THE Cowdenbeath Independent Supporters Society’s Reunion Day was a big success on Saturday, with a bumper crowd turning up for Saturday’s home game with Berwick Rangers.

A total of 552 went through the gate for the Lowland League match, which saw 23 former stars, and the manager who guided Cowden to promotion to the First Division in 1992, John Brownlie, make an appearance.

The players included midfielders Colin Scott and Neil Irvine; defenders Richard Baillie and Innes Ritchie; midfielder Craig Winter; striker Graeme Buckley, full-back David Watt; goalkeeper Billy Lamont; linkmen Gus Malone, John Wright and Billy Bennett; utility man Hugh Douglas; centre-half Eric Archibald; left-back Sandy Robertson; midfielder-defender Barry; McMahon; striker Willie Syme; centre-backs Dave McGovern and Keith McCulloch; midfielders Gary Fusco and Colin McCullie, plus midfielder Iain Mauchlen.

The players took a bow on the pitch at half time as players from the Blue Brazil Boys Club did some training routines.

After the game everyone headed for Wee Jimmies, in High Street, where an evening event was held, which saw some of the great moments of the early nineties and early 2000s remembered.

The only down side was the result against Berwick, with Cowden of 2024 producing their poorest home performance of the season in a 4-1 defeat.

The club’s fans ambassador, Alex Haddow, said: “It was a fine turn out by the supporters and the former players thoroughly enjoyed themselves before and after the game and at half time.

“I suppose the match itself was a disappointment, in terms of the final result, but the reunion day saw some amazing memories recalled.”

Gordon Anderson, of the CISS, added: "I was delighted with the response from Blue Brazil Boys Football Club and the number in attendance.

"Younger supporters in attendance is crucial for the future of the club. The ex-players in attendance were also a positive part of the day. Their contribution before, during and after the game was a highlight after what was a disappointing display from the team.

"The legends very much appreciated the reception they received from the supporters on the terracing.

"They also continued their reunion following the game at Wee Jimmies with lots of memories shared."