JIM GOODWIN blasted his players for their worst performance of the season after a miserable trip to Inverness.

Goals from Aaron Doran, Sean Welsh, and Jordan White gave the Highlanders an unassailable lead at the Caledonian Stadium last night.

And while a penalty from Alan Trouten and a late Iain Flannigan strike restored some respectability, Goodwin admitted it would have been "daylight robbery" had his side fought back for an unlikely point.

The Irishman told Advertiser Sport: "It's as poor a performance as we have had. We didn't really lay a glove on Inverness all night.

"They dominated the majority of the game and controlled the game in possession.

"The two goals at the end make it look respectable, but it would have been daylight robbery if we had come away with anything.

"We didn't do enough and we were poor in possession and we looked vulnerable every time Inverness broke on us."

A threadbare Alloa travelled north for the first of two games in hand over 9th placed Partick Thistle in the hope of closing the gap.

Such was the lack of numbers, boss Goodwin named himself among the substitutes for the first time since Alloa's last visit to Inverness back in August.

But, hopes of an upset quickly disappeared when the Wasps were hit by a quick sucker punch midway through the first half when Doran ghosted in to head home Welsh's cross.

Just minutes later, it was two after Welsh converted from the spot following a foul by Flannigan in the box.

White made it three on the hour mark before the late Alloa rally.

Goodwin continued: "They were dangerous on the counter attack and we had spoken about that before the game. But we didn't deal with it well enough.

"The goals are really poor that we conceded. We've got to do better on the first one and stop the cross.

"The second one, Iain Flannigan slips and it looks a stonewall penalty. I can see why the referee gives it.

"The third goal is just a really poor goal. We are all over the place. A ball straight over the backline and Jordan White is in on goal.

"These night time games aren't ideal for us. Some of the boys were up for work at 4.30am and it showed."