ALAN ADAMSON insists Dumbarton were the better side against Cowdenbeath despite slumping to a 3-0 home defeat.
A week after Adamson's side crashed to 4-1 loss at Airdrie, Irn-Bru First Division football returned to the Rock with the visit of last year's Second Division champions.
It was to prove an unhappy afternoon for the hosts, however, as first-half strikes from Lewis Coult and Greig Stewart put the Blue Brazil in control.
The game was over when Ross Forsyth conceded a penalty for a trip on Marc McKenzie, with the Fife star stepping up to fire beyond Sons keeper Stephen Grindlay and clinch all three points for Colin Cameron's side.
Defeat leaves Dumbarton bottom of the table on goal difference after a frustrating opening fortnight.
But Adamson insists his team deserved more from Saturday's performance.
He said: "Without a doubt we were the better side. People might laugh, but I stand by that.
"I told the players they played well, but maybe in this league you need to go that extra yard.
"There are just some silly mistakes we need to cut out. Cowdenbeath had two goals, one other chance and a dubious penalty."
Adamson held a question and answer session with the Sons faithful before their maiden First Division match at the Bet Butler Stadium.
And he insists he will meet the challenge of keeping his side in Scotland's second tier head on in the months ahead.
He said: "We're going to have to have that extra bit of 'dig' this year.
"It's great to be in this division, and we're going to give it a real go. We are not here to make up the numbers."