COWDENBEATH will have to ensure they convert chances when they head for Stirling this Saturday after their draw at Edinburgh City saw them drop to three points off the safety zone.
While the Fifers were missing chances to beat the Edinburgh team, Clyde took advantage to beat Annan and move to 33 points. City are on 34 but with only four games left Cowden need to win this Saturday.
The Albion still have plenty to play for as well as Annan’s defeat means that Stirling are just four points behind the Borders side in the bid to make the play-offs at the top end of the table.
Cowdenbeath have been playing really positively since the arrival of Gary Locke and his backroom team as 11 points from seven games proves but they are still having to play catch up to repair the damage of a run of seven straight defeats.
Like at Annan Cowden had more than 55 per cent of the ball against Edinburgh City but they missed chances and also another penalty, which is three in a row they have now failed to convert.
The Cowdenbeath boss was so disappointed not to win the game: “Like at Annan it was a pretty good all round show.
“We had to change the defence due to Scott Rumsby suspension and Gerry McLauchlan’s knock but big David Syme and Jamie Pyper did well and we had plenty of opportunities.
“And when we lost the goal to a well taken free-kick we came straight back at them forced a penalty kick and alas could not convert it.
“There seems to be something posing us problems from the spot just now but we have to start putting them away for if we have levelled so soon after them scoring it could have made a huge difference to the game.”
Looking to the Stirling Albion game he added: “We have only four games left so we have to look to win at Stirling, and we have to still believe we can get enough points to finish ninth.
“It will be a big game for they still have a chance of making the promotion play-offs and clearly we have to look for all three points so it should be a very open game.
“If we keep producing the level of football we have been doing over the past few weeks and convert some of the chances then we can get the wins we need for the team have been carving out openings.”
Scott Rumsby and Gerry McLauchlan both should be available for this one so it will allow Mr Locke to go back to the usual defensive line-up, although everyone who played against City did well enough to deserve another chance.