Stirling Albion go into Saturday’s home game with Peterhead boosted by a terrific 6-3 win over Berwick Rangers.
Greig McDonald’s men notched their first victory since beating Rangers on October 6 thanks to goals from Jordan White (2), Gary Thom, Mark Ferry, Stephen Day and Steven Weir.
That result lifted the Binos to within two points of second-bottom East Stirling although Shire can extend that gap again when they face Montrose at Ochilview tonight (Wednesday).
It was the first time Albion had managed six goals in a game since thumping Brechin 6-2 in April 2010 and they are now bidding to extend Peterhead’s poor run away from home.
Jim McInally’s men are fourth in the table and undefeated at Balmoor – where Stirling earned a 2-2 draw in October – but have managed only a single win on the road.
McDonald, who will have Daly McSorley available after a one-match ban, said: “The guys have been working unbelievably hard and we had a feeling that something was going to change. We were very unlucky to lose against Queen’s Park recently and the guys put in a great shift at Ibrox last week.
“This win was down to sheer determination. We know we have not done well enough in the first part of the season but the guys were different class against Berwick. We were pegged back a couple of times but they just went up the park and scored another goal.
“I’m just glad the game was on. The pitch was rock solid on Thursday night and the surface was still a bit tricky but I thought our guys coped with it superbly.
“A criticism made of me is that I talk a good game and that we have a squad of players who are under performing - the only way we can shut people up is to win football matches. I think there is always pressure in management wherever you are in the league but you have to handle it.”
Forfar defender Jamie Bishop has returned to Station Park after his short-term loan deal with the Binos ended. Bishop impressed in his three outings but Albion have options in that area with the return of Gary Thom and Brian Allison.
Admission prices for Saturday’s home game with Peterhead are £10 for adults, £7 for seniors/students and £5 for U17s. Kick-off is 3pm.