After the scoreless draw with East Stirlingshire, Cowden made the journey down to play new boys Annan Athletic for the first time on league business. Both sides started well and Cowden were boosted by the dismassal of Kevin Neilson after only 6 minutes. With an extra man Cowden pushed forward and got the break through thanks to Paul McQuade half way through the first half.
With an extra man it was expected Cowden would push forward in the second half and add to their advantage but this did not materialise. In fact Annan had a perfect chance to equalise when Mark Baxter was harsly penalised for handball and the ref pointed to the spot. Loan keeper Scott Gallacher justified his selection by diving low to his left to save. Mike Jack had missed the penalty and was then sent off less than 2 minutes later.
Cowden managed to hang on for a vital win. Stenhousemuir dropped points to Elgin and this means Cowden sit joint second only 2 points of the top spot.
Elgin were next up for Cowden in the newly named Homecoming Scottish Cup. A dissapointing performance led to a defeat for the Blue Brazil. Paul McQuade continued his fine scoring run but his goal could not prevent a narrow 2-1 defeat.
Next up for Cowden is Albion Rovers on league business. As per usual the Cowdenbeath Supporters Club are running their bus on Saturday (1 November) to Coatbridge for the game. The bus will depart from Central Park at 1pm for what is an important match as regards testing Cowden's championship credentials or promotion prospects. Seats on the bus can be reserved in advance by phoning David Allan on 01383 724000 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.