ALLOA were defeated by League One winners Dunfermline as they came to the end of the regular campaign.

The Wasps came off the back of a huge win in Montrose last week, which guaranteed them a place in the playoffs, but two goals from Craig Wighton and Paul McGowan sealed the win for the visitors.

Brian Rice opted for a few changes since the week before, with Mark Durnan coming in to replace George Stanger, who featured on the bench. He was joined in defence by Andy Graham and David Devine. They lined up in front of Jay Hogarth as usual.

Michael Doyle and Murray Miller remained in the line-up, joined by Adam King and Quinn Coulson, who replaced Luke Strachan and Stefan Scougall.

Ross MacIver and Kevin Cawley started up top, joined by Cameron O’Donnell, whilst Conor Sammon and Luke Donnelly were on the bench.

Rice commended Dunfermline on winning the league and expressed hope that more of the team would be back ahead of the playoffs.

Rice said: “Let’s be fair here -we’re playing the champions here today, who have won the league by a good distance.

“They’re a really good team, so congratulations to Dunfermline on winning the league. They’ve been the best team all season.

“It was important to get through the game today. If you look at the team today, the bench – we had five or six starters not playing.

“Fingers crossed that some of them will be available for Tuesday night.

“Scougall was in the hospital ill, [Scott] Taggart didn’t play, [Daniel] Church is out, [Jon] Robertson is out, Strachan is out.

“It was down to the bare bones today but the boys gave it everything they had and we were playing the best team in the league so I’ve no qualms about the result.”

Results today guaranteed Alloa finished fourth in the league, meaning they will face ninth place Championship team Hamilton Academical in the playoffs, Rice’s former club.

Rice insisted it didn't matter that they'd be facing his old club, instead placing focus on going out and trying to win the tie.

“It’s not about me,” Rice added. “It’s about us going out against Hamilton and trying to get through after two games.

“It’s going to be really difficult because I know all about Hamilton. I know what kind of player they’ve got and the spirit they’ve got.

“They’re a Championship team, they didn’t come down [relegated] automatically so they’re a Championship team as things stand.

“It’s going to be really difficult but we need to make sure we give it everything we’ve got, we don’t leave anything out on that pitch.

“To be fair to the boys, I look at the league we’re in and we’ve finished the best out of the part-time teams.

“Three full-time teams above us [Dunfermline, Falkirk and Airdrie] and we’re the best out of the part-time teams.

“I’m delighted about that. I would’ve like to have won today but the important thing was getting through today and picking up no more injuries.”

The playoffs are set to start on Tuesday, with Alloa hosting Hamilton in the first leg of the semi-final.

The return leg will take place on Saturday, with the winner of the tie going on to face one of either Falkirk or Airdrie, who finished second and third in League One.