Cowdenbeath 3 - 2 East Fife

Saturday 10th September 2011
G Stewart (17)
[OG] M Park (52)
J Robertson (76)
R Wallace (3)
D Muir (62)

Cow flying high

Cowdenbeath overcame a battling East Fife side to emerge 3-2 winners and move into second place in Division Two.

Ryan Wallace gave the visitors a shock lead after only two minutes when he latched on to Robert Ogelby's pass and fired into the net from 20 yards.

But the home side improved and were rewarded in the 17th minute when Greg Stewart struck low from close range to equalise.

Ogelby smashed a shot against the bar from the edge of the area after 27 minutes, but Cowdenbeath went ahead when Matthew Park diverted into his own net in the 52nd minute.

The bottom club levelled10 minutes later when David Muir found the bottom corner from 12 yards.

Bu the hosts' dominance finally paid off in the 75th minute when Jon Robertson's 25-yard free kick beat Mark Ridgers in the East Fife goal.

OfficialBobby Madden
Attendance540
VenueCentral Park
Kick Off
Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 East Fife
1:15
Foul on Darren Smith
1:21
Free Kick taken by Matthew Park
2:11
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot
2:11
Cowdenbeath 0 - 1 East Fife
GOAL scored by Ryan Wallace with his right foot to the bottom left of the goal.
3:53
Foul on Greg Stewart
3:57
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron
4:14
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
5:19
Shot taken by Kal Naismith with his right foot
5:33
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
6:17
Shot taken by Robert Ogleby using his left foot from the left penalty area
6:29
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
7:13
Shot taken by Greg Stewart using his left foot
7:28
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
9:08
Cross from Kal Naismith
9:12
Clearance by David White
10:26
Foul on Matthew Park
10:31
Free Kick taken by Matthew Park
10:33
BOOKING: Jordan Morton of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
11:11
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
13:57
Offside flag raised against Robert Ogleby
13:58
Free Kick taken by John Armstrong
14:30
Cross from Craig Johnstone
14:43
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
15:09
Shot taken by Greg Stewart with his right foot
15:18
Save made by Mark Ridgers
15:38
Cross from Craig Johnstone
15:41
Clearance by John Armstrong
16:10
Shot taken by Robert Ogleby with his right foot from the left penalty area
16:21
Save made by Youssef Bejaoui
16:25
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline
16:42
Save made by Youssef Bejaoui
16:56
Shot taken by Greg Stewart with his right foot from the left six yard line
16:56
Cowdenbeath 1 - 1 East Fife
GOAL scored by Greg Stewart with his right foot from the left six yard line going centre low of the goal.
18:42
Foul on Matthew Park
18:46
Free Kick taken by Matthew Park
19:23
Shot taken by Jordan Morton using his left foot
19:41
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
20:44
Shot taken by Matthew Park with his right foot
21:00
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
23:10
Foul on Jordan Morton
23:15
Free Kick taken by John Armstrong
23:50
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
24:49
Corner taken by Scott Linton using his left foot from the right byline
27:04
Shot taken by Robert Ogleby with his right foot from the right penalty area
28:36
Shot taken by Scott Linton with his right foot
28:59
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
29:42
Shot taken by David Muir with his right foot
29:50
Save made by Youssef Bejaoui
33:03
Foul on Kal Naismith
33:07
Free Kick taken by Jon Robertson
33:25
Shot taken by Jon Robertson with his right foot
33:53
Block taken by David White
33:57
Shot taken by John Armstrong with his right foot from the left penalty area
34:08
Save made by Mark Ridgers
34:48
Foul on Kenneth Adamson
34:54
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron
35:29
Shot taken by Colin Cameron with his right foot
35:35
Save made by Mark Ridgers
36:04
Shot taken by Matthew Park with his right foot from the left penalty area
36:23
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
37:41
Shot taken by Jon Robertson with his right foot from the right penalty area
37:55
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
38:58
Shot taken by Scott Linton using his left foot
39:07
Save made by Mark Ridgers
39:12
Corner taken by Scott Linton using his left foot from the right byline
39:27
Clearance by David White
39:42
Shot taken by Thomas O'Brien from the left penalty area
39:58
Save made by Mark Ridgers
40:26
Foul on Kal Naismith
40:30
Free Kick taken by Scott Linton from the right wing
40:56
Cross from Scott Linton
41:04
Cross from Kenneth Adamson
41:08
Save made by Mark Ridgers
42:06
Cross from Jordan Morton
42:13
Save made by Mark Ridgers
43:53
Shot taken by Darren Smith using his left foot
44:04
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
44:37
Foul on Kal Naismith
44:40
BOOKING: Darren Smith of East Fife given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
44:41
Free Kick taken by Kal Naismith from the left wing
45:00+0:03
Cross from Kal Naismith
45:00+0:05
Clearance by John Ovenstone
Half Time
Cowdenbeath 1 - 1 East Fife
Second Half Started
Cowdenbeath 1 - 1 East Fife
45:20
Foul on Scott Linton
45:24
Free Kick taken by Kenneth Adamson
48:20
Foul on John Armstrong
48:27
Free Kick taken by Colin Cameron
49:55
Cross from Ryan Wallace
49:59
Clearance by Kenneth Adamson
50:06
Foul on Robert Linn
50:13
Free Kick taken by Craig Johnstone
50:39
Shot taken by Craig Johnstone using his left foot
51:02
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
51:20
Cross from Jordan Morton
51:30
Clearance by David White
51:33
Corner taken by Kal Naismith with his right foot from the left byline
51:56
Cowdenbeath 2 - 1 East Fife
OWN GOAL scored by Matthew Park using his left foot going centre low of the goal.
52:09
Shot taken by Scott Linton with his right foot from the right penalty area
52:40
Block taken by Matthew Park
56:13
Shot taken by Kal Naismith using his left foot
56:26
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
57:07
Offside flag raised against Scott Linton
57:08
Free Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
57:42
Cross from Kal Naismith
57:49
Clearance by Scott Durie
57:54
Corner taken by Kal Naismith using his left foot from the left byline
58:13
Clearance by David Muir
59:31
Cross from Robert Linn
59:36
Clearance by John Armstrong
59:49
Cross from Jordan Morton
59:55
Clearance by John Ovenstone
59:59
Corner taken by Scott Linton using his left foot from the right byline
60:20
Clearance by Matthew Park
61:03
Foul on Scott Durie
61:08
Free Kick taken by Scott Durie from the right wing
61:25
Shot taken by David Muir with his right foot from the left penalty area
61:25
Cowdenbeath 2 - 2 East Fife
GOAL scored by David Muir with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
61:59
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Marc McKenzie on for Jordan Morton
64:58
Cross from Craig Johnstone
65:04
Clearance by Thomas O'Brien
65:15
Foul on Scott Linton
65:21
Free Kick taken by John Armstrong
66:26
Cross from Marc McKenzie
66:38
Save made by Mark Ridgers
67:14
Substitution for East Fife: Robert Sloan on for Darren Smith
70:41
Foul on Robert Sloan
70:50
Free Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
71:03
BOOKING: Kal Naismith of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
71:10
Substitution for East Fife: Scott Dalziel on for Robert Linn
72:22
Cross from Colin Cameron
72:26
Shot taken by Kenneth Adamson from the left six yard line
72:37
Save made by Mark Ridgers
72:41
Corner taken by Scott Linton with his right foot from the left byline
73:07
Foul on Robert Ogleby
73:14
Free Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
74:27
Foul on Kal Naismith
74:31
Free Kick taken by Jon Robertson
75:18
Shot taken by Jon Robertson with his right foot
75:18
Cowdenbeath 3 - 2 East Fife
GOAL scored by Jon Robertson with his right foot to the bottom right of the goal.
76:30
Cross from Scott Linton
76:37
Save made by Mark Ridgers
77:22
Shot taken by Craig Johnstone with his right foot
77:37
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
79:05
Substitution for East Fife: Paul McQuade on for Craig Johnstone
79:43
Shot taken by Colin Cameron with his right foot
79:54
Block taken by David White
79:59
Corner taken by Scott Linton using his left foot from the right byline
80:12
Shot taken by Jon Robertson using his left foot from the centre penalty area
80:25
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
81:18
Foul on Scott Durie
81:23
Free Kick taken by Scott Durie
81:30
Cross from Scott Durie
82:12
Foul on Robert Ogleby
82:17
Free Kick taken by Robert Ogleby
82:36
Shot taken by Robert Ogleby with his right foot
82:59
Block taken by Kal Naismith
84:35
Shot taken by Greg Stewart using his left foot from the right penalty area
84:43
Save made by Mark Ridgers
84:53
Cross from Kal Naismith
85:00
Clearance by Matthew Park
85:02
Corner taken by Scott Linton with his right foot from the right byline
86:00
Clearance by John Ovenstone
86:25
Foul on Ryan Wallace
86:33
Free Kick taken by Ryan Wallace
87:00
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot
88:15
Shot taken by Jon Robertson with his right foot
88:26
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
88:45
Cross from Marc McKenzie
89:28
Shot taken by Dean Brett with his right foot
89:41
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
90:00+0:04
Foul on Dean Brett
90:00+0:08
Free Kick taken by John Armstrong from the right wing
90:00+0:17
BOOKING: Matthew Park of East Fife given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+3:23
Shot taken by David Muir with his right foot from the centre penalty area
90:00+3:31
Save made by Youssef Bejaoui
90:00+3:50
Shot taken by Thomas O'Brien with his right foot from the centre penalty area
90:00+3:58
Block taken by Thomas O'Brien
90:00+4:01
Corner taken by David Muir with his right foot from the left byline
Full Time
Cowdenbeath 3 - 2 East Fife
Result
Cowdenbeath 3 - 2 East Fife

Cowdenbeath

vs

East Fife

3
Goals
2
0
Assists
1
22
Shots
14
11
On Target
6
11
Off Target
8
13
Crosses
6
8
Corners
2
34
Throw Ins
28
4
Saves
11
4
Clearances
10
10
Goal Kicks
9
2
Blocks
3
12
Free Kicks
11
1
Offside
1
2
Yellow Cards
2

Cowdenbeath

Formation: 4-5-1

01.Youssef Bejaoui
02.John Armstrong
03.Kenneth Adamson
04.Scott Linton
05.Dean Brett
06.Thomas O'Brien
07.Jordan Morton (11+0: Unsporting behaviour) 62+0' Tactical
08.Jon Robertson
09.Colin Cameron
10.Kal Naismith (72+0: Unsporting behaviour)
11.Greg Stewart

Substitutes

12.Thomas Flynn
13.Lewis Coult
14.David Cowan
15.Craig Winter
16.Marc McKenzie 62+0' Tactical

East Fife

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Mark Ridgers
02.Scott Durie
03.John Ovenstone
04.David White
05.David Muir
06.Craig Johnstone 80+0' Tactical
07.Matthew Park (90+1: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Darren Smith (45+0: Unsporting behaviour) 68+0' Injury
09.Robert Linn 72+0' Tactical
10.Ryan Wallace
11.Robert Ogleby

Substitutes

12.Robert Ogleby
13.Michael Brown
14.Andrew Cook
15.Robert Sloan 68+0' Injury
16.Scott Dalziel 72+0' Tactical
17.Paul McQuade 80+0' Tactical
18.Robert Sloan
19.Scott Dalziel

Cowdenbeath manager Cameron leads fitness charge

Cowdenbeath player-manager Colin Cameron is one of three players who have recovered from injury to face East Fife.

Defensive duo Dene Brett and Thomas O'Brien are also available and Cameron's options have been increased by the inclusion of on-loan Rangers youngster Kal Naismith.

Midfielder Mark Ramsay is still out due to a knee injury, but Cameron wants his men to make Central Park a fortress.

Cameron said: "We have had three away games so far so it is good to be at home.

"It gives us an opportunity to lay down a marker that we really mean business at Central Park. A win over East Fife gives the fans bragging rights and more importantly gives us three points."

East Fife welcome back goalkeeper Mark Ridgers and striker Robert Ogleby from international duty.

Manager John Robertson is again without David White, Darren Smith and Scott Dalziel through injury, with Craig Johnstone and Steven Hyslop both rated as doubts due to knocks.

Robertson is looking for his side, currently at the foot of the table, to turn good performances into success as.

"Apart from the Dumbarton game when we were suffering after defeating Dunfermline in the Scottish Communities League Cup, we have played well," he said.

"We always look like we will score goals but we need to keep things tighter at the back and if we do that we will be okay."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Arbroath 5 8 12
2 Up Cowdenbeath 5 5 10
3 Down Stenhousemuir 5 3 10
4 Stirling Albion 5 3 8
5 Brechin City 5 0 7
6 Up Forfar Athletic 5 0 7
7 Up Airdrieonians 5 0 6
8 Down Dumbarton 5 -2 4
9 Down Albion Rovers 5 -8 4
10 East Fife 5 -9 3

Updated 10/09/2011 at 16:56

 

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