DARIO ZANATTA made it two goals in two games in Alloa's crucial win at Falkirk – but warned his teammates not to get ahead of themselves after the win.

The Canadian opened the scoring in the first half with a tidy finish from a corner only to see the strike cancelled out less than a minute into the second by Zak Rudden's goal.

The Wasps had to withstand a storm from the hosts before Jordan Kirkpatrick popped up at the death with his first touch to seal the three points and keep Alloa's hopes of defying the drop very much alive.

The win ended a four-year-and-12-game wait for a win over their rivals and couldn't have come at a better time for the Wee County side.

Zanatta told Advertiser Sport: "It was a very important day for our season and we came here and we did what we needed to do to get all three points.

"We headed into the game not looking for a draw, but we wanted all three points. We wanted to build off of last week's great performance and know every game from now until the end of the season is a cup final for us.

"We have worked our tails off to get into this position in the league at this stage of the season. But, we are still bottom so can't get too ahead of ourselves.

"We can build on this and take it into the last few games."

Few inside the Falkirk Stadium could have seen Alloa's winner coming as the hosts relentlessly attacked the Wasps at the start of the second half.

But thanks to stubborn defending, they managed to weather the storm and snatch the vital three points at the end.

The win makes it just one point between the bottom placed Wasps, Partick Thistle, and Falkirk as the survival race threatens to go to the wire.

And Zanatta admitted it would have been very easy for his side to simply fall apart after being caught cold by Rudden's strike.

He continued: "It would have been easy for us to put our heads down and just think 'oh my gosh, here it comes'.

"But we dealt with it so well. Andy (Graham), playing through the pain, and Taggs (Scott Taggart) have done brilliantly. Robbo (Jon Robertson) playing right back has also been brilliant.

"Everyone did a shift on Saturday and we knew it was going to be a tough one and are just delighted to get the three points.

"Everyone knows that we don't have the biggest squad in the league so it is going to take boys playing out of position where they are not too comfortable to step up. Robbo and Taggs have been brilliant for us."

The Wasps were due to face Morton last night in their rearranged fixture as Advertiser Sport was going to press and welcome Queen of the South on Saturday.

After making it two in two, Zanatta insisted he is relishing the chance of shooting Alloa to Championship survival.

"It was a while since I scored, but I have been playing on the left a bit recently and feel pretty comfortable there with more time on the ball," he said.

"I was speaking during the week about how I never score corners so to get a goal from a second ball is always nice. But if I ever score a header, then it's a really good day!

"If I can score a few more until the end of the season which are important to Alloa and to our season, then I am really looking forward to it."