ALLOA ATHLETIC put in a solid performance in Fife over the weekend but it wasn’t quite enough, with top of the table Dunfermline scoring two goals from set pieces to win the three points.

The Wasps currently sit fourth in the league and are battling it out with the teams around them for the playoff spots.

Mark Durnan hopes the team can bounce back from defeat as they fight to remain in contention for the playoffs.

He told Advertiser Sport: “As a team, we were disappointed not to get something from the game. There wasn’t much in it in the first half.

“Conceding the goal just before half time, from a set piece which has let us down in the past, was a bit disappointing. We had chances, they had chances but they were more clinical.

“They took their chances and we didn’t. It was frustrating to go and put the effort in and not get the end product to take anything from the game.”

There are just nine games remaining of the campaign and Brian Rice’s side will be fully focused on putting as many points on the board to secure a chance of promotion.

“Every game is massive and we take each game one at a time,” Durnan added.

“We need to try and take as many points as we can and hope that by the end of the season, we’re in those playoff spots.”

Next up for Alloa is a trip to the capital to face FC Edinburgh, a team that has caused the Wasps problems this season.

Edinburgh currently sit above Alloa in third place and Durnan will be hoping to close the gap.

He said: “They’ve beaten us a couple times and we’ve been disappointed with those results. They’ve come up and they’ve done really well in the league.

“Edinburgh have some really good players. I think we need to go in with a game plan and a positive attitude and try to get a result.

“We need to try and not focus on previous results and just go and get a win.”