ALLOA captain Andy Graham says key mistakes at key moments have summed up his side's season.

After getting back on level terms against Arbroath on Saturday, another costly mistake allowed Dick Campbell's men to retake the lead and hold out for a crucial three points.

The result leaves Alloa seven points adrift and with just four games left, time is running out.

Graham said: "It's disappointing. Obviously we knew the importance of the game. I think there wasn't much in the game and I think it sums up our season up to be honest: key mistakes at key moments.

"Myself included, I think everyone in the dressing room has made big errors at big times of the season for us and that summed it up [on Saturday].

"I don't think there was anything in the game; I don't think either team could claim they were the better side, and we still manage to go and lose the game by losing poor goals again."

Asked how frustrating it is to continuously conceded poor goals when playing well, Graham said: "It's really frustrating.

"I think if you're losing comfortably every week then you just accept that you're not good enough, but I think that's even more frustrating when you're actually playing well in games and you're not winning them.

"I think last week [against Ayr United] we should have won the game, I think anybody that was at the game would have admitted that [and] we draw it. [On Saturday] we should have drawn the game and we lose it.

"I think that's why we're in the trouble that we're in. It's as plain and simple as that, to be honest."

With time running out and the gap at the bottom getting bigger, Graham insists his side are just taking it one game at a time.

"Yeah of course [games are running out], but it's football," he added. "You play the game of football because you just don't know what's going to happen so we'll just batter into next week.

"Listen, we've got to go to Tynecastle and try and win the game and take it from there. You can't look any further forward than that because there's no point.

"Yeah, we're obviously in a really tough situation at the moment, but there's a group of teams ahead of us so we just need to concentrate on ourselves. We can't focus on anyone else – first thing's first we need to go to Tynecastle and put on a performance that's not got mistakes in it."

Graham continued: "There's always a chance in football, otherwise why would you play?

"If we genuinely thought [there was no chance] there'd be no point in turning up at Tynecastle next week.

"You've just got to believe that you win a game and it can turn, it's as simple as that.

"We've just got to focus on the next one on Friday and hopefully put on a much better performance and play a bit more."