Matty Yates converted a disputed 95th-minute penalty to deny us full points at Stair Park, where we had won 3-0 on our previous visit in August.

Binos boss Darren Young gave a debut to former Falkirk striker Akeel Francis and there was a first start at left-back for on-loan Aberdeen defender Mason Hancock while Jack Leitch also returned to the side. Marc Laird and Paul McLean were again absent due to injury.

After a fairly quiet start to the game, we went ahead in 23 minutes when Leitch tucked away the rebound after Jack Baker had denied Dale Carrick.

The Blues levelled 10 minutes later when Tommy Muir scored with a header from a corner after Blair Currie had done well to keep out another header.

Jamie Hamill’s side started the second half strongly and Scott Robertson forced Currie into another good stop before Darryl Duffy made it 2-1 to Stranraer on the hour mark, turning in the box and sending a perfect shot inside the left-hand post.

Currie made another crucial save from Robertson before Stirling’s substitutes turned the game. In 74 minutes, winger Kieran Moore lashed in the equaliser with his first touch then Adam Cummins headed a corner high into the net from close range.

There was still time for one last twist deep into stoppage time. Robertson went down under a challenge from Cummins although there didn’t appear to be any contact.

When the Stirling protests had died down, Yates sent the penalty into the bottom corner as it ended all square.

Stranraer: Baker, Robertson, Sonkur, Muir (Hawkshaw 69), Gallagher, Woods (Brady 85), Ellis, Walker (Yates 46), Ross, McIntosh, Duffy (Watson 69). Subs (not used): Scullion (GK), Burns, Smith.

Goals: Muir 33, Duffy 59, Yates pen 90+5

Stirling Albion: Currie, McGeachie, Hancock, McNiff (Cummins 62), McGregor, Grant, Carrick, Roberts, Franics (Mackin 73), Leitch (Banner 88), Flanagan (Moore 73). Subs (not used): Law (GK), Heaver, Creaney.

Goals: Leitch 23, Moore 74, Cummins 79

Referee: Chris Fordyce

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