Binos boss Dave Mackay felt his side merited a point from Saturday’s game against Ladbrokes League 2 leaders Peterhead at Forthbank.
Jamie Stevenson scored the only goal after 61 minutes as the Blue Toon made it nine points out of 12 against Stirling this season with a 1-0 victory.
Mackay said: “I think a draw would have been a fair result because there wasn’t much in the game. There wasn’t much quality and the two teams cancelled each other out so it’s disappointing to lose. It’s a great strike for their goal but it’s taken a deflection off Lee Hamilton.
“We lacked a bit of zip but I can’t be too hard on the guys because we’ve been on a great run and we’ll look to bounce back at Berwick. It’s obviously a big gap to Peterhead now but we’re still in a good position in terms of the play-offs.”
Blue Toon manager Jim McInally said: “We were without Rory (McAllister) and we lost Russell (McLean) early on – things went against us a wee bit and in the past we might have succumbed to things like that but we got on with it. We were also without Jack Leitch and Jason Brown due to suspension and they are big players for us.
“I’d done my homework on Stirling and they had been on a fantastic run and changed their shape a wee bit so we matched up to try and nullify them. The wee boy (Danny) Jardine has come in and done really well and if you give Kevin Moon time on the ball he will split you open.”