JAMES CALLAGHAN was prime minister, the Manhattan Transfer were top of the charts with Chanson D`Amour, and it was still six years before Andy Graham arrived in the world – but it was also the year of Alloa's last win at East End Park.

The Wasps had waited 42 years for victory at Dunfermline but on Saturday, having recovered from a goal down, they finally recorded that elusive win against the Pars.

There was a certain sense of justification for manager Peter Grant, who, after whispering doubts following defeats to Morton and Arbroath, has guided his side to two-from-two on the road.

"When we played at Arbroath there was talk of it being like a testimonial game with us not being competitive," he said.

"But we were excellent on Saturday both with the ball and without the ball and I was really pleased with them.

"I've said since the start we have a goal threat and there aren't any defenders or leaders better in the league than Andy Graham.

"If we get things right at the back and make sure we defend against the ball then we know we've got players who can win the game and that proved again with Alan Trouten getting the winner."

Trouten popped up with a goal midway through the second half after Robert Thomson had cancelled out Greg Kiltie's opener.

Dunfermline flexed their full-time muscles for a period and looked like running away with the game, but Alloa dug in to turn the game on its head.

Grant said: "I can't fault these guys and from day one they've been phenomenal.

"But you can see it when we get a couple of injuries and they are doing a lot of travelling with their work then there's not really much we can do about it being part-time.

"The one thing I can give them great credit for every time they train is that they give it their maximum effort and commitment.

"You can then see that the way they dig in at the end. This is a group and someone described them as a gang and that's the word I would use.

"They fight for each other and they fill in for each other and that's what it takes to win games of football.

"I thought we took too many touches on the magnificent pitch but when we started to move it a bit quicker we ended up (getting the winner).

"Trouten is one of the best in the box at getting goals and it was a phenomenal finish."

The gaffer continued: "They were putting their bodies on the line to stop crosses and were heading balls away.

"We were getting midfield players who are probably not used to being asked to defend heading away balls in the box.

"There are no easy routes in football and these boys are proving it by working their socks off every week in training and getting their rewards."

The only blot on the Alloa copy book was injuries to Neil Parry and Blair Malcolm, who both pulled up with hamstring problems.

The initial diagnosis suggests the former's could be more serious, but scans will confirm in due course.

"Neil felt a pop in his hamstring," Grant added. "I am gutted for him as he's been outstanding for us and we will wait on the scan results.

"Blair was just on and you can warm-up as much as you can, but it's still difficult to get ready for a match."