ALLOA manager Brian Rice admitted you don't always get what you deserve in football as his side conceded three goals in the final 10 minutes on Saturday.

The Wasps took the lead twice after the 80 minute mark against Dumbarton on Saturday but still lost the game 3-2 as the Sons scored in the 94th minute.

Speaking to Advertiser Sport after the match Rice said: “It’s really disappointing to be 1-0 up with less than 10 minutes to go and to lose the match...that shouldn’t happen.

“They are poor goals we have conceded, really poor goals, but you know that’s football and these things happen.

“We have scored two goals at home. We should be taking something from the game.

"We should be winning games when we score two goals at home so that’s disappointing.

“The chances we had second half, we done enough to win the game, but we didn’t so we are obviously disappointed with that.

“Sometimes you don’t get out of football what you deserve.”

Rice has made clear that tightening up the defence is top of his priorities as keeping a clean sheet is something he values highly in football.

Since taking charge of the Wasps, his side, on average, are conceding more than one goal per match.

When asked about Alloa’s defensive efforts Rice said: “I thought when we went ahead, right if we stay strong at the back, but we weren’t as strong today at the back as we have been in the last few games.

“There looked to be a wee bit of tiredness in there so we’ll need to look at that.

“I just need to look at maybe I’ve worked them a wee bit too hard but I’m not looking for excuses.”

Rice isn't looking for his side to perform miracles. With Clyde the opposition this Saturday, he knows if his team can do the basics they'll pick up another huge three points.

He continued: “Get back to clean sheets. That’s your foundation and try and score more than the opposition so if we get a clean sheet, we just need one.”

“You’ve always got to look at the positives. It’s too easy to look at the negatives. We played some good stuff and created chances, we scored two goals, but yeah we need to win at home.

“In the end there is still a long way to go and we will go again next week.”