Stirling Albion boss Stuart McLaren heaped praise on his players after an outstanding second-half performance against Dunfermline on Saturday.
The Binos lost Lewis Coult to a first-half red card and Allan Smith fired the Pars in front but defensive duo Chris Smith and Craig Wedderburn turned the game round, only for Lewis Martin to make it 2-2 in stoppage time.
McLaren said: “The boys are floored in there after that – it’s really tough to take but I’m so proud of the players because I thought they were immense.
“It shows how far we have progressed that we have come off the pitch disappointed to have drawn against one of the big teams in the league, and having played with 10 men for nearly an hour.
“The players have had a number of setbacks in recent weeks but they keep bouncing back and that shows the determination and ability there is within the group.”
Dunfermline manager John Potter said: “I thought we were OK in the first half but the second half was unacceptable – the players didn’t do what they were told.
“We allowed Stirling back into the game and we are not defending well enough at the moment – we lost two terrible goals from set-pieces.”