A Jordan White double helped Albion beat Clyde for the first time this season as we leapfrogged the Bully Wee to set up a play-off against Annan.
Greig McDonald’s men knew a point would be enough to secure a top-four finish and, although Peterhead’s win at Berwick means we could have lost and still made the play-offs, we finished the season in style to claim third spot in League 2.
For the second week in a row we scored four times, with Ross Forsyth and Phil Johnston adding to White’s brace, which took his tally to 19 goals ahead of Wednesday’s first leg at home to Annan.
McDonald named the same team that beat Peterhead 4-0 while Clyde, who were already guaranteed a play-off place, were without a number of players due to injury.
We were the better team in the first half and went ahead in 14 minutes when White scored from the spot after David Weatherston had been upended in the box.
Clyde levelled with a penalty just before the half-hour mark, Ross McKinnon slamming the ball home after David McClune impeded Fraser McGhee.
We created several good chances before the break, with the excellent Craig Comrie coming closest when his header hit the bar but, with Berwick beating Peterhead at that stage, there was no margin for error.
The outstanding Johnston cleared off the line from substitute Kevin Watt in the second half but we were largely comfortable and finished the game superbly.
With seven minutes left, White hammered the ball into the net after we had twice been denied by the woodwork in the same attack.
Forsyth added the third goal two minutes from time, bundling the ball home following Darren Smith’s corner with the honest White – credited at the time – admitting afterwards that he hadn’t got a touch.
Johnston took advantage of some poor defending to nod the fourth goal in stoppage time and we head into the play-offs on the back of a seven-match unbeaten sequence.
Stirling Albion: Crawford, Hamilton, Forsyth, McClune, C Smith, D Smith, Johnston, Comrie (Bishop 85), White (Ferry 90), Weatherston (Cunningham 67), Weir.
Subs (not used): Fulton, O’Byrne, Ashe, Reidford (GK).
Scorers: White pen 14, 83, Forsyth 88, Johnston 90
Clyde: Rajovic, McGhee, McKinnon, Capuano, Frances, McQueen, Young, Sweeney (MacBeth 78), Daly (Watt 59), Scullion, MacDonald (Ferguson 65).
Sub (not used): Barclay (GK).
Scorer: McKinnon pen 29
Referee: Nick Walsh