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 manager Stewart Petrie was full of praise for his players for the way in which they “dug deep” to take all three points from their visit to Berwick on Saturday.
Manager Paul Hegarty apologised to the home fans for “an inept second-half performance” after Cowdenbeath hit back from a goal down to leave Montrose still searching for their first league win.
Streetwise Peterhead gave a young Cowdenbeath team a real going over in the first 25 minutes at Central Park on Saturday.
Fraser Mullen admits Cowdenbeath will have to beat relegation rivals Clyde this weekend if they are to avoid a dreaded play-off against a high-flying non-league side to save their SPFL status.
Cowdenbeath lost their seventh successive Ladbrokes League 2 game and are seven points adrift at the foot of the table.
Cowdenbeath were unable to hold on to a first-half lead as the Blue Brazil were held to a 1-1 draw against Edinburgh City at Meadowbank Stadium after an 80th-minute equaliser from the hosts.
Arbroath closed the gap on table-toppers Forfar to only one point with a 2-0 win at Berwick.
East Fife midfielder Pat Slattery says his team-mates aren’t getting carried away despite edging closer to the League Two title with a narrow victory at Gayfield.
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.