Stirling Albion 1 - 3 Cowdenbeath

Saturday 14th August 2010
S Robertson (34)L Sibanda (61)
D Brett (70)
J Dempster (77)

Blue Brazil sparkle

A ruthless performance from Cowdenbeath earned them a 3-1 win over 10 man Stirling at the Forthbank Stadium.

Albion had started the match the stronger of the two sides and went in-front when Christopher Aitken's corner found Scott Robertson to volley into the top corner.

Cowdenbeath launched a fight-back after the restart and Lee Sibanda restored parity after 61 minutes after good work from Dean Brett.

And nine minutes later Beath went in front when Brett went from creator to scorer as he rifled home from outside the area.

Stirling then imploded with 73 minutes gone as Aitken saw red after he picked up a second yellow card.

The Blue Brazil then pounced to seal the win, John Dempster rounding off an impressive performance with his team's third four minutes later.

OfficialMike Tumilty
Attendance820
VenueForthbank Stadium
KICK OFF
Stirling Albion - Cowdenbeath
0:23+00:00
Defending Throw in from Martyn Corrigan
1:27+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Ross Forsyth
2:31+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Martyn Corrigan
2:58+00:00
Cross from Scott Christie - Shot
3:01+00:00
Volley Shot taken by Nathan Taggart using left foot from left penalty area - Miss Left
3:26+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by David Hay
3:39+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Scott Robertson using right foot from own half - Pass
4:17+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Mark Baxter using left foot from own half - Pass
4:30+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Martyn Corrigan
5:02+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
5:34+00:00
Short Goal Kick taken by Mark Baxter
6:28+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Gordon Smith using right foot from own half - Open Play
7:07+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Scott Linton using left foot from right byline to centre - Clearance
7:41+00:00
Clearance by Ross Forsyth
7:58+00:00
Cross from Scott Linton - Shot
8:01+00:00
Volley Shot taken by Lee Sibanda using left foot from centre penalty area - Over Bar
8:14+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
8:53+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by David Hay
9:07+00:00
Volley Shot taken by John Dempster using right foot from centre penalty area - Save
9:26+00:00
Catch Save made by Scott Christie
12:35+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Linton
14:32+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Christoper Aitken using right foot from own half - Pass
17:09+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
18:08+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Martyn Corrigan
18:46+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Greig McDonald
19:29+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by David Hay
20:04+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Christoper Aitken using right foot from own half - Open Play
21:09
BOOKING: Christoper Aitken of Stirling Albion given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
22:05+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Lee Sibanda using right foot from own half - Open Play
22:52+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Linton
23:07+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Linton
23:51+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron using right foot from own half - Open Play
24:29+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Linton
26:05+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Christoper Aitken using right foot from left wing - Open Play
27:28+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Christoper Aitken using right foot from left byline to far post - Open Play
27:55+00:00
Floated Corner taken by Christoper Aitken using right foot from left byline to far post - Shot
28:17+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Scott Buist using head from centre penalty area - Clearance
28:36+00:00
Clearance by Kenneth Adamson
28:38+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Greig McDonald
28:44+00:00
Outswinger Corner taken by Christoper Aitken using right foot from right byline to centre - Shot
29:07+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Christoper Aitken using head from centre penalty area - Over Bar
30:38+00:00
Offside: Gordon Smith
30:42+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by John Armstrong using right foot from own half - Open Play
31:33+00:00
Offside: Scott Robertson
31:38+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by David Hay using right foot from own half - Open Play
32:30+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Gordon Smith using right foot from centre penalty area - Over Bar
32:50+00:00
Outswinger Corner taken by Christoper Aitken using right foot from right byline to centre - Shot
33:19
Stirling Albion 1 - 0 Cowdenbeath
GOAL scored by Scott Robertson
33:19+00:00
Volley Shot taken by Scott Robertson using right foot from centre penalty area - Goal
33:36+00:00
Cross Assist taken by Christoper Aitken from right byline
34:32+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Ross Forsyth
34:49+00:00
Defending Throw in from Mark Baxter
35:03+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Ross Forsyth
36:20+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Christoper Aitken using right foot from right channel - Open Play
37:29+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Scott Robertson using right foot from left channel - Miss Left
37:43+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by David Hay
38:03+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Martyn Corrigan
38:16+00:00
Offside: Gordon Smith
38:17+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by David Hay using right foot from own half - Open Play
38:46+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Linton
38:58+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Colin Cameron using right foot from left penalty area - Miss Left
39:10+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie
40:11+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Ross Forsyth
41:29+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by David Hay
41:59+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Linton
42:26+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Linton
43:25+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Martyn Corrigan
44:08+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Mark Baxter
45:00+00:09
Indirect Free Kick taken by Scott Christie using left foot from own half - Open Play
HALF TIME
Stirling Albion 1 - 0 Cowdenbeath
45:00+00:51
Attacking Throw in from Martyn Corrigan
SECOND HALF STARTED
Stirling Albion - Cowdenbeath
45:02
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Dean Brett on for Mark Baxter
46:27+00:00
Normal Shot taken by John Kane using right foot from right penalty area - Over Bar
46:38+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by David Hay
46:57+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Christoper Aitken
47:24+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by David Hay using right foot from own half - Open Play
48:49+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Gordon Smith using right foot from centre penalty area - Over Bar
49:01+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Christoper Aitken using right foot from right channel - Save
49:09+00:00
Catch Save made by David Hay
49:33+00:00
Offside: Gordon Smith
49:34+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by David Hay using right foot from own half - Open Play
50:12+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Dean Brett
50:51+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Linton
53:49+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Ross Forsyth using left foot from own half - Open Play
53:55+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by David Hay
55:15+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Martyn Corrigan using right foot from right channel - Open Play
55:52+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron using right foot from left wing - Open Play
56:32+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Andrew Gibson
57:46+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Linton
59:54+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Craig Winter using left foot from own half - Open Play
60:18+00:00
Cross from Dean Brett - Shot
60:23
Stirling Albion 1 - 1 Cowdenbeath
GOAL scored by Lee Sibanda
60:23+00:00
Normal Shot taken by Lee Sibanda using head from centre penalty area - Goal
61:40+00:00
Cross Assist taken by Dean Brett from right wing
62:26+00:00
Defending Throw in from Ross Forsyth
62:59+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Ross Forsyth using left foot from left wing - Open Play
64:35+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Scott Christie using left foot from own half - Open Play
64:47+00:00
Offside: Scott Robertson
64:48+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by David Hay using right foot from own half - Open Play
65:21+00:00
Defending Throw in from Scott Linton
67:05
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Derek Colquhoun on for John Kane
68:32+00:00
Short Goal Kick taken by David Hay
69:37+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Scott Linton
69:57
Stirling Albion 1 - 2 Cowdenbeath
GOAL scored by Dean Brett
69:57+00:00
Drilled Shot taken by Dean Brett using right foot from right penalty area - Goal
72:13
DISMISSAL: Christoper Aitken of Stirling Albion sent off for second bookable offence
74:44+00:00
Cross from Colin Cameron - Shot
74:47+00:00
Normal Shot taken by John Dempster using right foot from right penalty area - Save
74:57+00:00
Catch Save made by Scott Christie
75:02
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Brian Fairbairn on for Marc McKenzie
75:02
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Thomas O'Brien on for Lee Sibanda
76:28
Stirling Albion 1 - 3 Cowdenbeath
GOAL scored by John Dempster
76:28+00:00
Normal Shot taken by John Dempster using right foot from centre penalty area - Goal
78:46
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Richard Kirwan on for Greig McDonald
79:32+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Scott Buist using right foot from own half - Open Play
80:16+00:00
Indirect Free Kick taken by Craig Winter using right foot from right channel - Pass
80:23
Substitution for Stirling Albion: Michael Mullen on for Andrew Gibson
81:28+00:00
Attacking Throw in from Michael Mullen
82:18+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by David Hay
85:15+00:00
Outswinger Corner taken by Martyn Corrigan using right foot from right byline to centre - Clearance
85:37+00:00
Clearance by Scott Linton
85:47+00:00
Long Goal Kick taken by David Hay
87:05+00:00
Defending Throw in from Dean Brett
87:50+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Ross Forsyth using left foot from right byline to centre - Open Play
88:46+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Nathan Taggart using right foot from left byline to centre - Save
88:56+00:00
Catch Save made by David Hay
89:16+00:00
Inswinger Corner taken by Scott Linton using left foot from right byline to far post - Open Play
FULL TIME
Stirling Albion 1 - 3 Cowdenbeath
90:00+02:22
Long Goal Kick taken by Scott Christie

Stirling Albion

vs

Cowdenbeath

1
Goals
3
1
Assists
1
9
Shots
7
3
On Target
5
6
Off Target
2
1
Crosses
3
7
Corners
2
17
Throw Ins
15
2
Saves
2
1
Clearances
2
5
Goal Kicks
11
12
Free Kicks
12
5
Offside
0
1
Yellow Cards
0
1
Red Cards
0

Stirling Albion

Formation: 4-5-1

01.Scott Christie
02.Martyn Corrigan
03.Ross Forsyth
04.Greig McDonald 79+0' Tactical
05.Scott Buist
06.John Kane 68+0' Tactical
07.Andrew Gibson 81+0' Tactical
08.Christoper Aitken (22+0: Unsporting behaviour) (73+0: Second Bookable Offence)
10.Scott Robertson
11.Nathan Taggart
09.Gordon Smith

Substitutes

17.Callum Reidford
15.Richard Kirwan 79+0' Tactical
12.Derek Colquhoun 68+0' Tactical
16.Ryan Borris
14.Michael Mullen 81+0' Tactical

Cowdenbeath

Formation: 4-4-2

01.David Hay
02.Mark Baxter 45+0' Tactical
03.Scott Linton
04.John Armstrong
06.Kenneth Adamson
05.Craig Winter
07.Marc McKenzie 76+0' Tactical
08.Colin Cameron
10.Mark Ramsay
11.Lee Sibanda
09.John Dempster

Substitutes

17.Ludovic Roy
14.Dean Brett 45+0' Tactical
15.Thomas O'Brien
12.Brian Fairbairn 76+0' Tactical
16.Greg Stewart

New boys in Albion squad

Stirling add new signings Jeremy Judith, Yohan Mathis, Jerome Heeking and Hearts loanee Gordon Smith to their squad to face Cowdenbeath.

Former Albion chairman Peter McKenzie has been invited back to the club to unfurl the Second Division Championship Flag prior to kick-off.

Forthbank boss John O'Neill said: "It promises to be a great start to the day with Peter coming back to do that, however it is then up to us to make it an even more memorable day by winning.

"Cowdenbeath are a side we know well after being in the Second Division last season, however like us they have a new manager and new players."

Cowdenbeath will be without defenders Joe Mbu, Richard Vauls, Dene Drouge and John Robertson and midfielder Danny MacKay because of injury.

Recent recruits Lee Sibanda and striker John Armstrong need fitness tests but former Motherwell man Mark Smith, who signed on this week, is included.

Blue Brazil assistant manager Colin Cameron knows the game is hugely important to both sides even though it is only the second league fixture of the season.

Cameron said: "Both ourselves and Stirling Albion will have this game down as winnable and they will be as keen as us to get that first three points on the board so it should be a good contest."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

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

Updated 14/08/2010 at 17:04