COWDENBEATH manager Maurice Ross was full of praise for his side following their 1-0 win over Caledonian Braves.

And he said that the amazing celebration scenes at Alfie Robinson’s winner showed what the club means to the players and management.

Even injured Andy Black was trying to get on the park to join with his teammates celebrating the last-ditch winner amid joyous scenes.

The win took Cowden on to 28 points from 26 games, and with three games in hand over most clubs around them, it has given Cowden a base to attack from in their closing ten games, to get the wins that can take them into the top half of the table, after an awful start to the season.

Only Tranent, Spartans, and Stirling University have lost less goals than Cowden this season, and shutting out a team which had scored 72 league goals really pleased Ross.

“The work rate was unbelievable throughout that game," he said.

"But what should also be remembered is that we took on this fixture without experienced suspended central defender Iain Davidson, but we were able to put young Dunfermline player Sam Young into Iain’s boots, and he played like a veteran.

“You could see why the Pars have high hopes for the youngster, he was really cool under pressure, and was a real star in the shut-out, but then we had 16 stars on pitch.

“Another encouraging element was that we created chances too, as well as shutting the door at the other end, and we will have to look to repeat that form when we take on Cumbernauld Colts this Saturday at Broadwood.”

He added: “It is a fine big pitch which will give us the opportunity to move the ball about so it gives us a chance to build on this run which has seen us take ten points from five games.

“The players have shown in the run that the introduction of some experience has brought on the younger players, and if we can keep working on that we can get the wins to carry us up the table.”

For the trip to Cumbernauld, Cowden will still be without the suspended Davidson and midfielder, Andy Black, who was forced to cut short his comeback from his hamstring injury on Saturday, down to less than 15 minutes, and Ross feels he may be out for a further three weeks now.

Otherwise everyone else is fit and ready to go Broadwood and seek Cowden’s third win on the road this season.