Arbroath boss Dick Campbell rued his side’s chance to move three points clear of Hamilton at the foot of the Championship.
The Lichties looked set to create some breathing space at the bottom of the league – but former player Blair Yule struck to make it 1-1 at the death, cancelling out Michael McKenna’s early opener.
It was a bitter blow for the Gayfield side as their poor start to the league continues.
Campbell believes his side lacked much of an attacking threat in the second half and should have looked to double their lead.
“It’s two points dropped, there’s no doubt about that,” he said.
“You have to look at some of the watches – it was a long 90 minutes for me.
“We backed off. When the game is like that at 1-0 you have to go and get the second one.
“I don’t think we created an awful lot.
“For Blair to score so late in the game and the shot to bounce six times and hit the post and go in – it was a terrible goal to lose.
“It was a shocking goal but it could have been avoided.
“There were three crosses that came in but we didn’t stop it but it is what it is.
“Those are the breaks you get at the bottom of the league.
“But I’ve seen enough today, we’re getting there.
“We go to Partick next week and we’ll see what’s in front of us but I’m very disappointed to have dropped two points.”
New boy Florent Hoti was introduced to the game on 65 minutes for his debut.
The former Dundee United kid was unveiled by the club just yesterday.
Asked if there would be any more additions to the squad prior to the January window, the Arbroath boss revealed that could be a possibility.
He said: “The boy Hoti is a good player – he will become a right good player for Arbroath.
“You can see we’re needing strikers and that’s what I’ll be trying to get.
“Before the window? There might be, I’ll know tomorrow if there is anyone else coming in but there will certainly be more come January.”