Stirling Albion manager Stuart McLaren was understandably thrilled with the 7-0 home win over Montrose a Forthbank on Tuesday night.
Darren Smith scored his second hat-trick of the season against the Links Park side and McLaren said: “Darren is one of those modern-day forward players in that he is not really a striker or a winger or a midfielder but his ability to find space and link with Steven Doris is fantastic and he can finish as well.
“I’m delighted that Steven broke his dry spell with a couple of goals and Sean Dickson is getting better and better every week – his goal was well taken and will do his confidence the world of good.
“The first goal is crucial so often in this league and it was reasonably tight for the first half hour. The second gave us a bit of breathing space and you are hoping to go in at half-time with a clean sheet and take it from there but to get the third right before the whistle was a key goal.”
Montrose manager Paul Hegarty said: “I didn’t see that coming because we had done quite well in the last few weeks but the result is an embarrassment – too many players hid and we didn’t work hard enough – we are now in a precarious position.”