BRIAN RICE said last week Alloa had a great habit of bouncing back and his side displayed that in fine form beating FC Edinburgh 2-0.

Rice opted for a few changes from the team last week, most notably Luke Donnelly coming in to replace Conor Sammon, which proved fruitful as the striker opened the scoring for the Wasps, whilst maintaining pressure on the Edinburgh defence throughout.

Edinburgh grew into the match in the second half but found themselves to be no match for Alloa, who kept them at bay throughout, allowing them only one shot on target in the whole game.

Rice was full of praise for the squad, highlighting Donnelly’s performance as a standout.

He said: “It was a really good performance from us – I don’t think anyone can have any complaints about the way the game went.

“We passed the ball well, we changed our shape a wee bit due to injuries that we’re carrying and I’m really pleased.

“They’ve caused us problems before and they’ve scored a few goals against us but I thought today we were a lot more controlled in our play.

“We were patient – goals change games and once we got the first goal, we started to pass it about a bit better.

“Luke’s a good player – He’s just coming back from injury and right now hardly trains but he’s got a quality there to open up defences and link up play.

“He got his goal today and we all know how good a player he is.”

The match was all but finished as Quinn Coulson scored a wonder goal, taking a touch off the keeper before finding the back of the net, in what was the teenager’s first goal for the club.

“I snapped him up a few weeks ago and he’s performed well in the team,” Rice added.

“He got lucky with the goal, his first for us, but I’m delighted cause he works really hard.

“I’m delighted to come here, keep a clean sheet and pick up a valuable three points.

“For a club like us to be up there challenging, with the season we’ve had around injuries, it’s a credit to the lads themselves."

The Wasps will play Clyde next week, a team fighting to avoid relegation, giving the Wasps a chance to keep momentum going as they push to maintain a playoff spot.

“We know Clyde will come and make it difficult for us,” Rice continued.

“Every game in this league is good. Everybody’s got something to play for.”