Stirling Albion manager Greig McDonald paid tribute to his players after we clinched promotion with a 2-0 win over East Fife at Bayview on Sunday.
Goals in the final 16 minutes from Jordan White and substitute Sandy Cunningham earned us an eighth victory in 10 games as we came through 3-2 on aggregate in the League 1 play-off final.
McDonald said: “I’m delighted for the players because they have given me everything all season. We always believed we could do this and we went right to the end. We were patient and defended magnificently.
“I told them to play the game and not the occasion. I thought we were the better team and deserved to win. It was a great goal from Sandy Cunningham but that’s what he can give you – he can light up a game from nothing.
“I’m very happy for our supporters as they have had a couple of lean years. Things off the park are good and hopefully we are now going in the right direction on it.”
East Fife boss Gary Naysmith said: “It’s the first time in my career that I’ve been relegated and it’s a horrible feeling. It looked like Stirling wanted it more and we lost too many individual battles but I need to look at myself before I start criticise others.”