HOW do you solve the problem of Alloa's knack for gifting their opponents cheap goals?

It's certainly a question on Peter Grant's mind as he was once again left to rue his side's charitable nature in their draw with Queen of the South.

The ageless Stephen Dobbie was given the keys of Clackmannanshire to ghost into the Wasps' box and open the scoring, before a phase of slack play ended when former Alloa player Jack Hamilton nodded home his first goal at the Recs.

A rousing Alloa comeback in the second half was enough to earn themselves a merited a point, but the boss was still scratching his head at their inability to keep the ball out of the net.

"Concentration," he said, when asked by Advertiser Sport how they cut out what Grant sees as cheap goals. "I don't know why (this is an issue) because if you look at the Dundee United game it was excellent.

"The one thing we knew Queen of the South were fantastic at was their set plays, but we defended them ever so well and concentrated ever so well on them.

"We had a lot of possession on the ball but the tempo dropped and, as I have said, it became like a testimonial game and we have to be more diligent than that.

"From the throw-in they got, how can you let Stephen Dobbie inside you? As soon as you open the door, he's going to take it.

"That was very disappointing and that is down to us. The players know what to expect so then when that happens it is down to a lack of concentration and not a lack of ability."

Kevin O'Hara was instrumental in Alloa's turnaround, setting up Alan Trouten for the first before thundering home his fourth goal of the season for the leveller.

Grant continued: "We had a great chance at 0-0 and we missed it and that could have changed the game, but we then lost two terrible goals.

"Losing one is bad enough, but to then lose a second is incredible and that has happened too often at home here.

"We have had periods like that here and it's something we have to eradicate.

"It's something which I can never question about these players; they have an unbelievable character and commitment to this football club.

"They proved that again in the second half and I get more annoyed with them because I know the standards they set when they come to training."