Stirling Albion boss Dave Mackay admits a draw was probably a fair result as it finished 2-2 against Cowdenbeath at Forthbank on Saturday.
The Binos were twice ahead through on-loan duo Danny Jardine and Neil McLaughlin but Robbie Buchanan and Blair Malcolm replied for the bottom club.
Mackay said: “We weren’t good enough to win the game. A draw is probably fair – it was a poor game and there were a lot of mistakes.
“I’m disappointed but we had so many players below par – only Neil McLaughlin of the outfield players looked really at it – which is maybe understandable given the amount of games we have had.
“We went ahead twice but we never really kicked on or looked convincing. However, I can’t be good hard on the guys given the run we have been on and 100% we’ll be in the play-offs.”
Cowdenbeath manager Gary Bollan said: “We gave away an unnecessary penalty but for the majority of the second half we put Stirling Albion under pressure. We scored two good goals and might have had another one but it’s a satisfactory day.
“We are now gelling and are getting out the habit of losing football matches. We need to win most of our games between now and the end of the season and no-one is going to get any easy points against us.”