Stirling Albion manager Dave Mackay praised his side for digging deep to make it three wins in a row thanks to a 2-1 victory at Cowdenbeath.
Peter MacDonald’s 71st-minute penalty was cancelled out by a Harvey Swann spot-kick but MacDonald grabbed the winner with five minutes left.
Mackay said: “That’s a game we wouldn’t have won a month ago – we’d have found a way to lose it, or draw at best. We showed a different side to our game and I’m pleased about that. That’s us above Stenhousemuir and into third place so things are looking brighter than they were a few weeks ago.
“It was never going to be a classic on that pitch so I’m delighted with three points. Both teams put a lot into it. It was a game of penalty kicks – other than that I don’t think either goalkeeper had too much to do.”
Blue Brazil boss Gary Bollan said: “We’re not going to win games defending the way we did – we keep giving out gifts. We were always in the game and anyone watching wouldn’t have known that Stirling are third in the league and we are at the bottom.
“Stirling are a good side but that’s two games in 10 days now where we have matched them. We did the same with Montrose and Peterhead but we have to start winning.”