Forfar remain top of League Two thanks only to promotion rivals Arbroath’s loss.
Montrose battled their way to victory over promotion-chasing Clyde, a win which took them off the bottom of League Two and gave Stewart Petrie a triumphant start as manager.
Montrose manager Stewart Petrie praised his side as they held on for three vital points against Cowden.
Arbroath manger Todd Lumsden was frustrated his side failed to take anything from a pulsating five-goal thriller against Elgin at Gayfield on Saturday, despite the treacherous, wet and muddy conditions.
Arbroath’s League 2 revival suffered a jolt as key absentees played a part in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Elgin City.
East Fife and Elgin served up a cracker at Borough Briggs.
Montrose made it two wins out of two under new manager Stewart Petrie with a hard-fought victory over Berwick at Shielfield.
The shock of the day in League 2 came in the Angus derby at Station Park, where Montrose grabbed the bragging rights and the three points against Forfar Athletic.
East Fife should have top scorer Nathan Austin back for today’s trip to face Stirling Albion.
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.