Cowdenbeath pulled off a shock win away to high-flying Peterhead to drag themselves off the bottom of League 2 and contribute towards Fife rivals Dunfermline’s league title success.
Dangerman Greig Spence was the Blue Brazil goal hero as his winning strike saw the Central Park outfit climb above Forfar and Brechin and inflict the Blue Toon’s first league defeat since October 31 19 games ago.
Cowden should have actually taken a fifth- minute lead when slackness in the home rearguard gave Liam Callachan a sight of goal after Ally Gilchrist allowed him space eight yards out but the striker’s shot was blocked.
Cowden continued to look the more dangerous and on 20 minutes Dean Brett unleashed a wind-assisted effort from 35 yards that flew narrowly wide of goal.
It took 27 minutes for the Blue Toon to pose a threat. Rory McAllister fired in a 20-yard effort that Cowden keeper Grant Adam took no chances with, turning it round for a corner kick.
But it was Colin Nish’s side who deservedly took the lead on the half-hour mark. The home defence was split with a pass from midfield and Spence ran on to it before coolly curling the ball home from 12 yards.
Peterhead started the second half in positive fashion with a McAllister free-kick going just over the crossbar, then Jordan Brown stabbed a shot wide.
Sub Andy Rodgers should have levelled after 67 minutes but he opted to lob a shot towards goal after a kick-out from keeper Graeme Smith rather than opt for a direct effort.