CRAIG Moore scored for the third successive game to earn Cowdenbeath a vital win in their battle against relegation.
Scorers: Cowdenbeath - McKenzie 13; Stewart 68; C Moore 88; Airdrie United - J Moore 12; Kirkpatrick 82
The on-loan Motherwell striker reacted quickest to fire a low shot past Airdrie keeper Robbie Thompson after Jamie Stevenson’s initial effort had been blocked.
It was the second week in a row that Airdrie threw away valuable points at the end of games, having let a late 3-1 lead slip against Dunfermline last Saturday, leaving them ten points behind Cowdenbeath.
After surviving the initial flurry from the hosts, Airdrie took the lead with their first attack of the game; Jordan Morton keeping his cool when through on goal to pass the ball beyond the keeper.
However, their lead was quickly wiped away with Cowdenbeath levelling less than 60 seconds later, Mark McKenzie firing in off the far post after the ball had broken to him 12 yards out.
Controversy would play its part in the third goal. The hosts should never have been awarded the corner which led to Greg Stewart tapping home from Scott Linton’s cut-back.
The goal of the game belonged to Jordan Kirkpatrick, whose shot on the turn from 25 yards arrowed into the bottom corner. It looked enough for a point until Moore’s late intervention.