Dougie Anderson admitted that East Fife hadn’t done enough to merit taking all three points in Saturday’s League 2 game at Ochilview.
The Methil men had to be content with a share of the spoils after David Greenhill cancelled out Allan Walker’s first half opener.
The draw means East Fife have now gone four games undefeated, but assistant boss Anderson said there was still frustration that the side wasn’t turning draws into wins.
He said: “We didn’t really get to grips with them defensively. They caused us a lot of problems but we managed to dig out a goal before half-time which was fantastic.
“We tried to address things at half-time but it was much the same in the second half.
“That wasn’t one of our best performance and I’d say we were fortunate to get a point if I’m brutally honest.
“It’s a positive thing that we’ve not been beaten for four games but we need to start getting the three points.
“We’re just not creating enough chances.”
Both sides started the game well and there were chances at either end.
Max Wright and David McKenna went close for the home side with Ross Campbell and Scott Smith trying their luck for Gary Naysmith’s side.
The Fifers’ opener came on the stroke of half-time.
Naysmith picked out Ross Campbell with a raking cross ball and Campbell in turn sent an effort across goal which picked out Walker.
The midfielder slammed home from close range. But East Fife were unable to build on their lead and were made to pay when Shire got themselves level.
Allan Fleming did well to stop a McKenna drive but his save was parried into the path of Greenhill who levelled the scores.