Stirling Albion manager Stuart McLaren was pleased with his side’s fightback as we earned a 2-2 draw at Annan.
Lewis Guy and Josh Todd had the home side two goals ahead but Lewis McLear pulled one back and Sean Dickson equalised with a 77th-minute penalty.
McLaren, who confirmed that on-loan midfielder McLear suffered a hamstring injury that will be assessed by parent club St Mirren, said: “We have to be happy with a point in the circumstances but we could have won it in the end.
“The penalty award was of the soft variety but I think we had a much stronger shout for one after that for handball which wasn’t given.
“It’s says a lot about the players that they were able to come back from two goals down but it’s also frustrating to be in that position because this was a game we wanted to win – although it was important we didn’t lose it.”
Annan boss Jim Chapman said: “There was some excellent play from us but we are not ruthless enough – the game should have been finished by half-time but we didn’t take our chances and we let Stirling back in it.
“Decisions went against us but the referee didn’t cost Annan today – Annan cost Annan. We’ve seen it before and it’s another two points dropped.”