ALLOA manager Peter Grant once again rued the poor goals his side conceded against Hearts on Friday, describing them as 'schoolboy'.

Hearts took a two goal advantage into the interval and then added two more seven minutes into the second half. Another two goals followed as the Wasps left Edinburgh with their heaviest defeat of the season.

Grant said: "We've got to take our chances. I'm always happy when we create chances but in big games you've got to take them and it would have been a completely different game.

"Then at half-time I genuinely thought we were more than capable of getting it back, I really did.

"And then we capitulated for a period of the game, the goals we lost were criminal, I keep using [that word] but if you watch it back they're just really, really poor goals.

"It doesn't matter who you're playing, you're never going to give yourself a chance if you do that.

"Then the game just drifted away from us."

Grant continued: "At the end of the day I know how much the players are hurting. I'm really disappointed because I felt confident going into the game, as I always do because I know the preparation that goes into the games and the way the boys prepare for the game.

"I just felt that when we lost the third goal there was a period where it just seemed to drift away from us and that cost us dearly."

Unfortunately for Alloa, once again it was a mix of not taking key chances and conceding mistakes at key moments.

The gaffer continued: "We've all got to take responsibility, it's not just this game.

"We've said it many, many times, we've all agreed to it.

"We make too many mistakes at important times.

"It was just so disappointing because I expected so much more and the boys expected so much more.

"The goals we lost were schoolboy, there's no getting away from that.

"As I say, and I keep saying, they can't work any harder, they can't give any more. But the concentration level at important times puts you right on the back foot. I'd be quite happy to say they cut us open with this or they done that.

"If somebody side-steps you and smashes one in from 20 or 30 yards then you sometimes you've got to put your hand up. But not when you're giving them a leg-up as we do."