Binos boss Stuart McLaren was unhappy with his side’s defending as we went down 3-2 to East Stirlingshire in the New Year derby at Ochilview on Saturday.
It is the first time we have suffered back-to-back defeats since September, with three goals also conceded against East Fife on Boxing Day.
McLaren said: “Going forward we have come up with two goals and looked a threat to get more but you can’t need to win 4-3. East Stirling earned their three points – they worked hard and took their opportunities – but we defended poorly at times and that has ended up costing us the game.
“Until the last two games we had been limiting teams to a single goal or keeping clean sheets so it’s very disappointing to have conceded three for two weeks in a row. It’s up to myself and Martyn Corrigan to get to the bottom of it.
“We had done very well to get back into a challenging position so not to have picked up any points against East Fife or East Stirling is a blow but there is still plenty of time to put that right in the weeks ahead.”
East Stirlingshire assistant manager George Shaw said: “Getting an early goal always helps but the whole team worked their socks off and that’s all you can ask for.
“Our home record has been great this season, apart from our last match against Berwick which we ended up losing 4-0. The hardest thing to get is consistency but we went on a run last year around this time and hopefully we can do the same again.”