Stirling Albion boss Greig McDonald admitted his side were well beaten on Saturday as Annan Athletic notched up a deserved 2-0 win at Forthbank.
Ally Love and David Hopkirk scored early in each half for the Galabankies and only a couple of good saves from David Crawford prevented a heavier defeat.
McDonald said: “That wasn’t anywhere near close to be being good enough. We were miles off it and we’ve had a very frank chat with the players. We gave Annan two goals and it looked like we could have played all day without winning the game.
“We had Annan watched last week so we knew what to expect. We need to stop giving things away – it was the same against East Stirling in our last home game when we gifted them three goals.”
Annan boss Jim Chapman said: “I thought we thoroughly deserved the victory and it could have been more. My players were excellent and it is a fantastic three points for us. David Hopkirk and Kenny MacKay give us real pace up front and it was also important to keep the back door closed.”