COVE RANGERS BOSS PAUL PLEASED WITH STANDARD OF PLAY IN HOME LEAGUE VICTORY OVER COWDENBEATH
HAPPY: Jamie Masson leaps for joy after scoring against Cowdenbeath.
COVE Rangers manager Paul Hartley was delighted with the team’s performance in our 3-1 Ladbrokes League Two victory over Cowdenbeath at Balmoral Stadium.
Well converted spot-kicks from skipper Mitch Megginson and debutant Rory McAllister plus an outstanding strike by midfielder Jamie Masson ensured we were able to make it 10 home wins in a row in the league this term.
Paul said: “I felt we deserved the win, we were pretty comfortable for the majority of the 90 minutes and I was really pleased with some of our play.
“We could have been a bit more clinical in front of goal but I don’t want to be too critical because it was a really strong performance.”
Rory, signed from Peterhead last midweek, netted his penalty just before the interval.
The 32-year-old was also fouled for both spot-kicks - and played a key role in the slick passing move that led to Jamie scoring his 11th goal of the season.
Paul said: “Rory can be very pleased with his debut.
“He was always a threat and forced the Cowdenbeath defence to concede both penalties.
“You could also see promise in his partnership with Mitch, they showed a good understanding and linked up well.
“It was a solid start for Rory and it’s good to have another quality striker competing for a place up front.”
Paul agreed Jamie’s goal was the highlight of a victory that saw us pull five points clear of second placed Edinburgh City at the top of the table.
“The players showed some great movement during the build-up and the finish from Jamie was top class, it was a fantastic goal,” he said.
“Jamie has been in top form all season, so it was pleasing to see him getting some reward for his efforts.”
THE OPENER: The Cowdenbeath keeper is left helpless by Mitch Megginson's cheeky chipped penalty that made it 1-0.
OFF THE MARK: Rory McAllister races off to celebrate his first goal for Cove Rangers.
ACE TRIO: Cove's three scorers in the win over Cowdenbeath, from left, Jamie Masson, Rory McAllister and Mitch Megginson.