Albion fought back from two goals down to earn a vital point in an entertaining game at Galabank.
Annan looked on course for victory thanks to goals from Lewis Guy and Josh Todd but Lewis McLear pulled one back and Sean Dickson equalised from the penalty spot with 13 minutes left.
The result leaves us sixth in the table – three points outside the play-offs – as we prepare to welcome Arbroath to Forthbank on Saturday.
This was a game full of chances and both sides could have won it in the closing stages – Darren Smith was denied by keeper Blair Currie when clean through and Todd headed against the post at the other end.
Binos boss Stuart McLaren made one change to the team beaten 2-1 by Clyde in midweek, with Mark Lamont replacing Aurelien Mazel – he was joined on the sidelines by Kevin McKinlay, Scot Buist and Craig Comrie.
Annan started well and should have gone ahead in four minutes but Rabin Omar’s finish lacked power and Ross McMillan managed to clear the ball off the line.
Steven Sloan then volleyed wide and Chris Smith denied Lewis Guy but we came more into the game and Lamont and McLear forced good stops from Currie.
Jim Chapman’s men went ahead in 29 minutes when ex-St Mirren striker Guy clipped the ball into the danger area from a tight angle and it took a nick off McMillan before looping over Smith and dropping in at the post.
The Albion keeper did well to save from Todd as half-time approached but he had no chance when the same player scored at the second attempt four minutes after the break after Guy had made a good run into the area to tee him up.
The hosts looked in control but our recovery was impressive. Willie Robertson made a positive run into the box and the ball broke to on-loan St Mirren midfielder McLear, who lashed it into the net.
Substitute Smart Osadolor should have scored for Annan but Smith came to the rescue then Doris was unlucky to see a terrific 30-yard drive hit the top of the bar.
The equaliser arrived via the spot but it looked a soft award. Moses Olanrewaju, who impressed as a substitute, was ruled to have been impeded just inside the box and Dickson coolly converted the spot-kick.
It could have gone either way after that but this could prove to be an important point as we avoided a third straight defeat in Ladbrokes League 2.
Annan Athletic: Currie, Jago, Nicoll, McNiff, Watson, McStay (Osadolor 59), Sloan, Flynn, Guy (Morton 78), Todd, Omar.
Subs (not used): McDonald, McColm, Norman, Black, Hart (GK)
Goals: Lewis Guy 29, Josh Todd 49
Stirling Albion: C Smith, Johnston, Forsyth, Robertson, R Smith (McGeachie 56), McMillan, Lamont (Olanrewaju 56), McLear (Beattie 71), Doris, D Smith, Dickson.
Subs (not used): Hamilton, Kouider-Aissa, Verlaque, Binnie (GK).
Goals: Lewis McLear 57, Sean Dickson pen 77
Referee: Craig Napier