Stirling Albion boss Stuart McLaren felt his side deserved better than to lose 1-0 to Brechin City at Forthbank.
In a match of few clear-cut chances, we looked the more likely side to score in the first half but Alan Trouten’s 61st-minute penalty was the difference as we suffered a fifth straight defeat.
McLaren said: “We should have taken something from the game – there is no doubt about it. I don’t remember Greg Paterson making many saves and the players deserve credit for a good reaction to a poor performance against Ayr last week.
“We deserved to be ahead at half-time but then we conceded the penalty, which is just one of these things – there is no blame attributed to Kevin McKinlay.
“We haven’t lost any ground and we have Stenhousemuir to play on the last day of the season so I wouldn’t be surprised if it came down to that game.”
Brechin manager Ray McKinnon said: “That’s probably the poorest we have played in the last 16 or 17 games but it was a great result as it takes us back into the top four.
“Stirling Albion took the game to us in the first half but we were a bit better in the second half. I thought our back four were excellent and it was important to go into the Dunfermline game on Tuesday on the back of a win.”