ALLOA boss Peter Grant believes his side deserved the point they got against Arbroath on Saturday.

The Wasps went behind through their former striker Jack Hamilton's first half goal which once came from a defensive mistake.

But, despite then going down to 10 men after Ray Grant was sent off, Innes Cameron's late goal was enough to ensure the spoils were shared.

Grant said: "Listen, the goal we lose is criminal, I keep using that word but it's fact.

"First half we were tentative, weren't really positive with our runs our or passing.

"I think we should still be playing now with the amount of time wasting.

"[Their] players weren't picking the ball up when it was running into the snow, you see Paddy [Connolly, assistant manager] running down trying to get the ball back.

"They can make as many excuses [as they want], I think that's hiding the fact we got a deserved point at the end."

Grant continued: "I said to the boys [at half-time] if you're ever in a fight, make sure you're going toe-to-toe and make sure you're walking forward and not going back.

"Second half...great character, great commitment, and you wouldn't have known what team were the man down."

Loanee Cameron got his first goal for the club and Grant says he's following instruction to a tee.

He said: "He offers so much to the team, he gives us something different. I think you've got to be fair to young strikers, Cameron's doing exactly what I want of him in the team.

"Of course I want him to get into the box and score goals and he done that, he's a terrific young player with a fantastic attitude to his game so I'm delighted for him.

"The group as a whole worked around each other, dug in and showed a great determination and I thought they thoroughly deserved a point."

Alloa once again played with a back three and Grant says it's a work in progress to tighten up the defence.

He added: "The back three allows us to play if you want to play, but we're still tweaking certain things. We don't have a full week to work on it, we don't have every day.

"We've got a flexibility about the group and the squad. That response after the ordering off was fantastic, to get the goal is great credit to all the players, not just the ones on the pitch but everybody around the group.

"We know that's in there, and they have to play with that braveness from now on and that's all I ask for.

"If you're going to go down, you go down fighting in the respect of if you're going down in match, you're one down or whatever or you want to win, go on, be brave.

"We prepare to win the games so why take a backwards step and that's what I want them to do."