Cowdenbeath 0 Montrose 2
Goals in each half gave Montrose their first win at Central Park since February 1997 as Cowdenbeath’s run of home games without a win stretched to eight games as they remained routed to the bottom of the table.
After the defeat by Stirling Albion the week before Matty Allan and Liam Callaghan returned to the Montrose line up at the expense of Kerr Hay and Matty Smith who both dropped to the bench
Montrose had the first chance of the afternoon but Templeman’s 22 yard free kick was blocked by the defensive wall and soon after a long range drive from Allan was held by Sneddon.
Montrose’s bright start continued and a Paul Watson shot was deflected for a corner, the first of four in succession.
Rutherford then sent an inviting ball into the visitors’ box but Renton failed to connect while a shot from Buchanan went wide.
Montrose took the lead with half an hour gone when a corner from Masson was headed back to Templeman by MacDonald , who slotted the ball to MICHAEL BOLOCHOWECKYJ who fired home at the near post from close range for his fourth goal of the season
Then as the first half drew to a close, Mullen sent a good cross into the box but MacDonald intercepted to deny the lurking Carrick and Renton.
The second half opened with Rutherford clearing the ball off the line from a Templeman shot following another Montrose corner and then Sneddon was called into action blocking a shot from Fraser with his legs.
In 54 minutes Cowdenbeath had a good chance to draw level when Renton latched onto a Henderson cross but somehow sent his close range shot wide of the target.
In 71 minutes the striker had another opportunity from a Mullen corner but his shot went over.
Five minutes later substitute Iain Campbell floated a free kick into the Cowden box with Templeman’s header being blocked by Sneddon once more. The clearance fell to Bolochoweckyj who sent the ball across the Cowden goal for MATTY SMITH who turned a shot high into the net to seal victory.