Fraser Fyvie was pleased to see the strike partnership of Rory McAllister and Mitch Megginson flourish as the duo played together for Cove Rangers for the first time.
Both McAllister – who signed last week from Peterhead – and Megginson scored a penalty in a win over Cowdenbeath which moves the Granite City side five points clear of Edinburgh City at the top of League Two.
Fyvie said: “It was a good win and a good strong performance from the boys. I think we caused them a lot of problems all game.
“It was good to see Rory getting a debut goal and I think he’ll thank Mitch for giving him the penalty.
“I’m not sure if the keeper dived over it or what, but he’ll take that one.
“Rory just wants to come and impress straightaway and with a goal he did that.
“Mitch linked with him straightaway and Rory gives us a bit more physical presence up top.
“Rory and Mitch are good players and both of them have scored goals in whatever league they’ve played in.
“We’ve got Martin (Scott) and John (Robertson) who came on and bring something different and I think we looked really strong as a squad and it’s important because everybody in the squad needs to play their part.
“Rory is another addition to the quality we already had and whoever the gaffer is trying to bring in he wants to make sure that person is an improvement on the squad and the signings he’s made do that.”
The potential potency of the McAllister-Megginson partnership was shown early, both having efforts blocked by Cowdenbeath goalkeeper Josh Rae, having been set up by the other.
Megginson was inches away from turning in a Harry Milne cross and a Jamie Masson cross-cum-shot landed on the roof of the net prior to Cove’s 35th minute breakthrough.
McAllister was hauled down by Harvey Swann and Jamie Pyper then tripped Megginson and referee Scott Lambie awarded a penalty, which Megginson chipped down the middle.
On the stroke of half-time McAllister doubled the lead. He capitalised on a miscued Pyper clearance and as the Blue Brazil defender tried to recover he tripped McAllister.
The linesman had been flagging for offside but Lambie waved him down and McAllister scored from 12 yards.
Cove’s third arrived eight minutes after half-time with Masson finishing from 15 yards after a scintillating interchange with Megginson and McAllister.
Four minutes later Cowden pulled one back with David Cox lobbing Stuart McKenzie, but Cox was given a straight red for kicking an advertising board.
However, the linesman appeared to suggest to Lambie that he’d tried to butt a fan.