Cowdenbeath 5 - 1 Stirling Albion

Saturday 6th November 2010
[OG] B Allison (19)
G Stewart (27)
M Ramsay (53)
B Fairbairn (73)
K Miller (82)
G Smith (9)

Blue Brazil hammer Stirling

Cowdenbeath produced a brilliant all-round performance as they secured a resounding 5-1 victory over an ill-disciplined Stirling.

The Blue Brazil found themselves behind in the ninth minute when Gordon Smith nodded Andrew Gibson's cross past David Hay.

However, the hosts restored parity 10 minutes later when Brian Allison headed Mark Ramsay's corner past his own keeper.

The defender's misery was then compounded when he received a straight red card for a professional foul.

That paved the way for Cowdenbeath to take the lead in the 27th minute through Greg Stewart's neat finish, before Mark Ramsay fired home just after the interval.

Stirling's problems were worsened in the 71st minute when Ryan Borris was dismissed for violent conduct.

The home side certainly utilised their advantage as, first, Brian Fairbairn scored with a sizzling 25-yard free-kick, before Kyle Miller rounded things off by converting Mark Smith's neat centre.

OfficialFrank McDermott
Attendance507
VenueCentral Park
KICK OFF
Cowdenbeath - Stirling Albion
0:04+00:00
Attacking Throw in from John Kane
0:23+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by David Hay
1:11+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Mark Ramsay
1:37+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Brian Allison
2:35+00:00
Defending Throw in from Richard Vauls
2:59+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Brian Allison
3:54+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Martyn Corrigan using right foot from own half - Open Play
4:18+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Christoper Aitken using right foot from left byline - Cross
4:33+00:00
Cross from Steven Old - Open Play
5:05+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Christoper Aitken using right foot from right byline to far post - Clearance
5:35+00:00
Clearance by Richard Vauls
5:49+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Brian Allison
6:51+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by David Hay using right foot from own half - Open Play
7:13+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
8:20
Cowdenbeath 0 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Gordon Smith
8:20+00:00
Cross from Andrew Gibson - Goal
9:02+00:00
Cross Assist taken by Andrew Gibson from right wing
9:27+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Christoper Aitken using right foot from left channel - Open Play
10:00+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Christoper Aitken using right foot from right byline to near post - Clearance
10:23+00:00
Clearance by Craig Winter
11:51+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by David Hay
12:31+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron using right foot from right channel - Open Play
13:06+00:00
Defending Throw in from Richard Vauls
13:44+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Brian Allison using right foot from right channel - Pass
14:05+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Christoper Aitken
14:50+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Richard Vauls using right foot from own half - Open Play
15:29+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Mark Ramsay using left foot from right byline to centre - Save
15:51+00:00
Punch Save made by Callum Reidford
15:55+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Scott Linton using right foot from left byline to centre - Save
16:14+00:00
Punch Save made by Callum Reidford
16:18+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Mark Ramsay
16:38+00:00
Defending Throw in from Brian Allison
17:18+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by David Hay
17:39+00:00
Defending Throw in from Richard Vauls
18:11+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Mark Ramsay using left foot from right byline to far post - Shot
18:58
Cowdenbeath 1 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Brian Allison
19:48+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Mark Ramsay
19:59+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Mark Ramsay
20:07+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Mark Ramsay using left foot from left byline to centre - Clearance
20:23+00:00
Clearance by Martyn Corrigan
22:32+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Martyn Corrigan using right foot from own half - Open Play
22:43+00:00
Attacking Throw in from John Kane
23:39
DISMISSAL: Brian Allison of Stirling Albion sent off for professional foul
23:58+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Craig Winter using right foot from right channel - Open Play
24:30+00:00
Defending Throw in from John Kane
25:13+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
25:56+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Andrew Gibson
26:34
Cowdenbeath 2 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Greg Stewart
26:34+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Greg Stewart using left foot from centre penalty area - Goal
27:17+00:00
Pass Assist taken by Steven Old from own half
28:35+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Christoper Aitken using right foot from own half - Open Play
28:55+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Andrew Gibson
29:14+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by David Hay
29:48+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
30:50+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Andrew Gibson
31:33+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Christoper Aitken using right foot from right channel - Open Play
32:15+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by David Hay using right foot from own half - Open Play
33:33+00:00
Defending Throw in from Mark Baxter
34:10+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Mark Ramsay using left foot from right channel - Open Play
34:41+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
35:02+00:00
Defending Throw in from Mark Baxter
35:20+00:00
Defending Throw in from John Kane
35:36+00:00
Defending Throw in from John Kane
36:10+00:00
Defending Throw in from John Kane
36:52
BOOKING: Richard Vauls of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
37:08+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Andrew Gibson using right foot from right channel - Open Play
39:52+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Mark Ramsay using left foot from right channel - Open Play
40:44+00:00
Attacking Throw in from John Kane
41:20+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Christoper Aitken using right foot from left byline to centre - Save
42:23
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Mark Smith on for Mark Baxter
43:37+00:00
Punch Save made by David Hay
43:50+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Jerome Heeking
44:08+00:00
Defending Throw in from Martyn Corrigan
44:45+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Steven Old using right foot from own half - Open Play
HALF TIME
Cowdenbeath 2 - 1 Stirling Albion
45:00+00:11
Attacking Throw in from Scott Linton
45:00+00:45
Attacking Throw in from Mark Smith
45:00+01:04
Inswinger Corner taken by Mark Ramsay using left foot from right byline to far post - Out Of Play
45:00+01:32
Attacking Throw in from Ryan Borris
45:01
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Brian Fairbairn on for Richard Vauls
SECOND HALF STARTED
Cowdenbeath - Stirling Albion
45:10+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Andrew Gibson
45:29+00:00
Defending Throw in from Mark Ramsay
46:00+00:00
Defending Throw in from Andrew Gibson
46:25+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Mark Ramsay
46:47+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Mark Ramsay
47:16+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Mark Ramsay
47:30
BOOKING: Jerome Heeking of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
47:55+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Mark Ramsay using left foot from left wing - Open Play
48:36+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
50:11+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Callum Reidford
51:17+00:00
Attacking Throw in from John Kane
52:25+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Mark Ramsay
52:56
Cowdenbeath 3 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Mark Ramsay
52:56+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Mark Ramsay using right foot from centre penalty area - Goal
55:02+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Christoper Aitken using right foot from right penalty area - Open Play
57:18
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Scott Christie on for Callum Reidford
58:18+00:00
Outswinger Corner taken by Scott Linton using right foot from right byline to centre - Clearance
58:37+00:00
Clearance by Jerome Heeking
58:43+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Linton
59:19+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Linton
60:45+00:00
Defending Throw in from Martyn Corrigan
61:29+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Linton
63:51+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Mark Smith
64:17
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Sylvano Comvalius on for John Kane
64:42+00:00
Outswinger Corner taken by Christoper Aitken using right foot from right byline to centre - Open Play
66:16+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Craig Winter using right foot from own half - Pass
66:38
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: John Ferguson on for Colin Cameron
67:07+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Scott Christie using right foot from right channel - Open Play
67:19+00:00
Outswinger Corner taken by Christoper Aitken using right foot from right byline to centre - Clearance
67:33+00:00
Clearance by Steven Old
68:01+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Mark Smith using right foot from right channel - Open Play
68:15+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Mark Smith
68:29+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Martyn Corrigan
69:00+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Craig Winter using right foot from own half - Open Play
69:38+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Brian Fairbairn using right foot from left channel - Open Play
69:59+00:00
Pass Corner taken by Scott Linton using right foot from left byline to centre - Open Play
70:34
DISMISSAL: Ryan Borris of Stirling Albion sent off for violent conduct
71:03+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Brian Fairbairn using right foot from left channel - Shot
72:13
Cowdenbeath 4 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Brian Fairbairn
72:13+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Brian Fairbairn using right foot from left channel - Goal
73:04+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by David Hay using right foot from left penalty area - Open Play
74:04+00:00
Defending Throw in from Martyn Corrigan
74:37+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Linton
75:17+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Linton
75:49+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
76:39+00:00
Defending Throw in from Andrew Gibson
76:59+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Linton
77:35+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Andrew Gibson
77:55+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by David Hay
78:18
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Greig McDonald on for Andrew Gibson
79:10+00:00
Offside: Sylvano Comvalius
79:15+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by David Hay using right foot from own half - Open Play
79:42+00:00
Defending Throw in from Christoper Aitken
80:05+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Christoper Aitken using right foot from left channel - Open Play
80:54+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Mark Smith
81:12
Cowdenbeath 5 - 1 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Kyle Miller
81:12+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Kyle Miller using right foot from right 6 yard - Goal
81:42+00:00
Pass Assist taken by Mark Smith from right channel
82:20+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Scott Christie using right foot from own half - Open Play
82:49+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Martyn Corrigan
84:37+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
86:14+00:00
Defending Throw in from Martyn Corrigan
86:25+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Mark Smith
86:41+00:00
Defending Throw in from Gordon Smith
87:17+00:00
Pass Corner taken by Scott Linton using right foot from left byline to centre - Open Play
87:55+00:00
Defending Throw in from Martyn Corrigan
89:28+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Craig Winter using right foot from left channel - Open Play
89:48+00:00
Short Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
FULL TIME
Cowdenbeath 5 - 1 Stirling Albion
90:00+00:12
Defending Throw in from Martyn Corrigan
90:00+01:05
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie

Cowdenbeath

vs

Stirling Albion

5
Goals
1
2
Assists
1
4
Shots
0
4
On Target
0
0
Off Target
0
1
Crosses
1
8
Corners
5
26
Throw Ins
31
1
Saves
2
3
Clearances
2
5
Goal Kicks
11
17
Free Kicks
12
0
Offside
1
1
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
2

Cowdenbeath

Formation: 4-4-2

01.David Hay
02.Mark Baxter 43+0' Serious Injury
03.Richard Vauls (37+0: Unsporting behaviour) 45+0' Tactical
04.Kyle Miller
05.Steven Old
11.Scott Linton
06.Craig Winter
07.Mark Ramsay
08.Colin Cameron 67+0' Injury
09.John Dempster
10.Greg Stewart

Substitutes

18.Ludovic Roy
15.Mark Smith 43+0' Serious Injury
12.Marc McKenzie
14.Brian Fairbairn 45+0' Tactical
16.John Ferguson 67+0' Injury

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-5-1

01.Callum Reidford 58+0' Serious Injury
02.Brian Allison (24+0: Professional Foul)
04.Martyn Corrigan
05.Scott Buist
03.John Kane 65+0' Tactical
06.Christoper Aitken
07.Andrew Gibson 79+0' Tactical
08.Jerome Heeking (48+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Scott Robertson
11.Ryan Borris (71+0: Violent Conduct)
09.Gordon Smith

Substitutes

17.Scott Christie 58+0' Serious Injury
12.Sylvano Comvalius 65+0' Tactical
14.Greig McDonald 79+0' Tactical
15.Joshua Flood
16.Paul McHale

Last 5 Meetings

Haymaker makes Brazil return

Cowdenbeath welcome back goalkeeper David Hay from suspension for the visit of Stirling Albion.

However the defensive quartet of John Armstrong, Joe Mbu, Dene Droudge and Kenny Adamson continue to be ruled out through injury along with midfielder Danny Mackay.

Central Park boss Jimmy Nicholl is leaving his team selection to the last minute after being disappointed with his men in their second-half showing against Partick Thistle last weekend.

Nicholl said: "We were really flat in the second half at Firhill and I need to be sure I get it right for this game.

"I am in two minds about our defensive shape so I will decide at lunchtime on Saturday but I will need to get it right as Stirling have improved a lot since we won at their place."

Stewart Forsyth and Chris Aitken return as Albion look for revenge.

Forsyth has shaken off injury and Aitken is back from a ban as Albion look to avenge the Blue Brazil`s 3-1 win at their place earlier in the season.

Albion boss John O'Neill is likely to include former Dundee player Paul McHale in his squad as a trialist.

O'Neill said: "The Cowdenbeath game has been the most disappointing one of our season so we are looking forward to going there and trying to put that right.

"The last time we were there it was a bit of a classic as we were three down before coming back to draw 3-3. I am hoping we are not as erratic in defence as we were in the early part of that game."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Raith Rovers 12 10 26
2 Dunfermline 12 11 25
3 Falkirk 12 9 19
4 Dundee 12 1 17
5 Queen of South 12 -2 17
6 Cowdenbeath 12 -2 16
7 Up Ross County 12 -3 13
8 Up Morton 12 -2 12
9 Down Partick Thistle 12 -9 12
10 Down Stirling Albion 12 -13 12

Updated 6/11/2010 at 17:14

 
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