Stirling Albion boss Greig McDonald believes his side can still get the better of East Fife in the League 1 play-off final despite losing the first leg 2-1 at Forthbank on Wednesday night.
Ross Forsyth headed the Binos in front just before the break but second-half goals from substitutes Scott McBride and Nathan Austin turned the tie in favour of the Methil club ahead of Sunday’s second leg at Bayview, kick-off 3pm.
McDonald said: “It’s only half-time and the one thing we know about this Stirling Albion team is that we can score goals. We will go to Bayview confident we can do that – it’s still very much game on.
“That’s probably the poorest we have played for nine or 10 games. We should have stepped it up in the second half but we didn’t manage to do that and the goals we lost from set-pieces were disappointing.”
East Fife boss Gary Naysmith said: “The lads deserve an enormous amount of credit because after an hour or so I thought we looked tired but they kept going and the changes we made worked.
“Nathan Austin gave us a real boost with his energy when he came on – the only reason that Nathan and Scott McBride didn’t start is because of the extra time we had against Clyde on Saturday.”