YOU have to go back to the days when Colin Cameron’s team won the League 1 title to see Cowdenbeath win four games in a row.

But that was exactly happened at Hampden on Saturday and the result saw the Blues move six points clear in third top spot of Ladbrokes League 2.

Now manager Gary Bollan sees his men just four points adrift of leaders Cove Rangers and one off second top Edinburgh City, who come to Central Park at the beginning of October.

Certainly the Blues had to work really hard to wear down the challenge of the enthusiastic young Queen’s Park side on the huge acreage of the national stadium.

However, a mixture of some hard graft and some really inventive play saw them get the upper hand in the second period.

Now a win over Albion Rovers at Central Park on Saturday could push the team into a very challenging position indeed.

However, Mr Bollan is not getting carried away with things: “As we expected Queen’s were very adventurous at times during the game and used the space available well.

“We had to defend well and that we did as a team and then started to create some good openings and it was good to get ahead from Fraser Mullen's spot conversion and build on that.”

He was delighted with the performance of stand-in for Kevin Dabrowski, Peter Morrison: “It looks like Kevin could be out for up to six weeks with his jaw injury.

“We need cover for that period and it was good of Motherwell to let us have Peter on an emergency loan.

“He played for Albion Rovers last season so knows all about this division and I think he showed on Saturday the sort of form we want from him.

“But as I said we defended well as a team and it was good to see Craig Barr get another goal and posing problems for teams in the air”.

The manager added: “I could not have asked any more from the players so far, they have 15 points out of 21, but it is very early days and we have to turn our eyes and minds to Albion Rovers visiting us this Saturday.

“They have been recording some good results this season so we will have to maintain the consistency of our performances over the past four weeks.

“The workrate has been excellent and we have shown also that we can finish well and that has to be our target again this coming Saturday.”

Defender Fraser Mullen (see picture) is the current leading scorer having converted four penalty-kicks the latest being on Saturday against QP."

Cowden had no injuries to report from last weekend and will have Connor Smith, fresh from his call up to the Scotland Under 17 squad, which saw him miss the QP game, available again.

Cowdenbeath will play East of Scotland Premier League side Broxburn Athletic at Central Park on Saturday October 19 in the second round of the William Hill Scottish Cup following the weekend draw.