WEE COUNTY royalty was in the stands as the Wee Sauchie shared the spoils in their Forth Valley derby with Syngenta.

But for Stuart McInnes' side, the hard-earned draw felt like a loss as the visitors snatched the point with the last kick of the ball.

The returning Danny Kleinman kept up his good goalscoring form under the watchful eye of Sauchie and Alloa favourite Willie Irvine.

The 55-year-old enjoyed a successful spell as player/manager with the Reds, which included winning the Fife and Lothian Cup, following a career where he made over 100 appearances for the Wasps.

And he will have left Beechwood Park a happy man after his Syngenta side sunk Sauchie hearts at the death.

McInnes told Advertiser Sport: "If you said at half-time 'do we deserve it?' then the answer would have been no.

"Hosy (assistant Ross Horsburgh) took the team talk and asked for a reaction and they gave us it.

"We scored a really good goal and probably the best worked one we have scored as a team.

"We were well on top, but then Bryden Nolan missed a penalty, which is already our fourth miss from the spot of the season.

"They got a lift from this and battled back to get the equaliser at the end and losing a goal so late always feels like a defeat.

"It felt like we needed a two goal cushion and it's one of those things where if you get a second against an older team their heads drop but against a younger team they just keep going.

"It was probably their only shot on target of the game and Sod's law it went in. It wasn't even hit right and if it was it would have probably hit our defender's bum."

Sauchie ace Kleinman has lit up the Wee County since his switch from Westfield Colts and McInnes was full or praise for the 23-year-old.

"He's a real talisman for us," McInnes, 38, said. "He's the guy who gets your throw-ins, gets you free kicks, and gets you up the park.

"It means while teams want to attack they can't over commit as they are scared about Danny getting in behind.

"He scored a really good goal and what a difference it made having him back in the starting line-up."

Meanwhile, the Wee Sauchie have been forced to move their Scottish Junior Cup second round tie with Hermes to the Grangemouth Stadium due to a fixture clash with Darren Cummings and Darren Petrie's side.

The tie will take place on Saturday, September 28.