Albion fought back from two goals down to earn a point against the bottom club as we failed to notch up a third straight win for the first time this season.
Greig McDonald’s men went into the match on the back of victories against Albion Rovers and Elgin City while Gus MacPherson’s team arrived at Forthbank on a run of four straight defeats, most recently 3-2 to 10-man Annan on Tuesday.
We had already beaten the Spiders three times in 2013/14 without conceding a goal but the visitors scored through Blair Spittal and Gavin Mitchell before the break.
Scott Gibson diverted David Weatherston’s goal-bound effort into the net two minutes later and Craig Comrie equalised early in the second half when keeper Lucas Birnstingl horribly misjudged his 45-yard free-kick.
Mark Ferry rattled a shot against the bar on the hour mark after good work by Jordan White but thereafter we struggled to create clear-cut chances and there was to be no repeat of last weekend’s dramatic 3-2 win at Elgin as we slipped to fourth place.
Binos boss McDonald made one change, with skipper Jamie Bishop returning as Stephen Day dropped to the bench and Danny Ashe moved to the left wing-back role.
Birnstingl made a good early save from Weatherston in a one-on-one situation but it was the Glasgow club who went ahead when the ball fell to Spittal in the box and he made no mistake from close range with 18 minutes on the clock.
Mitchell doubled their lead in 32 minutes when he converted an excellent Grant Mosson cross at the back post but we got back in the game two minutes later when Weatherston latched on to a clever pass and sent the ball towards goal, with defender Gibson slicing it into the net as he attempted to clear.
We survived a major scare when Spittal blazed over with just David Crawford to beat while Weatherston headed over from close range at the start of the second half.
The equaliser arrived in 57 minutes and was down to a bad mistake from the Queen’s Park goalkeeper. Ex-Falkirk teenager Comrie sent the ball into the box from wide on the right and Birnstingl seemed to have it covered but lost his bearings and helped it into the net for a bizarre leveller.
Stirling Albion: Crawford, McGeachie, Ashe (Day 58), D Smith, Bishop, O’Byrne, Hamilton (Johnston 74), Ferry, White, Weatherston, Comrie (McAnespie 74).
Subs (not used): Weir, Cunningham, McClune, Reidford (GK).
Scorers: Gibson og 34, Comrie 57
Queen’s Park: Birnstingl, Mitchell, Mosson, Gallacher, Gibson, Baty, Wallace (Gormley 80), Anderson (McVey 50), Quinn, Spittal, Coll.
Subs (not used): Keenan, Davison, Burns, Collins, Lochhead (GK).
Scorers: Spittal 18, Mitchell 32
Referee: John McKendrick