ALLOA boss Jim Goodwin believes their win over Falkirk could be the defining moment in their season.

The Wasps secured a vital three points to make it two wins in two thanks to goals from Dario Zanatta and substitute Jordan Kirkpatrick in either half.

The three points took Alloa to within a point of both Falkirk and Partick Thistle with only five games left until the end of the season.

Goodwin said: "We are an extremely happy bunch as you can imagine. It was important that we headed to Falkirk and tried to follow up on a good performance last week.

"There's no point going and beating the best team in the league and then going to Falkirk and not being positive in our mindset.

"So we did that from the start and deservedly got ourselves in front. We were disappointed to lose the goal 25 seconds into the second half and we must do better.

"But great testament must go the players as it would have been very easy for the players to go under due to the pressure from Falkirk.

"We stood up and we rode out that storm and then slowly but slowly got ourselves back into the game and then got the late goal.

"We honestly believed that we could go to Falkirk and win the game and you could see that with the way we set up.

"We talked about it during the week that there is no point in playing for a draw. It's not how we go about things and we set our team up to win.

"This is the moment of the season to go and grab momentum. Winning games at this stage of the season is vital in the position we are in."

Kirkpatrick's goal came just seconds after he was introduced to the action as he followed his heroics against Queen of the South with another late winner.

All three of Alloa's substitutes combined for the goal and Goodwin was full of praise for his squad and their togetherness at this late stage in the season.

He continued: "We have got great confidence and we have got great faith as a group.

"People talk about budgets and part-time and things like that. But when you have the togetherness and spirit we have in there then that can take you a long way.

"You can see that on Saturday when you have players who are disappointed not to be in there from the start. Jack Hamilton, Kevin Cawley, and Jordan Kirkpatrick would all have wanted to start.

"All three are then involved in the goal. Kirky is only just on the park and he has the composure to go and win it for us.

"I was delighted for those three boys as they have been terrific in training and don't moan or feel sorry for themselves. They respect the decisions I have to make; I can only pick 11 players on the park.

"But when needed, they are always ready.

"Sometimes you make a change hoping to get a different kind of reaction. The substitutions that we make show that we were keen to win the game.

"Sometimes as a manger you get lucky and they pay off and thankfully on Saturday I got lucky."