Stuart McLaren was delighted with his players' efforts after they came from behind to see off Elgin City at Forthbank.

The visitors had taken the lead through an early penalty but the Binos battled back in foul weather to claim an important win, and the manager felt his side acquitted themselves well.

McLaren told Stirling News Sport: “You have got to acknowledge the part the conditions played in the game. It was a game of two halves but not always because of the performance of the players. We had to play the game a certain way in the first half and I thought we did that pretty well. We are disappointed with the penalty because we invited the trouble on ourselves.

“At half time we spoke about what was needed with the wind behind us and I thought the lads applied it very well. They worked their socks off and really earned it with some real moments of quality.”

The Albion boss praised Mark Lamont, who scored once and set up two other goals, but insisted the whole team deserved plaudits for their performances.

He said: “He is a terrific individual player. Mark was great and he is a player who is so hard to defend against. He can go either way, he provides great crosses and we are delighted for him to get his goal. It was a crucial one to get us back in the game. We are delighted for him but from a team perspective everybody did their jobs very well.”

After a difficult start the Binos have suffered just one defeat in ten games, and the manager has been thrilled with how his players responded to their loss to Queen's Park, dispatching Cumbernauld Colts in the Scottish Cup before claiming a vital win over Elgin.

McLaren added: “Even though we were far from our best against Queen's Park the defeat came just on the wrong side of narrow margins. Usually when the players are not quite at it they find a way to give themselves a fighting chance. I knew they wanted to bounce back from that and we saw it in the cup tie and again on Saturday.”