MAKE no mistake, this was two points dropped, not a point gained. Yes, this was Alloa's first league point of the season on their third attempt and neutrals may say a point against Dundee is a good result, but Peter Grant and his team will know they should have won this game.

Pre-match the biggest talking point was the return of Andy Graham to the starting 11. Graham last started a match for Alloa against Morton at home on December 21, 2019. On Friday night he was Alloa's best player.

With a 3-3 scoreline, it may seem strange to hail a defender as a team's best player but considering everything that has gone on since that last league start, Graham was exceptional.

He headered every ball, blocked any shot in or near his direction, and had the smarts to make perfectly timed tackles against tricky players like Osman Sow, who had fresh legs after replacing on-loan Celtic player Jonathan Afolabi just before half-time.

Also returning to the team was Stevie Hetherington, who missed the Dunfermline game through suspension.

Once again, alongside Ray Grant, the midfielders played their game and dominated possession. Despite neither team having many opportunities in front of goal, Alloa were the better side and both Hetherington and Grant done well against the Dundee midfield duo of Paul McGowan and Charlie Adam.

For the first time in the league this season, Alloa take the lead in a match and held on to half-time. After a disappointing corner, Adam Brown cut inside and delivered a ball from the left-wing deep into the far side of the box. Robert Thomson was able to sneak around everyone and calmly slotted the ball into the net to open his tally for the season.

Before the half-time whistle Thomson was unlucky to make it two. An Alan Trouten volley beat the keeper and was heading past the post. Thomson was arriving late and if he could have made any kind of contact, it would have been a goal.

With the fog descending on the pitch and players becoming harder to see, the referee blew the whistle for half-time. Their lead would not last.

Dundee came out flying and the early pressure paid off. Declan McDaid's half-volley from the edge of the box made its way into the bottom corner.

Reece Willison was excellent all night and with the number of players in front of him, had no chance to get down and save it.

However, Alloa responded immediately. Catastrophic defending from Dundee saw Kevin Cawley through on goal with just the keeper to beat.

Somehow Calum Ferrie blocked his shot but he just knocked it straight into the path of Alan Trouten, who pounced and bundled it in to make it 2-1 to the home side.

More amateur defending from Dundee allowed Alloa to make it 3-1. A high ball in the box was brought down expertly by Stevie Hetherington, who used the first touch to open up his body, cut inside and rifle a low shot towards goal.

Trouten was again sniffing around goal and got in front of the shot. Whether he actually touched it or not is up for debate, but he certainly put Ferrie off and the ball squirmed under the keeper.

Not for the first time this season Alloa were the better side, however in the past they haven't been able to turn the performances into positive results.

With 15 minutes left it looked like Alloa would be getting their first win. However, a Charlie Adam free-kick sailed over everyone and bounced off the far-post. The rebound bounced off either Reece Willison, Cammy Kerr or the both of them, and found its way into the net.

Dundee really started to turn the pressure on and seven minutes later they equalised. A low cross was cleared out the box but fell straight to Adam.

He rifled a shot towards goal and Scott Taggart was judged to have blocked the shot with his elbow. Adam stepped up and made no mistake from the spot to level the scoreline.

If Alloa count themselves unlucky not to take the three points, they can count their blessings referee Alan Muir didn't award the away side a penalty in the game's dying embers. Substitute Lee Connelly looked to have fouled McDaid; however, the referee booked him for diving.

In the end, Alloa registered their first point of the season, however they really should have had two more.

They were the better side in both halves and just couldn't hang on to their lead.

As with the two previous league matches, there was plenty of positives to take from this performance. At least this time they got a point of it too.