Alloa, with relegation rivals Partick Thistle and Falkirk grinding out a 1-1 draw at Firhill and Dunfermline losing at Dundee United.

The results ensure Alloa remain eighth in the table, with a six point lead over the bottom two and just one point behind the Fife side.

However, they are only seven points from the Premiership playoff places and Goodwin is encouraging his side to try and finish as high up the table as possible.

He continued: "I've long said to the boys that we just need to focus on ourselves and not bother about what Falkirk and Partick Thistle are doing.

"Let's look up the way.

"We are only one point behind Dunfermline and five behind Morton, seven outside the playoffs; it would be absolute carnage if we managed to sneak into the playoff spot.

"What are they going to do to try and stop us then."