COWDENBEATH will seek to take points off Peterhead for the first time this season as they bid to build on the win over Clyde.

They take on the title chasing Blue Toon this weekend but the success over Clyde will have boosted the Blue Brazil confidence levels.

Clyde had won 3-0 at Central Park two midweeks ago but this was a totally different 90 minutes with the Fifers having long spells in charge.

The result puts Cowden seven points behind Berwick Rangers and Edinburgh City and scorer of the winner Brad Smith feels he and his team mates can catch one or both of these sides.

The midfielder, who grabbed the all important goal, said: “I felt we played very well at times and created a lot of good chances and it was nice to get the winner. I was aware of where the ‘keeper was and felt I had to hit it low into the corner and that is where it went.

“But over the piece I felt we played some great football and I thought we merited the win, but we have to keep it going”.

Cowden manager Gary Bollan was also delighted with the overall show from his team who have taken 12 points from eight games: “It was a first rate team performance.

“The defence laid the base for the win with Jamie Pyper and Bryan Gilfillan keeping a tight grip on David Goodwillie and Ally Love and that saw the confidence spread throughout the team.

“We created some really good chances and Brad’s finish was the perfect way to win a game a really crisp shot which gave the ‘keeper no chance.

“I felt they found it hard to cope with Jordyn Sheerin and he came close a couple of times himself but also set up other chances for his team mates and that was excellent.

“All in all a very good team performance but there is more hard work needed in our closing fixtures.

“We know that we need to keep winning but if we can repeat performances like that it is something which can be achieved.”

Peterhead are still locked in the race with Montrose for the league title but Cowden’s eyes are on safety points and they showed at Christmas time when they were leading at Balmoor until Robbie Buchanan was sent off, that they can compete with the Aberdeenshire side.

Meanwhile the manager hopes he will have midfielder Blair Malcolm fit for the trip north. He missed Saturday’s game with an injury but should be fit for this weekend.