Stirling Albion boss Dave Mackay praised his side for their second-half comeback as we beat Clyde 3-2 at Broadwood on Saturday to make it six wins in a row for the first time since 2006/07.
Peter MacDonald gave the Bully Wee an interval lead and they were back in front through David Gormley’s penalty after Darren Smith equalised but Ross Kavanagh, and Smith again, scored to extend our unbeaten run to eight matches at a sunny Cumbernauld.
Mackay said: “I wasn’t happy with the first half because they looked hungrier and sharper but fair play to the players – we asked for a reaction and we got it.
“It’s two poor goals we have lost – the second one was a clear penalty – but it shows the fitness and the attitude to come back. We work them hard in training but we gave them Tuesday off due to the amount of injuries we have had and at half-time that was looking like the wrong decision!
“I know Elgin lost, and we have still to play them, but one slip-up costs us and we would realistically have to win five out of six to give ourselves a chance of the play-offs – we are just focusing on the Forfar game.
“Ross Smith (injured) has probably been our best player in the last few weeks but I thought Frazer Wright came in and did well, having not played for a while.”
Jon Paul McGovern, in interim charge of Clyde alongside MacDonald, said: “It was disappointing and we can’t keep making excuses – we are in a dogfight and we need to stand up and be counted.
“We changed the shape a bit and tried to play a bit more football, which we did first half, but in the second half it didn’t quite happen for us and we don’t have the result we are looking for.”