Stirling Albion boss Dave Mackay saw his side rekindle our play-off hopes with a seventh win in eight games on Saturday after losing to Forfar last week.
Darren Smith’s 11th goal of the season, and his fifth in the past five games, earned the Binos a 1-0 victory at Berwick. Chris Smith saved a penalty from Greg Rutherford as we moved to within four points of the top four with four games to go.
Mackay said: “It wasn’t a pretty game and the pitch didn’t help because it was dry and bobbly. We deservedly went in ahead at half-time and although Berwick had more pressure in the second half I don’t think they opened us up – it was mainly set-plays.
“The other results went for us and while there’s a chance of the play-offs we will give it everything we have got. We now have a really tough game against a Cowdenbeath team fighting for their lives but we are on a good run.”
Berwick manager John Coughlin said: “We took four points from the last two games against Forfar and Elgin but we didn’t kick on from that. In the first half we looked lethargic – the penalty was a get out of jail free card but we missed it.”