WASPS gaffer Brian Rice lamented a "ridiculous decision" that contributed to his team going down to defeat at the weekend.

Alloa were beaten 2-1 at Kelty Hearts to suffer a second successive league defeat, following the derby setback at home to Stirling Albion, after home forward Ross Cunningham netted a brace.

With the scoreline blank, seven minutes before half-time, the Fifers were given the chance to go in front when Morgyn Neill was adjudged to have felled Craig Johnston inside the penalty area.

Referee, Duncan Williams, was in no hesitation to point to the spot, from which Cunningham stroked home, despite PJ Morrison guessing correctly, for the opening goal.

A second goal by Cunningham on the hour mark proved decisive, despite a superb free-kick by Cameron O'Donnell in stoppage time that reduced the arrears.

Speaking to Advertiser Sport after the match Rice, who subbed Neill off shortly after the penalty award - the FOURTH that has gone against Alloa in just three league games so far this season - for the experienced Andy Graham, was disappointed that his player gave the referee a decision to make.

"What's a penalty these days? I don't know, but we shouldn't give the referee a decision to make. It's just a ridiculous decision from my central defender," he said.

"We've spoken about it. We've given away four already this season in the league. It was disappointing we did that because we were comfortable first half, kicking into a gale force wind, and I knew when we turned it round, we'd have a right go at them.

"It was really disappointing to lose that goal but, two minutes into the second half, we've got a one v one versus the goalie, then we shoot ourselves in the foot.

"If you keep shooting yourselves in the foot, it's difficult to bounce back, but they kept going. They kept giving it everything, trying to put them under pressure. That's all I can ask."