Cowdenbeath should have taken something from this clash with a Peterhead side whose win stretched their unbeaten Ladbrokes League One run to 14 games.
Blue Brazil player-boss Colin Nish watched his team give Jim McInally’s side a real run for their money but yet again they came away from a game pointless.
It means Cowden are still tantalisingly close to the relegation places, seven points ahead of bottom side Brechin City and six ahead of Forfar Athletic.
Peterhead, who listed only four substitutes for the match scored a cracking first goal in 15 minutes when Ryan Strachan hit an unsaveable 30-yarder into the top corner, giving debutant keeper Alin Roman no chance.
Cowden came back and Declan McDaid levelled in 27 minutes after a Greig Spence cross was helped on to him by Jack Beaumont.
However, within two minutes slack defending let Leighton McIntosh put Peterhead back in front.
The Blue Brazil came out for the second half in determined fashion and, in 50 minutes, Beaumont’s 30-yard free-kick tricked Blue Toon keeper Graeme Smith for the equaliser, and it set up a good spell for Cowden during which a couple of chances were squandered.
Then, in 75 minutes, poor marking by the home side let Jamie Redman hit what proved to be the winner.
Nish was pleased with a lot of what he saw but unhappy with the errors which he felt cost his side a result.
“Yet again we did well in phases of the game but failed to come away with a win,” he said. “The underfoot conditions and strong wind made life difficult for both sets of players, but we created some very good chances, and lost a couple of bad goals from our point of view, with the second and third stoppable.”
He added: “We are reaching a stage of the season where every game is vitally important.
“We want to get into the middle of the table but to do that we have to win games and that has to be our target when Forfar visit on Tuesday. We must, however, stop making errors at both ends of the park.”
Peterhead boss Jim McInally praised his players for extending their unbeaten run.
“I felt we were worth the three points,” he said.