Stirling Albion kept the pressure on table-topping Morton with a valuable win at the Forthbank Stadium.
Albion took control of the game and chances fell to striker Colin Cramb and midfielder Steven Bell but Cowdenbeath keeper David Hay kept them on.
Cramb made amends by opening the scoring in the 23rd minute with a fierce shot from 14 yards.
Cowdenbeath looked a little sharper after the interval but Albion managed to weather the storm.
Stirling Albion: Hogarth, Hay, Forsyth, McNally, Graham, Aitken, Steven Bell, Tomana (Fraser 72), Cramb, Cashmore (Shields 54), Taggart (O'Brien 65). Subs Not Used: Wilson, Christie.
Booked: McNally, Graham, Fraser. Goal: Cramb 23.
Cowdenbeath: Hay, Baxter (Dalziel 82), Ellis, Lennon, Hill, Hannah, Fusco (Fotheringham 68), Gomis, Buchanan, Clarke, Paatelainen. Subs Not Used: Kevin McBride, Patrick Scullion, Allison.
Ref: C Hardie