LAST week, Cowdenbeath FC unveiled their new home kit before an invited audience at Central Park which included many of he club sponsors. The retro styled shirt commemorates the 50th anniversary of Cowdenbeath FC’s never to be forgotten 1969/70 side which took the club into the top flight for the first and only time since the War.

The iconic blue and white candy striped jersey evokes golden memories of a wonderful era 50 years ago when the side was managed by Andy Matthew.

Cowden chairman, Donald Findlay, hosted the event and one particular highlight was when director David Allan showed the gathered company an original matchworn jersey from 50 years ago – once worn by Cowden legend Billy Bostock – which was kindly made available by Blue Brazil fan John Finlay.

The new commemorative home jersey is now on sale on matchdays from the shop at Central Park, from the club's High Street outlet at Beath Bargain Store (open 7 days a week) and also via the Club’s online shop which links to suppliers Football Nation.

The home jersey is priced at £45 for adults and £35 for children. Sizes are S to 4XL.

Said David Allan: "Sales have already been very brisk and the retro-styled shirt is proving a real winner already.

"A special limited edition version of the new home shirt, issued in a special presentation package, is also available to buy now.

"This version of the shirt has a 1969/70 – 50th Anniversary scroll emblazoned beneath the badge. Also included in the package are retro postcards, badges, a 50th anniversary mug and the first 25 customers to buy the Limited Edition package will get a match day programme from the Andy Matthew era.

"There are only 50 of these packages available and they are priced at £75 each - they are numbered 1-50. They can only be bought online and cannot be reserved. It is very much a case of first come first served. They will very soon be gone! They can be purchased online at Football Nation -