DESPITE cruel conditions, Alloa Athletic ran rings around visiting FC Edinburgh in the first half to secure three points at the Indodrill.

Brian Rice’s side produced a dominating performance for the first forty-five minutes to go 2-0 up thanks to goals from Conor Sammon.

Edinburgh came into the game in the second half but, despite pulling a goal back early on, it wasn’t enough to take anything from the game.

Sammon showed considerable hunger and drive during the whole match and capitalised on fine assists from Luke Strachan and Daniel Church to score a brace, carrying on his form from the week before.

He was unlucky not to have a third as an early effort was ruled out due to a foul on an Edinburgh defender.

Speaking to Advertiser Sport, Sammon told us he was delighted to be on the scoresheet again and hopes to carry his form into the coming games.

He said: “I’m delighted to add to my goal tally. I had gone through a spell where I hadn’t scored in a while after a good start to the season.

“I’m happy to get back amongst the goals and just looking to score as many as I can and helping us win games and get up the league table.

“Two brilliant crosses from the boys led to the goals today.”

Alloa had previously struggled against FC Edinburgh, who have beaten them 4-3 and 4-2 previously this season. Sammon said he commended the team’s spirit to produce a result today.

He said: “I’m absolutely delighted. We were happy to get the win – looking at the league table, we were six points behind Edinburgh so we were just gunning for the win after a good game last week.

“We’re hoping to build the momentum and keep us in contention. It’s tight at the top and you don’t want to get caught adrift.

“First half, I thought we were really good. Edinburgh came back into it after scoring but I thought we showed a lot of character to hold on to the win.”

Next up for the Wasps is a visit from nearby rivals Falkirk for a fourth round Scottish Cup clash next Saturday, January 21.

“There’s always a big rivalry between the two teams and for me, I’m playing against my old club,” Sammon added.

“There’s always that added incentive that we want to have a good cup run. We’re on the back of two good wins so roll on Saturday.

“Another good test for us and the lads are all looking forward to it.”