JIM GOODWIN set his sights on one more win to secure Alloa's Championship survival as the Wasps moved up to sixth in the table.

A freak goal straight from a corner by Steven Hetherington did the damage to Queen of the South on Saturday as they made it four wins on the bounce in the second tier for the first time since 1973.

With only three games to go in the fight for the right to play in the Championship next season, the win lifted the Wasps' to pole position as they leapfrogged Gary Naismith's men.

The part-timers travel to Partick Thistle this weekend and the Irishman believes a win would be enough to achieve what everyone outside the Wee County thought was impossible at the start of the season.

Goodwin told Advertiser Sport: "We've got three massive games to come and I try not to look too often at the number on the left, but instead at the points on the right.

"It is really important that we as a group don't get carried away with it. Yes, we are in sixth and delighted to be there. At the same time, we are only four points off bottom.

"The teams below us are more than capable of winning games. If we can get one more win, I think that will be enough to keep us in the league."

The win against Queen of the South made it four on the spin after the Wasps' stunning midweek triumph at Morton.

In a game where the wind wreaked havoc, Alloa were made to work for the three points.

Neil Parry produced one of his performances of the season as the makeshift back four put in a superb shift to silence the Stephen Dobbie-less Doonhamers attack.

But Goodwin admitted his side had been far from their best and conceded that the visitors were unlucky to leave the Indodrill Stadium pointless.

"We didn't play particularly well and have played a heck of a lot better and lost," he continued.

"People say it evens itself out. That's as bad as we have played in terms of possession in a long, long time.

"It just goes to show the resilience of our defenders and big Neilly made some excellent saves. We started well and hit the post and looked like we were going to go in front.

"I thought Queen of the South were the better team on the day, but we get our rewards for our resilience and full credit to the players.

"We worked hard on it (the goal) in training during the week. The conditions were difficult and it was very blustery out there.

"When it left Stevie's foot, I thought it was going over the bar. It was a poor corner. You get your luck at times.

"We have had some bad luck at times during the season, so this is a great time to get some good luck."

Perhaps no one typifies Alloa's resilience better than skipper Andy Graham who survived an elbow to the face and broken nose to lead his side to the win.

And Goodwin was full of praise for the stalwart after the game.

The 37-year-old continued: "He's an absolute warrior. He's playing through so many knocks that people wouldn't even believe me if I told them.

"He's got a cut in his calf about an inch deep and we had to take the stitches out because they got infected.

"He's got a broken nose and all kinds of problems, but he is just never willing to throw the towel in.

"He typifies us as a club and us as a group in terms of our character. Just desperate to do anything to ensure we stay in the league."