COWDEN have the chance to make it three wins out of three this Saturday when they head for Forthbank to take on Stirling Albion.

The dramatic success over Elgin has pushed the Blues to within two points of the Highlanders and the opportunity is there for Cowdenbeath to press on in their closing three games and finish in seventh spot, which would be a huge improvement on the previous two seasons.

Jordyn Sheerin’s late goal ground out the win over hard working City, but at a cost as the striker, whose wife was expecting a baby over the weekend, had to head off to the maternity hospital after the game sporting a black eye!

Cowden boss Gary Bollan was delighted that his team recovered from a pretty ordinary first-half performance to win the match: “Over the 90 minutes we were worth the win.

“We lost, for me, a very bad goal but we had a could have scored twice early in the game so it was not all bad but after the break we got to grips with things.

“We created several good chances, David Cox scored a well taken leveller and then in the closing minutes Jordyn threw himself at the ball and got it into the net to grab the win we wanted.”

Hat-trick star of the previous week, Jordan Allan, came close to scoring at least twice but this time was off target.

Said his manager: “Yes Jordan got himself into two or three really good chances although this time did not score, but the thing was that he was in the right places at the right time and that is so important.

“The blustery wind did not help either side but we ground out the win and it gives us the chance to go to Stirling and get another victory.”

With Elgin entertaining league leaders Peterhead, a win at Forthbank could propel Cowden into seventh place.

Jordyn Sheerin described the finish to the game as the strangest he has ever experienced.

He said: “I had been on the bench for 84 minutes, went on and got my head to the ball with my first touch and it hit the net, then I suffered a dull thud to my eye and had to he assisted off and was subbed.

“However, we won the game and that was the important thing and now we can look forward to trying to get another three points at Stirling, it really would be great to make it three wins on the bounce.”

Injured striker Kris Renton (pictured) will be missing for this game with a knee injury. Added Mr Bollan: “Kris is really struggling with his knee.

“We don’t want to risk him as we want him to be ready for the pre-season training and new season so we will have to rely on the seventeen players we had against Elgin and Edinburgh City and they have been playing with increasing confidence and hopefully that can continue at Stirling.”