Binos boss Dave Mackay praised his side for battling back to draw 2-2 with Berwick Rangers at Forthbank but admits the visitors should have been out of sight.
Lee Hamilton and Aaron Murrell had Berwick two goals ahead at the break but trialist Aiden Malone got one back with four minutes left and Sean Dickson struck a superb equaliser two minutes later.
Mackay said: “It’s amazing how much a goal can change games, as we have seen the other way round recently, but we could have been 4-0 down before we got our first.
“There were a lot of negatives again but the players showed fight in the second half to get back into the game. We had a bit of a patched up team with a lot of guys playing their first matches for a while and we also lost Ross McMillan and Liam Caddis to injury in the first half so we are not having much luck.
“It’s a point we certainly didn’t look like getting with 10 minutes to go and it was a great finish from Sean Dickson then we almost won it at the end with Blair Henderson.”
Berwick Rangers manager John Coughlin said: “The game should have been over at half-time and even in the second half we caught them on the counter-attack but couldn’t take our chances.
“To go from being so comfortable to almost losing it at the end is quite incredible. It was an opportunity to get back-to-back wins for the first time this season and that’s as poor as I’ve seen Stirling play. I’m not saying they are a bad team but they were there to be taken so it’s disappointing not to have taken advantage of that.”