ALLOA stopper Neil Parry feels he couldn't have picked a better game to produce a man-of-the-match performance.

A number of stunning saves to deny Queen of the South were crucial as the Wasps made it four on the bounce thanks to Steven Hetherington's goal direct from a corner.

It was the latest in a string of fine performances in recent weeks from Parry, who has helped to lift Alloa to the heady heights of sixth in the Championship table.

And for Parry, Saturday's display was made all the sweeter as his family were able to make a rare outing to a game in the Wee County.

The 33-year-old told Advertiser Sport: "We are really pleased, but I don't think it was a great game. We maybe got a bit lucky with it, but no one can question our character.

"We defended well when we had to. It was hard with the wind and we didn't play as well as we have done. But in the end it is just a brilliant three points.

"It wasn't really happening for us, but then Stevie (Hetherington) popped up with that. I was actually saying to him on the pitch that it was a shocking corner.

"You can't argue with the result and it just one of those ones where the wind catches it and the keeper has no chance."

The keeper added: "My kids and wife were here and they can't normally make that many games due to clubs and all those things. I probably couldn't have picked a better day for them to make it."

Parry was key to Alloa securing their second clean sheet in four games after ending a run of three months without one against Ross County at the end of March.

The whole defence played their part in keeping the visitor's attack at bay as the makeshift backline once again excelled.

But, the former Albion Rovers man singled out skipper Andy Graham, who was forced to play through the pain barrier after breaking his nose.

Parry continued: "What a warrior Andy is to play behind. I've said it before, he is just easily the best centre half I have ever played with.

"It's just everything, especially his leadership.

"He's got a cut on his leg at the moment and I'm not squeamish, but it nearly made me sick.

"He's the first one to training to start and the last to leave. He's just the perfect teammate."

The Wasps travel to face Partick Thistle on Saturday and know a win could potentially be enough to secure second-tier football next season.

They then host Inverness Caley Thistle before travelling to Ayr United on the last day of the season.

Parry added: "We can't get carried away and there is still a long way to go. Other teams around us are picking up points.

"So we will enjoy it and then get back to work and focus on Partick.

"The gaffer was saying four wins is a record and for any team - even the likes of Ross County and Dundee United - to do that would be brilliant.

"For us to do it as a part-time team is even more special. It took every one of us, including all the players, the subs, the coaching staff, to achieve it.

"You'd have thought another win and 41 points would be enough. But, we are not taking anything for granted and will be focused on Thistle."