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Brechin City v Cowdenbeath - Play off Final, 2nd Leg

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Brechin City v Cowdenbeath - Play off Final, 2nd Leg

PostedMay 14, 2010

Cowdenbeath and Brechin City stand on the verge of First Division football and the next 90 minutes (or more if extra-time is required) will decide our destiny. Only one club can make the step up next season in a winner takes all showdown at Glebe Park.

The sides drew 0-0 at Central Park in the 1st leg on Wednesday night to leave the tie firmly in the balance for the return leg at Brechin on Sunday - kick off 3pm.

The club slumped into the 3rd Division at the end of season 2007/08 but the turnaround has been remarkable as just two years later only one game and a very good Brechin City side stand between us and 1st Division football - a fate not achieved for almost two decades.

"The players have done fantastically well this season but it now all comes down to this one game", commented Danny Lennon.

"We dominated the game on Wednesday but Brechin defended well. The only thing that was missing was a better delivery into the box and a goal.

"It will now all be decided on the outcome of the game on Sunday. We will have to be at our best but we know what we have to do. I have total belief in this group of players and they have the ability and mental strength to jump this final hurdle.

"This time last year we left Ochilview having lost to Stenhousemuir in the final and feeling very low. I have told the players to remember the pain in the build up to this game and use it to make them stronger."

Lennon will be missing Kenny Adamson who starts a two game suspension and he is joined on the sidelines by Dene Droudge and Danny Mackay.

It promises to be a Blue Brazilian carnival in Brechin on Sunday with the Supporters Club taking two buses up to Glebe Park while buses are also been run by the Junction Bar, Wee Jimmies, the Woodside Hotel and Torely's Bar amongst others.

The Blue Brazil have done well in recent times when it has come down to the last game of the season. A 0-0 draw against Alloa Athletic on the last day of season 1991/92 secured a place in the 1st Division and a 2-1 win over Sunday's opponents took the club up to the 2nd Division in May 2001. The big one - the first championship winning success for 67 years - came in April 2006 when Mixu Paatelainen's Cowden team defeated Elgin City 2-1 at Central Park to take the 3rd Division title. Blue Brazilians will be hoping that we can rolll another double six on Sunday.

BBC ALBA will screen this match live and it will also be available on the iplayer.

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