Stirling Albion manager Dave Mackay praised his players for a professional performance in the 2-0 home win over Edinburgh City on Saturday.
A third straight league victory from the start of the season for the first time since 2004/05 has us two points clear at the top of the Ladbrokes League 2 table.
Darren Smith and Ross Kavanagh got the goals towards the end of the first half and Mackay said: “It wasn’t fancy and it was difficult to get into any rhythm because of the way they play but it’s the sort of game we would have drawn or lost last year because we would have got frustrated.
“We scored two really good goals and could have scored more. We will play better but these are the sort of games you have to see out if you want to achieve anything.
“Neil McLaughlin (on loan from Partick Thistle) did well when he came on and will be an asset. He is a strong boy for his age and will get better as he gets to know the guys.
“Andy Black had a little tweak in his groin, which is why we took him off, but it doesn’t look serious and he should be OK for Peterhead next week.”
Edinburgh City boss Gary Jardine said: “I thought Stirling were starting to get a bit frustrated and Craig Beattie had marshalled the back five really well then a real howler of a mistake gifted them a goal.
“Stirling are a good side but there was a huge improvement overall in our side today. Our shape was better and if you looked at the stats after half an hour I’m sure it was pretty even.”