Stirling Albion manager Stuart McLaren admitted his side were well below par as we slipped to a 1-0 defeat against Queen’s Park at Hampden.
Substitute John Carter gave keeper Cammy Binnie no chance when he slammed home the only goal after 69 minutes, ending our seven-match unbeaten run in the process.
McLaren said: “We started well enough and had a couple of good chances but then we fell out of the game and in the second half we just didn’t get going at all.
“It’s disappointing that the unbeaten run has come to an end. I think that just too many players had an off day but we can’t be too down about it.
“It was only our third defeat in the last 12 games and there has been a lot of improvement in the last few weeks. It would have been good if we could have got away with a point despite not playing well but unfortunately it wasn’t to be.”
Queen’s Park boss Gus MacPherson said: “I was wondering if we would get the goal because we have been in that situation before this season but thankfully it came.
“We brought John Carter in from the second tier of Junior football (Greenock Juniors) but he has shown what he can do.”