Stuart Malcolm's last-gasp header kept Arbroath hot on the heels of league leaders Cowdenbeath with a win at Stirling.
The hosts started strongly but Arbroath's Steven Doris had the first real chance to open the scoring, dragging his strike wide from six yards.
In a frantic first half-hour, Stirling's Darren Smith and Scott Davieson both tried their luck from long range, the latter having his effort well saved by Darren Hill.
Josh Falkingham had a similar chance to Doris' in the second half, with a similar result as he missed the target with a scuffed shot.
Arbroath then pushed forward to grab the three points and with a minute remaining they got their reward when Doris' cross found Malcolm, who stooped low to nod past Callum Reidford.
Stirling: Reidford, Jacobs, Allison, Thom, Cook, McSorley, Fagan (Crawley 87), McCulloch, Flood (Nicholas 84), Smith, Davieson. Subs Not Used: Filler, Gavin McPherson, Bonar.
Arbroath: Hill, Baxter, Wedderburn, Malcolm, Brown (Ardallany 80), Falkingham, Kerr, Sibanda (Bryce 66), McAnespie, Swankie (Gibson 90), Doris. Subs Not Used: White, Busch.
Goals: Malcolm 90.
Ref: Crawford Allan