It was over 20 years ago that Montrose were last top of the league this far into a season.
They may have reached the top of the league but Montrose are still a work in progress, according to manager Stewart Petrie.
Montrose continue to ask questions of the other challengers in League Two but, for managerless Cowdenbeath, Saturday was another bleak day.
A stoppage- time equaliser from veteran striker Chris Templeman sent Montrose home delighted after playing second fiddle to Peterhead for the entire 90 minutes.
Cammy Ballantyne has set himself a double target of winning a title with Montrose then playing in the Premiership next season with Dundee United.
It was another bleak day for Cowdenbeath, suffering their fifth successive League 2 defeat and finishing with nine men.
Central Park could be the scene of a title party and/or a play-off wake this afternoon.
Montrose manager Stewart Petrie was left reflecting on two points dropped as his team were held at home by an Annan side that played for more than 20 minutes with 10 men.
Lack of firepower was the reason that Cowdenbeath lost their clash with Berwick Rangers on Saturday.
Arbroath have announced that Dundee United defender Jassem Sukar’s loan deal at Gayfield has been extended until the end of the season.