Sandy Cunningham came off the bench to grab a double and earn us an important point after Forfar looked to be heading for victory at Forthbank.
The 19-year-old scored twice in the closing 18 minutes after Omar Kader and Gavin Swankie had Dick Campbell’s men on course for a place at the top of the League 1 table.
The result was a big boost after recent home defeats to Ayr and Brechin and means we head for Stranraer next week level on points with the Stair Park outfit.
Binos boss Greig McDonald made four changes in the wake of the 5-0 thrashing by Brechin – James Creaney, Darren Smith, Steven Doris and Willie Robertson replaced Ross Forsyth, Dale Fulton, Darren Lee Smith and Cunningham. Phil Johnston and Craig Comrie again missed out through injury.
Forfar thought they had been awarded an early penalty when Swankie went down under a challenge from Chris Smith but contact looked minimal and referee George Salmond changed his mind.
The visitors didn’t have long to wait for the opening goal. In 12 minutes, winger Danny Denholm sent in a dangerous cross from the left and ex-Spartans midfielder Kader steered the ball home.
Neither goalkeeper had much to do for long spells of the game but Forfar scored again with 19 minutes left when Swankie had a simple tap-in after good work by ex-Livingston man Denholm.
Cunningham, on as a substitute shortly before that goal, got us back in it 60 seconds later when he made space at the edge of the box and smashed a superb shot past 42-year-old ex-Scotland keeper Rab Douglas and into the top corner.
The 19-year-old caused Forfar’s vastly-experienced defence problems and popped up with the equaliser in the closing minutes.
Doris nodded the ball down and Cunningham pounced from close range to complete a spirited comeback against a physically strong and talented Forfar side.
Stirling Albion: Reidford, Hamilton, Creaney, McClune (Coult 77), Wedderburn, C Smith, Weir, D Smith, G Smith (Cunningham 68), Doris, Robertson (D L Smith 68).
Subs (not used): Forsyth, Fulton, McGeachie, Paterson (GK).
Goals: Cunningham 72, 86
Forfar Athletic: Douglas, Baxter, Paterson, Malcolm, Dods, Husband (Fotheringham 81), Kader, Young, Hilson (Templeman 89), Swankie, Denholm (Dale 81).
Subs (not used): Malin, Keiller, Yates, Salmon (GK).
Goals: Kader 12, Swankie 71
Referee: George Salmond