Morton 1 - 0 Cowdenbeath

Saturday 24th November 2012
L Hawke (88)

Hawke heads winner for high-flying Morton

Lewis Hawke scored a late winner as Morton edged past Cowdenbeath 1-0 to keep in touch with the league leaders.

The visitors had kept out their high-flying opponents for 88 minutes before the substitute pounced.

Cowdenbeath - who are now without a win in nine league games - defended resolutely for the first period and could have gone ahead after half-time but Dean Brett's effort from the edge of the area was well held by Derek Gaston.

The home side looked the more likely to find the winner as the game neared its conclusion and Thomas Flynn had to save from Martin Hardie and Michael Tidser in the last 10 minutes.

But he could do nothing about the winner as David Graham's cross was headed into the back of his net by Hawke from close range.

OfficialCraig Thomson
Attendance1,526
VenueCappielow Park
Kick Off
Morton 0 - 0 Cowdenbeath
0:45
Foul on James Stevenson
0:51
Free Kick taken by Albert Puigdollers
1:28
Cross from David O'Brien
1:34
Corner taken by David Graham with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
2:00
Clearance by John Armstrong
2:11
Block taken by David Cowan
2:39
Cross from William Dyer
2:50
Shot taken by Peter Weatherson from the centre penalty area
3:03
Save made by Thomas Flynn
5:21
Shot taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot
5:44
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
7:07
Cross from William Dyer
7:16
Clearance by Kenneth Adamson
9:00
Cross from Scott Taggart
9:06
Clearance by Thomas O'Brien
10:04
Foul on Mark Ramsay
10:11
Free Kick taken by John Armstrong
11:30
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
12:48
Offside flag raised against David Graham
12:49
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
14:32
Offside flag raised against David Graham
14:33
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
15:55
Cross from William Dyer
16:09
Corner taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
16:24
Save made by Thomas Flynn
17:00
Clearance by James Stevenson
17:49
Cross from David O'Brien
17:56
Clearance by Thomas O'Brien
18:27
Shot taken by David Graham with his right foot
18:43
Save made by Thomas Flynn
19:08
Cross from Scott Taggart
19:17
Clearance by Thomas O'Brien
19:33
Shot taken by Peter Weatherson using his left foot
20:04
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
22:44
Shot taken by David Graham with his right foot
23:06
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
23:21
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left penalty area
23:39
Save made by Derek Gaston
24:56
Offside flag raised against Lewis Coult
24:57
Free Kick taken by Kevin Rutkiewicz
25:19
Foul on Fouad Bachirou
25:25
Free Kick taken by Fouad Bachirou
25:36
Cross from David Graham
25:46
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
28:46
Cross from Michael Tidser
28:57
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
31:35
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
32:34
Foul on Michael Tidser
32:41
Free Kick taken by Martin Hardie
33:23
Shot taken by Martin Hardie with his right foot
33:34
Save made by Thomas Flynn
34:12
Foul on David Cowan
34:17
Free Kick taken by David Cowan
35:45
Cross from Scott Taggart
35:56
Block taken by Kenneth Adamson
36:04
Corner taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot from the right byline
36:24
Clearance by Kenneth Adamson
36:34
Cross from Kevin Rutkiewicz
36:42
Clearance by David Cowan
36:53
Cross from Scott Taggart
37:01
Clearance by Thomas O'Brien
37:20
Shot taken by David Graham using his left foot
37:34
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Dean Brett on for Albert Puigdollers
38:08
Foul on Fouad Bachirou
38:19
Free Kick taken by Michael Tidser
41:25
Cross from David Graham
41:34
Clearance by John Armstrong
42:27
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot
42:45
Save made by Derek Gaston
44:46
Cross from Martin Hardie
44:54
Clearance by Mark Ramsay
45:00+0:08
Shot taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot
45:00+0:17
Corner taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot from the right byline
45:00+1:35
Block taken by David Cowan
Half Time
Morton 0 - 0 Cowdenbeath
Second Half Started
Morton 0 - 0 Cowdenbeath
45:31
Cross from William Dyer
45:41
Block taken by Dean Brett
45:45
Corner taken by David Graham with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
47:10
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
48:15
Shot taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot
48:35
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
49:41
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
52:22
Cross from Mark Ramsay
52:30
Save made by Derek Gaston
53:41
Cross from James Stevenson
53:51
Shot taken by Dean Brett with his right foot from the centre penalty area
54:15
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
54:28
Clearance by Craig Reid
55:14
Save made by Derek Gaston
55:33
Foul on Marc McKenzie
55:44
Free Kick taken by Kenneth Adamson
55:54
Cross from Marc McKenzie
56:06
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
56:23
Shot taken by Dean Brett using his left foot
56:37
Save made by Derek Gaston
56:45
Offside flag raised against Peter Weatherson
56:46
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
57:28
Cross from Kyle Miller
57:47
Cross from James Stevenson
57:57
Clearance by Craig Reid
58:01
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
58:28
Foul on David Graham
58:32
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
58:43
BOOKING: Mark Ramsay of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
59:03
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Greg Stewart on for Lewis Coult
59:53
Shot taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot
60:09
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
60:54
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
61:03
Offside flag raised against David O'Brien
61:04
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
62:09
Cross from Michael Tidser
62:20
Clearance by Kenneth Adamson
62:27
Corner taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
62:39
Clearance by Thomas O'Brien
63:06
Corner taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
63:52
Clearance by Greg Stewart
64:41
Cross from David Graham
64:50
Clearance by John Armstrong
64:55
Corner taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
66:25
Cross from Kevin Rutkiewicz
66:34
Save made by Thomas Flynn
66:58
Shot taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot
67:20
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
69:11
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Pablo Navas on for Greg Stewart
70:33
Cross from Pablo Navas
70:46
Clearance by William Dyer
71:13
Cross from Scott Taggart
71:27
Cross from Michael Tidser
71:40
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
71:42
Substitution for Morton: Kyle Wilkie on for William Dyer
73:11
Foul on David Cowan
73:16
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
74:45
Shot taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot
75:07
Corner taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
75:21
Clearance by Thomas O'Brien
76:39
Cross from David Graham
76:46
Clearance by John Armstrong
76:52
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
77:41
Shot taken by James Stevenson using his left foot
79:31
Cross from David Graham
79:46
Cross from David O'Brien
79:57
Shot taken by Fouad Bachirou with his right foot from the centre penalty area
80:00
Save made by Thomas Flynn
80:10
Corner taken by David Graham with his right foot from the left byline
80:12
Substitution for Morton: Lewis Hawke on for Kyle Wilkie
80:42
Foul on Thomas O'Brien
81:14
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
82:21
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
83:17
Corner taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
83:39
Shot taken by Martin Hardie from the centre penalty area
84:18
Save made by Thomas Flynn
84:23
Cross from David O'Brien
84:30
Clearance by John Armstrong
84:33
Shot taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot
84:48
Save made by Thomas Flynn
84:55
Corner taken by Michael Tidser using his left foot from the right byline
85:47
Cross from Michael Tidser
86:10
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
87:23
Cross from David Graham
87:23
Morton 1 - 0 Cowdenbeath
GOAL scored by Lewis Hawke with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the top left of the goal.
89:05
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
90:00+0:15
Foul on Mark Ramsay
90:00+0:23
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
90:00+2:07
Shot taken by Mark Ramsay with his right foot
90:00+2:20
Save made by Derek Gaston
Full Time
Morton 1 - 0 Cowdenbeath

Morton

vs

Cowdenbeath

1
Goals
0
1
Assists
0
14
Shots
7
7
On Target
5
7
Off Target
2
26
Crosses
6
12
Corners
2
28
Throw Ins
25
6
Saves
8
3
Clearances
18
2
Goal Kicks
17
0
Blocks
4
5
Free Kicks
11
4
Offside
1
0
Yellow Cards
1

Morton

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Derek Gaston
03.William Dyer 72+0' Tactical
04.Craig Reid
05.Kevin Rutkiewicz
02.Scott Taggart
06.Michael Tidser
07.David Graham
08.Fouad Bachirou
10.Martin Hardie
11.David O'Brien
09.Peter Weatherson

Substitutes

20.David Hutton
12.Mark McLaughlin
15.Jordan Halsman
14.Kyle Wilkie 72+0' Tactical 81+0' Injury
16.Lewis Hawke 81+0' Injury

Cowdenbeath

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Thomas Flynn
02.David Cowan
03.Kenneth Adamson
05.John Armstrong
04.Albert Puigdollers 38+0' Injury
06.Thomas O'Brien
07.Marc McKenzie
08.Kyle Miller
09.Mark Ramsay (59+0: Unsporting behaviour)
11.James Stevenson
10.Lewis Coult 60+0' Injury

Substitutes

18.Craig Wight
14.Ruben Garcia-Rey
15.Pablo Navas 70+0' Injury
16.Dean Brett 38+0' Injury
12.Greg Stewart 60+0' Injury 70+0' Injury

Fitness boost for Blue Brazil

Morton are again without the injured trio of Steven Stirling, Archie Campbell and Peter MacDonald as they welcome Cowdenbeath to Cappielow.

Manager Allan Moore is looking for his men to build on a new formation that has been introduced following striker Campbell's absence with a pelvic problem.

Moore said: "We have changed our approach since Archie dropped out a couple of games ago and it is settling in well.

"We created a lot of chances at Dumbarton last week when we won 5-1 and also stopped their attacking play as well.

"We will go with the same approach although I am sure Cowdenbeath will make it difficult for us. This is a game that we are expected to win and the players have to handle that expectation as well."

Cowdenbeath have been boosted by the return of a handful of players ahead of the trip.

Player-manager Colin Cameron, Marc McKenzie, Kenny Adamson and Pablo Navas are fit again after injury as the Blue Brazil go looking for their first league win in nine outings.

However, Scott Linton and Liam Cusack both remain out with knee injuries.

Cameron said: "The squad is a lot bigger than it looked like it would be earlier in the week.

"This game is a very different challenge to our last couple of home games against Dumbarton and Airdrie as we will not see as much of the ball as we did in those games.

"They have good, experienced players and carry a threat at set pieces but we are not just going to make up the numbers."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Partick Thistle 13 22 29
2 Dunfermline 13 20 29
3 Morton 13 11 25
4 Up Raith Rovers 13 3 20
5 Down Livingston 13 1 19
6 Up Falkirk 13 -3 14
7 Down Cowdenbeath 13 -4 13
8 Down Hamilton 13 -7 12
9 Airdrieonians 13 -14 12
10 Dumbarton 13 -29 5

Updated 24/11/2012 at 16:56

 

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