Albion eased to an ultimately comfortable win in the local derby as Shire suffered a fifth straight defeat.
Moses Olanrewaju marked his first start with a goal and Darren Smith and substitute Phil Johnston struck in the second half as we bounced back from last week’s 6-0 thrashing by leaders East Fife.
Manager Stuart McLaren made five changes, with Olanrewaju, Ross McGeachie, Scott Davidson, Aurelien Mazel and Craig Comrie all drafted into the side.
Willie Robertson missed out through suspension, Scot Buist and Ross Smith were injured and Sean Dickson and Mark Lamont were left out of the squad.
We took the lead in 17 minutes when Lewis McLear picked out Olanrewaju and the winger thumped a shot beyond Darren Dolan.
The Shire No 1 denied Darren Smith and Steven Doris before the break while Chris Smith came to the rescue at the other end after on-loan Morton forward Thomas Orr got in behind the defence.
The visitors started the second half strongly but we scored again when Darren Smith claimed his ninth goal of the season with a fine finish after a good run into the area.
Craig Tully’s men tried to hit back and Smith made a superb save to tip over a Jordan Cairnie volley before the same player saw another effort come back off the bar.
We wrapped up the victory with two minutes left when Johnston drilled a low shot into the net after latching on to a superb pass from Ross Forsyth.
There was still time for U20 top scorer Ross Kavanagh to make his debut as a late substitute for McLear.
Stirling Albion: C Smith, McGeachie, Forsyth, Mazel, Davidson, McMillan, Olanrewaju (Johnston 69), Comrie, Doris (Beattie 74), McLear (Kavanagh 89), D Smith.
Subs (not used): Verlaque, Hamilton, McKinlay, Binnie (GK).
Goals: Olanrewaju 17, D Smith 63, Johnston 88
East Stirlingshire: Dolan, Kinnaird, Donaldson (Greene 76), Fisher, McMullin, Cairnie, Wallace (Vidler 69), Kay, Orr, Wright (McKenna 79), Faulds.
Subs (not used): Russell, Fraser, Fairbanks (GK).
Referee: Kevin Graham