Stirling Albion manager Stuart McLaren was unhappy with the penalty decision that sparked Airdrie’s comeback but admitted his side reacted badly to the equaliser.
Bryan Prunty scored from the spot and completed Airdrie’s 4-1 win after a Jim Lister double, with Ross McGeachie having given us the lead as early as the third minute at the Excelsior Stadium.
McLaren said: “The first half was good and the second half swung on a debatable penalty but, aside from that decision, we can’t keep repeating the same processes and expect different outcomes.
“It’s disappointing that we gave away a second goal so soon after the first. I know the players are better than that but more than once we gave the ball away through poor passes back the way when we encourage the guys to play forward.”
Airdrie boss Gary Bollan said: “Our keeper Andy McNeil didn’t have too much to do in the game but it took us until the second half to get going. The first half wasn’t good enough but we have to be happy to score four goals in the end.”