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Cowdenbeath reaction

Cowdenbeath reaction

Stirling Albion boss Dave Mackay was delighted to see his side complete a great week with a 2-0 win away to bottom club Cowdenbeath in difficult conditions.

Ross Smith and Sean Dickson got the goals after Chris Smith saved Dale Carrick’s early penalty in a match that passed an 11.00am inspection but appeared to be in doubt until less than an hour before kick-off, even though the overnight rain had eased.

Mackay, who confirmed that on-loan Dundee midfielder Calvin Colquhoun was forced off with an ankle injury, said: “Even up until about quarter past two we weren’t sure if the game was going to be on or get called off at the last minute. It was boggy in certain areas but I don’t think the pitch was a danger to the players.

“It would have been a very different game if the penalty had gone in and we enjoyed a fair bit of luck in the first half given the chances they had but we were pretty comfortable in the second half and it was a great strike by Sean Dickson to make it 2-0.

“We aren’t safe yet but things are looking a lot brighter than they were even a couple of weeks ago and we have the chance to leapfrog Montrose on Saturday.”