COVE BOSS PAUL DELIGHTED BIT OF ‘MAGIC’ FROM DECLAN ENSURED DESERVED VICTORY OVER COWDENBEATH

18/08/2019

THE WINNER: Declan Glass lashes home to give Cove Rangers a 3-2 victory over Cowdenbeath.

COVE Rangers manager Paul Hartley is pleased his side continued their strong start in Ladbrokes League Two by beating Cowdenbeath 3-2 at Balmoral Stadium.
He praised the contributions of midfield duo Fraser Fyvie and Declan Glass after a victory that keeps us top of the table, on goal difference, with three games played.
Former Aberdeen and Hibs player Fraser only signed for Cove hours before the match and came through his first full 90 minutes for some time with flying colours.
And Declan earned a standing ovation from the majority of the crowd of 880 for netting two brilliant goals - including an injury-time winner with a breathtaking 25-yard drive.
Delighted Cove boss Paul said: “We were so far ahead for the majority of the game, so it would have been harsh on the players if we hadn’t won.
“I’m not happy we let a two goal lead slip, it’s something we are clearly going to have to work on.
“But all credit to the players for coming back from that to get a win we deserved.
“There are times in this league when you have to dig results out and they did that.
“Both goals from Declan were excellent, he’s a special talent.
“Sometimes you need a little bit of magic to win games so well done to him for doing that.
“Fraser used his experience well, he was different class.
“I was really pleased with how he worked and linked the play because he’s not played a lot of football recently.
“He tired a little, which was understandable, but Fraser showed why I said he is a great signing for us.”
Striker Mitch Megginson suffered a leg injury in the first half but is expected to be fit for next Saturday’s visit to Stirling Albion.

STUNNER: Declan Glass scores his first goal against Cowdenbeath.

PRAISED: New signing Fraser Fyvie made an impressive debut for Cove Rangers.