Binos boss Greig McDonald praised his players for pushing Alloa all the way in our 3-2 Scottish Cup defeat at Recreation Park.
Jordan White’s ninth goal of the season gave Albion an early lead but Sandy Cunningham was sent off for kicking out at Michael Doyle and Alloa equalised five minutes after the break through Ryan McCord’s penalty.
Graeme Holmes headed the Wasps in front and Jason Marr added a late third before substitute Graham Weir pulled one back with a superb strike from outside the area in stoppage time.
McDonald said: “I thought we were on top and deservedly in the lead – Sandy made a mistake but he will learn from it and we’ll not be making a villain of him.
“My players worked their socks off for the 70 minutes that were left. Kieran McAnespie gave the ref a decision to make with the penalty and unfortunately it went against us.
“Even at 2-1 down, we played some excellent stuff and Stephen Day had a chance to equalise. I thought the players did our supporters proud and if we can take that level of performance into the league games, starting against Berwick on Tuesday, we should do OK.”
Alloa manager Paul Hartley said: “We didn’t start the game well and we were punished but the sending off changed things. We weren’t at our best and too many players had an off day but they showed great character in the second half and the main thing is that we are in the draw on Monday.”