It’s fair to say the last two years have been fairly short on cheer for the loyal Cowdenbeath faithful, but better times could be just around the corner, with Liam Fox’s side beginning to click in Ladbrokes League 2.
The Blue Brazil have taken eight points from their last four fixtures, to ease themselves away from a relegation battle and into seventh spot. In fact, they’re now just six points outside the play-off places, and on better form than the trio occupying those elusive positions.
Having looked short on confidence during the previous two seasons, Cowden’s new-found battling spirit is sure to have heartened the Central Park faithful.
Nowhere was that spirit more evident than in Saturday’s 1-0 victory over much-fancied Clyde, with the Fife club standing firm against sustained pressure before a well-worked route-one goal from Kris Renton secured the points in the final minutes.
However, despite the talented forward deservedly getting the headlines, it’s the defence which boss Liam Cox has built which is inspiring the most confidence for Cowden fans.
The Blue Brazil have now conceded just twice in their last four outings, with Jamie Pyper and former Ayr United man Gerry McLauchlan building a good partnership in central defence.
Meanwhile in midfield, Fox’s excellent recruitment of both experienced pros and young loanees from his former club Heart of Midlothian is beginning to pay dividends, with the balance of energetic talents like Lewis Moore and no-nonsense competitors like Burton O’Brien offering the side a versatile range of strengths.
While automatic promotion looks beyond Cowden at 40/1 and 13 points off top spot, their well-balanced side and new-found belief could well see them finish in the play-off spots, as they look to bounce back to Ladbrokes League 1 at the first time of asking.
Next up for Cowdenbeath is a trip to Annan Athletic, with the visitors 21/10 to enjoy victory at Galabank.
Meanwhile, 6/4 says this fixture throws up over 3.5 goals for the third time in succession.
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