Cowdenbeath 1 - 0 Stirling Albion

Saturday 30th April 2011
S Crawford (79)

Crawford goal not enough

Steven Crawford's solitary goal handed Cowdenbeath a 1-0 win over Stirling but results elsewhere means their hopes of avoiding a relegation play-off are all but over.

The Blue Brazil occupy the ninth spot going into the final day three points behind rivals Ross County.

But a huge goal difference deficit means their hopes are slim.

The visitors, playing without pressure following their relegation earlier in April, had the better chances

Paul McHale swung over a corner for Scott Buist to head goalward but his effort was weak.

The laboured pace continued in the second period as Cowdenbeath struggled to ignite their survival fight.

Thomas O'Brien got on the end of Scott Linton's corner as the hosts finally threatened, however McHale cleared the danger.

Their persistence finally paid dividends with 11 minutes remaining.

Lee Makel found room on the right hand side of the box and his pass allowed Crawford to fire in the winner.

OfficialCalum Murray
Attendance415
VenueCentral Park
KICK OFF
Cowdenbeath - Stirling Albion
1:33+00:00
Defending Throw in from Ross Forsyth
1:52+00:00
Defending Throw in from Paul McHale
2:43+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
3:23+00:00
Defending Throw in from Ross Forsyth
4:11+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
4:43+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Linton
5:26+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Ludovic Roy
5:42+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
6:02+00:00
Defending Throw in from Sean Welsh
6:24+00:00
Defending Throw in from Sean Welsh
7:58+00:00
Defending Throw in from Jon Robertson
8:25+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Gordon Smith using right foot from right penalty area - Miss Right
8:36+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Ludovic Roy
9:18+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Ludovic Roy
9:32+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Linton
10:02+00:00
Defending Throw in from Jon Robertson
10:33+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Sean Welsh
11:15+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Ludovic Roy
12:19+00:00
Defending Throw in from Sean Welsh
12:36+00:00
Outswinger Corner taken by Paul McHale using right foot from right byline to centre - Clearance
12:55+00:00
Clearance by Jon Robertson
13:09+00:00
Offside: Gordon Smith
13:10+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Ludovic Roy using right foot from own half - Open Play
13:37+00:00
Defending Throw in from Jon Robertson
14:02+00:00
Defending Throw in from Ross Forsyth
14:43+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
15:49+00:00
Defending Throw in from Sean Welsh
16:51+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Ludovic Roy
17:06+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Ludovic Roy
17:55+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Sean Welsh
18:30+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Ludovic Roy
18:57+00:00
Cross from Sean Welsh - Clearance
19:05+00:00
Clearance by Jon Robertson
19:10+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Ross Forsyth
19:27+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Ludovic Roy using right foot from centre penalty area - Open Play
20:10+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Lee Makel using right foot from left channel - Open Play
20:48+00:00
Offside: Greg Stewart
20:49+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Scott Robertson using right foot from own half - Open Play
21:10+00:00
Defending Throw in from Jon Robertson
21:44+00:00
Defending Throw in from Jon Robertson
22:16+00:00
Outswinger Corner taken by Scott Linton using left foot from left byline to near post - Out Of Play
23:08+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
23:31+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Jon Robertson
23:59+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Scott Christie using right foot from right channel - Open Play
24:29+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Ludovic Roy
25:13+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Christoper Aitken using right foot from right channel - Pass
25:31
BOOKING: Scott Linton of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
26:07+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Ludovic Roy
26:43+00:00
Outswinger Corner taken by Paul McHale using right foot from right byline to centre - Clearance
27:00+00:00
Clearance by Thomas O'Brien
27:39+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
28:54+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Sean Welsh
29:27+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
29:33+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Ross Forsyth
29:56+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Ludovic Roy
30:15+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Ross Forsyth
31:18+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Lee Makel using left foot from left channel - Open Play
32:14+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Ludovic Roy
33:09+00:00
Drilled Shot taken by Paul McHale using left foot from right channel - Over Bar
33:17+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Ludovic Roy
33:43+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Linton
34:06+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Scott Linton using left foot from left channel - Pass
34:55+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Scott Christie using right foot from own half - Open Play
35:28+00:00
Defending Throw in from Jon Robertson
35:57+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Kyle Miller
36:23+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
36:28+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Ross Forsyth
37:02+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Ludovic Roy
37:38+00:00
Defending Throw in from Ross Forsyth
37:53+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Ludovic Roy
38:45+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Ludovic Roy
39:12+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Ross Forsyth
39:42+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Brian Allison
39:54+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Paul McHale using right foot from left byline to centre - Shot
40:31+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Scott Buist using head from centre penalty area - Save
40:39+00:00
Catch Save made by Ludovic Roy
40:44+00:00
Defending Throw in from Jon Robertson
41:04+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Lee Makel using right foot from own half - Pass
41:15+00:00
Defending Throw in from Sean Welsh
41:50+00:00
Defending Throw in from Ross Forsyth
42:29+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Sean Welsh
42:37+00:00
Cross from Sean Welsh - Out Of Play
42:41+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Ludovic Roy
43:18+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
43:42+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Christie
43:55+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Ludovic Roy using right foot from centre penalty area - Open Play
44:11
BOOKING: Gordon Smith of Stirling Albion given yellow card for dissent
44:53+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Paul McHale using right foot from right wing - Open Play
HALF TIME
Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Stirling Albion
45:00+00:35
Defending Throw in from Ross Forsyth
SECOND HALF STARTED
Cowdenbeath - Stirling Albion
45:14+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Ross Forsyth
45:50+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
46:14+00:00
Pass Corner taken by Paul McHale using right foot from left byline to centre - Clearance
46:33+00:00
Clearance by Kyle Miller
46:45+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Christoper Aitken
46:58+00:00
Defending Throw in from Jon Robertson
47:58+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
48:38+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Ross Forsyth
48:53+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Ross Forsyth
49:08+00:00
Cross from Ross Forsyth - Clearance
49:10+00:00
Clearance by Thomas O'Brien
50:04+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Ross Forsyth
50:47+00:00
Short Goal Kick taken by Ludovic Roy
51:15+00:00
Short Goal Kick taken by Ludovic Roy
51:23+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
52:17+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Linton
53:10+00:00
Cross from Gordon Smith - Out Of Play
53:13+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Ludovic Roy
53:22+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Ross Forsyth
54:19+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Jon Robertson using right foot from right channel - Open Play
54:50+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
55:37+00:00
Short Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
56:10+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Lee Makel
56:29+00:00
Cross from Greg Stewart - Out Of Play
56:32+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
57:10+00:00
Defending Throw in from Ross Forsyth
57:39+00:00
Defending Throw in from Ross Forsyth
58:10+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Scott Linton using right foot from own half - Pass
58:28+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
58:49+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Linton
59:26+00:00
Defending Throw in from Lee Makel
59:51+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Kyle Miller
60:05+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Jon Robertson
60:16+00:00
Cross from Kyle Miller - Open Play
61:45+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Lee Makel using right foot from right channel - Open Play
62:23+00:00
Outswinger Corner taken by Scott Linton using left foot from left byline to centre - Clearance
62:47+00:00
Clearance by Scott Robertson
62:54+00:00
Defending Throw in from Ross Forsyth
63:57+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Linton
64:26+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
65:08+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Linton
65:41+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
65:55+00:00
Defending Throw in from Jon Robertson
66:55+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Linton
67:35+00:00
Cross from Scott Linton - Open Play
67:39+00:00
Defending Throw in from Ross Forsyth
68:06+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Ludovic Roy using right foot from right channel - Open Play
68:27+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
68:36
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Tom Brighton on for Joshua Flood
69:36+00:00
Short Goal Kick taken by Ludovic Roy
69:44+00:00
Outswinger Corner taken by Mark Ramsay using right foot from right byline to far post - Clearance
70:01+00:00
Clearance by Brian Allison
70:06+00:00
Outswinger Corner taken by Scott Linton using left foot from left byline to centre - Shot
70:23+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Thomas O'Brien using head from centre penalty area - Clearance
70:33+00:00
Clearance by Paul McHale
70:37+00:00
Outswinger Corner taken by Mark Ramsay using right foot from right byline to centre - Clearance
71:05+00:00
Clearance by Scott Robertson
71:11+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
72:45+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
73:54+00:00
Pass Corner taken by Lewis Coult using left foot from left byline to short - Open Play
74:25+00:00
Defending Throw in from Brian Allison
74:52+00:00
Defending Throw in from Ross Forsyth
75:14+00:00
Cross from Kyle Miller - Clearance
75:21+00:00
Clearance by Scott Christie
75:33+00:00
Defending Throw in from Sean Welsh
76:21+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Scott Linton using left foot from right channel - Open Play
76:56+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
77:42+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Ludovic Roy
77:45
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Marc McKenzie on for Kyle Miller
78:26+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Linton
78:49
Cowdenbeath 1 - 0 Stirling Albion
GOAL scored by Steven Crawford
78:49+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Steven Crawford using right foot from left penalty area - Goal
79:32+00:00
Pass Assist taken by Lee Makel from right penalty area
80:39+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Brian Allison
80:56+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Sean Welsh
81:12+00:00
Outswinger Corner taken by Paul McHale using right foot from right byline to near post - Clearance
81:33+00:00
Clearance by Lewis Coult
81:50+00:00
Defending Throw in from Jon Robertson
82:18+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Ludovic Roy using right foot from centre penalty area - Open Play
82:47+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
83:33+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
83:40+00:00
Defending Throw in from Ross Forsyth
84:36+00:00
Defending Throw in from Jon Robertson
84:49+00:00
Defending Throw in from Sean Welsh
85:31+00:00
Offside: Tom Brighton
85:35+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Ludovic Roy using right foot from own half - Open Play
86:08+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
86:46+00:00
Hand Ball taken by Tom Brighton
86:49+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Jon Robertson using right foot from own half - Pass
87:05+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
88:59+00:00
Defending Throw in from Brian Allison
89:08+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Ross Forsyth
90:00+00:05
Long Goal Kick taken by Ludovic Roy
FULL TIME
Cowdenbeath 1 - 0 Stirling Albion
90:00+00:45
Inswinger Corner taken by Paul McHale using right foot from left byline to near post - Clearance
90:00+01:04
Clearance by Jon Robertson

Cowdenbeath

vs

Stirling Albion

1
Goals
0
1
Assists
0
2
Shots
3
1
On Target
1
1
Off Target
2
4
Crosses
4
6
Corners
6
26
Throw Ins
42
1
Saves
0
7
Clearances
5
22
Goal Kicks
26
15
Free Kicks
5
1
Offside
2
0
Hand Balls
1
1
Yellow Cards
1

Cowdenbeath

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Ludovic Roy
03.Scott Linton (26+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.John Armstrong
10.Steven Crawford
11.Lewis Coult
02.Jon Robertson
04.Mark Ramsay
06.Thomas O'Brien
07.Kyle Miller 78+0' Tactical
08.Lee Makel
09.Greg Stewart

Substitutes

18.David Hay
12.Marc McKenzie 78+0' Tactical
14.Paul Byrne
16.Lewis Milne
15.John Ferguson

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-3-1-2

01.Scott Christie
03.Ross Forsyth
05.Scott Buist
06.Brian Allison
02.Scott Robertson
04.Paul McHale
07.Sean Welsh
08.Christoper Aitken
11.Joshua Flood 69+0' Tactical
09.Gordon Smith (45+0: Dissent)
10.Michael Mullen

Substitutes

18.Murray Jackson
12.Martyn Corrigan
14.John Kane
15.Ryan Borris
16.Tom Brighton 69+0' Tactical

Nicholl short on numbers

Cowdenbeath are short in numbers as they look to earn their fourth win of the season over visitors Stirling Albion.

Striker Archie Campbell has returned to Rangers after his loan spell ended and suspension has ruled out Kenny Adamson, Colin Cameron and Craig Winter.

The defensive duo of Joe Mbu and Dene Droudge continue to miss out through injury and Richie Vauls and Mark Baxter are both doubts.

Yet manager Jimmy Nicholl is at least boosted by the return of centre-back John Armstrong after injury.

Nicholl said: "We have to win this one and hope that Ross County drop something at Falkirk in order that we can take our fight against the relegation play-offs to the last day up at Dingwall."

Stirling Albion manager Jocky Scott will check on the fitness of defenders Jonathan Brown, Ross Forsyth, Scott Buist and Martyn Corrigan.

Experienced campaigner Scott has given the club a boost by agreeing to sign on again for next season.

And he hopes that the trip to Central Park will see his side end their winless run that stretches back over six months.

Scott said: "Everything we do now is about preparing for life in the Second Division, so this game is hugely important.

"A win in our last two games would see everyone go into the summer break without that record in place and looking forward to getting going again."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Dunfermline 35 32 67
2 Raith Rovers 35 15 60
3 Falkirk 35 19 58
4 Up Queen of South 35 -2 46
5 Up Dundee 35 23 44
6 Down Partick Thistle 35 2 44
7 Down Morton 35 -3 43
8 Ross County 35 -7 38
9 Cowdenbeath 35 -28 35
10 Stirling Albion 35 -51 17

Updated 30/04/2011 at 17:02