Stirling Albion boss Dave Mackay admitted it wasn’t pretty to watch but was delighted to see his side secure a vital 1-0 win over Edinburgh City at Forthbank.
Ross Kavanagh’s first-half goal proved decisive but the Lowland League champions did most of the pressing after the break as we held on for an important three points.
Mackay said: “We didn’t really get going in the second half and they had a bit of pressure without really carving us open.
“It was difficult at times because they flood the midfield but we defended well and the two centre-halves (Ross Smith and Ross McGeachie) were excellent and Ross Kavanagh took his goal very well.
“At this time of the season it is about results rather than performances – this takes us above Clyde and we are only a point behind Berwick so things are starting to look a bit better but we need to make sure we build on it, starting with Elgin on Tuesday.”
Edinburgh City manager Gary Jardine said: “I felt that the performance in the second half merited something from the game. The first half wasn’t great but we had a chance early on with the header from Dean Cummings then a mistake allowed them to score.
“It was always going to be a big week with games against Stirling, Cowdenbeath and Berwick and we are determined to stay in the league.”