ANDY GRAHAM bemoaned his team's poor decision making as Alloa threw away a three goal lead to lose 4-3.

After three goals inside 17 minutes put Alloa firmly in the driver's seat, the outcome looked inevitable.

However, an FC Edinburgh comeback combined with a red card and a saved penalty meant Alloa went home with nothing.

Speaking exclusively to Advertiser Sport, Graham said: "Frustrating, disappointing. When you go 3-0 up you should win any game of football. Individual errors, myself included, is what has cost us.

"We were a wee bit like rabbits caught in the headlights and waited until we were 4-3 down before we started passing the ball again and I think then we looked as if we could actually create something but I think that has to come at 3-2 [to Alloa] rather than 4-3."

Graham continued: "Decision making at times was costing us, too many crosses coming into the box that we weren't dealing with.

"They've obviously got it back to 3-2, we go up the other end and get a penalty, we miss it then we go down to 10 men and that must have all been within three or four minutes.

"I think we need to keep it at 3-2 a bit longer than we did to try and see it through but it's gut wrenching when it goes to 3-3 and then, to be fair, the boy's finish for the fourth is outrageous.

"Things like that going against you, two of the finishes they had are excellent. They'll be delighted with the goals they scored but they're preventable from our point of view, that's the frustration."

Stefan Scougall's penalty, which was saved by Robbie Mutch, and Cammy O'Donnell's red card were two huge points in the match.

Graham said: "Scougs has got the bravery to go and hit the penalty so I've never got an issue with a player missing a penalty and Cammy, he's young, he'll learn that it's rash to go to ground at that point.

"Don't give the referee a decision to make, we always talk about that. It's in a nothing area, it's not one of them where you need to win it but he'll learn from that.

"He's a really good lad and that's the one thing I really like about him, he will learn from it.

"He'll take it on the chin and I'm certain when that [type of] incident happens again he'll make a better decision."

O'Donnell showed how much of an asset he can be with three great crosses leading to all three of Alloa's goals and Graham, O'Donnell's captain, was keen to highlight how crucial he is to the team.

"That's why he's got a chance to go on and do really well in the game," Graham continued, "His delivery and his left foot are outstanding. His set-piece delivery makes us such a threat, you can have as many big players as you want but if the delivery's not right you're never going to score goals from it."

Alloa are in action on Friday night as their Scottish Cup journey begins against Open Goal Broomhill.

Graham said: "It'll be a really tough game, Broomhill at their pitch, they've done really well in their home games so it's a potential banana skin.

"We need to make sure we're at it, every single one of us on Friday night and I'm sure we will be.

"We're looking forward to that game to put this result to bed and hopefully get through to the next round. That's what we're looking for and I'm sure the boys will do that."