Shire won at Forthbank for the first time to move two points clear at the top of League 2, ending our 100% record with a thoroughly deserved victory.
John Coughlin’s side were thrashed 9-1 here in March but have recruited well over the summer and claimed their first win in Stirling since a 1-0 success at Annfield in August 1985 with some ease.
Albion failed to create any clear-cut chances until the closing stages and Jordan White converted a David Weatherston cross in 78 minutes but it was too little, too late.
Greig McDonald made one change to the team that beat Peterhead 2-0 last week, with Jamie Clark replacing suspended skipper Jamie Bishop.
Shire made the short journey on the back of victories over Queen’s Park and Elgin and looked the hungrier side, scoring three goals for the third match in a row.
Michael Bolochoweckyj netted the opener with a near-post header from a corner after just five minutes and Paul Quinn slammed home the second midway through the first half after being set up by the outstanding Max Wright, who had seized on an error by Ross Forsyth.
Wright had earlier been denied by the post and the ex-Stranraer winger again struck the woodwork eight minutes after the interval but this time Jordan McKechnie was on hand to finish the rebound. Quinn then missed a great opportunity to add a fourth goal but his tame shot was easily saved.
The Binos, who went to three at the back at half-time and finished with only two defenders on the pitch, pulled one back through White and Mark Ferry was thwarted by keeper Grant Hay, but this was a day when all the plaudits went to the visitors.
Stirling Albion: Crawford, McGeachie (Coyne 75), Forsyth, McAnespie (Day 63), Clark (Weatherston 46), Smith, Johnston, Ferry, White, Weir, Fulton. Subs (not used): McClune, Cunningham, Ashe, Robertson (GK).
Scorer: White 78
East Stirlingshire: Hay, McGregor, McGowan, Townsley, Bolochoweckyj, Thomson, McKechnie, Greenhill (McCaughie 87), Turner (Kelly 71), Quinn, Wright (Miller 80). Subs (not used): Tapping, Hendrie, Campbell, Gordon (GK)
Scorers: Bolochoweckyj 5, Quinn 23, McKechnie 53
Referee: Greg Aitken