Stirling Albion boss Greig McDonald praised his side for shutting out title favourites Peterhead as goals from Dale Fulton and Phil Johnston earned us a 2-0 win at Forthbank on Saturday.
Both teams ended the game with 10 men after skipper Jamie Bishop and Blue Toon substitute Andy Rodgers were red carded by referee Euan Anderson following an off-the-ball incident.
Stirling Albion boss Greig McDonald said: “I thought the work ethic of the players was fantastic and they got their reward. It maybe wasn’t the best spectacle but I doubt our fans will be caring too much because it’s another three points.
“David Crawford didn’t have too much to do but made an unbelievable double save in the second half and deserved the clean sheet.
“I think we have the tools to hurt teams, and it’s a good start, but it’s a question of consistency and we have a very tough game coming up against East Stirlingshire.”
Peterhead manager Jim McInally, who revealed that last season’s top scorer Rory McAllister had been left out due to a breach of club discipline, said: “It wasn’t the best of games. I thought we had plenty of possession but we didn’t do enough with it and the first goal was us pressing the self-destruct button.
“It’s not easy to go chasing the game but we passed the ball about well in the second half and their keeper had a great save before Stirling scored a good second goal.”