Stirling Albion manager Greig McDonald praised the character of his players after last-gasp goals from David Weatherston and Sandy Cunningham earned us a vital 2-1 win at home to Berwick on Saturday.
The visitors went ahead in 39 minutes when Darren Lavery scored but Paul Currie was then sent off by referee Nick Walsh, apparently for gesturing at the crowd.
McDonald said: “The character of the players was different class. We’ve scored a lot of late goals this season – East Stirling and Annan here spring to mind. These lads don’t know when they are beaten and it’s a quality they don’t get enough credit for.
“David Crawford didn’t have a save to make but we had to be patient because Berwick have some good players and made it difficult.
“It was a wonderful finish from David Weatherston with the outside of the boot for the equaliser then wee Sandy got on the end of Craig Comrie’s free-kick.
“Everyone said it was a huge game and the players have delivered. We’re in a strong position now and it’s up to others to try and catch us.”
Berwick player/boss Colin Cameron said: “I didn’t see what happened with the red card but by all accounts no-one could believe he had been sent off. I spoke to the referee and he said it was for threatening behaviour towards the crowd.
“We knew they would have a lot of possession after that but, when you look at it, I don’t think Billy Bald had a save to make. The players deserved so much more than to lose this game but football isn’t always fair.”