RESULTS elsewhere secured Alloa Athletic’s position in cinch League One despite being their own 3-0 loss at Cove Rangers on Saturday.

Former Wasps manager Paul Hartley’s side took all three points thanks to a double from Fraser Fyvie and a late Harry Milne header.

With Dumbarton losing to Airdrieonians, Brian Rice’s side now sit eight points above the relegation play off position and, with two games left to play, their place in the division is secure for another season.

Conor Sammon went close to giving the Wasps an early lead, playing a good one two with Daniel Church before the former Celtic man’s cross was met by Sammon. His effort was saved by Stuart McKenzie.

A chance for Alloa fell to Mouhamed Niang in the second half. Getting onto the end of Euan Henderson’s through ball, he turned his man but his touch was too heavy and it gave McKenzie time to get out and blocked Niang’s attempted chip.

Ross MacIver went close to making it two goals in two matches after he chipped the keeper after Craig Howie’s through ball. McKenzie was beat but Mark Renolds was there to head it over the bar.

Alloa’s missed chances would prove costly as Milne’s cross was met by Fyvie who poked it past a helpless PJ Morrison to open the scoring.

Fyvie would double his tally for the day, getting on the end of a delightful one two with Connor Scully before calmly placing the ball past an outrushing Morrison.

Cove sealed the three points minutes from the end with Milne out jumping Howie to power a header past Morrison.

Speaking to the club’s official media channel after the match, Rice said: “I thought we matched Cove throughout the match. We had some good chances, they had good chances, it was a real good football game.

“I thought we played really, really well. We switched off for the first goal.

“Let’s be fair here: a Premiership player scored two goals to give Cove the lead.

"Two good finishes from Fyvie, he’s a good player. He’s a Premiership player playing in the first division.

“[He’s] a really good player and Cove are a really good team, best team in the league in my opinion.

“But we more than matched them for long, long spells in that game and at 0-0 we had two or three cleared off the line.

"It’s took late goals to kill us off but I just said to the players [after the game] performances win you matches and if we perform like that we’ll win more than we lose.”

Alloa have games against Falkirk and Montrose left before the end of the season and can leapfrog the Bairns into fifth if they win both their games and Falkirk drop points in their other remaining fixture.