Stirling avoided a cup shock as they eased past Highland League outfit Turriff United 3-0.
The visitors, who went into the game sitting second in League Two, scored twice in the opening quarter of an hour to take control.
Defender Ross Forsyth nodded in from Dale Fulton's corner after eight minutes for his first goal of the campaign.
Five minutes later Turriff were left with a mountain to climb when Stuart Cumming turned the ball into his own net.
Jordan White hit the post while Fulton fired wide as Stirling searched for further goals.
And the third duly arrived just after the hour mark. Robbie Allan saw a shot saved by David Crawford at one end and less than a minute later Mark Ferry had slotted into the bottom corner of the other to kill off the tie.