LUKE DONNELLY was delighted to nab a goal in his first start for Alloa since the end of January.

The striker returned to the starting XI and opened the scoring for the Wasps in a 2-0 victory over FC Edinburgh.

Alloa controlled the match throughout, successfully keeping Edinburgh at bay and allowing them to register only one shot on target.

Donnelly was pleased with the team’s performance and said it felt good to be on the scoresheet after struggling with injuries.

He said: “I felt we were very good on the ball during the first half and then in the second, it was more of a team defending performance.

“It was good to get the goal – throughout the first half, we created a few chances and were a bit unlucky but then the ball fell to me and I was happy to put it in.

“The last few weeks haven’t been great, I’ve not been able to train as much as I’d like to. I trained this week and hopefully I can remain injury free for the rest of the season.”

Quinn Coulson doubled Alloa’s lead in the last ten minutes with a wonder goal, aided by a mistake from the Edinburgh keeper.

This was Coulson’s first goal for the Wasps and Donnelly was full of praise for the teenager, adding that he provides a “different dimension” to the team.

“We’ve got me, Ross [MacIver] and big [Conor] Sammon and they’ve been excellent all season,” Donnelly added. “Quinn has come in and added a different dimension and has been excellent as well.

“It’s good competition for places and you know you need to be at your best to stay in the team.

“Scoring today is brilliant for him – he’s been excellent since he came in, he works hard and provides a different dimension.

“Ross, Sammon and I are all quite taller and don’t have as much pace but Quinn can really get at people and is fearless.”

Next up for Alloa is a visit from Clyde, who currently sit second from bottom and will be looking to take points off the Wasps as they fight to avoid relegation.

“Every single team in this league can beat eachother,” Donnelly said. “No team can just turn up and beat any other team.

“You need to be at your best to beat Clyde and hopefully we can turn up and get the three points but it won’t be easy.”