A Chris Templeman goal gave Montrose an important win and extended their lead at the top of the table to four points.
David Cox admits the hand of history is weighing heavily on embattled Cowdenbeath.
A late goal saw Peterhead condemn a stuffy Cowdenbeath side to the pyramid play-offs.
Arbroath boss Dick Campbell admitted he almost dropped Ryan McCord from his starting line-up – but was delighted when the midfielder responded by scoring a double as the Lichties came from behind to crush Berwick Rangers
League 2 leaders Albion were comfortable winners at Central Park on Saturday, consigning Cowden to their third successive league defeat.
Cowdenbeath went down to a narrow 1-0 defeat at the hands of Berwick at Shielfield on Saturday, but not for the want of trying.
Montrose’s 3-0 defeat at Elgin was a case of déjà vu for manager Stewart Petrie.
Veteran Montrose striker Chris Templeman had hoped to be dancing with his team-mates on the Ochilview pitch to celebrate clinching the League Two title and the club’s first promotion since 1995.
Montrose hoisted themselves into the play-off places with a hard-fought victory at Berwick.
Stewart Petrie watched his side beat Elgin City 3-0 to go six points clear at the top of League Two, but the extremely focused Montrose gaffer is keeping his feet firmly on the ground.