WHILE Cowdenbeath boss Gary Bollan was pleased with his side’s second-half performance against Forfar, he was very unhappy at the way the team offered little attacking threat in the first period.
And when the Blue Brazil take on Stirling Albion, at Forthbank this Saturday, he wants them to put together a 90 minute show.
The Blues came out for the second 45 and posed a lot of problems for the Loons and throughout the half looked the likelier side to score.
But really the game could have been lost in the opening 45 as the team appeared very sluggish.
Said Bollan: “We again lost a bad goal and never really threatened in that first period, and to be honest we had a real go at the boys at the break and asked for a lot more from them.
“To be fair, after the break we started to put them under pressure and created several very good chances before Craig Thomson scored a spectacular equaliser.
“But to be honest we are a better side than we showed in the first-half when we let them dictate play.
“It really was not good enough and when we play away from home in our next two games, at Stirling Albion and Edinburgh City, we must play a lot better than that for the whole 90 minutes.”
The point off Forfar saw Cowdenbeath move off the bottom of the Cinch League 2 table, with Sternhousemuir’s defeat at Stranraer putting them behind the Blues on goal difference.
Stirling are very much involved in the race to make the top four of the table so they will provide tough opposition this Saturday, for Cowden.
“It will be important to compete for the whole 90 minutes at Stirling for we cannot allow them to dictate periods of play like we allowed Forfar to,” said the manager.
“But we know that we have shown in that second 45 minutes how we can play and we need 90 minutes of that at Stirling.”
Midfielder Gavin Morrison will be available for Saturday’s game having recovered from his groin injury and put in several tough training sessions.