Stirling Albion manager Greig McDonald hailed his side for fighting back to beat East Stirlingshire 2-1 at Forthbank but admits another poor first-half performance was a concern.
The Binos have trailed at the interval in our last four matches but on this occasion we came from behind after Max Wright had given Shire a 41st-minute lead.
New signing Craig Comrie scored on his debut and fellow substitute Mark Ferry grabbed the winner in stoppage time after Shire were caught on the break.
McDonald said: “The lads showed great character and fitness levels to come back but we need to sort out what is happening in the first half of games.
“It was great for young Craig Comrie to come on and score with his first touch and I was delighted for Mark Ferry that he got the winning goal.
“I thought we shaded the game overall and some of our football in the last 15 minutes was excellent but we need to stop falling behind in games.”
East Stirlingshire boss John Coughlin, whose team have won just one of their last nine games, said: “We were the better side in the first half but from the start of the second half Stirling looked more up for it than we did.
“I wasn’t surprised when they scored the equaliser but it was disappointing to lose it at the end – perhaps we should have settled for a draw rather than push so many players forward for the corner.”