Forfar Athletic 2 - 2 Cowdenbeath

Saturday 6th August 2011
M McCulloch (58)
C Templeman (pen 62)
M Ramsay (11)
L Coult (78)

All square at Forfar

Forfar and Cowdenbeath took a point apiece from their opening fixture in the Second Division as they played out a 2-2 draw.

The game was 11 minutes old when Mark Ramsay put the visiting side ahead. Goalkeeper Greg Paterson made a good stop after Ramsay was slipped in by Scott Linton, but the midfielder pounced on the rebound to give his side the lead.

The hosts levelled the score in the 58th minute through a set-piece routine as Chris Templeman laid the ball into the path of Mark McCulloch who dispatched his effort into the top corner.

Jordan Morton gifted the hosts a penalty four minutes later by impeding Greg Ross in the box and Templeman had no trouble converting.

However, Lewis Coult earned the visitors a draw with a neat finish from the edge of the box after Linton picked another smart pass in the 78th minute.

OfficialGary Hilland
Attendance469
VenueStation Park
Kick Off
Forfar Athletic 0 - 0 Cowdenbeath
0:14
Foul on Greg Stewart
0:20
Free Kick taken by John Armstrong
1:34
Shot taken by Kevin Byers with his right foot
2:29
Corner taken by Scott Linton using his left foot from the left byline short of the target
3:10
Shot taken by John Armstrong from the centre penalty area
7:03
Shot taken by Jordan Morton using his left foot from the right penalty area
7:49
Foul on Mark Ramsay
8:03
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron
8:56
Foul on Christopher Templeman
9:01
Free Kick taken by Kevin Byers from the left wing
9:21
Cross from Kevin Byers
9:38
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman from the centre penalty area
9:57
Save made by Youssef Bejaoui
10:03
Foul on Dean Brett
10:10
Free Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
10:27
Shot taken by Mark Ramsay using his left foot from the left penalty area
10:52
Forfar Athletic 0 - 1 Cowdenbeath
GOAL scored by Mark Ramsay with his right foot from the left penalty area going centre high of the goal.
11:12
Save made by Greg Paterson
13:10
Foul on Jon Robertson
13:21
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron
17:55
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Lewis Coult on for Greg Stewart
20:17
Shot taken by Dean Brett using his left foot
22:03
Corner taken by Scott Linton using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
23:29
Foul on Mark McCulloch
23:34
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
25:18
Cross from Christopher Templeman
25:30
Shot taken by Stephen Crawford with his right foot from the centre penalty area
25:54
Save made by Youssef Bejaoui
26:30
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
32:00
Foul on Jordan Morton
32:08
BOOKING: Stephen Tulloch of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
32:21
Free Kick taken by Dean Brett
32:44
Foul on Colin Cameron
32:49
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron
33:34
Shot taken by Scott Linton using his left foot from the centre penalty area
33:53
Save made by Greg Paterson
35:49
Shot taken by Stephen Crawford with his right foot from the centre penalty area
36:08
Corner taken by Kevin Byers with his right foot from the left byline
36:49
Offside flag raised against Lewis Coult
36:52
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
44:53
Foul on Christopher Hegarty
45:00+0:06
BOOKING: Kenneth Adamson of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
45:00+0:23
Free Kick taken by Kevin Byers
45:00+0:44
Corner taken by Christopher Hegarty using his left foot from the left byline short of the target
Half Time
Forfar Athletic 0 - 1 Cowdenbeath
Second Half Started
Forfar Athletic 0 - 1 Cowdenbeath
45:22
Corner taken by Scott Linton with his right foot from the left byline
45:45
Clearance by Christopher Hegarty
45:53
Shot taken by John Armstrong using his left foot from the left penalty area
46:12
Save made by Greg Paterson
47:27
Corner taken by Scott Linton using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
47:58
Shot taken by Scott Linton using his left foot from the centre penalty area
49:42
Offside flag raised against Lewis Coult
49:44
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
51:28
Corner taken by Jordan Morton using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
52:00
Clearance by Craig Wilson
54:24
Foul on David Mowat
54:37
BOOKING: Colin Cameron of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
54:44
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
55:24
Foul on Christopher Hegarty
55:51
Free Kick taken by Christopher Hegarty
57:17
Cross from Kevin Byers
57:25
Shot taken by Mark McCulloch using his left foot from the centre penalty area
57:26
Forfar Athletic 1 - 1 Cowdenbeath
GOAL scored by Mark McCulloch using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the top right of the goal.
60:15
Foul on Greg Ross
60:35
BOOKING: Jordan Morton of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
61:31
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Christopher Templeman and scored with his right foot to the bottom right
61:31
Forfar Athletic 2 - 1 Cowdenbeath
GOAL scored by Christopher Templeman with his right foot from the penalty spot to the bottom right of the goal.
63:24
Offside flag raised against Lewis Coult
63:25
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
64:04
Foul on Colin Cameron
65:50
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Ross Campbell on for Graham Gibson
66:21
Foul on Jordan Morton
66:27
Free Kick taken by Jordan Morton
67:19
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Marc McKenzie on for Jordan Morton
69:29
Offside flag raised against Craig Wilson
69:33
Free Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
70:52
Shot taken by Kevin Byers with his right foot from the left penalty area
71:29
Foul on Christopher Hegarty
71:37
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
72:54
Corner taken by Kevin Byers with his right foot from the right byline
73:22
Clearance by Joseph Mbu
74:42
Foul on Mark McCulloch
74:48
Free Kick taken by Greg Ross
76:18
Foul on Kenneth Adamson
76:28
Free Kick taken by Kenneth Adamson
77:16
Shot taken by Lewis Coult using his left foot from the centre penalty area
77:16
Forfar Athletic 2 - 2 Cowdenbeath
GOAL scored by Lewis Coult using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
78:44
BOOKING: Lewis Coult of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
79:51
Foul on Colin Cameron
80:10
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron
81:47
Corner taken by Scott Linton using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
82:42
Shot taken by Kevin Byers with his right foot
82:55
Save made by Youssef Bejaoui
86:34
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the right byline
87:01
Clearance by Mark McCulloch
87:39
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Kevin Motion on for Christopher Templeman
90:00+1:06
BOOKING: Christopher Hegarty of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+2:11
Shot taken by Marc McKenzie using his left foot
Full Time
Forfar Athletic 2 - 2 Cowdenbeath

Forfar Athletic

vs

Cowdenbeath

2
Goals
2
1
Assists
2
7
Shots
9
4
On Target
4
3
Off Target
5
3
Crosses
0
3
Corners
7
28
Throw Ins
16
3
Saves
3
3
Clearances
1
1
Goal Kicks
0
10
Free Kicks
10
1
Offside
3
1
Penalties
0
2
Yellow Cards
4

Forfar Athletic

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Greg Paterson
02.Craig Wilson
03.Stephen Tulloch (33+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Greg Ross
05.David Mowat
06.Mark McCulloch
07.Christopher Hegarty (90+2: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Kevin Byers
09.Graham Gibson 66+0' Tactical
10.Christopher Templeman 88+0' Tactical
11.Stephen Crawford

Substitutes

12.Grant Adam
13.James Bishop
14.Iain Campbell
15.Kevin Motion 88+0' Tactical
16.Ross Campbell 66+0' Tactical

Cowdenbeath

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Youssef Bejaoui
02.John Armstrong
03.Joseph Mbu
04.Kenneth Adamson (45+1: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Scott Linton
06.Dean Brett
07.Colin Cameron (55+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Jordan Morton (61+0: Unsporting behaviour) 68+0' Tactical
09.Jon Robertson
10.Mark Ramsay
11.Greg Stewart 18+0' Injury

Substitutes

12.Thomas Flynn
13.Lewis Coult (79+0: Unsporting behaviour) 18+0' Injury
14.Craig Winter
15.Kyle Miller
16.Marc McKenzie 68+0' Tactical

Fotheringham missing for Forfar

Forfar will be without suspended midfielder Martyn Fotheringham as they open their league season against relegated Cowdenbeath at Station Park.

Midfielder Iain Campbell looks set to win his fitness race and be included in manager Dick Campbell's plans after missing out in cup ties against Buckie Thistle and Peterhead.

Campbell said: "I believed I strengthened the squad over the summer and this will be the first real test of that being the case. The team played really well against Peterhead last Saturday so I am not contemplating too many changes although it will be good to have Iain available again.

"Cowdenbeath will be coming here looking to throw down a marker to the rest of the Second Division and it is our job to throw down a marker of our own."

Fit-again Cowdenbeath duo John Armstrong and Marc McKenzie look set to start their first game of the season at Forfar.

Armstrong and McKenzie both started a Fife Cup tie in midweek after injury and are in manager Colin Cameron's plans to face the Loons as injury continues to rule out Thomas O'Brien, Dene Droudge and Danny Mackay.

Cameron knows his men need to deliver an impressive display to pick up the three points.

"Forfar played really well in beating Peterhead last Saturday so we know that we have to deliver a strong performance to take anything from this game," he said. "They are a big side who do really well at set-pieces so we need to be on our guard."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Up Arbroath 1 4 3
2 Down Airdrieonians 1 3 3
3 Up Brechin City 1 2 3
4 Up Stirling Albion 1 1 3
5 Cowdenbeath 1 0 1
6 Up Forfar Athletic 1 0 1
7 East Fife 1 -1 0
8 Up Stenhousemuir 1 -2 0
9 Down Dumbarton 1 -3 0
10 Down Albion Rovers 1 -4 0

Updated 6/08/2011 at 16:56

 

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