A disappointed Barry Wilson felt that Elgin City could have taken all three points in his opening match as manager - but admitted that a draw was probably a fair result.
Wilson looked on during a poor first half that produced little to cheer just over 500 fans with both sides looking nervously at each other and failing to generate any excitement.
Albion came out smartly for the second half and looked the side most likely - so it proved as they took the lead although even then they needed the help of a penalty kick to do so.
“I have to give Albion Rovers credit for the way they started the second half, coming out on the front foot and getting the goal that they deserved at that stage,” Wilson said, adding: “After they took the lead though we seemed to shake ourselves up a bit and started to put them under some pressure.
“I made some changes by dropping Dennis Wyness back a bit and pushing Shane Sutherland further forward - that did seem to galvanise us a bit.
“We did get a break with the goal but if any side was going to press on and win that game it was us, but in the end we had to settle for a draw and that was I feel fair enough.”
Wilson added that he felt his players showed the type of spirit that bodes well for the future, insisting that he has something to work with in his existing squad after arriving too late in the transfer window to strengthen his side.
Meanwhile Albion Rovers boss James Ward was in full agreement with the overall impression of the game, saying: “The quality was not good from either side but we went back down the road with a point so we are neither worse off or better off from it.”