INNES Cameron had to wait a few weeks to get his first Alloa goal but it couldn’t have come at a better time.

With Alloa going behind against Arbroath in the first half yesterday, and then being reduced to 10 men after Ray Grant’s second yellow in the second half, it began to feel like the only outcome would be a huge three points for Dick Campbell’s men.

However, the Kilmarnock loanee leapt higher than anyone else and powered Kevin Cawley’s cross past a helpless Derek Gaston to secure a point for Alloa, and take two from Arbroath, which could be crucial come the end of the season.

Speaking after the match, Cameron said: “I thought, first half, we didn’t really start, it took us until the second half to get going and then to go down to 10 men, obviously it’s disappointing but we managed to get a result in the end and it’s a massive point.

“Leaving it late, we maybe thought we could have went on and pushed for a second but we’ll take a point, especially from being down to 10 men and the position we were in.

“The boys have got great character, we said at half-time even if it’s the last minute we haven’t shown ourselves to be anything in the first half so we go out and leave everything on the pitch and we managed to nick a goal at the end so it’s brilliant.

Asked if the goal could be the start of a goalscoring run, Cameron said: “That would be brilliant, [I’m] looking forward to next week against Dunfermline, so yeah I’m just looking to kick on really.”

Luckily for Cameron, he’s in a team full of veterans who are used to fighting until the last minute and he’s soaking up the experience.

He continued: “Everyone’s really good, giving me encouragement and there’s a lot of good professionals so we’re looking forward to going right to the wire and giving everything every week.”

Asked if he’s confident Alloa can stay up, he said: “There’s enough quality in the team that we can, there’s no reason why we can’t.

“Obviously we’ve got a result here [yesterday], last week we got a result, so four points out of six you’re looking up the way rather than down.”

Alloa will be grateful for the point, however they gave themselves a mountain to climb by handing yet another goal to the opposition.

Cameron said: “It’s something we need to work on, the last few weeks we’ve given away sloppy goals, if that doesn’t happen [against Arbroath] we go on and win the game.

“Obviously it’s something we need to work on but we’ll do that during the week and be ready to go next Saturday.”