Cove Rangers continued their storming start to the League 2 season with a deserved victory against Cowdenbeath at Central Park.
A Mitch Megginson strike and a double from Fraser Aird gave the visitors all three points with former Peterhead winger David Cox on target for the Blue Brazil.
Cove manager Paul Hartley said: “We showed great character. We started the game well but then conceded a goal.
“But we kept playing and we were patient and worked the ball.
“It was a tough fixture but we showed we are a unit and we showed our quality and our class in the final third. We like to play positive football so I am really pleased with how we performed.”
Hartley’s men were on the top from the first whistle with Blair Yule and Declan Glass going close in the early stages.
But it was the hosts who made the breakthrough when Cox got on the end of a Harvey Swann cross to nod home after 15 minutes.
Cove did not allow their heads to drop and got the goal their play deserved on the half hour when Glass put the ball across goal for Mitch Megginson to poke home.
The visitors scored again five minutes later when Jamie Masson’s corner found Aird at the back post and he made no mistake by rifling into the roof of the net.
The second half didn’t match up to the excitement of the first 45 minutes, although Cove continued to look dangerous on the break.
Aird put the game to bed with 13 minutes remaining after a well worked move involving Masson and Glass.
Former Dons midfielder Masson broke down the right-hand side before feeding Glass who cleverly found Aird and he curled a cultured effort into the bottom-right corner for his second of the game.
The Canadian internationalist said afterwards: “The first goal I’m not sure how the ball got to me but then instinct takes over.
“I just wanted to get it over the keeper and I’ve put it into the roof of the net.
“The second one Declan put it on a tee for me and I just need to compose myself and put it into the corner.
“That was it three points, up the road, top of the league.
“It felt like a bit of a six-pointer today as they were chasing us and after a couple of poor results we needed to bounce back.
“We went a goal down but it shows us the character of the team, the desire to go and win.
“We knew it would be a tough game and Cowdenbeath are a tough opponent as they have a great home record.
“It shows we did well to score three goals and get another three points.”