Binos boss Stuart McLaren was frustrated his side failed to build on a good showing against Raith Rovers as Peterhead claimed a 3-2 victory at Forthbank.
Steven Doris and Sandy Cunningham were on target but the Blue Toon were deserved winners thanks to goals from Bryan Gilfillan, Phil Johnston (own goal) and Cammy Kerr to leave us without a home victory in League 1.
McLaren said: “I said to the boys before the game that I was satisfied with the progress we were making in training and in the games but unfortunately we have taken a little bit of a step backwards.
“We have still managed to score two goals and we looked threatening at times but it’s going to be very difficult to pick up points if we need to score three goals in a game.
“We seem to be getting punished for any mistakes we make at the moment but we definitely need to improve on the defensive aspect.”
Peterhead manager Jim McInally said: “We had Stirling watched against Raith last week and they played well. I also saw them at Brechin recently and they didn’t deserve to lose, so to come away from home and get three points is pleasing.
“I think it was a professional performance rather than a particularly good one. We made it hard for ourselves at times and I’m glad we scored the third goal so soon after they got back in the game.”