Binos boss Dave Mackay felt a draw was a fair result after it ended 1-1 against Annan Athletic at a freezing Galabank on Saturday.
Liam Caddis scored early on but the hosts hit the woodwork on three occasions before substitute Brandon Luke levelled three minutes from time.
Mackay, who confirmed that on-loan Hearts winger Callumn Morrison missed out with a knee injury, said: “It was disappointing to lose a goal so late on but a draw was probably fair in the end.
“We played pretty well in the first half although they hit the bar a couple of times from set-plays but in the second half we had to defend a lot of long balls on a difficult surface.
“It was definitely an improved performance in the first 45 minutes and it’s a big game against Montrose now on Saturday. Stewart Petrie has done an incredible job there but if we win we close the gap to four points with a game in hand.”
Annan gaffer Peter Murphy said: “The second half was one-sided and I’d have preferred three points but you have to take your chances.”