JON ROBERSTON didn’t hold back on Saturday as he branded Alloa’s performance a "disaster".

The midfielder held his hands up and admitted the individual errors made by the team were infectious.

Alloa took the lead but then found themselves 2-1 down at half-time. Former Alloa midfielder Innes Murray doubled their advantage before Ross MacIver got a goal back. Thirty seconds later, however, and Edinburgh’s two goal cushion was restored.

Asked by Advertiser Sport to sum up the performance, Robertson said: “A disaster. We talked about a good start. I missed the first league game but was well aware we started well and did play well.

“Obviously, we don’t win that game then against Kelty Hearts it was the opposite.

"The gaffer is big on tempo at the start and I think the first 10 minutes we did start well [and] obviously get our just rewards. I think, beyond that, throughout the team – myself included – basic errors, mistakes from players and it spread through the team almost like a poison.

“Don’t get me wrong, fair play to Edinburgh, I thought they managed the game really well but the goals we conceded are not ones we’ll watch back happily.

“It's not what we want, especially at home. We want to try and set our stall out here and I think [it was] the opposite. Far too open, far too easy for Edinburgh to take their goals.”

Robertson continued: “We go in at half-time a goal down, not great, not what we want. The third goal, I don’t know what you do about that. I can’t remember the foul but sometimes there’s not a lot you can do about things like that.

“That gives them the two goal cushion which isn’t ideal for us but to go and score – and I thought our second goal was a great goal – and then concede seconds later probably does summarise the match in a nutshell.”

Despite the match only being the third of the season, Robertson says they all count and that isn’t an excuse.

He said: “I look at it in two ways, they all count. It’s not just because it’s August it doesn’t count, it does count towards your final tally but obviously there’s a lot of football to be played and a lot of time to go and pick up points.

“They all count for me and as a team we can all look at ourselves and [reflect on the] basic errors. Especially in the second half, me included. It can be infectious.”

Asked for positives, Robertson said: “Good to get Ross off the mark. The way we started the game and the two goals we scored were good bits of quality.

“There’s always little positives you can take but I think we’ll all look at ourselves and be disappointed.

“We’ll go again on Tuesday. After a game like that you’re always itching to get back on the park to put it right and I think the boys will be looking ahead to next week, I’m already thinking about my prep for Tuesday and Thursday so I can be ready for next week and put that result to bed.”