ALLOA veteran Kevin Cawley says there are plenty of positives to be taken from the opening day defeat on Saturday.

The Wasps were defeated 1-0 by Dunfermline thanks to a fluke goal by Matthew Todd.

Cawley, speaking exclusively to Advertiser Sport, believes his side deserved something from the match.

He said: “I thought it was even, wasn’t many chances. We had a header cleared off the line first half, second half same again. I think they probably started – they changed their formation – and had a wee bit of joy for maybe 10 minutes and then we changed ours and I thought we dominated the second half, had a few chances.

“As you see the goal was a fluke, just a cross and Jay [Hogarth] has got caught underneath it.

“We probably deserved something from the game, over the piece I thought we done enough to at least get a point. It’s the first game, there’s plenty of games to go so we just need to go onto next week, Kelty at home next week so we’ll try and get a positive win at home and take it from there.”

Brian Rice praised his side for their efforts against a full time team in Dunfermline and Cawley agrees there are plenty of positives to take from the defeat.

He said: “We knocked it about, created more chances, caused them problems and we just need to take that into next week.

“There was a few boys suspended or injured so we just need to get the bodies back for next week and try to get a hard session through the week to prepare.

“Kelty [Hearts] are a new team coming into the league so they’ll be wanting to put a marker down so I think we need to try and get a positive start and get the three points.”

With the league season finally starting, Cawley believes it’s important not to look too far down the line.

He continued: “There’s lots to play for, the league’s not defined in the first game and I think we can take a lot of positives from playing against Dunfermline, a full time club. I think we matched them, if not played better than them so there’s a lot of positives to take.

“Take it a game at a time and see where we go. We can get carried away and say we want to get promoted and win the league but I think at this stage just take it game by game and see where it takes us.”