Stirling Albion manager Stuart McLaren was delighted that recent good performances were finally rewarded with a win at Ochilview on Saturday.
Goals from Craig Comrie and Gordon Smith earned us a 2-1 victory over Stenhousemuir at Ochilview – our first success in League 1 since a 5-4 triumph at the same venue on August 23.
McLaren said: “First and foremost our thoughts are with the family of young Stenhousemuir player Kyle Doherty at a very difficult time.
“In terms of the football, I thought we deserved the win, not just for today but also on the back of what we have done recently because we should have had more points.
“I’m proud of the players because they have had a few setbacks and they have bounced back from that. The mentality and the resolve they have shown is pleasing.
“There is a real determination about the boys to improve the league position – the good thing is that, other than the Dunfermline match, we have competed well in every game since Martyn Corrigan and I came to the club.”
Stenhousemuir boss Scott Booth said: “We know when we are on our game how good a side we are, but we also know what can happen if we drop our levels.
“That was the case for a spell in the first half when we lost the two goals and we found it very difficult to get going after that.”