Binos boss Stuart McLaren was understandably delighted to end the wait for our first win of the season with Saturday’s 3-2 victory over East Stirlingshire at Ochilview.
Early goals from Sandy Cunningham and Steven Doris set us on our way and skipper Ross McMillan added the third after Nathan Shepherd had pulled one back. Former Bino Ally Roy scored Shire’s second goal with a minute left but we held on for a vital victory in the local derby.
McLaren said: “Any win you have to appreciate, but that one was more pleasing than most given our results over the past few weeks.
“It was fully deserved on the balance of the game – and praise to the boys because one of the qualities you look for in your team is resilience and they have shown that despite some difficult times. Next week against Montrose will perhaps dictate if this was a turning point but I wouldn’t like to say it at the moment.
“We got off to the best possible start and getting the second goal so quickly was fantastic – it was a really good finish from Steven Doris.
“I thought Kyle Lander did well when he came on as a substitute for his debut an I’m sure he will get us goals during his time with us from St Johnstone.
“Our trialist, Mark Lamont, is someone who we will speak to and hopefully we can get something sorted out with him.”