A season to forget at least ended on a high as spectacular late goals from Ross Forsyth and Andy Stirling earned us only our fourth win of 2014/15 – three of them coming against the Warriors.
Stenhousemuir could yet join us in League 2 next term as they now face a play-off against East Fife, with the winner of that game up against Arbroath or Queen’s Park.
Binos boss Stuart McLaren made two changes to the team thrashed 4-0 by Ayr United, with Phil Johnston and Adam Cummins replacing Lee Hamilton and Jordan Sinclair.
On a cold and windy afternoon at Forthbank, Stenny went ahead in 13 minutes when top scorer Colin McMenamin nodded home from close range but Gordon Smith equalised six minutes later with a simple finish from a Johnston cut-back for his 10th goal of the season.
Paul McMullan missed a sitter for Brown Ferguson’s team and the on-loan Celtic winger also saw his lob come back off the top of the bar before half-time.
With Ayr winning at Forfar, Stenhousemuir’s hopes of climbing out the bottom two were over but they went ahead here with 14 minutes left when substitute Craig Sutherland swept a low volley past Cammy Binnie.
We looked to be heading for another defeat but, with just 60 seconds left, Forsyth looped a terrific shot up and over Greg Fleming and, two minutes into stoppage time, Stirling thundered the ball into the top corner for the winner.
Stirling Albion: Binnie, McGeachie, Forsyth, Beith (Hurst 82), Scott Davidson, Cummins, Johnston, Comrie, G Smith (D L Smith 67), Stirling, Cunningham (Paton 82). Subs (not used): C Smith, Herron, McKenzie.
Goals: G Smith 19, Forsyth 89, Stirling 90.
Stenhousemuir: Fleming, Meechan, Summers, Lithgow, McMillan, Hodge, McMullan, Faulds (Sutherland 72), McMenamin, Watt (Gallacher 86), Marenghi (Millar 57).
Subs (not used): McCormack, Fotheringham, Moutinho, C Smith.
Goals: McMenamin 13, Sutherland 76
Referee: Stephen Finnie