ALLOA ace Jon Robertson says the Wasps' revival in their League One clash with Raith Rovers came just too late for them to salvage a point.

Kevin Cawley pulled one back to make it 2-1 with four minutes to go, but Robertson admitted his side had left it too late to mount a comeback.

And the versatile star put Alloa's defeat down to a poor 15-minute spell in which Rovers netted twice.

Robertson told Advertiser Sport: "It was a poor start to the second half which killed us. It wasn't an overly bad performance overall and we had a good first half, but for 15 minutes after half time we were poor, and we were punished by clinical strikers.

"We were very good in the first half but we maybe didn't create as many chances as we would have liked.

"Then we just didn't get started in the second half. The first goal was very soft and we had to take care of it.

"They got a lucky break for the second and after that we were right up against it.

"We had too much to do. Our goal just came too late in the day for us to get back in it."

Alloa had a case for a penalty turned down in the first half as young striker PJ Crossan was booked for simulation, and although Robertson agreed with the decision not to award the spot-kick he admitted it would have swung the game in his side's favour.

He said: "If I'm honest I thought at the time the referee had got it right. PJ had a brilliant game and really gave their right-back a tough game, but in that incident his second touch was just a little bit heavy.

"It was unlucky but I don't think there was enough contact for a penalty.

"It's one of those which, if it goes your way, you don't complain because it would have put us in a good position going into half time."

The Wasps have suffered two defeats in their last two games, and Robertson says a big reaction is needed when they travel to take on Forfar on Saturday.

He added: "We were on a good run, scoring goals and not conceding many, but when you get the two best teams in the league back-to-back it's always going to be a big ask.

"We haven't been bad across the two games. We were undone by a late goal against Ayr and then on Saturday a poor 15-minute spell has cost us.

"It's important that we go and put things right against Forfar this weekend."