Stirling Albion manager Stuart McLaren was delighted with his side’s performance as we kicked off the second quarter of the Ladbrokes League 2 campaign with a 1-0 win over Clyde on Saturday.
Sandy Cunningham got the only goal after half an hour at Broadwood and we missed a number of good chances to add to our lead.
McLaren said: “It would have been a travesty if we had not got the three points. I think a more accurate reflection of the scoreline would have been at least a couple of goals but we missed two one-on-ones and David Verlaque – who was outstanding in his first start at right wing-back – hit the post.
“I was quite calm even at 1-0 because the boys were determined to get the result and I thought it was going to take something special for Clyde to score a goal.
“Quite rightly, people expected more points from us in the first quarter, and we still have a long way to go, but the second-half performance at East Fife then for the whole game against Clyde is the level that both we and the players expect.”
Clyde boss Barry Ferguson said: “It wasn’t my team today. It’s the first time we’ve been like that and it’s up to me to work out why.
“We had a chat with the players and they know it wasn’t good enough. I’ll be going home to watch the game again – it’s up to me to put things right.”