Stirling Albion boss Stuart McLaren was delighted at the response of his side as they hit back to draw 1-1 with East Fife at Bayview on Saturday.
Nathan Austin scored in 32 minutes after a mistake by Ross McGeachie but a terrific goal from Willie Robertson – who was later sent off – after 63 minutes earned us a deserved point.
McLaren said: “I thought we were excellent in the second half. I didn’t think there was much in the game in the first half but we were punished for a mistake.
“The players showed their fighting spirit and their quality to come back and it was a great goal from Willie Robertson.
“He was unlucky to be booked for the first tackle but he took one for the team in stoppage time when he knew the foul would lead to a second yellow card.
“I also felt we should have had a penalty – it looked from where I was that it was a clear trip on Ross Forsyth.
“That was probably our most complete 45 minutes of the season so far and I’m confident we will climb the table in the second quarter. There’s very little between the teams and it doesn’t look like anyone is going to run away with it.”
East Fife manager Gary Naysmith said: “I felt we didn’t do enough to win the game. We were a goal up and were looking comfortable but credit to Stirling because they came out and were in our faces in the second half.”