Dumbarton boss Stevie Farrell admits he had no doubt his side would find an equaliser against Alloa Athletic on Saturday – but he still believes his troops deserved more.

Pat Boyle scored his first Sons goal in more than 12 years when he equalised after Steven Boyd’s late first-half opener but neither team could grab a winner.

It was very much a game of two halves with the visitors edging the opening period but Farrell’s men responded well after the break and the 48-year-old was delighted to see the unbeaten run stretch to four.

Speaking post-match, he said: “I think a draw was the least we deserved and if we’re absolutely honest we probably deserved a wee bit more.

“I thought there was nothing in the game in the first-half, but we were too pedestrian and played it too square at times when we can go and be higher up the pitch quicker and we spoke about that at half-time. In the second-half from the outset the intensity was better and we got up the pitch quicker.

“When we got the equaliser we weren’t settling on that. We believed we could go and get another goal and finish the game off and get three points but it wasn’t to be.

“In the forward areas of the pitch we’ve got players who can hurt teams and I don’t think anyone could have argued if it ended 2-1 or 3-1 with the chances we created in the second-half.

“When you’re 1-0 down at half-time you’ve got to show a bit, you’ve got to show something different from what’s happened in the last two or three weeks and again this group of players has showed that. We’ll take our point and keep the unbeaten run going and move on.”

Sons came into the game on the back of three straight wins with Dumbarton not having lost since a home defeat to Cove Rangers in August.

Saturday capped off an unbeaten month of September which has left Farrell’s side second in League One and he wants his troops to round off the opening quarter of fixtures on a high at Peterhead this Saturday.

He said: “It’s another great performance from the lads and we keep this run going. It’s been a really good month for us.

“We’re putting performances and results together that’s got us in the top end of the league and we’ve just to keep going. We can’t become complacent. We’ve got to keep working hard.”