DAVID Hopkin has slammed his side’s poor defending after conceding twice in the final six minutes to drop two crucial points against Alloa Athletic.

The Ton boss thought his team were well in control after a rapid fire three goals at the end of a frantic first half.

But Hopkin bemoaned his team’s mistakes as the Ton were unable to see the game out and missed the chance to move five points clear of the Wasps.

He told the Tele: “It was extremely frustrating. We conceded four goals, which is poor, and we should see the game


“The first goal was down to a mistake, the second was down to another mistake and we’re then getting beaten 2-1.

“The players showed great character to then come back into the game and go into half-time 4-2 up and then I thought the longer the game went the deeper we got.

“You’re five minutes from the end and you’re 4-2 up - I don’t know how we conceded the two goals.

“For the first one, Reghan Tumilty was up on the halfway line and a way out wide and it’s taken one ball to get through the defence for them to get it back to 4-3 and give them a leg up going into the final few minutes.

“Then in the 91st minute we concede a header at the back post to make it 4-4.

“It was a good game. Peter Grant will probably be saying the same, if you score four goals in a game, you’re expecting to win it!

“If my team score four goals at home, you should be winning and he’s probably thinking we’ve scored four goals and not won.

“I thought that it was a good game but I’m bitterly disappointed that we’ve given away two points like that.”

Hopkin eased fears around the fitness of Jim McAlister after the Ton skipper was taken off at half-time.

He called for his team to be more clinical in front of goal after they wasted numerous second-half chances.

The Ton boss said: “Jim had told me at half-time that he wasn’t feeling too well so I’d taken him off and put on Kalvin [Orsi], who I thought would have the energy levels to change it.

“He had three or four good opportunities to add to his tally. I thought that we had a good number of chances in the second half to extend our lead and bury the game and we didn’t take them.

“That’s just what this league is like though. You knew it was going to happen and it’s one ball into the box that we’ve not managed to deal with and Robbie Deas has looped it over Danny [Rogers] at the back post.

“It’s two points dropped rather than a point gained.”