Gary Locke will be taking a few days away from football to reflect on his success in saving Cowdenbeath from the drop before considering his future.
Montrose boss Stewart Petrie accepted his side came out second best in their bid to reach the League 1 play-off final.
Cowdenbeath midfielder Kyle Miller was a hero and then a villain as the Blue Brazil played out a goalless draw with Lowland League Champions East Kilbride in the first leg of the Pyramid Play-off Final.
Cowdenbeath are left fighting for survival as an SPFL club after finishing rock bottom of League Two.
A tense League Two battle at Central Park ended with the result that neither side really wanted.
Arbroath striker Steven Doris insists Forfar’s Gayfield pitch celebrations earlier this year have inspired Dick Campbell’s men to the brink of the League 2 title.
Montrose boss Stewart Petrie insists he won’t dwell on Saturday’s thrashing at Annan because his side still have everything to play for.
Arbroath had to contend with a Cowdenbeath fightback to stay locked in the battle with Forfar Athletic for the Ladbrokes League 2 title and automatic promotion.
Montrose hoisted themselves into the play-off places with a hard-fought victory at Berwick.
Six points to play for. Two games to go. One point the difference at the top of the table.