Stirling took a crucial step to avoiding relegation from the Scottish Second Division with a valuable 2-1 away win at Brechin.
The Binos were without a victory in their five previous league games but took the lead after 33 minutes at Glebe Park when Mark Ferry applied the finish to Graham Weir's assist.
Greig McDonald's side were then gifted the opportunity to double their advantage after 67 minutes when David Crawford fouled Alan Cook inside the area.
Cook stepped up to take the spot-kick, but his effort flew well wide of the left-hand post.
But the teenager made up for his penalty miss eight minutes from time when he swept home Weir's through ball.
Defender Scott Buist's right-footed strike four minutes from full-time gave the visitors food for thought, but the Yo-Yos were able to secure a victory which moved them just two points from safety.