The departure of manager Stuart McLaren after almost two years in charge was announced shortly after this heavy defeat to Elgin.
The former Albion striker, who became head coach at Loughborough University, replaced Greig McDonald in November 2014 but leaves with the team second from bottom in Ladbrokes League 2 with just one win in seven games this season.
We beat Elgin 4-1 in the Betfred Cup at the end of July but they gained revenge with an emphatic win to go third in the table. Jim Weir rated it as the best performance in his time in charge and in truth the visitors could have won by a bigger margin.
Bryan Hodge, Ross McGeachie, Ross Forsyth and Moses Olanrewaju were all ruled out as we looked to bounce back from the 4-1 defeat at Forfar while ex-Albion keeper David Crawford featured as a trialist for the visitors after leaving Partick Thistle.
On a pitch made very wet by a morning of steady rain, we were two goals down after eight minutes. Shane Sutherland found space in the box to fire home the opener then Chris Dodd drove a shot in off the post from the edge of the area.
Sutherland added the third on the half-hour mark with a well-taken effort from 18 yards and Elgin wasted some good chances before Craig Gunn, who always seems to score against us, came off the bench to steer in the fourth in the final minute.
Stirling Albion: C Smith, Verlaque, Petrie, McMillan, Scott Davidson, McKenzie, D Smith, McCue, Dickson, Henderson (Morrison 46), Layne (Ferns 65).
Subs (not used): Mills, R Smith, Docherty, Binnie (GK).
Elgin City: Crawford, Cooper, MacPhee (Moore 70), McHardy, Nicolson, Reilly, Reid (Macleod 80), Cameron, McLeish (Gunn 75), Sutherland, Dodd.
Subs (not used): Stewart, Bruce, Watson (GK)
Scorers: Sutherland 5, 30, Dodd 8, Gunn 89
Referee: John McKendrick