Montrose 1 Stirling Albion 1
A Last-minute goal from former Scotland international Craig Beattie cruelly denied Montrose a deserved three points.
The home side had created almost all of the chances in the match, and looked to be heading for a win after Graham Webster's second half goal.
GRAHAM WEBSTER had collected the ball on the right, turned his marker and fired a left foot shot across Stilring goalkeeper Chris Smith and in off the far post just before the hour mark.
But with time running out, Stirling Albion were awarded a dubious free kick 20 yards from goal. CRAIG BEATTIE, introduced as a substitute at half time, stepped up and curled the ball into the top corner of Montrose goalkeeper Jordan Millar's goal.
It was an undeserved turn of events, Montrose having created the lion's share of the goalscoring opportunities.
Gary Fraser could have opened the scoring as early as the third minute, but his point-blank header from Chris Templeman's flick-on was held by Smith.
Stirling could have taken the lead in the tenth minute when Webster's slack pass in the centre circle was seized on by Phil Johnston, but the midfielder's shot from the edge of the box flew wide.
Montrose captain Ross Campbell came close a minute later, having a low shot held after neat attacking play from the home side. Adrian Mallagaray was also denied, his 30-yard shot held by Smith.
Montrose should have taken the lead in the 23rd minute when Terry Masson surged down the left hand side and cut into the box. His square pass looked perfectly weighted for Fraser, but the striker's shot lacked conviction and was palmed over the bar by Smith.
Templeman headed over the bar from the resulting corner.
Terry Masson shot high and wide from 20 yards out on the half-hour mark.
Montrose's last chance of the first half saw Greg Pascazio bullet a header over the bar from a Mallagaray corner.
Having taken the lead, Montrose could have doubled their advantage in the 77th minute, but Masson could only scoop his shot over the goalkeeper and out for a goal kick.