DANIEL CHURCH'S first professional goal secured a point for Alloa on Saturday but the defender says it's frustrating they didn't take their chances.

Church's first half strike put the Wasps in front before Alfredo Agyeman equalised and the sides shared the spoils.

Speaking exclusively to Advertiser Sport, Church said: "We'll take a point to keep the unbeaten run but it is, in a way, disappointing, especially considering how we finished the game.

"We put crosses in the box, had chances and I think there was only one team that was probably going to win it towards the end but it's a hard place to go so we'll take a point and move on to next week.

"We got the goal but we did have chances to get another couple which would have been ideal going into half-time. It's always difficult when you're 1-0 up, the other team are going to get their spell in the game where they go on top so it was frustrating, we did have really good chances.

"The positive thing is we're getting chances, I'd be worried if we weren't creating chances."

On his first goal in professional football he said: "It's my first professional goal, I've never scored so I think you could see on my teammates' faces how shocked they all were and how shocked I was so I thought I'd make the most of it with my celebration.

"A bit of credit should go to the gaffer. When we're playing wingback or fullback we are told if one's crossing it the other gets in at the back post or like today I was on the edge of the box waiting so if anything comes across you have to take your chance. It's a lot more positive, get yourself in [those areas] but it's good.

"Playing as a wingback there's no-one in front of you so you have to be the winger and like I say, today it was Kev [Cawley, on the other side] so if he's crossing it I need to be in at the back-post and I'm enjoying the role."

The draw means Alloa are now just two points from second and four points from eighth. The league is tight but Church is confident Alloa can finish the season at the top end of the table.

He said: "League One every year is always really tight, especially this year with the teams that are in it but I think we've shown we can compete. I don't think we've been outclassed yet, we have a really good team, everyone in the changing room is really positive.

"I think we just need to take it game by game, keep on doing our bit, listen to what the gaffer is saying and try as best we can to keep up with the pace and I think we all believe we can keep pushing up the top end of the table."

Church also spoke honestly about his performance levels this season in comparison to last and how a proper pre-season has benefited his game.

He continued: "This season, compared to last season, I've came back a better player, in my opinion anyway. I feel like I'm doing better. There's a lot of things, on and off the pitch, last year that affected my performance a bit and I'll be honest about that, I don't think I had my best season.

"I had a knee operation last year so I wasn't able to have my own pre-season and come into pre-season the way I wanted to whereas this year it was plain sailing so I think that's shown on the pitch: I'm fitter, I'm better and I feel more confident on the pitch.

"I probably wouldn't have hit that shot if it was this time last year so I definitely feel better and if I can contribute more to the team then brilliant."