Albion finished third in the Raydale Cup after a comfortable victory over our hosts from the Lowland League on Sunday.
Annan lifted the trophy by beating Workington of the Northern Premier League 4-2 on penalties after a 0-0 draw later in the afternoon.
Binos boss Greig McDonald changed his entire outfield line-up from the previous day but keeper Greg Paterson retained his place as Callum Reidford had a knock.
Gretna were beaten 2-0 by Annan on Saturday, before we lost 3-0 to Workington, but the hosts began brightly and Ross McGeachie cleared off the line, only for Sandy Cunningham to fire us ahead after being picked out by Craig Comrie.
It was 1-1 in nine minutes when Brandon Longcake made space in the box and found the corner with a low shot but we took control of the first half after that.
Gordon Smith, an early replacement for Darren Smith, who had limped off with a hamstring strain, latched on to a through ball and prodded the ball past the keeper for Darren Lee Smith, who guided it into the empty net.
That was the first of three goals in an 11-minute spell. Darren Lee Smith, recently signed from Stenhousemuir, scored with a first-time finish from a Comrie assist then Cunningham teed up Gordon Smith to slot in the fourth in 34 minutes.
Gretna were much improved in the second half and pulled a goal back in 64 minutes when Ian Anderson rifled the ball home.
Earlier, Paterson saved a harshly awarded penalty from Joe Slattery and the former East Fife keeper also made another couple of smart stops.
We didn’t create too much in the second half but could have added to our lead, notably when Gordon Smith headed over and Darren Lee Smith fired wide.
The only negative was an injury to Stephen Al-Sayed, not long after he had replaced trialist Kyle Turnbull – a 19-year-old former Falkirk left-back.
Stirling Albion: Greg Paterson, Lee Hamilton, Kyle Turnbull (Stephen Al-Sayed 71) (Blair Munn 84), Darren Smith (Gordon Smith 11), Reece Boyle, Ross McGeachie (Scott Davidson 65), Darren Lee Smith, David McClune (Dale Fulton 61), Steven Doris, Sandy Cunningham, Craig Comrie
Scorers: Sandy Cunningham 6, Darren Lee Smith 23, 29, Gordon Smith 34