Cowdenbeath 0 - 2 Ross County

Saturday 7th August 2010
M Gardyne (52)
P Di Giacomo (82)

Cruise for County

Second-half goals from Michael Gardyne and Paul Di Giacomo gave Ross County a 2-0 win over Cowdenbeath.

The opening period was one of few chances, although Di Giacomo should have done better when he headed Gary Miller's cross gently into the arms of Cowdenbeath keeper David Hay.

His fellow attacker Gardyne made no mistake when his emphatically drilled into the top corner from the left-hand side of the penalty area seven minutes after the interval.

The home side were struggling to impose themselves on the contest but Colin Cameron should have done better when he headed wide when well placed in the 72nd minute.

Di Giacomo put the result beyond doubt when he finished coolly from Steven Craig's cross eight minutes from time to atone for his earlier miss.

OfficialBrian Winter
Attendance481
VenueCentral Park
KICK OFF
Cowdenbeath - Ross County
0:36+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Linton
1:10+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Morrison
1:25+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Morrison
1:44+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Michael Gardyne
2:53+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Scott Morrison using left foot from left channel - Shot
3:12+00:00
Drilled Shot taken by Scott Morrison using left foot from left channel - Hit Wall
3:24+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Martin Scott
4:18+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
4:58+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Mark Baxter using right foot from left channel - Pass
5:17+00:00
Offside: Marc McKenzie
5:19+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Scott Boyd using right foot from own half - Open Play
6:30+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Mark Baxter
7:06+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Mark Baxter
7:29+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Linton
7:49+00:00
Offside: John Dempster
7:49+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Michael McGovern using right foot from own half - Open Play
8:28+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by David Hay using right foot from own half - Open Play
9:08+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Gary Miller
9:55+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Gary Miller
10:07+00:00
Defending Throw in from Mark Baxter
10:36+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Morrison
10:47+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Mark Baxter
11:03+00:00
Offside: John Dempster
11:04+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Michael McGovern using right foot from own half - Open Play
11:45+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Morrison
12:17+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Linton
12:31+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Linton
13:16+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Richard Brittain using right foot from left wing - Cross
13:37+00:00
Cross from Richard Brittain - Open Play
14:29+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by David Hay using right foot from own half - Open Play
14:59+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron using right foot from left wing - Cross
15:08+00:00
Cross from Colin Cameron - Open Play
16:16+00:00
Defending Throw in from Mark Baxter
16:43+00:00
Defending Throw in from Mark Baxter
17:20+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Morrison
17:34+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Scott Morrison using left foot from own half - Open Play
17:51+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Linton
18:05+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Linton
18:40+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Morrison
18:59+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by John Armstrong using right foot from own half - Open Play
20:16+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Mark Corcoran using left foot from right byline to near post - Clearance
20:53+00:00
Clearance by Mark Ramsay
21:39+00:00
Defending Throw in from Mark Baxter
23:38+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Linton
24:04+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Martin Scott using right foot from left byline to centre - Save
24:28+00:00
Catch Save made by David Hay
24:47+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Mark Baxter
25:09+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Morrison
25:42+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Morrison
26:14+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Michael McGovern using right foot from own half - Open Play
27:13+00:00
Offside: Marc McKenzie
27:15+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Scott Boyd using right foot from own half - Open Play
27:26+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Morrison
28:42+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by David Hay
29:06+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Gary Miller
29:28+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Morrison
29:53+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Morrison
30:19+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
31:24+00:00
Offside: Paul Di Giacomo
31:28+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by David Hay using right foot from own half - Open Play
31:57+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Linton
32:15+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Scott Morrison using right foot from own half - Open Play
33:00+00:00
Defending Throw in from Gary Miller
33:22+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Gary Miller
34:10+00:00
Cross from Gary Miller - Shot
34:15+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Paul Di Giacomo using head from left 6 yard - Save
34:39+00:00
Catch Save made by David Hay
34:50+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron using right foot from own half - Pass
35:26+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Mark Corcoran using right foot from left penalty area - Save
35:45+00:00
Catch Save made by David Hay
36:14
BOOKING: Darren McCormack of Ross County given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
36:31+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Brian Fairbairn using right foot from right wing - Cross
36:54+00:00
Cross from Brian Fairbairn - Open Play
37:15+00:00
Defending Throw in from Gary Miller
38:15+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Mark Baxter
38:38+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Mark Baxter
39:00+00:00
Cross from Mark Baxter - Out Of Play
39:05+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
40:33+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Gary Miller
41:20+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Scott Linton using left foot from right channel - Cross
41:31+00:00
Cross from Scott Linton - Open Play
41:44+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
42:38+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Mark Baxter
43:06+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Mark Ramsay using right foot from right penalty area - Save
43:17+00:00
Catch Save made by Michael McGovern
43:38+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Michael McGovern using right foot from own half - Open Play
44:27+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Gary Miller
HALF TIME
Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Ross County
SECOND HALF STARTED
Cowdenbeath - Ross County
45:34+00:00
Defending Throw in from Mark Baxter
46:28+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Mark Corcoran using right foot from left byline to centre - Open Play
47:02+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by David Hay
47:34+00:00
Offside: John Dempster
47:35+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Scott Boyd using right foot from own half - Open Play
47:56+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Morrison
48:29+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by David Hay
49:10+00:00
Defending Throw in from Mark Baxter
50:21+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by John Armstrong using right foot from left byline to centre - Open Play
51:05
Cowdenbeath 0 - 1 Ross County
GOAL scored by Michael Gardyne
51:05+00:00
Drilled Shot taken by Michael Gardyne using right foot from left penalty area - Goal
53:16+00:00
Offside: Michael Gardyne
53:26+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Craig Winter using right foot from own half - Open Play
54:01+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by David Hay using right foot from own half - Open Play
55:02+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Mark Baxter
55:18+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Brian Fairbairn
55:54+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by David Hay
56:24+00:00
Defending Throw in from Mark Baxter
57:01+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Mark Baxter
57:26+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Linton
57:51+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Mark Baxter
58:29+00:00
Defending Throw in from Gary Miller
58:46+00:00
Defending Throw in from Gary Miller
59:00+00:00
Drilled Shot taken by Mark Corcoran using left foot from left channel - Miss Left
59:32+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by David Hay
59:53+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Linton
61:22+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Mark Baxter
61:45+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Mark Baxter
61:54+00:00
Defending Throw in from Gary Miller
62:31+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Martin Scott using right foot from left byline to centre - Clearance
63:05+00:00
Clearance by John Armstrong
63:19+00:00
Cross from Mark Corcoran - Save
63:27+00:00
Catch Save made by David Hay
63:38+00:00
Offside: Brian Fairbairn
63:38+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Michael McGovern using right foot from own half - Open Play
64:59+00:00
Defending Throw in from Mark Baxter
65:51+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Richard Brittain using right foot from right wing - Cross
66:03+00:00
Cross from Richard Brittain - Foul
66:37+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Scott Boyd using right foot from left channel - Open Play
66:55+00:00
Hand Ball taken by Andrew Barrowman
67:00+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron using right foot from left channel - Open Play
67:42+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Mark Baxter
67:52+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron using right foot from right channel - Pass
68:57
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Dean Brett on for Thomas O'Brien
69:21+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Scott Morrison using right foot from own half - Cross
69:29+00:00
Cross from Scott Morrison - Open Play
69:35+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Gary Miller
70:27+00:00
Offside: Marc McKenzie
70:28+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Michael McGovern using right foot from own half - Open Play
70:59+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Morrison
71:29+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Colin Cameron using head from centre penalty area - Miss Right
71:54+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
72:12+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Linton
72:29+00:00
Defending Throw in from Gary Miller
73:15+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron using right foot from own half - Pass
73:39+00:00
Offside: Marc McKenzie
73:41+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Michael McGovern using right foot from own half - Open Play
74:46+00:00
Cross from Scott Morrison - Shot
74:55+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Andrew Barrowman using head from centre penalty area - Over Bar
75:10
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Greg Stewart on for John Dempster
75:22+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by David Hay
75:41+00:00
Offside: Greg Stewart
75:43+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Michael McGovern using right foot from own half - Open Play
76:19+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by David Hay using right foot from own half - Open Play
76:40+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Dean Brett
76:52+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by David Hay
77:41+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Mark Baxter
78:06+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron using right foot from right wing - Cross
78:13+00:00
Cross from Colin Cameron - Clearance
78:14+00:00
Clearance by Scott Boyd
78:50
Substitution for Ross County: Garry Wood on for Michael Gardyne
78:58
Substitution for Ross County: Steven Craig on for Andrew Barrowman
79:37+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Gary Miller
80:23+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Linton
81:34+00:00
Cross from Steven Craig - Shot
81:37
Cowdenbeath 0 - 2 Ross County
GOAL scored by Paul Di Giacomo
81:37+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Paul Di Giacomo using right foot from right penalty area - Goal
81:58+00:00
Cross Assist taken by Steven Craig from right wing
82:56+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Linton
83:38+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Michael McGovern
85:05+00:00
Direct Free Kick taken by Scott Morrison using left foot from left channel - Cross
85:26+00:00
Cross from Scott Morrison - Open Play
85:34+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Linton
85:54+00:00
Defending Throw in from Gary Miller
87:01+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Mark Baxter
87:25+00:00
Defending Throw in from Gary Miller
87:48+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Gary Miller
88:13+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Martin Scott using right foot from left byline to centre - Clearance
88:36+00:00
Clearance by John Armstrong
89:38+00:00
Defending Throw in from Gary Miller
90:00+00:10
Pass Corner taken by Steven Craig using right foot from right byline to short - Open Play
FULL TIME
Cowdenbeath 0 - 2 Ross County

Cowdenbeath

vs

Ross County

0
Goals
2
0
Assists
1
2
Shots
7
1
On Target
5
1
Off Target
2
5
Crosses
8
1
Corners
6
39
Throw Ins
33
4
Saves
1
3
Clearances
1
7
Goal Kicks
6
16
Free Kicks
19
9
Offside
2
0
Hand Balls
1
0
Yellow Cards
1

Cowdenbeath

Formation: 4-4-2

01.David Hay
02.Mark Baxter
03.Scott Linton
05.John Armstrong
04.Thomas O'Brien 69+0' Tactical
06.Craig Winter
07.Marc McKenzie
08.Colin Cameron
10.Mark Ramsay
09.John Dempster 76+0' Tactical
11.Brian Fairbairn

Substitutes

18.Ludovic Roy
15.Steven Bennett
12.Dean Brett 69+0' Tactical
14.Greg Stewart 76+0' Tactical
16.John Ferguson

Ross County

Formation: 4-3-1-2

01.Michael McGovern
02.Gary Miller
03.Scott Morrison
05.Scott Boyd
06.Darren McCormack (37+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Martin Scott
10.Richard Brittain
11.Mark Corcoran
07.Michael Gardyne 79+0' Tactical
08.Andrew Barrowman
09.Paul Di Giacomo

Substitutes

18.Joe Malin
15.Atli Gregersen
16.Archie MacPhee
12.Garry Wood 79+0' Tactical
14.Steven Craig

Nicholl missing quartet

Cowdenbeath begin their First Division campaign against Ross County with manager Jimmy Nicholl missing four players.

Joe Mbu, Dene Droudge and Jon Robertson are out injured while Kenny Adamson is missing through suspension.

Midfielder Danny MacKay is also absent but Craig Winter should return after missing last weekend's disappointing 2-1 defeat to Clyde in The Co-operative Insurance Cup.

The Blue Brazil are hoping that a deal to sign full-back Richard Vauls can be concluded in time.

Nicholl said: "I am looking for us to bounce back after a disappointing performance against Clyde. Ross County will be tough opponents but it is a terrific game to open up the season."

Ross County manager Derek Adams is without banned trio Stuart Kettlewell, Paul Lawson and Ian Vigurs.

Summer signing Darren Smith remains sidelined with a hamstring problem and Adams is wary of facing newly-promoted Cowdenbeath despite their loss at Clyde last Saturday.

Adams said: "It is their first game in this league and they will be out to show what they can do.

"I am not reading anything into the result last weekend as Clyde scored twice against us in a pre-season friendly and are not a bad side.

"Jimmy Nicholl will have his men out to bounce back quickly and we need to be ready for that."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Up Raith Rovers 1 4 3
2 Up Ross County 1 2 3
3 Down Dundee 1 1 3
4 Down Dunfermline 1 1 3
5 Morton 1 0 1
6 Up Stirling Albion 1 0 1
7 Down Falkirk 1 -1 0
8 Down Queen of South 1 -1 0
9 Down Cowdenbeath 1 -2 0
10 Down Partick Thistle 1 -4 0

Updated 7/08/2010 at 16:56

 
Sky SportsBT SportBBCMP & SilvaYou TubeBBC AlbaSTVBauer Media GroupIrn BruPetrofac Training CupMitreToppsSporting IDEA SportsSegaWyscoutPLZ SoccerSNS GroupShow Racism the Red Card