Greig McDonald praised the spirit of his players after we hit back three times against Annan at Galabank, only to be denied victory by a disputed injury-time penalty in an amazing 4-4 draw – our first such result since a game against Alloa at Recreation Park in November 1999.
Goals from Scott Davidson, Andy Mitchell and Kenny MacKay were cancelled out by Kieran McAnespie, Sandy Cunningham and Jordan White before Ross Forsyth headed us in front in 74 minutes.
At that stage we were heading for the League 2 summit but Ally Love converted a 92nd-minute spot-kick after referee Gavin Duncan penalised Graham Weir for a foul.
McDonald said: “Despite losing some poor goals, we showed great character and determination to come back three times and then to take the lead.
“If it wasn’t for a couple of contentious decisions we would be sitting top of the league. We scored four excellent goals and it is pleasing that we are scoring goals from all areas of the team.”
The Binos boss also responded to comments made by Annan manager Jim Chapman following a tackle from David McClune that saw David Hopkirk suffer broken bones in his foot.
McDonald said: “Jim apologised to me after the game for his press comments, as at the time he did not realise David had slipped and there was no malice in the challenge.
“Nevertheless, I’m disappointed in Jim choosing to publicly criticise one of my players. David McClune is one of the best professionals I have worked with and I know he would never intentionally injure any opponent.
“Jim has been around long enough to know accidents happen on the pitch and I’m sure in hindsight he will regret his comments. It goes without saying that everybody at Stirling Albion would like to wish David Hopkirk a speedy recovery.”