BARRY FERGUSON says he's been in football long enough to know results like Saturday can happen but still admitted it left him feeling flat.

Alloa were two goals to the good with less than 20 minutes to go before two Montrose goals saw the two sides share a point.

The result means Alloa's unbeaten league run now stretches to four matches but there was no doubt this was two points dropped.

Speaking after Saturday's match, Ferguson said: "They got a lucky goal back obviously a deflection and then we stopped playing. And then, obviously, they get the equaliser.

"It feels like a defeat if I'm being honest.

"Over the last three weeks we've been brilliant in terms of seeing games out. At some stage something's going to go against you but I said to them in [the changing room], I thought for 35 minutes in the second half we were brilliant."

Ferguson continued: "I thought the first half was a scrappy game. Second half, for 35 minutes, we go two up and we control the game. We should see it out, even at 2-1.

"Then to lose the goal with the last kick of the ball is a sore one to take but I've been in football long enough to realise these things happen."

Both Alloa goals came from Mark Durnan heading home Steven Boyd's corners and the gaffer said it's something they've practiced on the training pitch.

"It's something that we've not been great at," Ferguson said. "So it's something we try to work on. We're happy to score two goals but scoring two isn't enough, we've got to see the game out."

Despite dropping the two points Alloa are still only seven points from the top of the table and the title race is far from over.

He continued: "We're still well in it, I'm happy enough with how things are going in terms of the last three or four weeks.

"They're getting close to where I want them to be, there's going to be a few bumps in the road, I know that. obviously I've made a lot of changes as you've probably seen and I'll continue to make futher changes as we go along.

"We're on the right road, that was a sore one to take but we just need to dust ourselves down and go again.

"We should be taking three, I'm a bit flat. That's football, I've been involved in games like that as a player [and] also as a manager. It's a bit of a sore one to take but we take the point and move on. It's wide open still, you see with the [other] results, results are crazy in this league.

"I had a tough chat with them [at half-time] and said I want more from them.

"For 35 minutes in the second half we were different class, what we have been the previous three weeks. But, to lose that goal kind of takes the shine off it."