Stirling Albion 3 - 4 Cowdenbeath

Saturday 5th March 2011
S Welsh (40)
M Mullen (58, 67)
M Ramsay (77, pen 82)
A Campbell (89)
G Stewart (90+2)

Beath bounce back for stunning win

Cowdenbeath fought back from three goals down to beat 10-man Stirling 4-3 in thrilling clash.

Sean Welsh opened the scoring for bottom-of-the-table Stirling in the 40th-minute, slamming home a cross from Jonathan Brown.

Michael Mullen's second-half brace put the hosts in total control. His first was an 18-yard drive after good work from Martyn Corrigan, and the second a neat finish from close in from a Gordon Smith pass.

Mark Ramsay pulled one back for Cowdenbeath in the 77th minute with a fine strike from 30 yards before Stirling defender Scott Buist was dismissed for a professional foul in the 81st minute.

Ramsay then netted his second from the resulting penalty, Archie Campbell levelled the scores in the 89th minute with a header in the box, and Greg Stewart secured all three points in injury time with a left-footed drive from 12 yards.

OfficialEuan Norris
Attendance735
VenueForthbank Stadium
KICK OFF
Stirling Albion - Cowdenbeath
0:13+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by David Hay
1:14+00:00
Offside: Archibald Campbell
1:16+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Scott Christie using left foot from own half - Open Play
1:52+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Paul McHale using right foot from left channel - Cross
2:11+00:00
Cross from Paul McHale - Out Of Play
2:27+00:00
Hand Ball taken by Gordon Smith
2:30+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by David Hay using right foot from own half - Open Play
2:31
BOOKING: Gordon Smith of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
3:16+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Kenneth Adamson
3:33+00:00
Cross from Colin Cameron - Save
3:36+00:00
Catch Save made by Scott Christie
3:48+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Jonathan Brown
3:58+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Jonathan Brown
4:56+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Kenneth Adamson
5:30+00:00
Cross from Jonathan Brown - Clearance
5:32+00:00
Clearance by John Armstrong
5:40+00:00
Lob Shot taken by Archibald Campbell using right foot from right channel - Save
5:53+00:00
Block Save made by Scott Christie
6:02+00:00
Defending Throw in from Martyn Corrigan
6:07+00:00
Defending Throw in from Mark Baxter
6:18+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Jonathan Brown
6:32+00:00
Hand Ball taken by Gordon Smith
6:34+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by John Armstrong using right foot from own half - Pass
6:42+00:00
Cross from Mark Baxter - Shot
6:46+00:00
Volley Shot taken by Kenneth Adamson using right foot from left channel - Over Bar
7:01+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
8:03+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Mark Baxter
8:39+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Martyn Corrigan using right foot from own half - Open Play
9:13+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by David Hay
9:36+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Martyn Corrigan using right foot from left wing - Pass
9:50+00:00
Cross from Brian Allison - Clearance
9:53+00:00
Clearance by Joseph Mbu
10:10+00:00
Defending Throw in from Kenneth Adamson
11:04+00:00
Offside: Jonathan Brown
11:06+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by David Hay using right foot from own half - Open Play
12:30+00:00
Cross from Steven Crawford - Blocked
12:33+00:00
Block taken by Sean Welsh
12:37+00:00
Outswinger Corner taken by Mark Ramsay using right foot from right byline to centre - Clearance
12:52+00:00
Clearance by Gordon Smith
13:03+00:00
Cross from Lewis Coult - Open Play
13:28+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
13:43+00:00
Cross from Scott Buist - Open Play
13:51+00:00
Offside: Jonathan Brown
13:52+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by David Hay using right foot from own half - Open Play
14:27+00:00
Cross from Michael Mullen - Clearance
14:30+00:00
Clearance by Kenneth Adamson
14:53+00:00
Cross from Kenneth Adamson - Clearance
14:55+00:00
Clearance by Martyn Corrigan
15:14+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Robert Malcolm using right foot from left channel - Cross
15:38+00:00
Cross from Robert Malcolm - Clearance
15:41+00:00
Clearance by Brian Allison
16:15+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Kenneth Adamson
16:26+00:00
Cross from Kenneth Adamson - Out Of Play
16:32+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Jonathan Brown using right foot from left byline to far post - Open Play
17:16+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Jonathan Brown using left foot from left channel - Miss Right
17:41+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by David Hay
17:54+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by John Armstrong using right foot from own half - Pass
18:12+00:00
Cross from Michael Doyle - Shot
18:18+00:00
Volley Shot taken by Jonathan Brown using right foot from centre penalty area - Blocked
18:28+00:00
Block taken by David Hay
18:32+00:00
Defending Throw in from Martyn Corrigan
19:07+00:00
Cross from Kenneth Adamson - Out Of Play
19:14+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
19:49+00:00
Offside: Michael Mullen
19:50+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by David Hay using right foot from own half - Open Play
20:49+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Michael Doyle
21:05+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Robert Malcolm using right foot from left channel - Cross
21:27+00:00
Cross from Robert Malcolm - Clearance
21:30+00:00
Clearance by Brian Allison
21:38+00:00
Cross from Steven Crawford - Open Play
21:48+00:00
Cross from Mark Baxter - Clearance
21:51+00:00
Clearance by Paul McHale
22:10+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Gordon Smith using right foot from left channel - Miss Left
22:25+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by David Hay
23:58+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Paul McHale using right foot from left byline to centre - Open Play
24:42+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Kenneth Adamson
25:10+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Kenneth Adamson
25:38+00:00
Defending Throw in from Martyn Corrigan
26:40+00:00
Cross from Sean Welsh - Save
26:42+00:00
Catch Save made by David Hay
27:21
BOOKING: John Armstrong of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
27:38+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Sean Welsh using right foot from right channel - Pass
27:59+00:00
Curled Shot taken by Michael Mullen using right foot from right channel - Save
28:09+00:00
Catch Save made by David Hay
28:30+00:00
Defending Throw in from Jonathan Brown
28:48+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Robert Malcolm using right foot from own half - Open Play
29:33+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Archibald Campbell using right foot from left penalty area - Blocked
29:45+00:00
Block taken by Scott Buist
30:02+00:00
Cross from Jonathan Brown - Shot
30:07+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Gordon Smith using head from centre penalty area - Miss Left
30:44+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by David Hay
30:52+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Robert Malcolm using right foot from own half - Open Play
31:32+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Mark Baxter
31:48+00:00
Cross from Mark Ramsay - Clearance
31:53+00:00
Clearance by Scott Buist
31:58+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Mark Ramsay using right foot from right byline to centre - Clearance
32:19+00:00
Clearance by Gordon Smith
32:24+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Lewis Coult using right foot from right channel - Miss Right
33:23+00:00
Cross from Paul McHale - Clearance
33:26+00:00
Clearance by Mark Baxter
34:12+00:00
Cross from Jonathan Brown - Clearance
34:16+00:00
Clearance by John Armstrong
34:20+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Scott Robertson using right foot from left channel - Miss Right
34:46+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by David Hay
35:35+00:00
Defending Throw in from Kenneth Adamson
36:21+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Michael Doyle
37:01+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Mark Ramsay using left foot from left penalty area - Save
37:12+00:00
Catch Save made by Scott Christie
37:56+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by David Hay
38:15+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Scott Robertson using right foot from own half - Pass
38:58+00:00
Cross from Jonathan Brown - Open Play
39:04
Stirling Albion 1 - 0 Cowdenbeath
GOAL scored by Sean Welsh
39:04+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Sean Welsh using right foot from right penalty area - Goal
39:46+00:00
Cross Assist taken by Jonathan Brown from left channel
40:12+00:00
Defending Throw in from Martyn Corrigan
40:42+00:00
Defending Throw in from Martyn Corrigan
41:07+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Paul McHale using right foot from left wing - Cross
41:22+00:00
Cross from Paul McHale - Clearance
41:27+00:00
Clearance by Robert Malcolm
42:30+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Colin Cameron using right foot from left channel - Miss Right
42:47+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
43:23+00:00
Defending Throw in from Mark Baxter
43:59+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Kenneth Adamson
44:45+00:00
Defending Throw in from Kenneth Adamson
HALF TIME
Stirling Albion 1 - 0 Cowdenbeath
45:00+00:17
Direct Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron using right foot from left wing - Cross
45:00+00:36
Cross from Colin Cameron - Clearance
45:00+00:44
Clearance by Martyn Corrigan
SECOND HALF STARTED
Stirling Albion - Cowdenbeath
45:11+00:00
Cross from Mark Baxter - Clearance
45:12+00:00
Clearance by Brian Allison
45:17+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Mark Ramsay using right foot from right byline to far post - Clearance
45:54+00:00
Clearance by Brian Allison
46:18+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Kenneth Adamson
46:38+00:00
Cross from Mark Baxter - Open Play
46:46+00:00
Offside: Archibald Campbell
46:47+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Scott Christie using left foot from own half - Open Play
47:33
BOOKING: Lewis Coult of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
47:47
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Ryan Borris on for Jonathan Brown
48:26+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Martyn Corrigan using left foot from left channel - Open Play
48:42+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Martyn Corrigan
48:55+00:00
Defending Throw in from Kenneth Adamson
49:55
BOOKING: Scott Buist of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
50:16+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Robert Malcolm using right foot from left channel - Shot
50:29+00:00
Curled Shot taken by Robert Malcolm using right foot from left channel - Miss Left
51:09+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by David Hay
51:29+00:00
Cross from Ryan Borris - Out Of Play
51:45+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by David Hay
52:09+00:00
Defending Throw in from Kenneth Adamson
52:15+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Steven Crawford
52:41+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
53:30+00:00
Defending Throw in from Michael Doyle
54:13+00:00
Cross from Archibald Campbell - Clearance
54:17+00:00
Clearance by Michael Doyle
54:21+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Mark Baxter
55:11+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Martyn Corrigan
55:54+00:00
Defending Throw in from Kenneth Adamson
56:31+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Michael Doyle
56:52+00:00
Cross from Michael Doyle - Clearance
56:54+00:00
Clearance by John Armstrong
57:06+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Lewis Coult using right foot from left channel - Miss Right
57:28+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
57:49
Stirling Albion 2 - 0 Cowdenbeath
GOAL scored by Michael Mullen
57:49+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Michael Mullen using left foot from centre penalty area - Goal
58:27+00:00
Pass Assist taken by Martyn Corrigan from own half
58:52+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Kenneth Adamson using right foot from own half - Open Play
59:01+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Mark Baxter
59:26+00:00
Defending Throw in from Michael Doyle
59:48+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Kenneth Adamson
60:56+00:00
Curled Shot taken by Gordon Smith using right foot from left channel - Save
61:07+00:00
Catch Save made by David Hay
61:11+00:00
Defending Throw in from Martyn Corrigan
61:28+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Mark Baxter
61:34
BOOKING: Martyn Corrigan of Stirling Albion given yellow card for time wasting
62:06+00:00
Defending Throw in from John Armstrong
62:20+00:00
Drilled Shot taken by Archibald Campbell using right foot from right channel - Save
62:30+00:00
Catch Save made by Scott Christie
62:39+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Michael Doyle
63:18+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Kenneth Adamson
63:59+00:00
Curled Shot taken by Michael Mullen using left foot from right channel - Blocked
64:11+00:00
Block taken by Kenneth Adamson
64:14+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Paul McHale using right foot from left byline to near post - Clearance
64:28+00:00
Clearance by Robert Malcolm
64:41+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Kenneth Adamson
65:16+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Paul McHale using right foot from right wing - Pass
65:32+00:00
Curled Shot taken by Michael Mullen using right foot from centre penalty area - Save
65:43+00:00
Catch Save made by David Hay
66:02
Stirling Albion 3 - 0 Cowdenbeath
GOAL scored by Michael Mullen
66:02+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Michael Mullen using right foot from right penalty area - Goal
66:33+00:00
Pass Assist taken by Gordon Smith from left channel
67:19
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Greg Stewart on for Joseph Mbu
68:08
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Scott Linton on for Lewis Coult
68:55+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Mark Baxter using right foot from right wing - Cross
69:08+00:00
Cross from Mark Baxter - Clearance
69:14+00:00
Clearance by Martyn Corrigan
69:19+00:00
Volley Shot taken by Archibald Campbell using right foot from left channel - Over Bar
69:31+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
69:57+00:00
Cross from Mark Ramsay - Clearance
69:59+00:00
Clearance by Sean Welsh
70:27+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Paul McHale using right foot from right wing - Cross
70:45+00:00
Cross from Paul McHale - Clearance
70:47+00:00
Clearance by Steven Crawford
71:41+00:00
Cross from Kenneth Adamson - Clearance
71:44+00:00
Clearance by Scott Buist
71:50+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Steven Crawford
72:27+00:00
Offside: Archibald Campbell
72:29+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Scott Christie using left foot from own half - Open Play
72:31
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Christoper Aitken on for Paul McHale
73:20+00:00
Offside: Gordon Smith
73:21+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by David Hay using right foot from own half - Open Play
73:33
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Marc McKenzie on for Colin Cameron
74:11+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Robert Malcolm using right foot from right channel - Pass
74:38+00:00
Curled Shot taken by John Armstrong using left foot from right channel - Save
74:49+00:00
Catch Save made by Scott Christie
74:55+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Gordon Smith
75:15+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Steven Crawford
75:48+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Michael Doyle
75:59+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Michael Doyle
76:30+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Robert Malcolm using right foot from left channel - Open Play
76:48
Stirling Albion 3 - 1 Cowdenbeath
GOAL scored by Mark Ramsay
76:48+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Mark Ramsay using right foot from right channel - Goal
78:01+00:00
Defending Throw in from Michael Doyle
78:21+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Christoper Aitken using right foot from right wing - Cross
78:38+00:00
Cross from Christoper Aitken - Clearance
78:41+00:00
Clearance by Mark Baxter
78:45+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Christoper Aitken using right foot from left byline to near post - Clearance
79:09+00:00
Clearance by Greg Stewart
79:56+00:00
Cross from Marc McKenzie - Open Play
80:17
DISMISSAL: Scott Buist of Stirling Albion sent off for professional foul
80:55
BOOKING: Sean Welsh of Stirling Albion given yellow card for dissent
81:45
PENALTY: Mark Ramsay wins a penalty for Cowdenbeath
82:09
BOOKING: Robert Malcolm of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
82:55+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Christoper Aitken using right foot from right channel - Miss Left
83:04
Substitution for Stirling Albion: John Kane on for Scott Robertson
83:30+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by David Hay
84:04+00:00
Cross from Mark Baxter - Clearance
84:09+00:00
Clearance by Brian Allison
86:30+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Ryan Borris
87:00+00:00
Cross from Marc McKenzie - Save
87:13+00:00
Catch Save made by Scott Christie
87:26+00:00
Defending Throw in from Michael Doyle
88:10
Stirling Albion 3 - 3 Cowdenbeath
GOAL scored by Archibald Campbell
88:10+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Archibald Campbell using head from centre penalty area - Goal
89:15+00:00
Cross from Kenneth Adamson - Clearance
89:18+00:00
Clearance by Martyn Corrigan
89:30+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Michael Mullen using right foot from right channel - Miss Right
89:42+00:00
Outswinger Corner taken by Greg Stewart using right foot from right byline to centre - Clearance
89:53+00:00
Clearance by Michael Doyle
FULL TIME
Stirling Albion 3 - 4 Cowdenbeath
90:00+00:23
Attacking Throw in from Michael Doyle
90:00+00:42
Cross from Mark Baxter - Clearance
90:00+00:43
Clearance by Michael Doyle
90:00+01:10
Normal Shot taken by Michael Mullen using right foot from right penalty area - Blocked
90:00+01:19
Block taken by Mark Baxter
90:00+46
Stirling Albion 3 - 4 Cowdenbeath
GOAL scored by Greg Stewart
90:00+01:46
Normal Shot taken by Greg Stewart using left foot from centre penalty area - Goal
90:00+02:56
Defending Throw in from Brian Allison
90:00+16
BOOKING: Archibald Campbell of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+03:34
Direct Free Kick taken by Scott Christie using right foot from own half - Open Play

Stirling Albion

vs

Cowdenbeath

3
Goals
4
3
Assists
0
15
Shots
14
9
On Target
8
6
Off Target
6
16
Crosses
24
4
Corners
4
26
Throw Ins
27
6
Saves
4
18
Clearances
11
7
Goal Kicks
10
2
Blocks
3
14
Free Kicks
17
4
Offside
3
2
Hand Balls
0
4
Yellow Cards
4
1
Red Cards
0

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Scott Christie
03.Martyn Corrigan (62+0: Time wasting)
05.Scott Buist  (50+0: Unsporting behaviour) (81+0: Professional Foul)
06.Brian Allison
11.Jonathan Brown 48+0' Injury
02.Michael Doyle
04.Paul McHale 73+0' Tactical
07.Sean Welsh (81+0: Dissent)
08.Scott Robertson 84+0' Tactical
09.Gordon Smith (3+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Michael Mullen

Substitutes

17.Murray Jackson
12.John Kane 84+0' Tactical
14.Christoper Aitken 73+0' Tactical
15.Ryan Borris 48+0' Injury
16.Andrew Gibson

Cowdenbeath

Formation: 4-4-2

01.David Hay
02.Mark Baxter
03.Kenneth Adamson
05.John Armstrong (28+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Joseph Mbu 68+0' Injury
09.Lewis Coult (48+0: Unsporting behaviour) 69+0' Tactical
10.Steven Crawford
04.Robert Malcolm (83+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Colin Cameron 74+0' Tactical
11.Mark Ramsay
07.Archibald Campbell (90+4: Unsporting behaviour)

Substitutes

18.Ludovic Roy
12.Scott Linton 69+0' Tactical
16.Kyle Miller
15.Marc McKenzie 74+0' Tactical
14.Greg Stewart 68+0' Injury

Duo out for Albion

Stirling Albion goalkeeper Callum Reidford is still missing and will be joined on the sidelines by suspended captain Ross Forsyth for the crucial home clash with Cowdenbeath.

Scott Buist is a doubt but Martyn Corrigan, who has been missing since before Christmas with an ankle knock, could make his return on the Albion bench.

The importance of the game is not lost on manager Jocky Scott, who said: "This is a big game in a big week for us that began when we drew with Ross County.

"We need a wee break in front of goal and if we get that I am sure we will convert one point into three. We never got a break against County so we are due one in this game."

Cowdenbeath trio Joe Mbu, John Armstrong and Lee Makel are all facing fitness tests.

Dene Droudge and Danny Mackay remain sidelined and manager Jimmy Nicholl has drafted a trialist in as cover should any of the three players not make it.

Nicholl said: "It will be lunchtime before we know what the team will be but I have an experienced player standing by to feature if required.

"A win for us would be a terrific result and would have a really positive effect on how we face the busy schedule of games coming up.

"We have beaten them twice before but that will count for nothing.

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Raith Rovers 25 17 48
2 Dunfermline 24 18 42
3 Falkirk 23 15 37
4 Up Morton 25 0 32
5 Down Queen of South 22 2 29
6 Partick Thistle 23 -3 26
7 Dundee 25 17 25
8 Ross County 24 -9 23
9 Cowdenbeath 23 -24 22
10 Stirling Albion 24 -33 15

Updated 5/03/2011 at 17:05