James McDonaugh admits Hibernian under-20s were left to rue several wasted chances during the 1-0 home loss at the hands of Hamilton on Monday night and says the young team in bottle green were the architects behind their own downfall.
Heading into the match, Hibernian were the league leaders and red hot favourites to make it four wins out of the opening four matches.
But Ivan Sproule's penalty miss alongside some off-key finishing meant that Hibernian crashed to a shock defeat with Hamilton scoring the only goal of the contest with a first half header.
Head of Academy Coaching McDonaugh believes a draw would have been a fairer result - given the amount of possession the home side enjoyed - but pointed towards the team's ineffectual finishing as the reason behind the set-back.
McDonaugh said: "I felt we deserved a draw at least from the game, but we missed far too many really good opportunities to score.
"I don't think we showed enough patience when in possession of the ball and felt our midfield were not at their best. We only have ourselves to blame, you can't miss that many good chances and expect to win."
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