THE Blue Brazil fell to a third successive Lowland League defeat in a sobering loss to Gala Fairydean Rovers on Saturday.

After falling behind courtesy of Allan Smith, they managed to equalise before the break through Ewan Thomson, but a late sickener from Gregor Jordan consigned Cowden to a third loss on the spin.

The weekend's loss made it ten defeats in a row over the course of last season's conclusion, and this campaign's Premier Sports Cup group stage and Lowland League.

Gala Fairydean were gifted the opener when Mackenzie Lemon's wayward clearing header fell to Marc Berry inside Cowden's half and he raced forward before squaring for Allan Smith to apply the finish from eight yards out.

Cowden did manage to level with goalkeeper Mason McCready providing an unexpected assist as his lofted ball over the Rovers defence fell for Thomson to lash home.

Thomson showed great strength to get on the defender's wrong side and his strike whistled past McCready's opposite number.

Two minutes from the break Gala’s Zander Murray saw his 18-yard shot blocked by McCready and the rebound was met by Berry whose shot was booted off the line by a recovering Jordan Armstrong.

Cowdenbeath started the second-half brightly and three minutes into the period Lucas Berry’s effort was held by goalkeeper Ryan Goodfellow.

On the hour mark Gala went close with a dipping 22 yarder from Kyle Wilkie which was only inches too high, but Cowdenbeath had a couple of good forays forward after this but there was no one on the spot to score as the ball broke twice within the six yard box.

Seventeen minutes from time Garrad had a fierce drive which beat Goodfellow, but drifted inches wide of the ‘keeper’s left hand post.

A cheaply conceded corner then consigned Cowdenbeath to another disappointing weekend as Jordan climbed highest and his downward header had enough on it to beat McCready with ten minutes left on the clock.

Cowdenbeath: Mason McCready; Alfie Robinson, Sam Newman, MacKenzie Lemon (Jonny Jarron 18), Jordan Armstrong, Jack Garrad (Trialist 80), Ewan Thomson, Lucas Berry (Harry Osborne 58), Scott Sinclair, Trialist, Aiden Gilmartin.

Subs not used: Cammy Graham, Mark Donaldson, Chris Aikamenze, Danny Farrell.

Gala Fairydean Rovers: Goodfellow; C Hall (L Hall 84), Mitchell (Campbell 33), Berry, Murray, Galbraith, Wilkie, Jordan, Dougal, Daniel (Nicolson 60), Smith (Greene 60).

Subs not used: Campbell, Hall, Balde, Scott.

Referee: Terry Ormiston