The Sunday Post (Inverness)

FALKIRK 2 Petraviciu­s (7), Paton (28) ALLOA ATHLETIC 2 Trouten (42, 77)

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Bairns boss Ray Mckinnon must feel he’s involved in a footballin­g version of Snakes and Ladders after watching his side return to the bottom just seven days after finally climbing off the foot of the table.

Falkirk’s confidence was skyhigh after becoming the first team to beat Inverness in the league, and they went two-up yesterday within the opening half-hour through Deimantas Petraviciu­s and Paul Paton, while Lewis Kidd also hit the post.

Alan Trouten’s double got the Wasps back on level terms to keep them ahead of Falkirk – and off bottom spot – on goal difference, but Alloa manager Jim Goodwin was unhappy.

“I should be satisfied after coming from 2-0 down and getting a point, but that’s as deflated as I’ve been after a match,” he admitted.

“It’s very frustratin­g that we gave Falkirk a two-goal start. “We gave them too much space and made some bad mistakes, but dominated the rest of the game from 2-0. “We were camped in the Falkirk half for the whole of the second half.

“It would have been a travesty if we hadn’t come away with something, but we’ve had far too many draws this season and dropped a lot of cheap points.

“We don’t fear anyone, but you have to defend properly.

“The boys could easily have thrown in the towel at 2-0 and lost three or four, but they’re not like that.” Mckinnon had mixed feelings after his team squandered a terrific opportunit­y to finally post their first home league win of the season.

“We gifted them two goals, so we’re disappoint­ed,” he sighed.

“The ref gave them a corner which wasn’t a corner and they scored from it, so that’s disappoint­ing too.

“But overall we’re improving as a team. We’re still in the mix with Partick and Alloa.”

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