Albion boss Greig McDonald felt his side were unlucky to lose 3-2 to Queen’s Park at Forthbank on Saturday.
Mark Ferry grabbed a double to take his tally for the season to five goals but Aidan Connolly, Paul McGinn and Tony McParland struck for the visitors, who climb to second in the table.
McDonald, who was unable to play due to illness, said: “I thought we deserved to come away with at least a point. The guys gave everything and we were knocking on the door – we had a lot of corners and balls in the box.
“We look like we can hurt teams going forward and we are on the right path. I think we more than matched Queen’s Park but we need to cut out some of the individual errors and stop giving free-kicks away around the box – every time we do the opposition seem to score from them.”
Queen’s Park manager Gardner Speirs said: “We broke well and scored a couple of very good goals. Stirling played with a lot of spirit and put us under pressure at times so I’m pleased to come here and win. The pitch was a bit heavy and a few of our guys were tired but we have good fitness and our away form has been good.”