Ross County 3 - 0 Cowdenbeath

Saturday 7th May 2011
S Morrison (32)
S Boyd (83)
M Corcoran (89)

County leave it late to wrap up points

Ross County earned their third win in a row as they beat struggling Cowdenbeath 3-0.

Michael Gardyne went close for the hosts with a 12th-minute shot which bounced back off the post.

The visitors responded positively and almost broke the deadlock when midfielder Marc McKenzie drilled in a long-range effort which Michael McGovern tipped round the post.

But it was County who forged ahead in the 32nd minute when defender Scott Morrison powered in a shot from 20 yards out which gave Ludovic Roy no chance.

Scott Boyd's bullet header made it two in the 83rd minute before substitute Mark Corcoran wrapped up the win with a powerful close-range effort in the final minute.

OfficialCrawford Allan
Attendance2,886
VenueVictoria Park
KICK OFF
Ross County - Cowdenbeath
0:27+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Gary Miller
1:13+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Jon Robertson
1:24+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by John Armstrong using right foot from own half - Open Play
2:19+00:00
Cross from Stuart Kettlewell - Clearance
2:23+00:00
Clearance by Jon Robertson
2:36+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Iain Vigurs using left foot from right byline to near post - Clearance
2:51+00:00
Clearance by Lee Makel
3:03+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Mark Ramsay using right foot from own half - Pass
4:06+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Morrison
4:40+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Morrison
5:25+00:00
Defending Throw in from Kenneth Adamson
6:15+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Morrison
7:02+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Morrison
7:17+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Richard Brittain using right foot from left channel - Pass
7:43+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Iain Vigurs using left foot from right channel - Save
7:52+00:00
Catch Save made by Ludovic Roy
9:02+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Kenneth Adamson
9:26+00:00
Defending Throw in from Gary Miller
10:05+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Morrison
11:14+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Michael Gardyne using left foot from left 6 yard - Hit Post
11:43+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Ludovic Roy
11:49+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Morrison
13:10+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Richard Brittain using right foot from left byline to near post - Open Play
14:05+00:00
Offside: Andrew Barrowman
14:07+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by John Armstrong using right foot from own half - Pass
15:12+00:00
Offside: John Ferguson
15:14+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Scott Morrison using left foot from own half - Pass
17:51+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Morrison
18:05+00:00
Defending Throw in from Jon Robertson
18:38+00:00
Defending Throw in from Jon Robertson
18:58+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Ludovic Roy using right foot from own half - Open Play
19:38+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Gary Miller
19:59+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Kenneth Adamson using left foot from own half - Pass
20:16+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Kenneth Adamson
20:47+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Marc McKenzie using right foot from right channel - Save
21:10+00:00
Round Post Save made by Michael McGovern
21:23+00:00
Outswinger Corner taken by Marc McKenzie using right foot from right byline to centre - Clearance
21:28+00:00
Clearance by Michael McGovern
22:01+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Michael Gardyne using right foot from left channel - Miss Left
22:11+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Ludovic Roy
23:18+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Lee Makel using right foot from right wing - Pass
24:17+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Scott Morrison using left foot from left channel - Over Bar
24:27+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Ludovic Roy
25:04+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Richard Brittain using right foot from right channel - Pass
25:23+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Richard Brittain using right foot from left channel - Shot
25:57+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Richard Brittain using right foot from left channel - Over Bar
26:13+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Ludovic Roy
26:39+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Morrison
26:44+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Morrison
27:05+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Andrew Barrowman using left foot from left channel - Over Bar
27:20+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Ludovic Roy
29:16+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Michael Gardyne using left foot from centre penalty area - Save
29:24+00:00
Fumble Save made by Ludovic Roy
29:38+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Marc McKenzie
30:01+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Jon Robertson
30:37+00:00
Offside: John Ferguson
30:39+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Scott Morrison using left foot from own half - Open Play
31:54
Ross County 1 - 0 Cowdenbeath
GOAL scored by Scott Morrison
31:54+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Scott Morrison using left foot from left channel - Goal
33:03+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Lee Makel using right foot from left wing - Cross
33:10+00:00
Cross from Lee Makel - Open Play
36:50+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Morrison
37:35+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Kenneth Adamson
38:49+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Gary Miller
38:53+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Michael Gardyne using left foot from right channel - Save
39:01+00:00
Catch Save made by Ludovic Roy
39:20+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Mark Ramsay using left foot from left channel - Save
39:28+00:00
Catch Save made by Michael McGovern
41:24+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Ludovic Roy
41:56+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Andrew Barrowman using head from centre penalty area - Miss Left
42:17+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Ludovic Roy
43:06+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Marc McKenzie
43:53+00:00
Cross from Scott Morrison - Save
43:56+00:00
Catch Save made by Ludovic Roy
44:41+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Morrison
HALF TIME
Ross County 1 - 0 Cowdenbeath
45:00+00:40
Attacking Throw in from Jon Robertson
45:00+01:39
Attacking Throw in from Iain Vigurs
SECOND HALF STARTED
Ross County - Cowdenbeath
45:21+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Iain Vigurs using left foot from right wing - Cross
45:53+00:00
Cross from Iain Vigurs - Shot
45:59+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Andrew Barrowman using head from centre penalty area - Miss Right
46:22
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Scott Linton on for Thomas O'Brien
46:58+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Linton
47:19+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Gary Miller
47:52+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Linton
48:39+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Linton
48:54+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Linton
49:21+00:00
Defending Throw in from Gary Miller
50:00+00:00
Offside: Iain Vigurs
50:01+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by John Armstrong using right foot from own half - Open Play
51:34+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Morrison
51:40+00:00
Pass Corner taken by Scott Morrison using left foot from right byline to short - Open Play
52:05+00:00
Cross from Darren L. Smith - Blocked
52:10+00:00
Block taken by Paul Byrne
52:18+00:00
Outswinger Corner taken by Richard Brittain using right foot from right byline to centre - Clearance
52:28+00:00
Clearance by Jon Robertson
52:39+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Morrison
54:28+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Morrison
55:24+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Linton
55:40+00:00
Cross from Darren L. Smith - Out Of Play
55:48+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Ludovic Roy
56:38+00:00
Offside: Marc McKenzie
56:39+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Scott Boyd using right foot from own half - Open Play
56:41
Substitution for Ross County: Steven Craig on for Darren L. Smith
57:23+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Richard Brittain using right foot from left byline to near post - Shot
57:53+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Stuart Kettlewell using head from left penalty area - Miss Right
58:06+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Ludovic Roy
60:25+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Linton
60:39+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Gary Miller using right foot from own half - Pass
61:00+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Gary Miller
61:53+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Andrew Barrowman using right foot from right channel - Miss Right
62:01+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Ludovic Roy
62:20+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Lee Makel using right foot from left channel - Pass
62:38+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
63:25+00:00
Cross from Paul Byrne - Clearance
63:29+00:00
Clearance by Scott Boyd
65:01+00:00
Defending Throw in from Jon Robertson
65:45
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Lewis Milne on for Mark Ramsay
66:19+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
67:35+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Andrew Barrowman using right foot from centre penalty area - Miss Left
68:58+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Linton
69:28+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Morrison
70:08+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Jon Robertson
70:19+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Scott Morrison using left foot from own half - Open Play
70:51+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Linton
70:59+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Linton
71:32+00:00
Cross from Michael Gardyne - Clearance
71:33+00:00
Clearance by Kenneth Adamson
72:57+00:00
Normal Shot taken by John Ferguson using right foot from right penalty area - Save
73:12+00:00
Round Post Save made by Michael McGovern
73:19+00:00
Outswinger Corner taken by Marc McKenzie using right foot from right byline to centre - Open Play
73:38+00:00
Cross from John Armstrong - Shot
73:45+00:00
Normal Shot taken by John Ferguson using head from centre penalty area - Miss Left
73:54+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
74:51+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Iain Vigurs using left foot from right byline to centre - Clearance
75:10+00:00
Clearance by Ludovic Roy
75:21+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Ludovic Roy using right foot from own half - Open Play
75:50+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Gary Miller
76:23+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Steven Craig using left foot from left channel - Miss Left
76:51+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Ludovic Roy
77:02+00:00
Defending Throw in from Jon Robertson
77:24+00:00
Defending Throw in from Jon Robertson
77:44+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Morrison
78:13+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Kenneth Adamson using left foot from own half - Open Play
78:57+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Linton
79:08+00:00
Cross from Scott Linton - Clearance
79:10+00:00
Clearance by Jonathan Flynn
79:18+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Lee Makel using right foot from left channel - Cross
79:35+00:00
Cross from Lee Makel - Save
79:41+00:00
Catch Save made by Michael McGovern
80:38+00:00
Cross from Iain Vigurs - Clearance
80:42+00:00
Clearance by Kenneth Adamson
81:49+00:00
Cross from Michael Gardyne - Blocked
81:52+00:00
Block taken by Jon Robertson
81:58+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Richard Brittain using right foot from left byline to centre - Shot
82:28
Ross County 2 - 0 Cowdenbeath
GOAL scored by Scott Boyd
82:28+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Scott Boyd using head from centre penalty area - Goal
82:47+00:00
Other Assist taken by Richard Brittain from left byline
83:15
Substitution for Ross County: Marc Fitzpatrick on for Andrew Barrowman
83:18
Substitution for Ross County: Mark Corcoran on for Michael Gardyne
84:45+00:00
Normal Shot taken by John Ferguson using right foot from centre penalty area - Blocked
85:00+00:00
Block taken by Michael McGovern
85:40+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Morrison
87:17+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Lewis Milne using right foot from right channel - Open Play
88:08+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Ludovic Roy
88:51
Ross County 3 - 0 Cowdenbeath
GOAL scored by Mark Corcoran
88:51+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Mark Corcoran using left foot from left 6 yard - Goal
FULL TIME
Ross County 3 - 0 Cowdenbeath
90:00+01:32
Direct Free Kick taken by Marc McKenzie using right foot from left channel - Shot
90:00+01:46
Normal Shot taken by Marc McKenzie using right foot from left channel - Over Bar
90:00+02:22
Long Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern

Ross County

vs

Cowdenbeath

3
Goals
0
1
Assists
0
17
Shots
6
6
On Target
4
11
Off Target
2
8
Crosses
5
7
Corners
2
26
Throw Ins
25
4
Saves
4
3
Clearances
6
4
Goal Kicks
12
1
Blocks
2
9
Free Kicks
14
2
Offside
3

Ross County

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Michael McGovern
02.Gary Miller
03.Scott Morrison
05.Scott Boyd
06.Jonathan Flynn
04.Stuart Kettlewell
08.Iain Vigurs
10.Richard Brittain
07.Michael Gardyne
09.Andrew Barrowman 84+0' Tactical
11.Darren L. Smith 57+0' Tactical

Substitutes

18.Sean McCarthy
15.Benjamin Jason Marr
14.Marc Fitzpatrick 84+0' Tactical
16.Mark Corcoran
12.Steven Craig 57+0' Tactical

Cowdenbeath

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Ludovic Roy
03.Kenneth Adamson
05.John Armstrong
02.Jon Robertson
04.Lee Makel
06.Thomas O'Brien 46+0' Injury
07.Marc McKenzie
08.Mark Ramsay 66+0' Tactical
11.Paul Byrne
09.Kyle Miller
10.John Ferguson

Substitutes

18.David Hay
14.Scott Linton 46+0' Injury
15.Mark Baxter
16.Lewis Milne 66+0' Tactical
12.Greg Stewart

County quartet sidelined

Ross County will be missing four players when they host Cowdenbeath.

Long-term injured Darren McCormack and midfielder Paul Lawson are still missing as well as strike duo Paul Di Giacomo and Steven Milne.

County are looking to avoid an unlikely 11-goal defeat which would see them featuring in the end of season relegation play-offs.

Manager Jimmy Calderwood said: "We can look forward to this game.

"I want our players to put on a good show as they owe the fans that after a season of massive under-achievement when you consider the quality they have."

Cowdenbeath welcome back defender Kenny Adamson from a ban but Craig Winter and Colin Cameron remain on the sidelines due to suspension.

Manager Jimmy Nicholl also has to contend with injuries to defenders Joe Mbu and Dene Droudge as well as full-back Richie Vauls and midfielder Mark Baxter, all of whom are ruled out.

Nicholl is considering resting a couple of players who are carrying knocks to ensure they are ready for the first leg of the play-offs on Wednesday.

He said: "This is a game where it would be nice to score a few goals and keep a clean sheet to ensure we go into the play-offs full of confidence."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Dunfermline 36 35 70
2 Raith Rovers 36 12 60
3 Falkirk 36 16 58
4 Queen of South 36 1 49
5 Up Partick Thistle 36 5 47
6 Down Dundee 36 20 44
7 Morton 36 -4 43
8 Ross County 36 -4 41
9 Cowdenbeath 36 -31 35
10 Stirling Albion 36 -50 20

Updated 7/05/2011 at 17:02

 

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