DUNBAR United boss Geoff Jones insists his team's start to the season has been no more than "decent".

The Seasiders are unbeaten in the South Division, but lost their 100 per cent record with a draw at West Calder United on Saturday.

They remain in third place, just two points off the leaders, but Jones is adamant their start is nothing to shout about.

He told Courier Sport: "It's been a decent start, no more.

"Saturday was extremely disappointing as we had enough chances to win two games, but ended up escaping with a draw.

"We were complacent, which isn't acceptable."

The 38-year-old, who is among the club's top all-time appearance holders, was delighted with the summer additions to his squad, and hailed his current crop as "the best Dunbar United have had in 15 years."

Jones added: "We needed strength and some experience in the spine of the team and the new signings have given us that.

"They have all added quality."

The former striker, who ended his playing days at Haddington Athletic before returning to New Countess Park in summer of 2014, praised the impact of two new defenders on the side's early season form.

He said: "Most of the Superleague would want Wes Mitchell and Scott Gibson at centre back.

"They are outstanding defenders with massive experience.

"Defensively we look very solid at the moment – we've only conceded four goals in five games, two of which were direct from set pieces.

"We needed to improve defensively from last season and we've focused on that with the signings, and with work at training."

Jones lamented dropped points at West Calder, but told Courier Sport he feels his side have what it takes to emulate county rivals Haddington Athletic and Tranent Juniors in winning the South Division.

"We have the squad to win the league on paper, but we can't afford lapses like I witnessed on Saturday," Jones said.

He added: "Blackburn look very strong and Pumpherston and Lochgelly will fancy their chances too.

"Promotion is the aim but of course I want to win the league."

They return to New Countess Park on Saturday, with Rosyth the visitors.