Binos earn advantage
Stirling put one foot in the Scottish League One play-off final with a 3-1 win over Annan thanks to rampant opening half-hour.
The Binos were in charge from the off and stormed into a 12th minute lead thanks to Graham Weir's impressive lobbed finish.
David Weatherston grabbed his first of the night 14 minutes later when he converted at the far post from Jordan White's flick on.
The striker took his tally to 11 for the season on the 30-minute mark when he slid in White's cross as the hosts were in dreamland.
Annan gave themselves some hope after the break courtesy of David Hopkirk's cool finish after 70 minutes, but they have it all to do in the second leg.