Binos boss Greig McDonald felt his side were unfortunate to lose to title favourites Dunfermline on Saturday.
Late goals from Shaun Byrne and Faissal El Bakhtaoui earned the Pars a 2-0 win at Forthbank in the first meeting between the teams since March 2011.
McDonald said: “If the players keep giving us that work-rate then we’ll be fine. We lost to Ayr and Brechin because we didn’t show up but we really made Dunfermline work for their win and they are a good side.
“We had a stonewall penalty turned down for handball in the first half and we put an awful lot of effort into the game but sometimes you don’t get what you deserve.”
Dunfermline manager Jim Jefferies said: “We dropped our standards after the first 20 minutes but we had words at half-time and dominated the second half. Our keeper had a good save at 0-0 but we created more of the chances and deserved to win.”