ANOTHER game, another soft goal for Jim Goodwin to lament after he watched his side lose to Dunfermline.

In an utterly dreadful 90 minutes of football, Bruce Anderson slotted home the game's only goal in the second half as the Wasps plummeted to the bottom of the Championship.

Two points now divides Alloa from ninth placed Partick Thistle – who scored a stoppage time winner against Dundee United – and the Wee County side will have to defy the odds, once again, to secure safety.

"I thought it was a terrible game of football," the Irishman said. "Conditions didn't help and there was wind. The pitch was really sticky and both teams were very wasteful in possession.

"It was the kind of game that I felt had 0-0 written all over it.

"Neither goalkeeper has had a great deal to do. Neil Parry had barely any saves to make and Ryan Scully had nothing to do.

"I would have been delighted if we had taken a draw from the game and just moved on because it wasn't a great game of football whatsoever.

"I thought the two centre-halves marshalled Bruce Anderson well for most of the game, apart from the goal.

"That's what all good strikers do, they don't do a lot during the game and then pop up at the key moments.

"We need to defend the goal a whole lot better. We end up with an overload on the right hand side and then don't do enough to stop the cross.

"Then when it comes into the box, I think we need to deal with it a whole lot better."

The Wasps were left to rue an early penalty call that seemed to go against them in the first half, when Euan Anderson waved play on after Dario Zanatta was brought down by James Craigen in the box.

Goodwin and his side had raged at the officials at the time, but the Alloa boss later insisted he had to see the foul again before making up his mind.

He said: "Dario (Zanatta) says there was definitely contact. He says he was pushed and if it's in the box, then it's a penalty.

"We don't seem to get those kind of decisions, unfortunately, but I will watch it back and see.

"It doesn't really matter a jot now, but it would have been nice to be given it and see if we could have gotten our noses in front."

More positively, Goodwin was pleased with the performance of teenager Jack Hamilton after the Livingston loanee made his first start for the club.

Goodwin added: "We brought Jack in for a bit more presence. I thought he came in at Queen of the South and did really well.

"I thought he would give us more of an outlet there aerially and physically. Jack did fine, he didn't have a poor game."