Stirling Albion manager Stuart McLaren praised his players for bouncing back from last week’s 6-0 defeat to East Fife with a 3-0 win over East Stirlingshire at Forthbank on Saturday.
Goals from Moses Olanrewaju, on his first start for the club, Darren Smith and Phil Johnston inflicted a fifth straight defeat on our local rivals.
McLaren said: “Quite rightly there were a lot of questions asked of the management and players after last week’s performance and result but I was always confident we would be OK today, knowing what took place on Tuesday and Thursday behind closed doors. I’m pleased the boys delivered.
“A lot of thought went into the team selection and there was a lot of observation of the players at training this week. We felt it was the right time to give Moses (Olanrewaju) a first start and he took his goal really well.
“I don’t like to single players out normally but I also thought that Scott Davidson did really well after coming into the defence – he was very comfortable.”
East Stirlingshire coach George Shaw said: “Stirling were the better team in the first half but I thought we were the better side in the second half.
“People will look at the result and think we have had a hiding but that’s not the case but we didn’t take our chances and their keeper has had a couple of great saves.”