KEVIN CAWLEY put Alloa's hard-fought victory over Airdrieonians down to hard work as they ground out three points at the Indodrill Stadium last Saturday.

The midfielder put in another stellar display as the Wasps made it three in a row, and says it's the kind of victory which could prove vital come the end of the season.

He admitted his side could have made it more convincing, but insisted the squad were just delighted with the three points.

Cawley told Advertiser Sport: "It was a great result. Everybody worked hard.

"It was a cagey game at times with both teams sussing each other out. We played well in spells but it is always crucial when you get the first goal.

"We would have liked to get another goal in the second half but although we didn't manage it, we are just happy to have got the win.

"This kind of win is so important because you have to grind it out."

Cawley is relieved that Alloa are finally starting to find some consistency, and pointed to the defeat at Stranraer as the moment they turned their season around.

He said: "That's three wins on the bounce now has shown that we are finding some consistency. The key has been hard work – everyone knows we had a poor start so we had to act and address that.

"Everybody has stepped up their game over the last few weeks and it's showing in the results we are getting.

"The Stranraer game was a turning point for us. Obviously the manager wasn't too happy with a few things and after that we stepped up training.

"Everyone is giving an extra five to ten per cent and it's paying off, because over the past three weeks we have done really well."

Next up for Cawley and his team-mates is a trip to Albion Rovers, and a chance to consolidate their position in the league table after they rose from sixth to third thanks to last Saturday's victory.

He added: "Albion Rovers gave us a beating at our own place so hopefully we can do that to them on Saturday. It's a case of who is coming into the game with momentum, and at the minute we have that going for us.

"We have been down near the bottom but it just shows you what a couple of wins can do. Now it's about who is the most consistent, because that's who is going to be up there challenging at the end of the season."