Kevin Rutkiewicz saved the day for St Johnstone in his first appearance for a year with a late equaliser in the draw with Stirling at McDiarmid Park.
Martin Hardie had put Saints ahead with a tap-in following a free-kick after 20 minutes, but David McKenna slotted home an equaliser for the visitors.
McKenna combined with Nathan Taggart to put Stirling into a surprise lead.
But injury-free Rutkiewicz nodded in from a corner and Hardie was denied a late winner by keeper Myles Hogarth.
St Johnstone: Main, Lawrie, Stanic, McInnes (McCluskey 58), McManus, Weatherston, Hardie, Daal (Stewart 53), MacDonald (Jackson 67), Sheerin, Rutkiewicz.
Subs Not Used: Dyer, Cuthbert.
Booked: McInnes, Rutkiewicz.
Goals: Hardie 20, Rutkiewicz 63.
Stirling: Hogarth, Nugent, Devine, Ellis, Graham, Aitken, Bell, A Trialist, Lilley (Gribben 72), McKenna, Taggart (Hay 80).
Subs Not Used: Tomana, Walker, Christie.
Booked: Ellis, Graham.
Goals: McKenna 31, 45.
Ref: A Muir