COWDENBEATH go into the international break a little less than feeling comfortable after losing their last two games.

The facts are that Cowden’s four games have produced only five goals in total, which certainly shows that the matches have been very tight.

But really Cowdenbeath should have taken something from their match with Berwick Rangers on Saturday. Yes, they lost a bad goal, but there were plenty of chances for them to get at least one goal.

Certainly not having a fit striker available was a key element in the make-up of the game for with Josh Morris still out and Cammy Muirhead failing a fitness test before the game, the Blues went with Ali Smith and Robbie Buchanan as their main strike force and both tried very hard but just could not apply the finishing touch.

Manager Billy Brown was a disappointed man with what he saw: “The first-half was not good from our perspective.

“We let them have too much of the ball and losing a goal the way we did after around 20 minutes gave Berwick something to defend and they did that bravely.

“However, in the second-half it was all about us attacking and we had a good few goes at goal but could not beat their ‘keeper.

“He did well but we really should have been able to tuck at least one of the chances away.”

Mr Brown added: “We really lacked a cutting edge. Yes we were without a couple of forwards but we should have looked to put away at least one of the chances we had.

“It was a very disappointing opening to the game and although we improved we let them get a lot of confidence from the first 45 minutes and that was a worrying point.”

The result let the managerless Berwick team go ahead of Cowdenbeath in League 2 and now only three teams are below the Blues.

Cowdenbeath’s next game is on Saturday September 9 at Stenhousemuir and the Blue Brazil hopefully will have Morris and Muirhead fully fit for the game and Jack Whittaker should also be getting fitter after his broken foot injury.

The league table shows Cowdenbeath in seventh place at present with four points along with Clyde; Annan Athletic on three and Edinburgh City still looking for their first point.

So there is still a lot of work for Cowden to do to get into a challenging position and the game with Stenny is a big one with the Warriors a point above them.

But if Cowdenbeath can put a run of unbeaten games together they can get away from the lower part of the table.