WASPS boss Jim Goodwin was left frustrated after his side failed to capitalise on a strong first-half display as they lost out to Raith Rovers last Saturday.

Goodwin saw his players go in level at the break despite dominating the opening 45 minutes, before goals from former Alloa stars Greig Spence and Liam Buchanan won it for the hosts.

The Wasps manager admitted that Kevin Cawley's consolation just came too late for his players to find a route back into the game.

Goodwin told Advertiser Sport: "We are really disappointed with the end result. In the first half we played really well but we never got started in the second half.

"We dominated the game before half time but we didn't manage to create any real clear-cut chances.

"After that I knew Barry Smith would be looking for a reaction from his players.

"We expected them to come out in the second half all guns blazing and they did that.

"The first goal for me is so disappointing. To have defended as well as we have in recent weeks and then concede such a soft goal is poor.

"The cross comes in and we have just got to deal with it. Greig is two yards from goal and he has a simple header.

"We highlighted some things during the week but unfortunately we weren't able to stop them.

"Goals change games. We kept going right to the end and I think if we'd made it 2-1 with a bit more time left we would have gone on to take something but we just ran out of time."

Wasps striker PJ Crossan thought he had won his side a penalty in the closing moments of the first half, but was instead booked for taking a dive and Goodwin admitted that he thought it would have been soft to award the spot-kick.

He said: "I don't think there was enough contact for it to warrant a penalty, but it wasn't a dive.

"That's not something we encourage, and if the referee has seen it that way he has to book PJ.

"But he's so quick in and around the box that the slightest touch can send him off balance."

In the last fortnight Alloa have lost out to both of the league's top two, Ayr and Raith, and despite the losses, the manager believes his team's performances have been of a high standard.

He added: "The last two games have been disappointing because we have played well in both of them, yet we have nothing to show.

"People who haven't seen the games won't care about the performances, they will only see the end result. And we have got no points from those games when I feel as though we probably deserved something from them."