Cowdenbeath 2 - 1 Albion Rovers

Saturday 24th September 2011
K Naismith (21, pen 37)S Chaplain (83)

Naismith at the double

Two goals from Cowdenbeath midfielder Kal Naismith earned his side all three points in a 2-1 win over Albion at Central Park.

Naismith's first goal came after 21 minutes, the Rangers loanee breaking the deadlock with a left-footed effort after good work from Thomas O'Brien on the left wing.

The 19-year-old then doubled the lead for Colin Cameron's side eight minutes before half-time from the penalty spot. That came after Naismith had been upended by Albion midfielder Christopher Boyle inside the area.

Albion came back into the game seven minutes before the full-time whistle thanks to Scott Chaplain's left-footed effort but the striker was then dismissed for violent conduct.

That scuppered their chances of finding a leveller and allowed Cowdenbeath to stay second in the Irn-Bru Scottish Second Division table.

OfficialKevin Clancy
Attendance304
VenueCentral Park
Kick Off
Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Albion Rovers
4:46
Foul on Kyle Miller
4:52
Free Kick taken by Dean Brett
5:19
Cross from Marc McKenzie
5:34
Shot taken by Kyle Miller from the centre penalty area
5:56
Save made by Derek Gaston
6:08
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
17:03
Cross from John Gemmell
17:11
Save made by Thomas Flynn
17:20
Cross from Anthony Stevenson
17:34
Save made by Thomas Flynn
17:55
Foul on Marc McKenzie
18:08
Free Kick taken by Kyle Miller from the right byline
18:30
Cross from Ryan McStay
18:33
Clearance by John Armstrong
19:48
Cross from Thomas O'Brien
20:04
Shot taken by Kal Naismith using his left foot from the left penalty area
20:04
Cowdenbeath 1 - 0 Albion Rovers
GOAL scored by Kal Naismith using his left foot from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
22:09
Cross from Marc McKenzie
22:29
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
22:56
Foul on Micheal O'Byrne
23:11
Free Kick taken by Steven Canning
25:14
Shot taken by Kal Naismith using his left foot
25:24
Save made by Derek Gaston
26:44
Cross from Alan Reid
27:00
Shot taken by Christopher Boyle from the centre penalty area
29:17
Cross from Alan Reid
29:22
Clearance by John Armstrong
29:33
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
30:04
Foul on Christopher Boyle
30:11
Free Kick taken by John Gemmell
30:49
Shot taken by John Gemmell with his right foot
30:57
Block taken by John Armstrong
31:19
Foul on Steven Canning
31:28
Free Kick taken by Christopher Boyle
31:49
Shot taken by Christopher Boyle with his right foot
32:58
Foul on Dean Brett
33:04
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
33:45
Corner taken by Scott Linton with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
34:17
Save made by Derek Gaston
35:17
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
36:02
Foul on Kal Naismith
36:52
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Kal Naismith and scored using his left foot to the top right
36:52
Cowdenbeath 2 - 0 Albion Rovers
GOAL scored by Kal Naismith using his left foot from the penalty spot to the top right of the goal.
39:11
Cross from Kenneth Adamson
39:15
Clearance by Alan Reid
39:23
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
39:45
Clearance by Anthony Stevenson
39:51
Cross from Kyle Miller
39:53
Clearance by Micheal O'Byrne
40:41
Cross from Marc McKenzie
40:44
Clearance by Micheal O'Byrne
41:26
Offside flag raised against Barry Russell
41:35
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
42:32
Corner taken by Christopher Boyle with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
43:00
Clearance by Thomas Flynn
43:24
Cross from Ryan McStay
43:30
Clearance by Thomas O'Brien
43:48
Corner taken by Christopher Boyle with his right foot from the right byline
44:08
Clearance by Thomas Flynn
44:50
Cross from Alan Reid
44:59
Clearance by Thomas O'Brien
45:00+0:04
Foul on Christopher Boyle
45:00+0:10
Free Kick taken by Barry Russell
45:00+0:27
Cross from Barry Russell
45:00+0:37
Clearance by John Armstrong
45:00+0:47
Corner taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
45:00+1:02
Clearance by Dean Brett
45:00+1:14
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
Half Time
Cowdenbeath 2 - 0 Albion Rovers
45:01
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Chris Hamilton on for Steven Canning
Second Half Started
Cowdenbeath 2 - 0 Albion Rovers
45:54
Foul on Anthony Stevenson
46:03
Free Kick taken by Anthony Stevenson
46:21
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
46:38
Clearance by Micheal O'Byrne
50:08
Foul on Dean Brett
50:15
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
51:38
Foul on Kal Naismith
51:45
Free Kick taken by Scott Linton
52:15
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
52:33
Clearance by Micheal O'Byrne
53:28
Foul on Kal Naismith
53:34
Free Kick taken by Jon Robertson
53:51
Cross from Jon Robertson
53:53
Clearance by Todd Lumsden
55:11
Foul on Greg Stewart
55:17
Free Kick taken by Jon Robertson
56:07
Shot taken by Jon Robertson with his right foot from the centre penalty area
56:30
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
58:00
Foul on Kenneth Adamson
58:06
Free Kick taken by Kenneth Adamson
60:07
Offside flag raised against Kyle Miller
60:09
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston from the left penalty area
64:55
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Jordan Morton on for Greg Stewart
65:16
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Larry Acqua on for Christopher Boyle
68:59
BOOKING: Alan Reid of Albion Rovers given yellow card for dissent
70:04
Shot taken by Kal Naismith using his left foot
70:17
Save made by Derek Gaston
70:25
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
72:13
Offside flag raised against Chris Hamilton
72:15
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
73:17
Corner taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
73:52
Save made by Derek Gaston
74:17
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Craig Winter on for Kyle Miller
74:51
Foul on Larry Acqua
75:00
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay
75:11
Cross from Ryan McStay
75:14
Clearance by John Armstrong
76:26
Foul on Anthony Stevenson
76:35
Free Kick taken by Anthony Stevenson
76:38
BOOKING: Dean Brett of Cowdenbeath given yellow card for dissent
77:20
Cross from Anthony Stevenson
77:23
Clearance by Thomas O'Brien
77:27
Corner taken by Chris Hamilton using his left foot from the right byline
77:49
Clearance by John Armstrong
78:16
Shot taken by Marc McKenzie with his right foot
78:32
Save made by Derek Gaston
78:46
Foul on Alan Reid
78:52
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay
79:07
Cross from Ryan McStay
79:12
Clearance by Kenneth Adamson
80:36
Cross from Anthony Stevenson
80:41
Save made by Thomas Flynn
82:59
Shot taken by Scott Chaplain using his left foot from the left penalty area
82:59
Cowdenbeath 2 - 1 Albion Rovers
GOAL scored by Scott Chaplain using his left foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
85:44
BOOKING: Scott Chaplain of Albion Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
85:56
Foul on Jordan Morton
85:57
DISMISSAL: Scott Chaplain of Albion Rovers sent off for violent conduct
88:25
Free Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
88:59
Goal Kick taken by Thomas Flynn
89:04
Substitution for Cowdenbeath: Lewis Milne on for Marc McKenzie
Full Time
Cowdenbeath 2 - 1 Albion Rovers

Cowdenbeath

vs

Albion Rovers

2
Goals
1
1
Assists
1
6
Shots
4
5
On Target
1
1
Off Target
3
7
Crosses
12
5
Corners
4
29
Throw Ins
29
3
Saves
6
12
Clearances
7
4
Goal Kicks
4
1
Blocks
0
11
Free Kicks
9
1
Offside
2
1
Penalties
0
1
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
1

Cowdenbeath

Formation: 4-5-1

01.Thomas Flynn
02.John Armstrong
03.Kenneth Adamson
04.Scott Linton
05.Dean Brett (77+0: Dissent)
06.Thomas O'Brien
07.Marc McKenzie 90+0' Tactical
08.Jon Robertson
09.Kyle Miller 75+0' Tactical
10.Kal Naismith
11.Greg Stewart 65+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Youssef Bejaoui
13.David Cowan
14.Jordan Morton 65+0' Tactical
15.Craig Winter 75+0' Tactical
16.Lewis Milne 90+0' Tactical

Albion Rovers

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Derek Gaston
02.Barry Russell
03.Anthony Stevenson
04.Micheal O'Byrne
05.Todd Lumsden
06.Alan Reid (69+0: Dissent)
07.Christopher Boyle 66+0' Tactical
08.Steven Canning 45+0' Tactical
09.Ryan McStay
10.John Gemmell
11.Scott Chaplain (86+0: Unsporting behaviour) (86+0: Violent Conduct)

Substitutes

12.Christopher Fahey
13.Christopher Fahey
14.Simon Marriott
15.James Gilmartin
16.Larry Acqua 66+0' Tactical
17.Chris Hamilton 45+0' Tactical

Makel confined to dugout

Cowdenbeath entertain Albion at Central Park and manager Colin Cameron will be forced to do without assistant player-manager Lee Makel due to injury.

Makel's absence adds to an already-large Blue Brazil injury list, with Mark Ramsay, Danny Mackay and Dene Droudge, who all have knee injuries, also unavailable.

Cameron said: "I am looking for us to build on last week's 4-0 success at Dumbarton, which was particularly pleasing as it was the first time we kept a clean sheet this season.

"Albion Rovers played well against Stenhousemuir last Saturday and this will be a far from easy three points to pick up.

"The key to this one is to start as well as we did at Dumbarton and, if we do, I am sure we will be more than okay."

Albion welcome back Ryan McStay for their trip.

McStay has been suspended recently and will almost certainly go straight back into the starting line-up against the Blue Brazil.

That means Rovers head into the encounter on the back of a double boost given that fit-again player-assistant manager Todd Lumsden in also set to return to the XI.

Barry Russell has returned to training following a recent appendix operation and may travel, but captain Ciaran Donnelly misses out through suspension.

Joseph Acquah has a hamstring strain and Chris Boyle is suffering from a neck injury, although both should be fit.

Coatbridge boss Paul Martin said: "If Barry, Joseph and Chris are all passed fit, I have options for selection for the first time this season, which is great. It is a good problem to have against a Cowdenbeath side that is playing well."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Arbroath 7 11 18
2 Cowdenbeath 7 10 16
3 Stenhousemuir 7 4 14
4 Forfar Athletic 7 0 10
5 Stirling Albion 7 1 9
6 Brechin City 7 -1 8
7 Airdrieonians 7 -2 7
8 Up Dumbarton 7 -4 7
9 Down Albion Rovers 7 -9 5
10 East Fife 7 -10 4

Updated 24/09/2011 at 17:00

 

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