Dick Campbell says a rally of the troops at half-time spurred his Arbroath side onto a point against in-form Dundee.
The Red Lichties battled back after trailing at the break to Charlie Adam’s ninth-minute penalty with Ricky Little heading in the equaliser.
Campbell’s side remain bottom of the Championship table but moved to within a single point of Alloa Athletic ahead of the Wasps’ trip to Inverness today.
And he says a point apiece between his side and the Dark Blues – who had won their last three league games – was a fair reflection of the game as he accepted the referee’s decision to point to the spot following Tam O’Brien’s handball.
“I’ve never been happy with a point at home in my life but there wasn’t much in the game,” said Campbell.
“First half they got a lucky break with the penalty kick, it was a penalty by the rules, and had another chance after it to score.
“But once I got hold of them a wee bit at half-time and rallied the troops it was a totally different game in the second half.
“The middle of the second half I thought it was just one-way traffic. Then the last five or 10 minutes Dundee’s full-time training kicked in and we looked tired.
“I suppose I’m happy with a point – we’re a point closer to getting off the bottom anyway.”