JIM GOODWIN was left with a feeling of déjà vu as Alloa snatched defeat from the jaws of victory for the second week-in-a-row.

The Wasps had looked destined for a vital three points in their final home game of the season thanks to Alan Trouten's first half penalty.

But, two goals in quick succession by visiting Inverness Caley Thistle turned the game on its head to leave Alloa gasping for air in the relegation play-off spot.

It was another day in which Goodwin was left to rue charitable defending from his side and he believes their last four goals conceded could have been avoided.

He said: "With 25 minutes to go you are leading 1-0 and thinking you are going to take something from the game.

"Then to lose the two goals in five minutes like we did was extremely disappointing and just déjà vu from last week.

"There wasn't a great deal between the two teams. Neil Parry has made one terrific save and that was about it. Shots on goal were pretty even and I think we had 11 corners to their four.

"So, we were trying to win the game and the message at half time was to go out and do the same. The goals were just disappointing.

"The last four goals we have conceded have all been avoidable from our point of view."

He added: "If teams are cutting you open and creating chance after chance then you hold your hands up.

"But the goals are poor. The first one, the player has to be closed down and then the second is just a basic corner.

"To be winning last week and lose is gut wrenching, but to do the same on Saturday is extremely frustrating and it's that frustration we will have to get over as quick as we can."

Alloa head to Ayr United on Saturday knowing they will need to take at least a point to make they will not finishing bottom of the Championship.

The Wasps were brushed aside by The Honest Men on the west coast earlier the season in one of their most disappointing displays of the season.

And having lost every meeting between the sides so far, Goodwin knows his charges will have to be at their best to break that particular hoodoo.

He said: "We need to get over it as quickly as we can and go and win a game of football next week. It's as simple as that.

"We will train properly this week and go down intent on winning.

"I personally think we should be safe now and that's the frustrating thing for me. It shouldn't be going down to the wire the way it is.

"I can't point the finger too much at the players and at the end of the day they have been terrific. Their character has never been questioned and we just need to go and win on Saturday."